Iceless ice skating and a fireworks show headline the activities for the 30th annual Dillsboro Lights and Luminaries festival, which is always the first two Fridays and Saturdays in December in downtown Dillsboro.
The festival opens with Western Carolina University Night on Friday, Dec. 6, from 5 to 9 p.m., during which an iceless ice skating rink sponsored by WCU’s A.K. Hinds University Center will be open to all festivalgoers. Admission is free and skates will be provided. The rink will be located in front of Dogwood Wellness and may be accessed via the footbridge behind the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad’s depot. The rink will be available only on Dec. 6.