A Look Back: Christmas at Kanuga

01.22.2020 - Guest Periods

Every celebration at Kanuga is special, but this year Christmas at Kanuga held unique meaning as we commemorated the 30th anniversary. This treasured tradition first began in 1989 and continues to be a part of Kanuga’s Family Guest Periods.

The activities for the first Christmas at Kanuga were designed to capture the spirit of the season and reconnect old and new acquaintances. The first Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services were conducted by the Rev. Tom Knox, who was currently serving as the chaplain at St. Andrew’s Sewanee School.

Through the years, the format for Christmas at Kanuga has remained true to the original session. Traditions such as caroling in the Fireplace Lounge, carriage rides, decorating trees in the cottages, Christmas tea, and hanging greens in the Chapel of the Transfiguration are hallmarks of Kanuga’s holiday celebration.

As we reflect upon the memories we’ve made through the years, here’s a glimpse of the fun from last month’s festivities.