A Christmas Star Will Light Up The North Carolina Sky For The First Time In Centuries

Think 2020 has been the darkest year for decades? A celestial event occurring just four days before Christmas this year may make you rethink that position. On the evening of December 21, 2020, and just after sunset, the Star of Bethlehem will light up the sky over North Carolina in a display that hasn’t been seen from the Tar Heel State for 800 years.

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Will you carve out some time to go outside to witness the Christmas Star (Star of Bethlehem) for yourself and your family to see? The year 2020 was a real mess, but somehow, if we get to see the Star of Bethlehem this Christmas… things may seem to be right again, if only until the sun rises.

For additional fun ways to enjoy the season this year in North Carolina, go snow tubing at Hawksnest and be sure to take a Christmas decorations tour of the Biltmore!