The Appalachian Trail Conservancy Annual Holiday Celebration will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 in Harpers Ferry, WV at the ATC Headquarters Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy the season with ATC staff and volunteers in a festive event that will include hot drinks, baked goods, and prize giveaways. Join us in our visitor and information center to learn more about the trail.
The highlight of the Holiday Celebration will be a book signing from 12-2 p.m. by Derick “Mr. Fabulous” Lugo, author of “The Unlikely Thru-Hiker: An Appalachian Trail Journey.” Lugo’s book chronicles his 2012 thru-hike of the A.T., a journey that started with an overweight pack and little preparation besides a “can-do attitude.” By the end of his hike, Lugo learned invaluable lessons on “preparation, humility, race relations and nature’s wild unpredictability.” Lugo has since become a great presence in the A.T. hiking community, delivering presentations at multiple Trail events and starring in the ATC’s myATstory video, “Trail Brothers.”
We look forward to celebrating the holiday season with you all in A.T. style!