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Blowing Rock Holidays

Gift Guide: 25 Days of Holiday Shopping

Blowing Rock shops are featuring unique items and great deals in the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce’s 25 Days of Holiday Shopping! Join us this season to find gifts for those special people in your life. Links and contact information are provided for each shop.

Click here to see featured products, added from November 15 to December 9, 2021 >>

Holiday Activities

We’re so excited to celebrate the holidays!  If you have questions about what to expect at local businesses and attractions, click here to see our Operations & Safety page.

Ring in the New Year in Blowing Rock, NC

Ring in the New Year in Blowing Rock, NC

What better place to ring in the New Year than the vibrant Village of Blowing Rock? From winter hiking and skiing to shopping, family attractions, amazing views, creative restaurants, and a variety of accommodations, Blowing Rock is the perfect destination to say...

Winter Hiking

Winter Hiking

If you want to breathe in the crisp mountain air, or witness snowy top scenery, put on your boots and head out to some of our spectacular trails. Hiking during our winter months can be a great time to explore our mountains and provides a totally different experience. ...

High Country Snow Sports

High Country Snow Sports

Did you know there are three ski resorts in the High Country? And a snow tubing park! All season long, they supplement natural snowfall and maintain awesome conditions for your enjoyment. The snow sports season generally runs through Mid- March. When there's a natural...

Snow Sports and the Holidays!

Snow Sports and the Holidays!

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock delivers with snowy slopes and outdoor ice skating for the holidays! Enjoy a variety of slopes and exciting terrain parks at this family-friendly resort. Appalachian Ski Mountain will...

Festival of Lights at Chetola Resort

Festival of Lights at Chetola Resort

Chetola Resort features a sparkling display of lights each winter season! The “Festival of Lights" is free and open to the public, and you are invited to enjoy thousands of dazzling illuminations throughout the resort.  As you drive or stroll around Chetola Lake, view...

Tweetsie Christmas

Tweetsie Christmas

Back for 2021! Enjoy the wonder of the Tweetsie Railroad dazzlingly lit for the holidays!  The train ride will feature thousands of lights on its open-air route. Dress warmly to enjoy this special treat. See Santa in his Ginger Bread House, warm up to a campfire at...

Holiday Stroll in Blowing Rock

Holiday Stroll in Blowing Rock

Join us in Blowing Rock for the Holiday Stroll, a celebration of winter and the Christmas season in December. It's like a town-wide holiday open house! Shops are open late, many with special deals just for the season! Friday, December 3 from 4 to 8 pm. Enjoy an...

Festival of Trees Event

Festival of Trees Event

The Festival of Trees has become a much-anticipated event in the High Country! Again in 2021, The Western Youth Network (WYN) is taking the Festival of Trees out into the community! Look for the designer-decorated trees in local businesses and bid on your favorites....

Choose & Cut Christmas Trees

Choose & Cut Christmas Trees

Get your tree and everything to go under it in Blowing Rock! Starting mid-November, area tree farms are ready to help you find your perfect tree. Walk among the rows to find just the right height, width, and type! Local farms specialize in the well-loved Frasier Fir,...

Wood-Fired Kiln Opening

Wood-Fired Kiln Opening

  Each year, the folks at Traditions Pottery Studio, just south of Blowing Rock, host a special event they call the Thanksgiving Kiln Opening. Always on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, it has become a major day for pottery collectors and fans of traditional...

Holiday Events

Victorian Inn Blowing Rock NCLooking for a place to stay? Check out the Lodging Packages page, where you’ll find some great seasonal offerings. Speaking of lodging- a gift card for a getaway at cozy inn is a thoughtful present for the person who has everything!