Blowing Rock Holidays

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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 Appalachian...

Christmas in the Park

Christmas in the Park

Blowing Rock's Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town celebration is an annual holiday event that you are sure to love. Join us for free hot chocolate, caroling, and visits with Santa. The festival is always the Friday after Thanksgiving, and is the perfect...

Tweetsie Christmas

Tweetsie Christmas

Back for its third year in 2019! 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. Visit Santa in his Ginger Bread House,...

Christmas Dining in Blowing Rock

Christmas Dining in Blowing Rock

The Christmas week is a great time for family celebration in Blowing Rock. Go skiing or ice skating at Appalachian Ski Mountain, enjoy small town charm in the village, stay in a unique inn or cabin, and take in the crisp winter air and scenes. The holiday does affect...

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,...

Festival of Trees Event

Festival of Trees Event

Chetola Resort hosts the 2019 Festival of Trees on December 5-8. The event will benefit Western Youth Network (WYN) with an array of sponsored trees and wreaths, decorated beautifully for everyone's enjoyment! Each one will have a theme and will be up for auction....

Carriage Rides and More at Chetola

Carriage Rides and More at Chetola

Each year over Thanksgiving weekend, Chetola Resort hosts fun and festive events for you to enjoy with your family. On Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30, experience the old-fashioned thrill of a horse-drawn carriage ride around the lake. In addition, kids...

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! On Friday, December 6th from 5 to 7 pm, local businesses and organizations present an evening of fun surrounded by...