2020 Events Cancelled. A note from Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation:
The Town of Blowing Rock has made the difficult decision to cancel the Christmas in the Park/Lighting of the Town Festival and Christmas Parade
for this year. The decision was not easy for our department as we know this event gets the Holiday Season started for our Town. We had constant
communication and collaboration with numerous state and local agencies through our decision-making process. Ultimately, the best decision was to
protect the health and safety of our residents and their families, visitors, and staff.
Please feel free to contact Parks & Recreation at 828-295-5222 for any additional information or questions.
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 time to kick off your holiday and Christmas celebrating! Bring the whole family, or enjoy the romance of the lights and fun, jovial atmosphere with your significant other.
2020 Events Cancelled.
Tentative Schedule for Friday, November 26, 2021:
1-3:30 pm Meet Santa!
2-4pm Games and Crafts in Memorial Park
2-7pm Hayrides through Blowing Rock
4pm- Gingerbread House Contest winner announced! Bring a decorated gingerbread house to enter!
4-7pm Free Hot Cocoa & Apple Cider
2:30-7pm Live Music
5:45pm Lighting of the Town
All events take place in Memorial Park, right on Main Street in downtown Blowing Rock. The American Legion building is located just behind the park.
Free Parking is available on Maple Street and on the parking decks by the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum and the American Legion, both on Wallingford Street. All three public lots are just one short block from Main Street.
Don’t miss the parade on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 10am!
The Christmas Parade on Main Street is a holiday tradition. It’s filled to the brim with holiday cheer and Christmas spirit with fun costumes, floats, animals, and more. A prize will be awarded to the best decorated float!
*PLEASE NOTE: The Parade time has been changed! The Parade now begins at 10am. In addition, Main Street will be closed to parking from midnight the night before, to just after the parade on November 27. No parking on Main Street for the parade will ensure better visibility and safety.
For more information, contact Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation at 828-295-5222
The local Choose & Cut Christmas Tree season gets underway during the Thanksgiving weekend, so make time to go get your family tree at a local farm- you pick it, they’ll cut and bale the fresh tree for you to take home!