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 partner. Here’s the full schedule for Friday, November 24:
*Meet Santa in the Rotary Gazebo: 1-3pm
*Games & Crafts in Memorial Park: 2-4pm
*Hayrides, start by the Martin House: 2-7pm
*Bounce Houses in the Park: 2-5:30pm
*Live Music by New Covenant: 2-5pm
*Live Music by Seasons Best Carolers: 5-7pm
*Lighting of the Town Tree and Park: 5:45pm
Free hot chocolate and cider is available from 4 to 7pm. All events take place in Memorial Park, right on Main Street in downtown Blowing Rock. We are excited to feature more lights than ever this year!
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 block from Main Street.
Don’t miss the parade on Saturday, November 25 at 2pm!
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.
For more information, contact Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation at 828-295-5222
Also on Saturday is Blowing Rock Art & History Museum’s annual Holiday Open House! FREE admission to Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, and a free Holiday Concert and Kid’s Craft session at 3:00-4:00pm.
Plus, 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!