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Western Youth Network’s Festival of Trees

The Western Youth Network (WYN) is taking the 2021 Festival of Trees out into the community! Designers will decorate and place trees in area businesses and retail locations, and you can bid on these magical trees! Tour the trees: Wednesday, November 17 - Thursday, December 2. Blowing Rock tree locations include the Blowing Rock Chamber […]

Crazy Christmas at Mystery Hill

Mystery Hill 129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

We all know that Santa covers the whole world delivering presents to good children in just one night, but have you ever stopped and asked yourself how? Santa has long used gravitational vortexes just like ours at Mystery Hill to warp himself from place to place! However this year some mischievous elves have messed with […]

Festival of Lights

Chetola Resort 185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC

Close to 30,000-holiday illuminations light up Chetola beginning at dusk on Friday, November 26th, and running through the end of Blowing Rock Winterfest, January 30, 2022. As you stroll around Chetola Lake, view glittering ice skaters, a Nativity scene, a colorful train, Rudolph’s “Holiday Catch”, and much more. The Festival of Lights is free and […]

Free

Holiday Stroll

Downtown Blowing Rock 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC

Hit the streets of Blowing Rock and finish (or start) your holiday shopping. Enjoy a visit from Santa and much more! Stores will be open late. After Holiday Stroll head to the Tanger Outlets for more great holiday deals!

FREE

Christmas Day Skiing

Appalachian Ski Mountain 940 Ski Mountain Road, Blowing Rock, NC

Appalachian Ski Mtn. will again be open on Christmas Day! The slopes will be open from 1 to 10 p.m. Reserve ahead of time and receive a 50 percent discount!

WYN Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees has become a much-anticipated event in the High Country! Again in 2022, 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.

Free Entry

Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town

Memorial Park 1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

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 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 […]

FREE

Blowing Rock Christmas Parade

Main Street 1094 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

The best small-town parade you'll find anywhere! Celebrate the Christmas season with us as Main Street hosts a parade of decorated vehicles, dancing, costumes, and more. A 10am start time gets you in the holiday spirit for the rest of the day! No parking along Main Street before the parade ensures good visibility and safety. […]

Free

Annual Thanksgiving Kiln Opening at Bolick & Traditions Pottery

Traditions Pottery Studio 4443 Bolick Road, Blowing Rock

Always the Saturday after Thanksgiving! Bolick and Traditions Pottery will host their Annual Thanksgiving Wood Kiln Opening on Saturday November 26. The groundhog style wood kiln will be unloaded at 10am on Saturday morning. Guests are encourage to be present at that time to watch the items being taken from the kiln and then make […]

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Santa Stop at Tanger Outlets

Tanger Outlets 278 Shoppes on the Parkway Rd., Blowing Rock, NC

Head over to Tanger Outlets to meet Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas!

November 25 and 26th between 10am - 3pm!

Free Entry

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3rd Annual Artisan Holiday Market at Mustard Seed Market

This Holiday Market will include local crafts such as, ceramics, cupcakes, woodwork, candles, jewelry, and more! The Mustard Seed will also have a full selection of Holiday décor, gifts, Christmas trees, Holiday wreaths, garlands, and ornaments.

Free Entry

Visit With Santa at Mast General Store

Mast General Store Valle Crucis 3565 HWY 194 S., Sugar Grove, NC

Jolly Old St. Nick is heading to the Original Mast General Store in Valle Crucis as he starts making his list and hearing out everyone’s Christmas wishes. Before he harnesses up the reindeer team and takes his sleigh to the sky, stop by and pay him a visit. Bring along your family’s littlest believers and well-behaved dogs for an unforgettable Christmas memory.

Free
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Saturdays with Santa at The Blowing Rock

The Blowing Rock 432 The Rock Road, Blowing Rock, NC

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting the Blowing Rock from 12:30 - 3:00 PM every Saturday from 11/26 - 12/24. Children can come visit and tell them all about their wish list. 

Free Entry

A Carolina Snowbelle Christmas at The Appalachian Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

The 2022 edition of A Carolina Snowbelle Christmas promises to feature something for everyone. From beloved classics like “Merry and Bright,” “Sing,” and “Like This”

$15 – $30

A Carolina Snowbelle Christmas at The Appalachian Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

The 2022 edition of A Carolina Snowbelle Christmas promises to feature something for everyone. From beloved classics like “Merry and Bright,” “Sing,” and “Like This” choreographed by director Cheryl Cutlip, to a zesty new work by Krista Saad performed to a rousing rendition of "Man With The Bag."

$15 – $30

A Carolina Snowbelle Christmas at The Appalachian Theatre

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country 559 West King Street, Boone

The 2022 edition of A Carolina Snowbelle Christmas promises to feature something for everyone. From beloved classics like “Merry and Bright,” “Sing,” and “Like This” choreographed by director Cheryl Cutlip, to a zesty new work by Krista Saad performed to a rousing rendition of "Man With The Bag."

$15 – $30

Visit With Santa at Mast General Store

Mast General Store Valle Crucis 3565 HWY 194 S., Sugar Grove, NC

Jolly Old St. Nick is heading to the Original Mast General Store in Valle Crucis as he starts making his list and hearing out everyone’s Christmas wishes. Before he harnesses up the reindeer team and takes his sleigh to the sky, stop by and pay him a visit. Bring along your family’s littlest believers and well-behaved dogs for an unforgettable Christmas memory. 

Free

Blowing Rock Holiday Stroll

Downtown Blowing Rock 132 Park Avenue, Blowing Rock, NC

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!

Free Entry