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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

Contra Dance at The American Legion

American Legion Building 333 Wallingford Road, Blowing Rock, NC

Head over to the American Legion building in Blowing Rock for a good old fashioned Contra Dance. There will be a workshop prior to the dance.

$8 – $10

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

Anniversary Weekend at Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

Join ASM the first weekend in December for their Anniversary Celebration, where they roll back ticket prices and offer both Saturday & Sunday Day Sessions for only $10!

$10

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

BRAHM: Face Jugs, Figurals, and Funnies: Stacy Lambert

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

North Carolina Folk Artist Stacy Lambert will take BRAHM on a journey through his development as an artist and explore the whimsy that inspires him.

This program is in association with the exhibition Earth & Fowl: Chickens and Other Poultry in Clay currently on display in BRAHM’s Schaefer Gallery.

$8

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

Karaoke Night at El Rincon

El Rincon 870 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

Head over to El Rincon on Friday 12/09 after the Holiday Stroll and enjoy a night of festive drinks and Karaoke!

Free Entry

Red Bull Rail Yard at Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

App Ski is excited to announce Red Bull Rail Yard is coming to App Ski Mtn. on December 10th and 11th. Head out and watch as the best snowboarders in the world put their creativity and skills to the test in an incomparable rail garden!

BRAHM: Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Head to BRAHM to join NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green for this invigorating two-hour ekphrastic poetry workshop designed to expand your experience with art and inspire your writing.

Registration Required
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Story Time at Blowing Rock Community Library

Blowing Rock Community Library 1022 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC

Story time is for children aged 4-8, and their parents. From 11-11:30 am. For more information, call the library at 828-295-7000.

Free

BRAHM: Beavers: Our Natural Engineers with Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Cassie Petrilla from Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation will be giving a talk at BRAHM to share information about the ‘wetland engineers’ of nature. Come learn about the ebb and flow of the beaver population, along with their unique characteristics.

$8
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Frosty: A Musical Adventure at Appalachian Theatre

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

“Frosty” tells the musical adventure of a young orphan named Billy who discovers magic in a stolen hat. When he places the hat on a snowman’s head, that snowman comes to life.

$8 – $10

Visit With Santa at Mast General Store

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

olly 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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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Blowing Rock School Auditorium Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC

Head down to the Blowing Rock School Auditorium and see Blue Ridge Community Theatre's production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! 

$10 – $20
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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

Christmas Day Skiing at Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

Appalachian Ski Mountain's slopes will be open from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, December 25. The day will serve as a fundraiser for Appalachian Ski Mtn’s ski patrol. Customers who purchase their tickets online before midnight on Dec. 24 will receive a 50 percent discount!

$36.50 – $73
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Live Music at Town Tavern- Fridays

Town Tavern Blowing Rock 1182 Main St, Blowing Rock

Live music every Friday night.  All live music, karaoke, and special events are free entry unless otherwise noted on restaurant website.  Late shows are inside and early shows are on our outdoor patio- check the online calendar!

no cover

Appalachian Ski Mountain: New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

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

Grab a ski or skate reservation and ring in the new year right. Reserve your spot for the firework show and torchlight skiing! The cafeteria will be serving up delicious breakfast food too!

$59 – $80

New Year’s Day Sunrise at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC

Head to Grandfather Mountain and ring in an epic New Year on Sunday, Jan. 1, with the first sunrise of 2023. This special event will provide guests with the rare opportunity to visit Grandfather Mountain outside of regular operating hours and on a holiday.

$35 – $50

Exhibit: WFDD 2022 Photo of the Year

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

The WFDD 2022 Photo of the Year exhibition showcases all 52 submissions that were chosen as Photo of the Week last year and gives visitors the opportunity to vote for their favorites.

Free Entry

Shred for the Cup Rail Jam at Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

App Terrain Park kicks off the Signature Shred for the Cup Series on Sunday, January 8 with the Rail Jam!

The Shred for the Cup Series has become the benchmark competition series in the region, with 3 events held throughout the winter season that test skiers & snowboarders skills in a variety of park disciplines (Rail Jam, Big Air, and Slopestyle).

Watercolor Art Class at Chetola Resort

Chetola Resort 185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC

Create your own original watercolor greeting cards with artist, Mark Anderson, as well as some new friends at Chetola Resort on Saturday, January 14 from 2 pm to 4 pm.

$25

John McEuen and the Circle Band at The Appalachian Theatre

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

John McEuen was a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. This California-native’s group brought forth a new era in folk music, collaborating with timeless legends such as Earl Scruggs, Merle Travis, Vassar Clements, Mother Maybelle Carter, and Doc Watson.

$35

BRAHM: To Spring From the Hand: The Life and Work of Paulus Berensohn – A Film

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

BRAHM is staying open late on Thursdays, so why not join us for a movie? To Spring From the Hand: the Life and work of Paulus Berensohn, provides an in depth look into the influential artist.

This film is in association with our exhibition Earth & Fowl: Chickens and Other Poultry in Clay

Free Entry
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Ladies Park Night at Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

App Terrain Park’s Ladies Park sessions highlight a custom terrain park area with features specifically designed for learning and progression that will be open to ladies only. Trick tip coaches are on hand for the event to offer advice if needed.

Contra Dance at the American Legion

American Legion Building 333 Wallingford Road, Blowing Rock, NC

Start the year off right with a contra dance!
Down the Hall (Bob Kogut and Friends) will be the band.
The wonderful Stephanie Marie will be calling.

$8 – $10

Shred for the Cup Big Air at Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

The second event of App Ski’s signature Shred for the Cup Series, the Big Air, is scheduled for Sunday, January 22.

The Shred for the Cup Series has become the benchmark competition series in the region, with 3 events held throughout the winter season that test skiers & snowboarders skills in a variety of park disciplines (Rail Jam, Big Air, and Slopestyle).

BRAHM: Trash Trout Motion Picture Show

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Head over to the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum along with project artists and collaborators in closing the Trash Trout Picture Show exhibition Tuesday, January 24, at 6 PM in BRAHM's Alexander Community Gallery.

Registration Required

Blowing Rock WinterFest

Join us in Blowing Rock for WinterFest! Many fan-favorite events will be back including WinterFeast, the Polar Bear Plunge, the Rotary Chilly Chili Challenge, the Beer Garden, and much more! Many of our local restaurants and attractions will be running specials or special programming during this time. 

Chill at the Hill: Frozen Heart Adventure

Mystery Hill 129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Head over to Mystery Hill and try an escape room style experience is perfect for couples, groups, & families! Participants will race against the clock to solve a series of puzzles to help Wynter, a loyal subject, save the kingdom.

Chill at the Hill: The Outpost

Mystery Hill 129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

There is something for everyone to love at The Outpost! Stop by Mystery Hill and hear Appalachian stories & music, enjoy arts & crafts, and watch science kit demos. Guests can leave with their handmade crafts and/or take home science kits to keep the fun going after WinterFest ends.

Chill at the Hill: WinterDuck Derby

Mystery Hill 129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

3..2..1..GO! Head over to Mystery Hill throughout WinterFest to race WinterDucks and see who reigns supreme. Winners of each heat will receive a prize! This event takes place multiple times a day. 

BRAHM: Square Dancing in Wilson Education Center

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Head over to BRAHM for a special Winterfest Square Dance!

The dance will take place in the Wilson Education Center at BRAHM.

Free Entry

BRAHM: Cork & Canvas

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Head to BRAHM and learn to paint in a relaxed atmosphere, inspired by Claude Monet's Stack of Wheat (Snow Effect, Overcast Day). Each participant goes home with a finished work of art. All materials, including canvasses, acrylic paint, brushes, and aprons, are provided. Our trained instructor will lead you step by step.

$45 – $50

Fly Tying Class at Chetola Resort

Chetola Resort 185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC

In under two hours their local expert will walk you through how to tie three different types of flies. Chetola will provide the knowledge, tools, and materials. There will be a cash bar, beer and wine. 

$25

App Theatre: Jason Carter & Friends

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

In his much-anticipated Appalachian Theatre debut, three-time Grammy and five-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) “Fiddle Player of the Year” JASON CARTER takes to the Doc Watson Stage for Americana Music

$20

USASA Boarder/Skier X at Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

The USASA series is back at Appalachian Ski Mountain once again on January 28 & 29! This event series is open to both skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities.

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Public Guided Tour at BRAHM

Blowing Rock Art & History Mueseum Chestnut Street, Blowing Rock, NC

BRAHM's free guided tours for the public are the best way to learn more about the artworks currently on view at the museum. Tours are led by docents, a team of dedicated volunteers who have studied BRAHM's exhibitions and are trained to give tours to any and all museum visitors. Docents are the ambassadors to […]

Free
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Chill at the Hill: Winterhawk Tournament

Mystery Hill 129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

The Winterhawk Tournament is an annual event where the best axe throwers complete to win the Winterhawks Trophy, one of two magical axes that are rumored to give good fortune to those who wield them. 

BRAHM: Cork & Canvas

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Learn to paint in a relaxed atmosphere, inspired by Claude Monet's Stack of Wheat (Snow Effect, Overcast Day). Each participant goes home with a finished work of art. All materials, including canvasses, acrylic paint, brushes, and aprons, are provided. Our trained instructor will lead you step by step.

$45 – $50

BRAHM: Cork & Canvas

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC

Learn to paint in a relaxed atmosphere, inspired by Claude Monet's Stack of Wheat (Snow Effect, Overcast Day). Each participant goes home with a finished work of art. All materials, including canvasses, acrylic paint, brushes, and aprons, are provided. Our trained instructor will lead you step by step.

$45 – $50
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Live: Charlie Ellis- Fridays & Saturdays

Green Park Inn 9239 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC

Free concerts every Friday and Saturday night with local jazz musician Charlie Ellis! Enjoy the music in the lobby and sitting rooms of the beautifully restored Green Park Inn.

FREE
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Live Music at Chetola- Wednesdays thru Saturdays

Timberlake's Restaurant at Chetola Resort 185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock, NC

Free live music, Wednesday through Saturday! Performances from local musicians like The Lucky Strikes, Klee Liles, Edward Main, Andy Ferrell and more. Full live music schedule can be found at the website link below.

Free admission