It’s hard to imagine a more scenic, idyllic or festive holiday destination than Blowing Rock. The beauty of the Western North Carolina High Country, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Grandfather Mountain, winter sports…an event-filled calendar from Thanksgiving through Christmas…choose-and-cut Christmas trees, bonfires, musical events, parades, downtown strolls and eclectic shopping… and a wide array of accommodations, from full-service resorts to award-winning historic hotels to one-of-a-kind downtown motels to rustic cabins.
Fortunately, if you live in the Southeast, you don’t have to imagine it: Blowing Rock is only two hours from Charlotte and Greensboro, three hours from Knoxville, 3.5 hours from Raleigh, five hours from Atlanta and six hours from Charleston. And then there’s the beautifully-lighted and walkable downtown.
Notable this year: Ensemble Stage will present a holiday-themed radio play and variety show (ensemblestage.com); there are great gift ideas from Blowing Rock’s many unique shops on line (blowingrock.com/favoritethings); downtown merchants will host a Holiday Stroll with music, shopping and treats on December 11 (blowingrock.com/holidaystroll).
Also, don’t miss the Blowing Rock Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 28. This year, the parade starts at a new time: 11am.
For a listing of all events during the holiday season, visit blowingrock.com/calendar. And don’t forget to bring your warm clothes!
For information: Tracy Brown, Executive Director
Blowing Rock Tourism Development Authority