West Jefferson NC Christmas 2016

West Jefferson NC Christmas 2016

Experience a true small hometown Christmas in West Jefferson, North Carolina in 2016! Known for the best Frasier Fir Christmas trees, Ashe County is the home of the 2012 White House Christmas Tree and was named the Christmas Tree Capital of the US in 2014! Take a weekend trip to West Jefferson this holiday season where you can do some holiday shopping, experience a parade or tree lighting, pick out a tree and make memories that will last a lifetime.

West Jefferson is conveniently located to the Piedmont of North Carolina. It is only a 1.5 hour drive from Winston Salem or a two-hour drive from Greensboro, North Carolina.


  • Choose & Cut Farms Open
    Nov 12- Dec 24
    For a list of NC Choose & Cut farms, Click HERE


  • West Jefferson Holiday Parade
    November 19: 3-5pm
    Come to Downtown West Jefferson for the annual holiday parade. Local bands, dance groups, churches, businesses, fire/rescue trucks, police cars & more participate in the parade each year.– And of course, Santa will be there to welcome in the holiday season!


  • Annual Light up the Town
    November 25: 5-7 pm
    Official lighting of the community Christmas tree and thousands of lights around downtown West Jefferson with Santa, carolers, and hot chocolate.


  • Ashe County Holiday Farmer’s Markets
    Nov 16 & 26 & Dec 3: 9-1pm
    Featured at the Holiday Market will be locally grown and handcrafted Christmas wreaths, trees, roping, crafts, baked goods and much more. For more information, click HERE


  • Saturday with Santa & Tree Fest Open House
    December 3: 8:30am- 11:30am
    Come visit the Ashe County Arts Council in Historic Downtown West Jefferson and see eight thematically decorated Christmas trees and miniatures art exhibit. Holiday gift shop with
    locally-made art and crafts onsite as well. A special part of the open house will be a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa will be available for photos and Mrs. Claus’ kitchen with stories, arts and crafts and milk and cookies. Each child will get a book and a holiday gift bag. Admission is $5 per child.

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