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Boone NC Christmas 2024 Parade, Lights, Shopping

Boone NC Christmas 2024 Parade Lights Shopping

Located in the heart of the NC High Country, Boone NC, is the perfect place to plan your stay this holiday season. Make new memories and start a family tradition of choosing your own perfect Christmas tree. Shop for handmade items from pottery to down comforters, eat at an independent restaurant and take in a small town parade!


  • Choose & Cut Christmas Tree Farms Open
    November 18- December 23
    For a list of Choose & Cut Farms in the region, click HERE

  • Boone NC Festive First Friday & Solar Tree Lighting
    December 7, 5-8pm, Jones House, Downtown Boone
    Help the Town of Boone and the Jones House usher in the holiday season at the annual Festive First Friday and Solar Tree Lighting. Head to Downtown Boone for carriage rides, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, "snowball" fights, carolers, holiday treats, and more! 

  • Appalachian Theatre Festivities
    Varies, Appalachian Theatre, Downtown Boone
    See classic holiday films, holiday themed dance and music shows and the High Country's favorite theatre!
    See schedule HERE

  • Boone NC Christmas Parade
    December 14, 2pm, King Street, Downtown Boone
    The annual Town of Boone Christmas Parade proceeds east on King Street through Downtown Boone. Local businesses and organizations show off their holiday best with floats, marchers, costumes, and performances for this annual holiday tradition - with Santa Claus himself making an appearance at the finale!

  • An Appalachian Christmas
    TBA, Grace Lutheran Church, Boone

    This Annual Appalachian Christmas Concert is a gift to the people of the High Country in and around Boone and Blowing Rock, NC and beyond. We celebrate the giving spirit of Mountain Home Music’s founder, Joe Shannon, by honoring Joe’s vision for preserving our traditional mountain music, singing, dancing and spoken word.  The performers all donate their talents to present this JSMHM special concert that serves as a fundraiser for two worthy non-profit charities – The Hospitality House and Santa’s Toy Box. Details HERE


  • Boone Jaycee Park and Strawberry Hill
    The Jaycee Park is the preferred sledding spot in Boone and also featured a playground for kids to get the wiggles out! Find details HERE. Located across the street from Jaycee Park, Strawberry Hill has a short nature trail that leads to a fantastic view of Boone. *Bathrooms closed from Nov-March.  Parking lot has town maintained snow removal

  • Boone NC Greenway Trail
    A local favorite for walking, biking and letting your dog stretch there legs is the Greenway Trail.  The trail is flat, paved and meanders through town, over creeks and through wooded areas.  There are plenty of places to stop for a picnic at a sheltered table, go fishing, and find a parking spot.  HERE is a detailed map of the trail. 

    **The trail is also popular for cross country skiing and snowshoeing on heavy snow days.  The trail has town maintained snow removal, but is last on the priority list, so if you hit the trail immediately after a big snow, you will have a chance!  Find details HERE

  • Rocky Knob Park
    Opened in 2011, Rocky Knob Park has trails for both hiking and mountain biking.   The park has 5 trails with the longest being 4 miles.  The wooded trails have pleasing views of Boone. The park also has a natural playground, picnic shelter (bathrooms closed Nov-April).  Check winter trail status on the FB page HERE

  • Horton Hotel Rooftop Lounge
    The boutique hotel in downtown Boone offers 360 views from the rooftop lounge.  Grab a drink from the lounge and head to the rooftop where you can get warm around fire spheres with cozy blankets. Find details HERE

  • Appstate Sculpture Walk
    Grab a sculpture walking tour map at the Turchin Center and take a walk around Appalachian State University's Campus to catch the true college vibe. The university keeps all sidewalks well-maintained.



  • Mast General Store
    A trip to Boone is not complete without a stop at the Mast General Store's Old Boone Merchantile! The circa 1913 emporium is brimming with old-time housewares and candies, outdoor clothing and gear and maybe even a kitchen sink.

  • Downtown Breweries, Lounges and Restaurants
    Stop by the lounge at the Horton or grab a pizza at Lost Providence.  There are plenty of places to pop in, and many have live music throughout the week.  View our winter indoor music list HERE.  The town of Boone also has a great detail list of upcoming performances HERE


  • Boone Winter Farmer's Market  This indoor market runs every Saturday from Dec-April, 9-noon at the Watauga Ag Center conveniently located off King Street in downtown Boone. The market features local meats, produce, baked goods, bath products, as well as, live music and crafts! Click HERE

For more area activities, visit our Facebook Page HERE