Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, Blowing Rock, Boone, West Jefferson, Wilkesboro, Blue Ridge Parkway

High Country Christmas Dinner & Activities 2023

High Country Christmas Dinner List NC High Country 2023 for Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, Boone, Blowing Rock, West Jefferson, Wilkesboro NC.

Here is a list of restaurants serving "special" Christmas dinners on Christmas day in the NC High Country:


  • Chetola Resort 
    12-5 $75pp
    Bread, appetizer, salad, entree with two sides, dessert
    Call to make reservations: 


  • Appalachian Ski Mtn
    Cafeteria style traditional Christmas dinner.  Walk in from 1-9pm


Staying in a cabin or condo?  Pick up Christmas Dinner items from these local restaurants:

  • Stick Boy Kitchen
    This local bakery provides freshly baked breads and pies to make your Christmas meal complete. Order online HERE

  • Reid's Catering Co
    Offering a full Christmas dinner for pick-up Christmas Eve in Boone. To order, email
  • Cracker Barrel
    Offers complete Christmas meals for pick-up on Christmas Eve


Here are some family Christmas day activity ideas:

  • Appalachian Ski Mtn
    Open on Christmas from 1-10pm for snowy family fun and dining! **Purchase your tickets online before Dec. 25th and recieve half price admission

  • Beech Mtn Resort
    Open on Christmas from 12-10pm for skiing & snowboarding, dining

  • Sugar Mtn Resort
    Open on Christmas from 11-10pm for skiing & snowboarding, dining

  • Family Hikes
    The weather on Christmas will be perfect for outdoor adventure with temperatures in the 50's.  View our list of top winter hikes HERE

  • Ben Long Frescoe Churches
    View the famed Ben Long Frescoes in Ashe County on Christmas Day.  View details HERE


Here is a list of restaurants open on Christmas -but not serving special menus:

  • Mint Indian, Boone
  • Moon Thai Sushi, Blowing Rock
  • China Wok, Boone