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High Country NC Mountain Christmas Events 2023

High Country NC Mountain Christmas Events 2023
We have compiled a (printable) list of all the Holiday events in the NC High Country Region for your use!  

Tweetsie Christmas
Various days of the week, Nov 24- Dec 30, Blowing Rock
Celebrate the holiday season as Tweetsie Railroad transforms into a winter wonderland for Tweetsie Christmas! Enjoy a nighttime train ride.

Crazy Christmas & Light Tunnel
Daily, Dec 1- Dec 31, Mystery Hill, Blowing Rock
Special holiday activities and events happening throughout the season. Visit the free light tunnel starting mid-November and take your photo!

Apple Hill Farm Christmas Celebration
Wed-Sun Nov 17- Jan 1, Banner Elk
Holiday farm tours take place every 30 minutes between 11am and 2:30pm. Reserve your tour online.

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country Christmas Events
Various, Nov-Dec, Downtown Boone
Live Holiday music and classic holiday films are scheduled throughout the season

Light Up the Town
November 17, 6-9pm, Downtown North Wilkesboro
Enjoy late store hours, Christmas lights & music, Santa Claus visits and horse-drawn carriage rides

West Jefferson Holiday Parade
November 18, 3pm Downtown West Jefferson
Come to the Downtown West Jefferson annual holiday parade! -- And of course, Santa will be there!

Ashe County Holiday Farmer’s Markets
Saturdays, Nov 18- Dec 2, 10-2, Downtown West Jefferson
Find unique gifts and holiday decorations, locally grown Christmas trees, ropes and garland

Blowing Rock Lighting of the Town, Christmas Festival and Parade
Nov 24, 12-6:30pm, Memorial Park, Downtown Blowing Rock- Parade: November 25, 10-12pm, Main Street
Christmas in the Park features: 12-3: Santa, 1:30-3:30: Kids Games, Live Music: 2:30-6:30, Lighting of the Town: 5:30ish, Sat Parade: 10-12

Saturday’s with Santa at The Blowing Rock
Weekends, Nov 25- Dec 24, 11-2pm, The Blowing Rock
Enjoy a special visit with Santa &Mrs. Claus and enjoy the winter views. Free admission for all childre and accompanying adult.

Chetola Resort Festival of Lights
Daily, November 25-January, Blowing Rock
Chetola Resort becomes a Winter Wonderland with over 50,000 dazzling lights around Chetola lake. Free to public

Holiday Market
November 25, 10-4pm, Buckeye Recreation Center, Beech Mountain
Enjoy browsing booths of a variety of local vendors and craftsmen to discover that perfect item to fill your holiday shopping list.

Banner Elk Small Town Christmas
December 1-3: Downtown Banner Elk
Dec 1: Lighting of the Town: 6:30pm, Dec 2- Festivities include including train rides, synchronized light show, movie, hot cocoa, kids activities and more

West Jefferson Christmas Crawl
December 1: 5-7pm, Downtown West Jefferson
Galleries, shops and more will be decorated for the season and open with local artwork, refreshments, and live holiday music.

Boone Festive First Friday & Solar Tree Lighting
December 1: 5-8pm, Downtown Boone
Head to Downtown Boone for carriage rides, “snowball” fights, carolers, holiday treats, food trucks and more!

Ensemble Stage: A Banner Elk Christmas
Dec 2 (7pm), 4 (2pm) 16-17 (7pm), 18th (2pm), Ensemble Stage, Banner Elk
Enjoy a holiday musical variety show patterned after the Andy Williams and Bing Crosby television Christmas specials

Wilkesboro Christmas Parade & Christmas in the Commons
December 2: 3-8:30pm,
Parade: 3pm on Main Street, North Wilkesobro 6 pm: Tree lighting, music, kids activities, & movie in the Community Commons, Wilkesboro

Boone Christmas Parade
December 9: 2pm, King Street, Boone
The annual parade proceeds east on King Street through downtown Boone

Beech Mountain Christmas Parade
December 21: 4-6pm,
The parade will go from the Beech Mountain Ski Resort up to the White Wolf Lodge. Be sure to arrive at a spot to watch the parade by 3:45pm.