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High Country NC Mountain Christmas Events 2021

High Country NC Mountain Christmas Events 2021
We have compiled a (printable) list of all the Holiday events in the NC High Country Region for your use!  

  • Apple Hill Farm Christmas Celebration
    Mini farm tours take place every 30 minutes between 10am and 4pm on weekends


  • Holiday Artist Market
    The King Street Art Collection, a project of the Watauga County Arts Council, will feature local arts and crafts perfect for holiday gifting. *Enjoy demonstrations on Sunday evenings from 3-5


  • Ashe County Holiday Farmer's Markets
    Find unique gifts and holiday decorations.


  • Beech Mountain Holiday Market
    Get a jump start on unique holiday arts and crafts at the Holiday Market.


  • Downtown Boone Small Business Saturday
    Visit the heart of Boone and take advantage of small business sales. Purchase local and unique Christmas gifts.  


  • Beech Mountain Sledding Hill
    Nov 25-Feb (weather permitting) M-F: 1-5pm; Holidays & Weekends: 9am-5pm
    Children under 12 can enjoy free sledding on this sledding hill with on-site snow making! Call for conditions: 800-468-5506


  • Oh, Christmas Tree!
    Mystery Hill would like to welcome everyone to the first gathering of our Christmas light show. On November 27th as soon as dusk hits we will gather for hot chocolate and light up our property in awe.
    Every day until the first of the new year we will have our lights running for everyone to come to see! This will be a free event for everyone to come and enjoy with your family!


  • Blowing Rock NC Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town
    November 26-27
    Held in Memorial Park, this event features visits with Santa, games & activities for children, hayrides and more 


  • Annual Hometown Christmas 
    See Santa, shop and dine after you pick out your Choose & Cut Christmas tree


  • Chetola Resort Festival of Lights
    November 26-January, Blowing Rock
    Chetola Resort becomes a Winter Wonderland with over 50,000 dazzling lights around Chetola lake. Free to public


  • West Jefferson NC Tree Fest
    November 26- December 30, Ashe County Arts Council
    See 8 thematically decorated Christmas trees (starting Nov 24), Holiday gift shop with locally-made art and crafts onsite as well.


  • Saturday's with Santa at The Blowing Rock
    Enjoy a special visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy the clear winter views from North Carolina's Oldest Attraction. Free admission for one child and accompanying adult.


  • Blowing Rock NC Christmas Parade
    November 26
    Held on Main Street in Blowing Rock, this small town parade in one of the longest in the state


  • Saturday with Santa
    Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus


  • Christmas in the Village
    Live music, pony rides, shopping, hot cocoa by the fire, Christmas trees and more!


  • Ensemble Stage: A Banner Elk Christmas
    Enjoy a holiday musical variety show patterned after the Andy Williams and Bing Crosby TV Christmas special.


  • Wilkesboro NC Christmas Parade 
    The 2020 Christmas Parade that will be a “reverse” parade (participants park and spectators drive by).  The placement will be Independent Ave. to Wilkesboro Blvd., across the Yadkin River Bridge to Main Street Wilkesboro.


  • Banner Elk Christmas in the Park
    Visit Tate-Evans park in downtown Banner Elk and enjoy a luminary lit train-ride, Santa’s workshop and more.


  • Banner Elk Parade of Lights
    The downtown night parade in downtown Banner Elk is truly magical as the marching band, floats and more


  • Boone NC Christmas Parade 


  • Santa Comes to Beech Mountain
    Join us in the lobby of the 4 Seasons at Beech Hotel, 608 Beech Mountain Parkway to meet Santa Claus!


  • An Appalachian Christmas at the 1903 Dougherty House
    No visit with Santa is complete without a good story, and this year the big man in red is thrilled to share with you some tales of his favorite child in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Jack.

    During the Holiday season, we’re offering complimentary cider, hot cocoa, and cookies to all 1903 Dougherty House visitors. Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting upstairs to read Appalachian Christmas stories to all the good little boys and girls.
  • Beech Mountain Christmas Parade
    Join us for our first ever Beech Mountain Christmas Parade! The parade will go from the Beech Mountain Ski Resort up to the Beech Mountain Sled Hill. Be sure to arrive at a spot to watch the parade by 3:45pm. When the parade ends at the top of the mountain join us on the kite field for photos with santa, bonfires, game/activities, and more! Questions? Please call us at 828-387-3003. Masks are required when unable to maintain a 6ft distance from others.