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High Country NC Mountain Christmas Events 2019

High Country NC Mountain Christmas Events 2019
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
    Fri-Sun Nov 16- Dec 9, Banner Elk
    Mini farm tours take place every 30 minutes between 10am and 4pm on weekends


  • West Jefferson Holiday Parade & Light up the Town
    Cancelled 2020
    See local bands, dance groups & more. Following the parade, watch the Grinch flip the switch to light up the town!


  • Ashe County Holiday Farmer's Markets
    November 17, 24, Downtown West Jefferson
    Find unique gifts and holiday decorations.


  • Beech Mountain Holiday Market
    November 30, 10-4
    Get a jump start on holiday arts and crafts at the Holiday Market held at Buckeye Recreation Center.


  • Downtown Boone Small Business Saturday
    November 23
    Visit the heart of Boone and take advantage of small business sales. Purchase local and unique Christmas gifts.  


  • Florence Thomas Art School Christmas Market
    November 29 & 30: 11-6pm, Downtown West Jefferson
    Inspired by the historic outdoor Christmas Markets, this market features local fine artists, crafters and more.


  • 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


  • Blowing Rock NC Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town
    November 29: 3-8pm
    Held in Memorial Park, this event features visits with Santa, games & activities for children, hayrides and more 


  • Annual Hometown Christmas 
    November 29: 5-7 pm
    Watch the official lighting of the West Jefferson NC and stay for awhile and visit Santa, join carolers and more


  • Chetola Resort Festival of Lights
    November 29-January, Blowing Rock
    Chetola Resort becomes a Winter Wonderland with over 50,000 dazzling lights around Chetola lake. Free to public


  • Thanksgiving Weekend at Chetola Resort
    November 29-30: 5:30-7:30pm, Blowing Rock
    Enjoy horse and carriage rides around Chetola Lake, visits with Santa with professional photos and children's cookie decorating. 


  • West Jefferson NC Christmas Crawl
    November 29: 5-8pm
    Visit the arts district of downtown West Jefferson and see galleries and shops decked out in their best holiday attire!


  • Blowing Rock NC Christmas Parade
    November 30: 2pm
    Held on Main Street in Blowing Rock, this small town parade in one of the longest in the state


  • Ashe Arts Council Saturday with Santa & Tree Fest Open House
    November 30: 8:30am- 11:30am, Downtown West Jefferson
    See 8 thematically decorated Christmas trees, Holiday gift shop with locally-made art and crafts onsite as well.


  • Boone NC Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and First Friday Holiday Art Crawl
    December 6: 5:45-8 pm
    Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season at the Jones House with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting!


  • Ensemble Stage: A Banner Elk Christmas
    December 6, 8, 20-22
    Enjoy a holiday musical variety show patterned after the Andy Williams and Bing Crosby TV Christmas special.


  • Wilkesboro NC Christmas Parade & Christmas in the Commons
    December 7: 3pm, Main Street
    Features a classic holiday parade, following by live entertainment and more in town


  • Banner Elk Christmas in the Park
    December 7: 6:30-8:30
    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
    December 7: 5:30pm
    The downtown night parade in downtown Banner Elk is truly magical as the marching band, floats and more


  • Boone NC Christmas Parade & Celebration
    December 14: 11 am
    Celebrate the holiday season in Boone! The parade will travel down King Street with lots of treats and surprises.


  • Santa Comes to Beech Mountain
    December 14
    Join us in the lobby of the 4 Seasons at Beech Hotel, 608 Beech Mountain Parkway, from 2-4pm to meet Santa Claus!


  • An Appalachian Christmas Concert
    December 14: 7:30pm, Grace Lutheran Church, Downtown Boone
    This free Mountain Home Music concert features Appalachian-style holiday music


  • A Celtic Christmas Concert
    December 21: 7:30 pm
    This Mountain Home Music concert at The Appalachian Theater in Boone NC highlights stories and holiday music from Ireland