Thanksgiving Week Events High Country NC Mountains
2024 Thanksgiving Week Events High Country NC Mountains
Besides the traditional THANKSGIVING DINNER and CHOOSE & CUT CHRISTMAS TREE traditions, add some other local activities to your fun!
CLASSIC FILMS @THE APP
Weekly, Appalachian Theatre, Downtown Boone
MOSES CONE MANOR TOURS
TBA, Moses Cone Manor, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock
Tours are ranger-led and dependent on staffing. Call 828-295-3782 to see when a tour is available. If a tour is not available, a ranger will be inside answering questions.
HOLIDAY FARMERS MARKET
TBA, Ashe County Farmers Market, Backstreet, West Jefferson
Find holiday arrangements, ornaments, wreaths, garland, wooden deer, trees, bowls and other woodworking art. We also have leather, jewelry, alpaca fiber items, pottery, jewelry, 3D critters, art, fishing lures and pressed flowers. We also have honey, molasses and maple syrup, baked goodies, fresh roasted coffee, spices and CBD products. Eggs, potatoes, apples, and lettuces.
BLOWING ROCK LIGHTING OF THE TOWN, CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL AND PARADE
TBA, 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
LIVE: CHARLIE ELLIS
TBA, 6-9pm, Green Park Inn, Blowing Rock
Free concerts every Friday and Saturday night with local jazz musician Charlie Ellis! Enjoy the music in the lobby and sitting rooms of the beautifully restored Green Park Inn. The Divide Tavern open to the public.
A HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS
TBA, 5pm, Downtown, West Jefferson
Start your Christmas off with us in West Jefferson at our official tree lighting at 5:30pm of the community Christmas tree.
Those 3 Guys will start music off at 5:00pm. Yes, Santa will be there! Great fun for the whole family!
SUNRISE AT THE SWINGING BRIDGE
TBA, 6:30am, Grandfather Mountain, Linville
Enjoy the rare opportunity to visit Grandfather Mountain outside of regular operating hours and see a sunrise from the top of the mountain. Sunrise is at 7:14 a.m. Nov. 25, 2023, and park gates open at 6:15 a.m. Book online.
WATAUGA COUNTY FARMERS MARKET
TBA, 9-12pm, Horn in the West, Boone
Up to 65 vendors offer quality locally farmed produce and plants, as well as locally made crafts and edibles. Regular cooking demos and live music, as well as a children's corner.
TBA, 10-4pm, Buckeye Recreation Center, Beech Mountain
Admission is FREE. Enjoy browsing booths of a variety of local vendors and craftsmen to discover that perfect item to fill your holiday shopping list. Enjoy the display of the Parade of Wreaths. Mrs. Claus will be attending, with games and activities.
THANKSGIVING WOOD KILN OPENING
TBA, Bolick Pottery, Lenoir
Be present at 10am to watch us unload the wood kiln, then make your selection. Face jugs by Michael Calhoun and Lula Owens Bolick, Santa jugs, Monday/Friday jugs, Wizards, Clay Spirits, and more. Work by Janet Bolick Calhoun, Glenn Bolick, Ina Owens Bolick and Guest Potters Kaylee Eggers and Ten Hands Pottery. Sales cabin will be stocked with functional wares as well as snowman lanterns, christmas trees, hand sculpted nativities and more.
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