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Boone NC Christmas 2021 Parade, Lights, Shopping

Boone NC Christmas 2021 Parade Lights Shopping

Located in the heart of the NC High Country, Boone NC, is the perfect place to plan your stay this holiday season. Make new memories and start a family tradition of choosing your own perfect Christmas tree. Shop for handmade items from pottery to down comforters, eat at an independent restaurant and take in a small town parade!


  • Choose & Cut Christmas Tree Farms Open
    Nov 13- Dec 24
    For a list of Choose & Cut Farms in Boone NC/ Blowing Rock/ Watauga County, click HERE
    For a list of NC Choose & Cut Farms, click HERE

  • Holiday Artist Market
    The King Street Art Collective, 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

  • Downtown Boone Small Business Saturday 2021
    Visit the heart of Boone and take advantage of small business sales. Purchase local and unique Christmas gifts.   For a list of downtown Boone shopping destinations, click HERE

  • Boone NC Festive First Friday & Solar Tree Lighting
    December 3, 5-8pm, Jones House, Downtown Boone
    Help the Town of Boone and the Jones House usher in the holiday season at the annual Festive First Friday and Solar Tree Lighting. Head to Downtown Boone for carriage rides, marshmallow snowball fights, carolers, holiday treats, and more!

  • Christmas with Darin & Brook Aldridge
    December 5, 3-5pm, Appalachian Theatre, Downtown Boone
    Darin & Brooke Aldridge draw on the traditions of their native North Carolina, their young, gifted band and their own dedication to ingenuity to create their latest critically acclaimed release, Inner Journey. Both highly acclaimed vocalists in their own right (Brooke is the 4-time reigning IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year), they combine rich harmonies with impeccable musicianship to create the unmistakable sound that has made them one of the hottest young acts in acoustic music.
  • Cinema Classics: It's A Wonderful Life
    December 10-11, 7-9pm, Appalachian Theatre, Downtown Boone
    Frank Capra's classic stars Oscar nominee James Stewart as George Bailey, a decent small-town banker who learns what life would have been like if he'd never been born after he unwittingly becomes involved in a mistaken case of bank fraud, which threatens his spirit and tests his will to live until a wise angel compels him to see how his presence has made an incredible impact on the people of Bedford Falls.
  • Boone NC Christmas Parade
    December 11, 2pm, King Street, Downtown Boone
    The annual Town of Boone Christmas Parade proceeds east on King Street through Downtown Boone. Local businesses and organizations show off their holiday best with floats, marchers, costumes, and performances for this annual holiday tradition - with Santa Claus himself making an appearance at the finale!

  • Christmas with Elvis: Matt Lewis and the Long LIve the King Orchestra
    December 17, 7:30-9:30pm, Appalachian Theatre, Downtown Boone
    Come enjoy holiday hits from the one & only King of Rock & Roll delivered by Matt Lewis, the Elvis tribute artist USA Today called "The Best in Las Vegas!". He will be backed by the 12 piece Long Live the King Orchestra, aka, Big Ray & the Kool Kats. There is no better talent than Matt Lewis to pay tribute to the great legacy of Elvis Presley.
  • An Appalachian Christmas Concert
    This free Mountain Home Music concert features Appalachian-style holiday music at Grace Lutheran Church in downtown Boone NC.  There will be lots of chances to sing along to such songs as "Christmas Time's A-comin'" - look for a surprise appearance by the Dancing Elf!  For more info, click HERE


  • Boone Jaycee Park and Strawberry Hill
    The Jaycee Park is the preferred sledding spot in Boone and also featured a playground for kids to get the wiggles out! Find details HERE. Located across the street from Jaycee Park, Strawberry Hill has a short nature trail that leads to a fantastic view of Boone. *Bathrooms closed from Nov-March.  Parking lot has town maintained snow removal

  • Boone NC Greenway Trail
    A local favorite for walking, biking and letting your dog stretch there legs is the Greenway Trail.  The trail is flat, paved and meanders through town, over creeks and through wooded areas.  There are plenty of places to stop for a picnic at a sheltered table, go fishing, and find a parking spot.  HERE is a detailed map of the trail. 

    **The trail is also popular for cross country skiing and snowshoeing on heavy snow days.  The trail has town maintained snow removal, but is last on the priority list, so if you hit the trail immediately after a big snow, you will have a chance!  Find details HERE

  • Rocky Knob Park
    Opened in 2011, Rocky Knob Park has trails for both hiking and mountain biking.   The park has 5 trails with the longest being 4 miles.  The wooded trails have pleasing views of Boone. The park also has a natural playground, picnic shelter (bathrooms closed Nov-April).  Check winter trail status on the FB page HERE

  • Horton Hotel Rooftop Lounge
    The new boutique hotel in downtown Boone offers 360 views from the rooftop lounge.  Grab a drink from the lounge and head to the rooftop where you can get warm around fire spheres with cozy blankets. Find details HERE

  • Appstate Sculpture Walk
    Grab a sculpture walking tour map at the Turchin Center and take a walk around Appalachian State University's Campus to catch the true college vibe. The university keeps all sidewalks well-maintained.



  • Mast General Store
    A trip to Boone is not complete without a stop at the Mast General Store's Old Boone Merchantile! The circa 1913 emporium is brimming with old-time housewares and candies, outdoor clothing and gear and maybe even a kitchen sink.

  • Downtown Breweries, Lounges and Restaurants
    Stop by the lounge at the Horton or grab a pizza at Lost Providence.  There are plenty of places to pop in, and many have live music throughout the week.  View our winter indoor music list HERE.  The town of Boone also has a great detail list of upcoming performances HERE


  • Boone Winter Farmer's Market  This indoor market runs every Saturday from Dec-April, 9-noon at the Watauga Ag Center conveniently located off King Street in downtown Boone. The market features local meats, produce, baked goods, bath products, as well as, live music and crafts! Click HERE

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