High Country Events Calendar: This Week 2021
High Country Events Calendar: This Week 2021 - events and festivals for Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, West Jefferson and Wilkesboro
This events calendar is updated weekly every Monday by the NC High Country Regional Visitor Center staff. The newest print version is also available for pick up every Monday in the visitor center located between Boone & Blowing Rock. Download to your phone for easy reference!
CHETOLA RESORT FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
DAILY, Dusk, Chetola Resort, Blowing Rock
Chetola Resort becomes a Winter Wonderland with over 50,000 dazzling lights around Chetola lake. Free to public.
BEECH MOUNTAIN SLEDDING HILL
M-F: 1-5pm; Holidays & Weekends: 9am-5pm
Children under 12 can enjoy free sledding with on-site snow making! Call for conditions: 800-468-5506
MYSTERY HILL CRAZY CHRISTMAS
DAILY, 9-6pm, Mystery Hill, Blowing Rock
We all know that Santa covers the whole world delivering presents to good children in just one night, but have you ever stopped and asked yourself how? Santa has long used gravitational vortexes just like ours at Mystery Hill to warp himself from place to place! However this year some mischievous elves have messed with Santa’s vortex generator, setting it off early! Now elves are scattered all over our mysterious hillside. Bring your family to help rescue these stranded elves to save Christmas!
M-Sat, 9-5, Ashe County Arts Council, West Jefferson
See 7 thematically decorated Christmas trees & miniatures art exhibit. Holiday gift shop with locally made art and crafts on-site.
DAILEY & VINCENT CHRISTMAS SHOW
December 2, 7pm, Walker Center, Wilkesboro
Grammy Award-winning Dailey & Vincent’s Christmas show is entertaining, fun, and the perfect night to celebrate what Christmas is all about with your family and friends. Celebrate with classics like Jingle Bells, Beautiful Star of Bethlehem, and some Dailey & Vincent classics!
OLD TIME JAM
December 2, 7pm, Jones House, Downtown Boone
Bring an acoustic instrument to play along or just enjoy the music as local musicians play old-time fiddle and folk songs until the "last call for tunes" at 9:45pm.
10TH ANNUAL BANNER ELK CHRISTMAS
December 3, 7pm, Historic Banner Elk School, Banner Elk
A holiday musical variety show patterned after the Andy Williams and Bing Crosby television Christmas specials of the 60's and 70's with lots of costume changes, and lots of singing and dancing. All or parts of over 35 songs in just a little over an hour makes this a fast-paced, delightfully energizing show that is sure to reinvigorate your holiday spirit. EnsembleStage.com
BLOWING ROCK HOLIDAY STROLL
December 3, 4-8pm, Downtown Blowing Rock
Enjoy an evening of Holiday shopping with special deals in downtown Blowing Rock with winter lights, Santa Clause, and Carolers!
WEST JEFFERSON CHRISTMAS CRAWL
December 3, 5-7pm, Downtown West Jefferson
Crawlers are invited to stroll the streets decked out for the holidays, visit the galleries and purchase unique gifts, view the downtown murals, enjoy the many outdoor art pieces and take advantage of the downtown restaurants.
BOONE FESTIVE FIRST FRIDAY AND SOLAR TREE LIGHTING
December 3, 5-8pm, Downtown Boone
Head to the Jones House for Food Trucks and Festive Fun:
5:30- Menorah Lighting, 5:40- Carolers, 6:00- High School Choir, 6:30- Tree Lighting, 6:45- New Gallery Exhibit opening
Stop by Town Hall for treats, Boone Post Office for a visit with Mrs. Claus and King Street Art Collective for children’s crafts
Carriage Rides will take place on Howard Street in front of Wildwood Market. *Cash only
WINTER EXHIBITION CELEBRATION
December 3, 5-9pm, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Downtown Boone
The public is invited to engage, discover and connect through the arts at the Turchin Center where the festivities will include live music from Lauren Hayworth and Kim France, holiday cookies and hot chocolate.
ACMS CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW
December 3, 6-10pm, Ashe County Middle School, Warrensville
Enjoy this drive-thru light show fundraiser. $10 per car/ $15 per van
BANNER ELK SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS
December 3-4, Various Locations, Banner Elk
Friday, Dec. 3
6:30 - Christmas Tree Lighting & Caroling at Corner on Main Park
Saturday, Dec. 4
9:00 - 5K YMCA Reindeer Run in Tate-Evans Park
10:30 - Story time with Santa, plus a firetruck tour, at Banner Elk Fire & Rescue
11-4 - Holiday market and kids crafts activities at the Cultural Arts Center at Historic Banner Elk School
3:00 - Community Carol Sing at Banner Elk Presbyterian Church.
6:00 - Festivities in Tate-Evans Park: luminary-lighted train rides, synchronized Christmas light show, Christmas movie at the amphitheater, hot chocolate and more
APPALACHIAN SKI MOUNTAIN ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND
December 4-5, App Ski Mtn, Blowing Rock
Celebrate Appalachian Ski Mountain's 58th year of family fun as they roll back tickets to 1962 prices! $5 Ski Tickets for the Day Session Saturday & Sunday (9am-4pm) ONLINE ONLY OFFER
SATURDAY WITH SANTA
December 4, 8:30- 11:30, Ashe Arts Center, Jefferson
The morning includes: Milk and Cookies, Christmas Crafts, and each child will receive a bag of goodies and a Christmas Book! This event is free, but space is limited. Call 336-846-2787 to register your child today!
CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
December 4, 9-4, Emerson Black Building, Alleghany Fairgrounds, Sparta
Find the perfect holiday gift- jewelry, crafts, decor, food items and more will be for sale
BOONE INDOOR WINTER FARMERS MARKET
December 4, 9-12, 252 Poplar Grove Rd, Downtown Boone
Offers a wide range of local products such as fresh produce, meats, bouquets, pottery, prepared foods and preserves, honey, homemade body products, herbal remedies, chocolate, coffee, and so much more!
ASHE COUNTY HOLIDAY FARMER'S MARKETS
December 4, 10am-2pm, West Jefferson Backstreet
Come to the West Jefferson NC 2021 Holiday Farmers Market and find unique gifts and holiday decorations. Featured at the Holiday Market will be locally grown and handcrafted Christmas wreaths, trees, roping, crafts, baked goods, crafts and much more.
HIGH COUNTRY CHRISTMAS FEST
December 4, 10:30-6, Old Cove Creek School, Sugar Grove
Craft Vendors, Food Trucks & More!
SANTA AT THE BLOWING ROCK
December 4, 1-3, The Blowing Rock Attraction
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.
WILKESBORO CHRISTMAS PARADE
December 4, 3pm, Downtown North Wilkesboro
Enjoy a classic Wilkesboro holiday parade followed by more festivities in the "commons" The Theme this year will be "A Patriotic Christmas"
CHRISTMAS IN THE COMMONS
December 4, 4-8pm, Historic Downtown Wilkesboro
10-6:30- Scavenger Hunt- find all the elves for a chance to win prizes
4-8:00- Food trucks, music, meet Santa, shopping
7-00- Tree Lighting
6-10:00- Carriage Rides
A CAROLINA SNOWBELLE CHRISTMAS
December 4, 7:30pm, Appalachian Theatre, Downtown Boone
A Carolina Snowbelle Christmas made its debut in Washington DC at the world-renowned Kennedy Center's Millennium Stages and is now the High Country's newest holiday tradition for the whole family. TICKETS: $30 Gold Circle, $22 Regular, $15 child (under 12)