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Wilkesboro NC Christmas 2021

Wilkesboro NC Christmas Events 2021

Wilkesboro, North Carolina is the best of both worlds, with one foot in the mountains of the NC High Country and one foot in the Yadkin Valley!  Visit Wilkesboro this holiday season. Wilkesboro NC can have milder weather in the winter and is great for hiking and outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking and biking year round!  Here is our list of the best Christmas events and Wilkesboro parks to visit over the holidays:

Light up Downtown


Late hours for stores, Christmas lights and music and a visit from Santa Claus are still planned on the night of Nov. 20 in downtown North Wilkesboro. Both downtowns are being decorated for Christmas, including a large Christmas tree on the Wilkes Heritage Museum front lawn in Wilkesboro.

Horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown North Wilkesboro will be offered from 6-9:30 p.m. Nov. 20 and 21. Celebrate the season with family and friends and enjoy twinkling lights and festive window displays. Be sure and bring a comfy blanket to keep you and yours warm for the ride. Tickets are $5 per person and pre-registration is required. You can purchase tickets HERE


Wilkesboro NC Christmas 2021 Parade 


The 2021 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.

Wilkesboro Christmas in the Commons

Christmas in the Commons


At 6 p.m. in front of the Wilkes Heritage Museum, the lighting of the Heritage Square Christmas Tree will take place. A music performance, kids activities, and movie will follow. The Wilkes Heritage Museum Christmas open house will also take place with tours, music, and refreshments offered throughout the day.

Stone Mountain State Park

This park offers over 18 miles of hiking trails and more than 20 miles of designated trout waters.  Hike to the Hutchinson Homestead, a restored mid-19th century mountain farm for an education outing with the children. The park also has picnic shelters so you can take advantage of some winter warmth. For more information, CLICK HERE

Kerr Scott Reservoir

The reservoir offers pristine lake views in the winter and three trail systems for hiking and mountain biking at all skill levels.  For more information, CLICK HERE