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Wilkesboro NC Christmas 2024

Wilkesboro NC Christmas Events 2024

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 planned 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. 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.  Find details HERE


Wilkesboro NC Christmas 2024 Parade 


Parade starts on Main Street in North Wilkesboro and ends in Wilkesboro. Presented by Wilkes Chamber of Commerce


Wilkesboro Christmas in the Commons

Christmas in the Commons


Starting at 4 pm, fun and festive Christmas events will fill the Carolina West Wireless Community Commons and Heritage Square. Kids of all ages will be able to enjoy music and a variety of activities including a special visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus!
During the event, stroll through downtown and experience a winter wonderland of snowflakes and icicles while shopping with the downtown merchants!
At 7 pm, the community is invited to gather for the lighting of the Heritage Square Christmas Tree in front of the Wilkes Heritage Museum! The Mayor will be on hand to deliver season's greetings.

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