Enjoy the Christmas festivities around the High County

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There is something about small town living and Christmas celebrations.

Blowing Rock Christmas Parade

The High Country really knows how to celebrate this time of year. Please bookmark this post and continue to check back with all the updated information. Christmas Lightings, Parades, Church Plays, Live Nativity Scenes and etc. will be all listed below for your enjoyment this Christmas season.

Christmas Parades:

Blowing Rock
November 24, 2012
2 pm
Main Street
Info: 828-295-5222

Boone
December 1, 2012
11:00 am
King Street
Info: 828-262-4532

Banner Elk
December 7, 2012
6:00 pm
Banner Elk Firehouse
Info: 828-898-8395

Newland
December 8, 2012
5:00 pm
Downtown
Info: 828-733-1718

Christmas Tree Lightings and Festival

Blowing Rock
Nov 23, 2012
Memorial Park
Info: 828-295-5222
Visit with Santa 2-4pm
In the Gazebo
Hayrides through Blowing Rock 4-9pm
Memorial Park
Airwalks 2-7pm
Memorial Park
Free Hot Cider and Hot Chocolate 5-9pm
Memorial Park
Caroling in the Park 5-6:30pm
with the “Vagabonds”
Lighting of the Town 5:30pm
with Mayor JB Lawrence
Bluegrass Christmas 7-9pm
with Diana & Sarvis Ridge

Chetola Resort Festival of Lights
Blowing Rock
Begins November 23, 2012
November 23 and 24: Horse & Carriage Rides, Visits with Santa, Cookie Decorating, 5:30-9:30pm.

Beech Mountain Community Bonfire
November 25
Join us for a Community Bonfire on November 25th at 8pm at the Famous Brick Oven Pizzeria. Come cozy up around the fire as you roast s’mores, drink cider and cocoa, and sing along to the rhythm of the guitar string. Free food, beverages, and music…what more can you ask for?!
Info: 828-387-3003

Watauga Education Foundation FlapJack Breakfast and Boone Service League Holiday Market
December 1
7:30AM-11:00AM
Watauga High School

Newland Tree Lighting
December 7
After Parade at 5:00 pm
Tree lighting, caroling, refreshments in the square.
Info: 828-733-1718

Beech Mountain Resort: Santa Visits Beech Mountain & Lighting of the Tree
December 15
Santa Visits Beech Mountain & Lighting of the Tree
4pm – 6pm
4 Seasons at Beech and the Visitors Center

Beech Mountain: Breakfast with Mrs. Claus
December 22
9AM until 11 AM
Buckeye Recreation Center
Cost: FREE (Donations are appreciated)
Age: Family Friendly

While Santa and his elves are busy making Christmas toys for all the little girls and boys, Mrs. Claus comes to Beech Mountain to have breakfast and spread Christmas cheer to all of the children of our community. Come join us at Buckeye Recreation Center as Mrs. Claus comes to read Christmas stories, visit, and take photos with the children. A light breakfast will be served free of charge, but donations are appreciated.

About Jen Spink


I’m Jen Spink, editor of The High Country Parent. My husband Scott and I have two beautiful girls. Geek is a word that comes to mind to describe me as I love social media and all things technology.