Dec 5 – 7 High Country Family Weekend Events

What is happening this weekend in the High Country for families? It is going to be a fun-filled Christmas weekend. Lots of great family memories in store. We wish you all a wonderful fun-filled family weekend!

Boone NC Parade

December 5:

1. Christmas at Apple Hill Farm – Join in as the farm celebrates the Christmas season with mini tours of the farm, pony rides on Saturday afternoons and complimentary homemade hot chocolate, hot apple cider and Christmas cookies. The store is fully stocked with your favorite alpaca yarns and accessories as well as table top Frasier fir trees, hand tied wreaths, and white pine garland.

Tours offered all day on weekends from 10am to 5pm. Tours are $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 4 – 10. Children 3 and under are free! We’ll also be offering pony rides for children on Saturdays for $10

Create a Christmas memory to last a lifetime!

2. Live Nativity presented by Bethlehem & Beyond – Volunteer Live Nativity players will depict the birth of Christ outdoors. Drive by or park your car and come stand in front of the players on the sidewalk. Listen to the music. Let the scene before you take you back to the momentous time in history when God sent His Son, Jesus, to show His love for all mankind!

When: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Across from Bojangles on Hwy 321
1055 Blowing Rock Rd
Boone, NC 28607

3. Caroling at the Boone Mall – (6:00pm – 8:00pm) Local church choirs/ensembles present Christmas carols, traditional & new. Stop by to hear these beautiful songs about Christ’s birth and let what you hear remind you of why we celebrate Christmas!

December 6:

1. Flapjack Flip Pancake Breakfast – The Watauga Education Foundation continues their yearly tradition on Saturday, December 6 by holding the Flapjack Flip Pancake Breakfast (7:30am – 11:30am) at Watauga High School. Join in for a morning of flapjacks, fun and fellowship and, of course, shopping! Back this year, your Principals serving up coffee and making “tips” which go directly to your school. The Boone Service League will be hosting its Holiday Market too, so there will be great gift ideas. It’s the perfect way to start your Holiday and to make a difference for the students of Watauga County.

There will be a raffle and a silent auction.

2. Boone Christmas Parade – CELEBRATE the holidays in the heart of Downtown Boone!

Experience small town America at its finest with a procession down King Street, complete with decorated floats, local celebrities, dance troupes, music & more!

Special Appearance by Santa Claus

Families are invited to come by the Jones House Cultural and Community Center after the parade for
Hot Cider and Cookies.

For Information please call 828-268-6280 or 828-268-6200

3. Christmas at Apple Hill Farm – Join in as the farm celebrates the Christmas season with mini tours of the farm, pony rides on Saturday afternoons and complimentary homemade hot chocolate, hot apple cider and Christmas cookies. The store is fully stocked with your favorite alpaca yarns and accessories as well as table top Frasier fir trees, hand tied wreaths, and white pine garland.

Tours offered all day on weekends from 10am to 5pm. Tours are $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 4 – 10. Children 3 and under are free! We’ll also be offering pony rides for children on Saturdays for $10

Create a Christmas memory to last a lifetime!

4. Family Movie Showings: Regal Cinemas in Boone – Now showing: Disney’s Big Hero 6 and Penguins of Madagascar 3D

Parkway Theater in West Jefferson – Now showing: Penguins of Madagascar 3D

5. DIY Happy Holiday Elves at Michael’s: Drop in and take home a completed project. Saturday, December 6th, 10am – noon. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun, supplies included. Ages 3 and up.

6. Banner Elk Christmas in the Park Celebration – Join Banner Elk for the annual Christmas in the Park celebration! Daytime events include Breakfast with Santa at Dunn’s Deli and the film “Arthur’s Christmas” showing at Lees-McRae (call for time detail or visit website).

The Main event is the Parade of Lights featuring Avery County’s High School Marching Band. Begins at 5pm at Lees-McRae College. No registration.

The Parade of Lights will go down Main St and end in Tate-Evans Park. Santa’s workshop will be set up in Tate-Evans Park! Meet Santa and his Elves. Ride a train through the luminary Lighted Park. Eat Cookies. Enjoy a letter to Santa station. Watch an outdoor showing of the film “Arthurs Christmas”. Live Nativity Scene by Apple Hill Farm.

7. Live Nativity presented by Bethlehem & Beyond – Volunteer Live Nativity players will depict the birth of Christ outdoors. Drive by or park your car and come stand in front of the players on the sidewalk. Listen to the music. Let the scene before you take you back to the momentous time in history when God sent His Son, Jesus, to show His love for all mankind!

When: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Across from Bojangles on Hwy 321
1055 Blowing Rock Rd
Boone, NC 28607

8. Caroling at the Boone Mall – (6:00pm – 8:00pm) Local church choirs/ensembles present Christmas carols, traditional & new. Stop by to hear these beautiful songs about Christ’s birth and let what you hear remind you of why we celebrate Christmas!

9. AN APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS – Mountain Home Music Concert: This Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music free concert is a holiday favorite here in the High Country and is eagerly anticipated by Joe’s friends each year. Nothing tops the spirit of the season’s tradition of giving any better than Joe’s annual benefit for the Hospitality House and Santa’s Toy Box! The Appalachian Christmas Concert will be hosted by Joe’s good buddies, the Mountain Home Music Bluegrass Boys. Consisting of the usual cast – David Johnson, Steve Lewis, Scott Freeman and Josh Scott will be playing many of the bluegrass and country Christmas favorites. There will lots of chances to sing a-long, as the band will cover such songs as “Christmas Time’s A-coming”, “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer’ and “Jingle Bells” – look for a surprise appearance by the Dancing Elf! Other special guest will also be featured as the JSMHM music family comes together to celebrate giving back to our community. Donations will be accepted.

Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Where: Grace Lutheran Church
115 East King Street United States
Boone, NC

December 7:

1. Family Movie Showings: Regal Cinemas in Boone – Now showing: Disney’s Big Hero 6 and Penguins of Madagascar 3D

Parkway Theater in West Jefferson – Now showing: Penguins of Madagascar 3D (Matinee $4)

2. Christmas at Apple Hill Farm – Join in as the farm celebrates the Christmas season with mini tours of the farm, pony rides on Saturday afternoons and complimentary homemade hot chocolate, hot apple cider and Christmas cookies. The store is fully stocked with your favorite alpaca yarns and accessories as well as table top Frasier fir trees, hand tied wreaths, and white pine garland.

Tours offered all day on weekends from 10am to 5pm. Tours are $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 4 – 10. Children 3 and under are free! We’ll also be offering pony rides for children on Saturdays for $10

Create a Christmas memory to last a lifetime!

3. Live Nativity presented by Bethlehem & Beyond – Volunteer Live Nativity players will depict the birth of Christ outdoors. Drive by or park your car and come stand in front of the players on the sidewalk. Listen to the music. Let the scene before you take you back to the momentous time in history when God sent His Son, Jesus, to show His love for all mankind!

When: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Across from Bojangles on Hwy 321
1055 Blowing Rock Rd
Boone, NC 28607