December Weekend Events: Happy New Year!!! 12/30-01/02

Happy New Year Everyone! What a year we have had and what a wonderous New Year we have ahead! As things seem to slow down a bit and return to more of a regular routine, I am filled with thoughts of what I have learned and gleaned from this year and what I need to change and work on as well.

You know….things like “How can I become better prepared for our business and sales? How can I plan more efficiently and accomplish a greater amount in my hours and days? And, How can I be a better Wife, Mother, Daughter, and Friend?” These might be things you are thinking too, and after some contemplation and prayer…I have come up with an answer!

It really is simple and so true. Start each day with prayer, listening and seeking wisdom in our lives, then work to the best of our ability in everything we do, and spend quality time connecting with our families and friends. These attributes will empower us and bring a healthy and happy attitude, keeping a smile on our face.

This weekend has some awesome happenings to bring us together with terrific people and have some laughter and fun! Be safe as you welcome in the New Year!!!

For Family Skiing Adventures to bring in the New Year:

Bring in the New Year at Appalachian Ski Mtn. this Friday, Dec. 31st with an evening of  Night Skiing from 5:30 – 11:30pm, Moonlight Ice Skating from 10pm – 12 Midnight, a Torchlight Parade at 11:45 pm, and Fireworks at Midnight. Breakfast will also be available at the Restaurant from 9pm to Midnight. Enjoy some FUN up on App Ski Mtn., Holiday rates are $29 – adults, $21 – juniors (12 down), and seniors (60 and over). For more info call 828-295-7828.

Enjoy Eastern America’s highest town at the Beech Mountain Resort for their New Year’s Eve Celebration on Friday, Dec. 31st. Have FUN Night Skiing on the Slopes, open until 10 pm, and Ice skating and the Arcade will be open until midnight. Lift tickets are $30 – adults, $25 – juniors (5-12), and seniors (65-69). At 9pm, sing along with the Greensboro-based band Walrus, playing at the Beech Tree Bar & Grille. Admission is $10 at the door, and reserving a table costs $25. For more info call 828-387-2011.

Sugar Mountain Resort invites you to be a part of their New Year’s party on Friday, Dec. 31st starting with Night Skiing from 6-10pm, a Torchlight Parade at 11:45pm, Fireworks at 11:55pm, and live entertainment provided by The Johnson Brothers from 9pm-1am. For adults, a lift ticket is $31, and for the kids, a lift ticket is $23.  All ages are welcome and admission is $80 per couple, $45 per single, and includes a Basket of Hors D’oeuvres upon arrival, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Guests 21 and over can enjoy some party time in the Lounge area with admission being $45 per couple, $25 per single and includes a champagne toast at midnight. For reservations to the party or more info, call 828-898-5737 or 828-898-4521, extension 233.

Come on out to the Town of Seven Devils Hawksnest Resort’s New Year’s Celebration on Friday, Dec. 31st. The party gets started with Tubing sessions that last and 1 hour and 45 minutes costing just $32 per person, and beginning at 10am, 12 noon, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm. 4-cable Zip Line tours will also be available every 15 minutes from 10am – 4pm and cost $45. For more info call 828-963-6561.

For Family Happenings on New Year’s Eve :

Come one, come all to the Yule Log Bonfire at Buckeye Lake on Beech Mountian as they celebrate a little early bringing in the New Year complete with Marshmallows and S’mores, Hot Chocolate, Apple Cider, singing Winter Carols and telling Stories on Thursday, Dec. 30th, at 7pm. Held at the Buckeye Lake Bonfire area, for more info call 828-387-3003.

It’s Beech Mountain’s Rockin’ Family New Years Eve Bash, this Friday, Dec. 31st. Held at the Buckeye Recreation Center, this Family-Friendly event will feature Food, Music, Games and Bounce Houses for the kids with lots of FUN to bring in the NEW YEAR. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. For more info call 828-387-3003.

Don’t miss the Family Party at Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock on Friday, Dec. 31st, from 4 to 6pm. This FUN event will feature Music, a Kid-Friendly Buffet, Games, a Hot Cocoa Bar, an Open Lounge for Mocktails and Cocktails, plus a small Fireworks Fountain Display at 5:55 pm. Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $10 for children and free for those four and under. Tickets include Buffet Dinner, tax, gratuity and New Year’s Eve Party Favors. For more info call 828-295-4300.

New Year’s Activities:

Begin your 2011 New Year with a good start this Saturday, Jan. 1st, 2011 for the 1st annual 2011 “Fitnessthon” at the Hardin Park Elementary Gymnasium.  For just $10.00 you’ll get 3 hours of Zumba, Hip Hop Hustle, Line Dancing and other forms of FUN fitness.  Starts at 10am – 1pm.  Door Prizes will be given away!  Pre-Registration Special!!  Register before December 31st for only $8! All proceeds benefit the Mini and Junior Mountaineers Dance Team consisting of Watauga and Avery County students age 4 to 16 who perform at ASU Football and Basketball games as well as all local events and parades. BRING A FRIEND AND GET MOVING! Contact: or 828-773-0017 to register.



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  1. Love it when you post your events! This is always the most comprehensive list of upcoming events in the area. And it’s easy to share with others. Thanks!

  2. These are my New Year’s resolutions: 1. Make a lot more time for myself, i hardly have any? totally free time so… 2. Try to read and discover much more about god’s words..meaning a lot more reading the bible 3. Discover to let go of things which have happenend within the past… four. Study harder for this education only a few months to go and then begin a new education that’s it… seems not significantly but for me it really is, thank you for this video, and god bless you 🙂

  3. Those are terrific aspirations! Thank you for sharing and it gives us ideas for our own goals and resolutions!
    Blessings to you!