December Weekend Events: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas! 12/16-18

The weather hasn’t been exactly cooperating as far as the “feel” of Christmas, but there sure is a lot going on around the High Country! The season is going to be what we make of it, busy, stressed and hurried, or a time of giving, sharing, and reflecting on what Christmas means. As I have looked around and seen the Christmas Lights and admired the little Christmas Village up here, aka – Blowing Rock and Chetola Resort, I am grateful to live in such a wonderful area!

Looking at the shops and stores decorated, it brings happy memories of days past and listening online to Christmas music, has been lots of fun. Oh, and all of the Christmas movies…wow, for some of them you need a box of tissue!

Going Christmas shopping has been great, really no problems and most people have remained their friendly self instead of showing a demon-possessed side that most of us never see!  In the end though, I think that we have to thank God and count our Blessings before getting mad at whatever Christmas demands from us. John 3:16 states that “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him,should not perish, but have everlasting life!” This is the real reason for the season!

As the 25th of December gets closer, and we get busier, going to parties, shopping, decorating, wrapping presents, it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas out there. And remember it was Mary who wrapped the very first Christmas present…JESUS! Merry Christmas!


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On Friday…

Bring out your creative side by entering the 2nd annual Crossnore School’s Gingerbread House Competition this Friday, Dec. 16th, open to all ages. Entries must be at the Mary Irwin Belk Dining Hall on the Crossnore School campus between 12 noon and 2pm on Friday, Judging begins at 2pm, and doors will open to the public at 3pm for viewing and a nice Reception with Hot Chocolate, Apple Cider and Treats. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded to the winners of the competition of $150, $75 and $50 in both adult and youth division. For more info call Kelly Holbrooks at 828-733-5031.

Sing to your heart’s content with the Caroling Night at Boone Mall this Friday, Dec. 16th from 6-8pm presented by Bethlehem and Beyond.
Join in the Caroling along with local choirs and groups as they sing some old and new Christmas Carols to honor the Birth of Christ. For more info visit www.bethlehemandbeyond.com or call 828-264-4482.

Remember the old Christmas shows with Andy Williams and Perry Como? These shows are no more, but their spirit lives on in Ensemble Stage’s Christmas Show this Friday through Sunday, Dec. 16th – 18th. Held at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium, you’ll have lots of fun reminiscent of the good old days with Music, Dancing, spectacular Costumes, and of course, silly Skits. Shows are on Fri. & Sat. at 7pm, and Sun. at 3pm with tickets for adults – $14, and students 16 and under – $8. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance, or for more info contact the Ensemble Stage box office from 10am- 6pm everyday at 828-414-1844.

On Saturday…


Look out for the big guy in Red as Santa Visits Beech Mountain this Saturday, Dec. 17th from 4-5pm. Bring all the little kiddos to visit with Santa held this year at the Four Seasons at Beech Inn in Beech Mountain. Also, come and enjoy Hot Chocolate, Hot Cider and Cookies. For more info call 828-387-9283.

Here’s your chance to brush up on some crochet skills at the Crochet Snow Flake Workshop this Saturday, Dec. 17th from 1-2:30pm. Held at the Black Bear Books and Yarn in Boone Mall, this intermediate workshop, and know-how to crochet is free, but bring your own yarn, or you can purchase it there. Your instructor is Linda Plane, and seats are limited. For more info or to make a reservation, call 828-264-4636.

On Sunday…


Enjoy the sounds of bells ringing at the Ding-a-Lings Holiday Concert this Sunday, Dec. 18th at 7pm at the Bethany Methodist Church in Baldwin.
The Handbell Choir will perform great Christmas and Holiday songs, even accompanied some with a piano, harmonica, organ, flugal horn, flute and percussion instruments. For more info call 336-877-2801.

Have a Fun and Safe Weekend!

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Choice of 2 Markers or 1 Glitter glue
Ribbon to tie
Hook for hanging

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