High Country Weekend Family Events January 8 – 10, 2016

Happy New Year! Winter has finally arrived in the High Country. Enjoy a weekend on the slopes, sledding and/or tubing hills, or enjoy a family movie date. Whatever you decide, we hope you have a wonderful memory-filled weekend! See all the family-friendly events below:

January 8:

Sledding_hill_Beech_0141. Beech Mountain Sledding Hill – The popular youth sledding hill in the Town of Beech Mountain is open daily. The hill provides free sledding for children 12 and under.
The sledding hill is located next to the Visitors Center/Chamber of Commerce on Beech Mountain Parkway in the heart of Beech Mountain.

It’s operated by the Beech Mountain Parks and Recreation Department and open seven days a week (weather permitting) with safety personnel on duty. A loud speaker plays music and hot chocolate is available at nearby restaurants.

Plastic sleds are required. Folks may bring their own, or sleds are available for purchase at nearby stores on the mountain.

Parking is available across the street near the Brick Oven Pizzeria, while restrooms are available in the Visitors Center/Chamber. People are encouraged to call (800) 468-5506 for hours of operation and to receive live updates on sledding conditions.

2. Family Movies {Now Playing}

3. Chetola Resort Festival of Lights A holiday tradition in Blowing Rock, Chetola’s Festival of Lights features a dazzling display of illuminations attracting thousands of visitors each year. A drive around Chetola Lake lets visitors see glittering ice skaters, a nativity scene, Rudolph catching a “big fish” in Chetola Lake, and much more. As visitors enter the resort they are given a guide that details displays and activities taking place throughout the holiday season.

4. Grand Opening of High Country Lanes

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January 9:

1. Family Movies {Now Playing}

2. Beech Mountain Sledding Hill – The popular youth sledding hill in the Town of Beech Mountain is open daily. The hill provides free sledding for children 12 and under.

The sledding hill is located next to the Visitors Center/Chamber of Commerce on Beech Mountain Parkway in the heart of Beech Mountain.

It’s operated by the Beech Mountain Parks and Recreation Department and open seven days a week (weather permitting) with safety personnel on duty. A loud speaker plays music and hot chocolate is available at nearby restaurants.

Plastic sleds are required. Folks may bring their own, or sleds are available for purchase at nearby stores on the mountain.

Parking is available across the street near the Brick Oven Pizzeria, while restrooms are available in the Visitors Center/Chamber. People are encouraged to call (800) 468-5506 for hours of operation and to receive live updates on sledding conditions.

3. Make a Snowflake Ornament at Michaels – Drop in for Kids Club from 10-noon on Saturday, January 9th where Kids will make a Snowflake Ornament. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative, craft fun – supplies included!

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4. Appalachian State Basketball Games
Appalachian state Womens Basketball vs. Texas State 1:00pm and
Appalachian State Mens Basketball vs. Texas State 3:30pm

5. Chetola Resort Festival of Lights  A holiday tradition in Blowing Rock, Chetola’s Festival of Lights features a dazzling display of illuminations attracting thousands of visitors each year. A drive around Chetola Lake lets visitors see glittering ice skaters, a nativity scene, Rudolph catching a “big fish” in Chetola Lake, and much more. As visitors enter the resort they are given a guide that details displays and activities taking place throughout the holiday season.

6. Bonfires at Chetola – Enjoy some outdoor fun with your friends at the new fire pit by Chetola Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock. Bonfires are scheduled for 6 p.m. every Saturday evening, weather permitting. Kids can purchase $5 s’mores kits and roast their marshmallows over the open fire. The event also features an outdoor cash bar and live music. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Timberlake’s Restaurant at Chetola at (828) 295-5505, or visit www.chetola.com.

January 10:

 

1. Family Movies {Now Playing}

2. Beech Mountain Sledding Hill – The popular youth sledding hill in the Town of Beech Mountain is open daily. The hill provides free sledding for children 12 and under.

The sledding hill is located next to the Visitors Center/Chamber of Commerce on Beech Mountain Parkway in the heart of Beech Mountain.

It’s operated by the Beech Mountain Parks and Recreation Department and open seven days a week (weather permitting) with safety personnel on duty. A loud speaker plays music and hot chocolate is available at nearby restaurants.

Plastic sleds are required. Folks may bring their own, or sleds are available for purchase at nearby stores on the mountain.

Parking is available across the street near the Brick Oven Pizzeria, while restrooms are available in the Visitors Center/Chamber. People are encouraged to call (800) 468-5506 for hours of operation and to receive live updates on sledding conditions.

3. Chetola Resort Festival of Lights – A holiday tradition in Blowing Rock, Chetola’s Festival of Lights features a dazzling display of illuminations attracting thousands of visitors each year. A drive around Chetola Lake lets visitors see glittering ice skaters, a nativity scene, Rudolph catching a “big fish” in Chetola Lake, and much more. As visitors enter the resort they are given a guide that details displays and activities taking place throughout the holiday season.


Comments

  1. Suzzannah Gittner says

    Jen:

    We just moved here and your articles are very helpful. We so appreciate all the effort you put into this column. Have a great week!

    • Suzzannah, Welcome to the High Country! I’m grateful for your comment. Please let me know if I can help you with any questions about the area. Have a great second week of January 2016!

      – Jen