November Weekend Events: Happy Thanksgiving to One and All! 11/26-28

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! Are you ready for your Thanksgiving feast yet? Or are you still in the midst of preparations? Hopefully you will not be rushing around trying to make sure that your turkey is unthawed, or that you forgot something at the store.

At least the grocery stores are open for a while just for those very emergencies! Thank Goodness! I’ve had my share of these things happen too, and it doesn’t make for a stress-free day!

When things do calm down a bit, don’t forget to take the time to remember all of the wonderful things that have happened to you this year. As the worship song says, “Come into His presence with Thanksgiving” as you pray and Give Thanks!

I hope that you and your family have a terrific Thanksgiving Day and weekend full of Life, Love, and Laughter! This weekend has lots of events to take in, so have some fun, and maybe I’ll see you out there.

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Experience Blowing Rock’s Christmas in the Park and Lighting of the Town this Friday, Nov. 26th at Memorial Park starting at 2pm where Santa Clause will be coming to town. Kids can also enjoy inflatables, Hayrides at 4pm, free Hot cider and Hot chocolate with Christmas caroling at 5pm, then the Lighting of the town at 5:30pm. For more info call 828-295-5222 or visit

It’s a Christmas Carol Supper held at Meadowbrook Inn Fri., Nov. 26th, from 4:30 – 6:30pm, where Santa will read The Night Before Christmas, and live piano music will be played. After the Dinner, walk just one block to see the Lighting of the town at 5:30 pm in Memorial Park. Tickets are $11 for adults and $6 for children. For more info and reservations, call 828-295-4300.

Next head on down the street to Visit with SANTA and do some COOKIE DECORATING Fri, & Sat., Nov. 26th-27th, from 5:30 pm-9:30 pm, at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock. Join the Thanksgiving Weekend Festivities for great fun. Call 828- 295-5500 for more info. Also, take a Nighttime Carriage Ride by Chetola Lake at Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock. Starting at 5:30pm and running until 9:30pm, enjoy Horse and Carriage Rides around Chetola Lake through the HolidayLights Season. Cost is $16 adults, $10 kids 2-12. Call 828-295-5500 for more info.

Make sure to attend the annual Blowing Rock Christmas Parade on Sat., Nov. 27th, at 2:00 pm on Main Street in Blowing Rock. This year Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation will be organizing the Parade for the town, and line up begins at noon. Those interested in being in the parade can call 828-295-5222 or visit the website at

Come on out to the Beech Mountain Holiday Market and Punt, Pass and Kick Contest this Sat., Nov. 27th, from 11am – 2pm at the Buckeye Recreation Center in Beech Mountain. Local artisans will offer unique arts and crafts for sale, as well as home-baked treats. Get a jump on holiday shopping at this one stop- shop event, also take in a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus with  live music playing during the lunch hour by local guitarist, Mike Peak.

After the sale is the Fall Football Madness Punt, Pass and Kick Contest, where you can show what you’ve got in the Thanksgiving Game. Trophies will be given to both male and female participants in the following age categories: under 5, 5-8, 9-12, 13-17, 18 and older.  Stick around afterward for an All-American game of flag football. For more info call the Beech Mountain Parks and Recreation dept. at 828-387-3003.

Lastly, attend the Chetola Resorts Festival of Lights where more than 50,000 Illuminations will light up the night throughout the Holiday Season from Nov. 27th – Jan. 30th in Blowing Rock. Pick up an information brochure at Chetola’s main gate for more details or call 828-295-5500.

Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving Holiday!

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  1. Wow, helpful post on Thanksgiving events!