Western Youth Network’s Festival of Trees at Chetola


Festival of Trees is a magical holiday event sure to please all who walk through the door! Join in the fun at Chetola Resort as the Appalachian/Blue Ridge Room is transformed into a Christmas spectacle for this 2nd annual event, and funds are raised for Western Youth Network through admission donations and the purchase of these festive trees and wreaths!

There will be over 75 themed trees and wreaths on display for your viewing enjoyment! You can stroll throughout the room and admire the creativity and dazzling lights. All items are sold via online auction or a simple buy it now feature. Purchased trees/wreaths must be picked up on Sunday (December 4).

Schedule of Events:

Festival “First Look” Reception
Kick off the Festival with merriment at our VIP Festival “First Look!” Appetizers and complimentary beverage provided by Chetola, followed by cash bar.
This is a ticketed event.
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Thursday, December 1, 5:00-6:30pm

Young Professionals Holiday Social
Join the “40 & under” professional crowd of the High Country.
Appetizers will be provided and cash bar will be available.
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Thursday, December 1, 6:00-9:00pm

Festival Breakfast
Enjoy the best breakfast in town for young & old at the outstanding Timberlake’s Restaurant.
Complimentary hot chocolate.
Saturday, 7:30-10:30am, Festival will be open at 10am.

Sugar Plum Fairy Visit
Bring the little ones for hugs, a sweet treat, and a photo opportunity with the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Free candy canes!

Saturday, December 3, 2:00-4:00pm – Carolina Snowbelles
This local precision dance ensemble, directed by former Radio City Rockette Cheryl Cutlip, returns to Chetola with two four-minute routines set to a festive seasonal tune. Free, standing room only.

Kids’ Dinner Special in Timberlake’s Lobby
Both Friday & Saturday evenings. Kids 10 and under enjoy a free entree (one child per adult meal) and enjoy the Festival of Lights & the Festival of Trees!
Friday, December 2, 5:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, December 3, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Festival of Lights – Nightly, Nov 25-Jan 29
Enjoy the fantastic Festival of Lights, nightly at sunset on the grounds of Chetola, along with the indoor Festival of Trees (Hosted Dec 1-4).
Two Festivals in one great space for a limited time!