Blowing Rock, NC – As fall transitions into the Holidays, there is plenty happening around Blowing Rock to keep you and your family entertained and your spirits lifted. There will be food, hot cocoa, glowing twinkle lights, and festivities through the Holiday Season!

Blowing Rock’s Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town celebration is an annual holiday event that you are sure to love. Join us on November 25th from 4-8 pm for games, music and caroling, and visits with Santa. It’s the perfect time to kick off your holiday and Christmas celebrating! Bring the whole family, or enjoy the romance of the lights and fun, jovial atmosphere with your significant other.

The Blowing Rock Christmas Parade follows on the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year! Note that this year’s parade time is 10:00am on November 26, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the day in and around Blowing Rock.

Another great way to celebrate the season is with a trip to Tweetsie Christmas! On select nights from November 25 – December 30 enjoy thousands of dazzling Christmas lights and scenes, as you ride in an open-air train car pulled by one of their historic narrow-gauge steam locomotives. The train runs every 30 minutes beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets usually sell out, so get yours today!

Western Youth Network is bringing their Festival of Trees back for the 2022 season. Beautifully designed trees already decked out with tons of presents will be displayed throughout the community and online, available to purchase through a user friendly online auction. Wreaths will be on display at Chetola Resort. The displays and auction open on November 15 – December 1. The auction finale will be live-streamed on December 1 from 7:00 – 8:15pm.

Last, but definitely not least, Chetola Resort will be featuring their Festival of Lights. It is free and open to the public. Enjoy thousands of dazzling illuminations throughout the resort with either a drive or stroll around the lake. The “Festival of Lights” opens nightly November 25 – January 29, and the displays illuminate at dusk each evening.