December brings cold weather and the beautiful snow to the High Country. Whether you are visiting family, taking a day trip up to the mountains, or are searching for the perfect mountain cabin to hide away in, there’s plenty of holiday festivities for you to enjoy. Christmas in the High Country of North Carolina has a little bit of fun for the entire family.
5 Fun Christmas Activities Around Boone
#1: Christmas Tree Farms
If you’re standing in the middle of Boone, close your eyes, spin around and point your finger, you’ll most likely land in the direction of a Christmas tree farm. There are plenty to choose from Ashe County to right here in Watauga County. Some of our favorites include:
- Bear Wallow Choose & Cut
- C & J Christmas Trees
- Bluestone Greenery
- Circle C Tree Farms
- Clawson’s Choose & Cut
- Panoramic View Christmas Tree Farm
- Swinging Bridge Farm
- RRR Laurel Knob
- Mistletoe Meadows
Grab a cup of coffee in downtown Boone and head over to any of these vendors to find the Christmas tree of your dreams.
#2: The Festival of Lights at Chetola Resort
The Festival of Lights is a wonderful way to stay warm and cozy inside your car while enjoying a lovely view of the famous Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Every day, starting at 6 p.m., visitors can take a drive or stroll through the resort grounds to view the Christmas lights stationed all around. It is located at 185 Chetola Lake Drive, Blowing Rock, N.C., 28605.
#3: Apple Hill Farm Christmas Celebration
The name might be confusing, but the Apple Hill Farm Christmas Celebration doesn’t actually have apples, the farm is home to alpacas! Visitors can take an educational walking-tour of the farm to meet the animals and view the many Christmas decorations. There’s even a little gift shop full of local goods! Reservations are required, so don’t miss out!
#4: Boone’s Winter Farmers’ Market
Still looking for the right gift? Need last minute ingredients for your favorite holiday recipe? The Boone Winter Farmers’ Market is a great place to visit! Every Saturday December through April, various local vendors sell their products from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. It is located at the Watauga Agricultural Conference Center in Downtown Boone. The 2020-2021 vendor list includes:
- Against the Grain
- Sweet Dreams Patisserie LLC
- Mountain Flowers Hemp
- Resupply LLC
- BFR Beef
- Mountain Memories Farm
- Creeksong Farm
- High Country Clay
- CW Chocolate
- Sunshine Cove Farm
- F.A.R.M. Cafe
- Carringer Farms
- Black Birch Her-Pothecary
- Berry Patch Farm
- Fermenti Farm
- Mountain Roots Farm
- Shady Grove Gardens
- Devorah Chocolate
#5: Skiing, Snowboarding and Snow Tubing
For the beginner to the professional, people from all across the East Coast flock to the High Country of North Carolina to hit the slopes. During certain parts of the year, students at Appalachian State University can even opt to take a class in snowboarding or skiing to fulfill certain requirements.
Appalachian Ski Mountain, Beech Mountain Resort and Sugar Mountain Resort, Inc. provide visitors with the ultimate winter sports and activities experience! But, if you’re not up to going down the mountain while standing up, no worries! Sit down and relax in a snow tube at Hawksnest Tubing.
There’s plenty of holiday festivities for you to experience in the High Country of North Carolina. At 828 Real Estate we’re in the holiday spirit. If you are in downtown Boone during the holiday season, come by our office and say hi!