If you are looking for ways to help get you and your family into the Christmas spirit in the High Country, North Carolina area, you are in luck. There are tons of fun, festive events around that are sure to have you feeling merry and bright in no time.
Yule Log Bonfire and Hayride
Kick off your night at Beech Mountain with a yule log bonfire that is sure to have you feeling like a roasting chestnut. After you have gotten all toasty at the fire, you can head on over to the Famous Brick Oven Pizzeria to sample some hot cider, cocoa, and s’mores. Make sure you pack blankets, gloves, hats, and scarves, because the night ends with a local holiday lights hayride tour.
This sounds like a Christmas-lovers haven wrapped in a little bit of magic. Come to the Tweetsie Railroad to meet and get photos with Santa in his house made entirely of gingerbread, take a whimsical night time train ride through the Blue Ridge Mountains, step into an actual snow globe swirling with synthetic snow, and enjoy freshly baked cookies and funnel cakes as well as other homemade holiday treats from Tweetsie’s Fudge Shop. This place is truly transformed into a winter wonderland sure to excite any Grinch.
Chetola Resort Lights Display
Twinkling lights and local holiday displays are one of the best parts of Christmas. The Cheola Resort positively decks its halls this time of year with one of the most dazzling light displays around. You can pull up with your family in the minivan and drive through the displays, or you can choose to view it on foot. Whether you walk or drive, you can enjoy the sounds of carolers by the lake, and to make this event even more magical, it is completely free! You can enjoy these displays every day through January 28, 2019 beginning at dusk.
Sugar Mountain New Year’s Eve
If you are equally as interested in celebrating the coming of a new year as you are in celebrating Christmas, the Sugar Mountain New Year’s Eve bash may be for you! For a flat fee, you can enjoy live music, champagne, cocktails, and appetizers, and ring in 2019 in style.
High Country offers unique local mountain experiences that make the holidays even more magical for its residents. You and your family will surely remember these experiences for many years to come.