Holidays in the High Country

The High Country is gearing up for a festive holiday season! A variety of events take place throughout the month of November and December to celebrate a time of thanksgiving and good will towards men.

Giving Thanks

Do you lack confidence in the kitchen? Are you tired of spending hours slaving over a hot stove? Let the professionals handle the heavy lifting this Thanksgiving! Local favorites open on Turkey Day this year include the Daniel Boone Inn, The Gamekeeper and Red Tail Mountain Golf Course & Resort. To see a complete list of all local restaurants open to serve you and your family this Thanksgiving, click here.

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Small Business Saturday was first observed in 2010 as a way to encourage holiday shoppers to spend their money supporting local vendors in their own community. On Saturday, Nov. 25, customers can take advantage of small business sales and hand-crafted gifts from local artisans. Click here for a list of participating Boone businesses.

Christmas Concerts

Fans of Celtic music and tradition should check out A Celtic Christmas Concert, presented by Mountain Home Music. The concert takes place on Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Boone. Click here to purchase tickets and enjoy holiday music from Ireland, Scotland and America.

Mountain Home Music will also present an Appalachian Christmas Concert at Grace Lutheran Church. The concert takes place on December 14 at 7:30 p.m. and will feature bluegrass and down-home Christmas songs.

Festive Events

Don’t miss the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Jones House Community Center on December 1. Appalachian State University’s a cappella group will serenade visitors during the ceremony, which kicks off the first Friday Holiday Art Crawl. Enjoy work by local artists, music by live street performers and complimentary refreshments in downtown Boone from 5 – 8 p.m.

boone christmas tree farmsMark your calendars for the 2017 Christmas Parade & Celebration on December 9 at 11 a.m. Festive floats, local celebrities, performers and musicians will make their way down King Street in celebration of the Christmas season. A reception featuring complimentary cookies and cider will follow at the Jones House Community Center.

Fresh pines are prime for the picking at a variety of choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms in the area. Click here for a comprehensive list of Christmas tree farms.

Visitors can stretch their ski legs at local ski resorts. Ski, snowboard or tube your way down the slopes at Appalachian Ski Mountain or Beech Mountain. Warm up in their lodges with a cup of cocoa and soak in the Christmas cheer.

Holiday Hide-Away

boone ski tripsThe Lovill House Inn is located in the heart of downtown Boone on Old Bristol Road. Six large guest bedrooms feature their own private baths, cable TV, high speed internet and access to a fireplace! Guests have access to 11 acres of grounds and gardens, a 270+ movie library and hot breakfast every morning.

If you’re planning on spending the holidays in the High Country, reserve a spot at the Lovill House Inn and enjoy all that Boone has to offer from the luxury of your own private holiday hide-away!