2017 Event Schedule

Festival Weekend Event Hours

Join us at Chetola Resort and stroll through a room brimming with holiday cheer!

Thursday, November 30 from 7:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, December 1 from 12:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, December 2 from 10:00am-8:00pm

Sunday, December 3 from 10:00am-2:00pm


WYNter Wonderland Cookie Launch

TuesdAY, November 28, 12:00-4:00PM  

Stop by Appalachia Cookie Company in Boone on Tuesday to try the delicious new WYNter Wonderland Cookie. 100% of the profits from this dark chocolate and peanut butter cookie will benefit WYN!  Cookie available to purchase and to ship throughout the Festival weekend.

Holiday Trivia

WednesDAY, November 29, 7:00-9:00PM

Special pre-Festival trivia night at Lost Province in downtown Boone. Test your holiday trivia and get in the seasonal spirit! 10% of proceeds benefit the Festival and WYN. 

Festival "First Look" Reception

THURSDAY, November 30, 5:00-7:00PM 

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.  

Young Professionals Holiday Social

THURSDAY, November 30, 7:00-9:00PM

Join the "40 & under" professional crowd of the High Country. Appetizers will be provided and cash bar will be available.

Festival Breakfast


Enjoy the best breakfast in town for young & old at the outstanding Timberlake's Restaurant. Complimentary hot chocolate.

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.

Festival of Lights - Nightly, Nov 27-Jan 31

Enjoy the fantastic Festival of Lights, nightly at sunset on the grounds of Chetola, along with the indoor Festival of Trees (Hosted Nov 30-Dec 3). Two Festivals in one great space for a limited time!

2017 Sponsors

Festival Partners:

  • Chetola Resort
  • Watauga County Christmas Tree Association

Our Festival Star Sponsor: 

  • Anonymous/Friend of WYN

Our Garland Sponsors: 

  • VPC Builders
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Deal, Moseley & Smith LLP

Our Sleigh Bells Sponsors: 

  • Blue Ridge Mountain Club
  • Echota
  • Panoramic Hospitality

    Our Holly Sponsors: 

    • The Gamekeeper Restaurant
    • Margaret & Patrick McCoy
    • David Patrick & Maureen Moses
    • Reid's Cafe and Catering
    • Boone Drug
    • Courtyard by Marriott
    • Inn at Ragged Gardens
    • Brian & Michelle Haas
    • WJ Office
    • Farm Bureau
    • Elk Ridge Farm
    • Blowing Rock Home Company
    • Boone Podiatry

    Our Lights Sponsors: 

    • Vincent Properties

    2017 Tree Designers

    • Appalachian Ski Mountain
    • Beth Holcomb & Mandy Robertson
    • Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce
    • Blowing Rock Victorian Inn
    • Blowing Rock Woodworks
    • Blue House Art Studio and Bluebird Exchange
    • Boone Drug
    • Boone High Country Rentals
    • Callista Designs, Inc.
    • Canvas Beauty Bar and Mountain Mystic Spray Tan
    • Center 45 Climbing and Fitness
    • Cheap Joe's Art Stuff
    • Chetola Resort
    • Darby Logan and Foggy Pines Books
    • Footsloggers of Blowing Rock
    • Fuschia Moss Floral Design
    • Gamma Beta Phi
    • Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation
    • High Country Grizzlies
    • Horton Hotel
    • Irene Sawyer, Founder, High Country Breast Cancer Foundation
    • Jan Todd and Photography friends
    • Jenny Koehn & Jim Street
    • Knoll Interiors
    • Leadership Studies at ASU
    • Log House Florist
    • Matt and Lauren Harris
    • Middle Fork Greenway
    • Monkee's of Blowing Rock
    • Mountaineer Hall Council
    • Panoramic Hospitality, Inc.
    • Scott Pearson Photography
    • Sugarplum Babes
    • The Gamekeeper Restaurant
    • The Misfit Toys
    • The Mustard Seed Market
    • The Stocking Stuffers
    • Valle Crucis Lavender House

    2017 Wreath Designers

    • Mark Crowell
    • Mast General Store
    • Patti Jupiter
    • Ron & Lyndy VanHoutan
    • Sonny Sweet Scholarship Fund
    • Starbucks
    • The Local
    • The Misfit Toys
    • Tyler Young
    • Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge
    • Appalachia Cookie Company
    • Blowing Rock Woodworks
    • Erica Lackey
    • Green Park Inn
    • High Country Association of Realtors
    • Horton Hotel
    • Jan Rienerth
    • Jean Roberts