2018 Event Schedule
Festival Weekend Event Hours
Join us at Chetola Resort and stroll through a room brimming with holiday cheer!
Thursday, November 29 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Friday, November 30 from 12:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, December 1 from 10:00am-8:00pm
Sunday, December 2 from 10:00am-2:00pm
Festival "First Look" Reception
THURSDAY, November 29, 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 29, 7:00-9:00PM
Join the "40 & under" professional crowd of the High Country. Appetizers will be provided and cash bar will be available.
Friday, November 30, 4:00-6:00PM
Please join us as we honor and spread holiday cheer to our active military, retired military, and veterans who can enjoy the Festival during this time free of donation, courtesy of Bricca & Sonny Sweet, founders of the Sonny Sweet Scholarship Fund in support of WYN kids.
Festival of Lights, nightly, Nov. 29 - Dec. 2
Enjoy the fantastic Festival of Lights, nightly at sunset on the grounds of Chetola, along with the indoor Festival of Trees (Hosted Nov 29-Dec 2). Two Festivals in one great space for a limited time!
More special events being scheduled! Stay tuned.
2018 Sponsors - More Coming Soon!Sponsorship drive happening NOW! Join us in supporting this fantastic organization, making a huge difference in our community.
Watauga County Christmas Tree Association
Our Festival Star Sponsor ($2,500+):
Sonny & Bricca Sweet (founders, Sonny Sweet Scholarship Fund)
Our Garland Sponsors ($1,000+):
Cary Family Foundation
Deal, Moseley & Smith
Our Sleigh Bells Sponsors ($500+):
Highlands Wealth Management - Highlands Union Bank
Monkee's of Blowing Rock
Phi Gamma Delta
Our Holly Sponsors ($250+):
Hampton Inn & Suites, Boone
Hardee’s of Boone
Inn at Ragged Gardens/Best Cellar
David & Maureen Moses
NC Farm Bureau Insurance
Our Lights Sponsors:
2018 Tree Designers - More to come!
High Country Kids Triathlon
"Misfit Toys" group of friends
The Mustard Seed
The White Glove, Inc.
Tracey Heiss Interiors
Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce
College Access Partnerships at A.S.U.
Matt & Lauren Harris
Log House Florist
Patty Johnson & Mandy Robertson
2018 Wreath Designers