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.

Festival of Lights - Nightly, Nov 26-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 29-Dec 2). Two Festivals in one great space for a limited time!


More special events being scheduled!  Stay tuned.

2018 Sponsors - Coming Soon!

"Christmas in July" sponsorship drive beginning in a few days!

Festival Partners:

  • Chetola Resort
  • Watauga County Christmas Tree Association

Our Festival Star Sponsor ($2,500+): 


Our Garland Sponsors ($1,000+): 

Our Sleigh Bells Sponsors ($500+): 

    Our Holly Sponsors ($250+): 

    Our Lights Sponsors: 

    2018 Tree Designers - Coming Soon!

    2018 Wreath Designers