2018 Event Schedule

Festival Weekend Event Hours

Join us at Chetola Resort and stroll through a room brimming with holiday cheer! Open to the public Friday - Sunday, with admission by donation. Trees and wreaths available for purchase by silent auction. Lots of special events throughout the weekend. See details below!

Thursday, November 29 from 7:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, November 30 from 12:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday, December 1 from 10:00am-8:00pm

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

Cork & Craft: Wreath making event, sponsored by Rivercross

TUESDAY, November 27, 6:30-8:30PM 

Always wanted to make a wreath but not sure how?  Here's your chance to contribute 2 wreaths to Festival of Trees and receive expert guidance in wreath-making!  All supplies included (supplies & wreaths!), along with snacks.  $20 contribution appreciated.  Call Rivercross at 828-963-8623 to register.  Make a wreath in class; take a wreath to replicate; donate both to support WYN's programs & be part of the fun!  Limited to 10 participants total.

Pre-Festival Holiday Trivia

WednesDAY, November 28, 7:00pm-9:00PM 

Head to Lost Province in downtown Boone and test your holiday trivia.  Learn about Festival of Trees and WYN in a fun & competitive environment.  Donations accepted!  

Auction site is live!

ThursDAY, November 29, beginning 5:00pm 

Our auction site will be live by 5pm on Thursday. Visit to get a sneak peak of the trees, wreaths, and other goodies. Go ahead an Register on our Auction site NOW, and you’ll save a step before you visit! (Sometimes internet access is slow when the room is full.) You can get the bidding started if you see something you like, starting at 5pm Thursday.

Festival "First Look" VIP Reception, special thanks to Capital Bank

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 private event by invitation; tickets can be purchased for additional attendees.  

Military Appreciation, gifted by Bricca & Sonny Sweet

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 and their families who can enjoy the Festival during this time free of donation, courtesy of COL (Ret) Sonny Sweet & LTC (Ret) Bricca Sweet, founders of the Sonny Sweet Scholarship Fund in support of WYN kids.  Presentation of Colors will occur at 4pm, brought to us by the WHS ROTC.  Free gift and special raffle offering during this time.   

Santaland, gifted by Carolina West Wireless

Saturday, DEcember 1, 1:00-5:00pm

Wander through the magical Christmas tree wonderland, with a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus! Bring the kids for this photo opportunity and lots of fun for all ages. Donation appreciated.

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

Thank you for supporting this fantastic organization, making a huge difference in our community.

Festival Partners:

  • Chetola Resort

  • Watauga County Christmas Tree Association

Our Festival Star Sponsor ($2,500+): 

  • Capital Bank

  • Carolina West Wireless

  • Sonny & Bricca Sweet   (founders, Sonny Sweet Scholarship Fund)

Our Garland Sponsors ($1,000+): 

  • Anonymous Donor

  • Cary Family Foundation

  • Deal, Moseley & Smith

  • 4 Forty Four

  • LifeStore Bank & Insurance

  • VPC Builders

Our Sleigh Bells Sponsors ($500+): 

  • Allen Wealth Management

  • Appalachian Management

  • Echota

  • Gamma Beta Phi

  • Highlands Wealth Management - Highlands Union Bank

  • Monkee's of Blowing Rock

  • Phi Gamma Delta

  • Rivercross

  • Super 8

Our Holly Sponsors ($250+): 

  • Boone Podiatry

  • Courtyard Marriott

  • Gamekeeper

  • Hampton Inn & Suites, Boone

  • Hardee’s of Boone

  • Hospitality Mints

  • Inn at Ragged Gardens/Best Cellar

  • The Leslie Eason Real Estate Team of Keller Williams Realty

  • Patrick & Margaret McCoy

  • David & Maureen Moses

  • NC Farm Bureau Insurance

  • New River Landscaping Inc.

  • Sky Country Transportation Services, Inc.

  • Skyline/Skybest

  • South’s Clothiers

  • WJ Office

2018 Tree Designers

Thank you to these designers for supporting WYN, making a huge difference in our community.

Large Trees

  • Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff

  • Chetola Resort

  • Diane Davant & Assoc. Interior Design

  • Fidelity Bank Mortgage - The Rosa Ivey Team

  • Footsloggers

  • Fuschia Moss Floral Design

  • High Country Kids Triathlon

  • LifeStore Bank & Insurance

  • "Misfit Toys" group of friends

  • RevFive5 Fitness

  • Sew Original

  • Super 8

  • The Mustard Seed

  • The White Glove, Inc.

  • Tracey Heiss Interiors

Small Trees

  • 828 Real Estate

  • Apple Hill Farm

  • ASU Child Advocacy Club

  • Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce

  • Bob Timberlake

  • Caledonia Book Group

  • Canvas Beauty Bar / Mountain Mystic Spray Tannin

  • Center 45 and Hatchet Coffee

  • Cirque Appalachia

  • College Access Partnerships at A.S.U.

  • Darby Design

  • The Gilded Lily by Patra

  • Tyler Evatt-Young

  • The Gamekeeper

  • Matt & Lauren Harris

  • High Country Resort Rentals

  • Horton Hotel

  • Log House Florist

  • Magic Cycles

  • Neighborhood Yoga

  • Patty Johnson & Mandy Robertson

  • Principles of Leadership

  • Tammy Taylor Interiors

  • Victorian Inn

  • Vincent Properties

2018 Wreath Designers

  • Misfit Toys

  • Jean Roberts

  • Tammy Taylor Interiors

  • Traveling Vineyard: Wine with Yolanda, Independent Wine Guide

  • Pam Washer

  • Blue Ridge Mountain Club

  • Bouquet Florist

  • Fierce Girls Lead

  • High Country Association of Realtors

  • Erica Lackey

  • Mark Crowell Interior Design

  • Mast General Store

Additional Items for Purchase

  • WYN Tree - Special opportunity to purchase wish items for WYN & the kids we serve

  • Pet Place - themed stockings for cats & dogs

  • Scott Pearson Photography - lovely birch centerpieces