2019 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, December 5th from 7:00pm-9:00pm

Friday, December 6th from 12:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday, December 7th from 10:00am-8:00pm

Sunday, December 8th from 10:00am-2:00pm

Auction site is live!

ThursDAY, December 5th, 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, December 6th, 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.  

Festival of Lights, nightly, Dec. 5 - Dec. 8

Enjoy the fantastic Festival of Lights, nightly at sunset on the grounds of Chetola, along with the indoor Festival of Trees (Hosted Dec. 5-Dec. 8). Two Festivals in one great space for a limited time!


More special events being scheduled!  Stay tuned.

2019 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+): 

Our Garland Sponsors ($1,000+): 

Our Sleigh Bells Sponsors ($500+): 

Our Holly Sponsors ($250+): 

2019 Tree Designers

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

Large Trees

Small Trees

2019 Wreath Designers

Additional Items for Purchase

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