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 will be online

ThursDAY, December 5th, beginning 5:00pm 

Our auction site will be live by 5pm on Thursday 12/5.

Festival "First Look" VIP Reception - Naming Rights available!

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+): 

  • Carolina West Wireless

Our Garland Sponsors ($1,000+):

  • Deal, Moseley & Smith

Our Sleigh Bells Sponsors ($500+): 

  • Monkee’s of Blowing Rock

Our Holly Sponsors ($250+): 

  • Blue Ridge Mountain Club

  • David & Maureen Moses

  • Inn at Ragged Gardens / Best Cellar

  • NC Farm Bureau Insurance

  • South’s Clothiers

2019 Tree Designers

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

Large Trees

4 Forty Four

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff

Footsloggers Outdoor and Travel Outfitters

The Gilded Lily by Patra

Heiss Interiors, LLC

LaQuinta Inn & Suites

Mast General Store

Small Trees

828 Real Estate

Apple Hill Farm

Blue Cross and Blue Shield NC

Center 45 Climbing and Hatchet Coffee

Embodied Wholeness

Matt and Lauren Harris

High Country Kids Triathlon

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

Victorian Inn Blowing Rock

Vincent Properties

2019 Wreath Designers

Tammy Taylor Interiors

Lyndy and Ron VanHoutan

Additional Items for Purchase

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