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Christmas in Boone

Christmas Day Dining & Activities

Take all the stress off of cooking for the holiday and pre-order a meal or make a reservation at one of the following High Country restaurants. 

 

DINE-IN OPTIONS:

 

APPALACHIAN SKI MOUNTAIN

940 Ski Mountain Road, Blowing Rock | (828) 295-7828

Ski Slopes and outdoor ice skating rink will be open from 1 - 10 pm on Christmas Day. Cafeteria-style traditional Christmas dinner at the lodge restaurant. 

BEECH MOUNTAIN RESORT

1007 Beech Mountain Pkwy., Beech Mountain, NC 28604 | (800) 438-2093

Ski slopes, snow tubing park, and dining will be open from 9 to 5 pm on Christmas Eve, and  1 - 10 pm on Christmas Day. 

SUGAR MOUNTAIN RESORT

1009 Sugar Mountain Dr, Sugar Mountain, NC 28604 | (828) 898-4521

Ski slopes, outdoor ice skating rink, snow tubing park, and dining will be open on Christmas Eve and Day from 11 am to 10 pm.

TIMBERLAKES RESTAURANT AT CHETOLA

185 Chetola Lake Dr, Blowing Rock | (828) 295-5505

Christmas Day plated meal by phone reservation only (on a waitlist).

 

Take-Out Options:

 

CRACKER BARREL

1601 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone | (828) 264-4425

To-Go Christmas dinners are available at this link. Closed on Christmas Day.

STICK BOY BAKERY

345 Hardin St, Boone | (828) 268-9900

Christmas cookies, bread, pies, and cakes are all available to order and pick up ahead of Christmas. Closed on Christmas Day.

 

OPEN, WITHOUT A HOLIDAY MENU:

 

MINT INDIAN CUISINE 

203 Boone Heights Dr, Boone | (828) 386-1441

Open from 11:30 - 2:30 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm.

CHINA WOK

205A New Market Centre, Boone | (828) 263-0588

Open with regular hours.

THE MOON IN BLOWING ROCK

7179 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock | (828) 414-9905

Open on Christmas Day from 11:30 am to 9 pm.

 

Plan your stay at an area Bed and Breakfast to enjoy holiday decor and a seasonal breakfast during the holidays. Some Bed & Breakfasts also host Christmas Dinner, inquire for reservations. 

Find holiday hours for more Blowing Rock restaurants

 

HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAYS

 

Festival of Lights at Chetola Resort

Free, open to the public daily. Take a stroll around Chetola Lake and enjoy the glittering light display.

The Middle Fork Greenway at Mystery Hill

Walk along the Middle Fork of the New River on a paved greenway, lit up with glittering lights at Mystery Hill each night. Free, and open to the public daily. 

Downtown Blowing Rock

Stroll along the sidewalks in downtown Blowing Rock and enjoy beautiful light displays at Memorial Park and in the shop windows.*

Downtown Boone

Enjoy the snowflake street lights, the Solar Tree at the Jones House, and window displays at various shops, galleries, and attractions. 

Crazy Christmas at Mystery Hill

Open daily in December, except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Tickets required.

Tweetsie Christmas

Enjoy a 20-minute decorated train ride through fantastic light displays, go on kid-friendly amusement park rides, watch live shows, and try tasty holiday treats. Tickets are required. Open select evenings through December 30th. Closed Christmas Eve and Day.

 

*FREE Holiday Parking in Downtown Boone on December 25th, December 26th, December 27th, and January 1st

  • Town Hall: 567 West King Street
  • Town of Boone Planning and Inspections Office: 680 West King Street
  • Watauga County Administration: 814 West King Street
  • Watauga Lot: Queen Street and North Water Street
  • Watauga County Library: 140 Queen Street

Note: Unless the parking space says specifically "Permit Only", or are permitted spaces, these lots are free for anyone who would like to park! Metered Parking is also always free on Sundays.

 

Christmastime & New Year Events:

 

 

Check out:

The Explore Boone Blog

for more great ideas on how to spend the holiday in the Boone area.