Small Town Christmas in Banner Elk

Vacationing to North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains is a rewarding experience at any time of year. However, things in the mountains get even more magical around the holiday season. What’s better than being able to ski the slopes, explore outdoor trails, and skate on an ice rink under all of the beauty of the mountains? The village of Sugar Mountain is a winter wonderland in and of itself, but finding the things to do during the Christmas season can make the whole experience that much better.

Finding Sugar Mountain Christmas things to do isn’t hard, but finding the perfect thing could take some time. Nearby Banner Elk offers plenty of holiday activities. In downtown Banner Elk, you’ll truly find the Christmas spirit. There’s no better time to experience this magical place than during the event called A Small Town Christmas.

Sugar Mountain a Small Town Christmas

When is it?

A Small Town Christmas takes place on December 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in downtown Banner Elk. The entire day is filled with fun things to do to get you into the holiday spirit. So bundle up and head on down to kick Christmas off right.

Sugar Mountain Christmas Things to Do

What are the events?

As you can see, this event lasts all day long. As you can imagine, there are several things to do the entire time to make sure that the winter wonderland created here does not disappoint.

A Small Town Christmas begins the day off right at 8:30 a.m. with a Holiday 5K race. Of course, after working up an appetite on your run, you’ll want to head right to breakfast with Santa at 9:30 at Dunn’s Deli. Then, the day is yours. Walk to all the activities and events of A Small Town Christmas happening throughout the downtown area all day long.

You’ll find so many holiday related activities like making ornaments, and decorating cookies. Plus, take part in a candy cane hunt in the town park, and make sure not to miss the storytelling at the Banner Elk Book Exchange.

In addition to the wonderful holiday events taking place during the day, use this as an opportunity to stop into some of Banner Elk’s many shops. You’ll find stores selling fine jewelry, a cheese and wine shop, a store catering to your furry friends, and many other beautiful and eclectic shops that make the area unique.

Sugar Mountain A Small Town Christmas

Parades and More Activities

But, the fun of the Banner Elk holiday activities doesn’t stop at wandering and shopping. There is a parade of lights that begins at 6 p.m. as the sun is going down. It starts at Lees-McRae College and features marching bands, cars, floats, animals, and of course Santa Clause himself riding on a fire truck. Follow this gorgeous Sugar Mountain Christmas display to where it ends at Tate-Evans Park, and you’ll find even more surprises. Mini train rides can be found here as the park is lit up with Christmas lights and children can ask for their holiday wish from Santa.

This beautiful day filled with Sugar Mountain Christmas things to do will truly inspire you to be merry and bright. It’s the perfect way for you to begin your holiday season and to make your trip to the area the most memorable one ever.

You can also explore everything else the area has to offer. This includes other little spots like Banner Elk, skiing, and other outdoor winter activities that are common in the mountains of North Carolina. Make sure to book one of our cozy vacation rentals online today so you can reserve your spot in this winter wonderland.

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