Winter Events in North Carolina


Check out fun events happening across the state in December:

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Photo credit: Chetola Resort

Chetola Festival of Lights

Nov. 27, 2020-Jan. 31, 2021, Blowing Rock

Experience the magic of the holiday season at the Festival of Lights at Chetola Resort. Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, the resort illuminates its 78-acre property on Chetola Lake with sparkling seasonal displays for visitors to enjoy. Scenes include a 30-foot horse-drawn sleigh, ice skaters, a Nativity scene and more.

The lights are turned on nightly from dusk to midnight, and the festival is free and open to the public.

For more details, visit or call (800) 243-8652.

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Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) precautions and travel advisories, many upcoming events have been canceled or postponed. Please check with local tourism offices and event organizers for the most up-to-date information.
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