Christmas and Holiday events (and cold weather) are in high gear. This edition of the Top Ten is chock-full of fun things for all. 

Due to weather...we recommend you check with event hosts for changes and cancellations or visit a local closings and cancellations page such as RaysWeather's NC Closings page.

We were looking forward to joining our friends at The Todd Mercantile and Rivergirl Fishing for a fun "Todd Trio" float at the Boone Parade this Saturday but weather concerns has caused the parade to be CANCELLED for this year.  See below for alternative fun in downtown Boone.

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What's Happening Dec 8-10

CANCELLED Boone Christmas Parade (Saturday)
The annual 2017 downtown Boone Christmas Parade has been CANCELLED due to weather but the Town invites the public to visit the Jones House Cultural and Community Center for free cookies, hot cider, and hot chocolate and a spot set up for taking family photographs.

Santa will be making a special stop at the Jones House at 11:00 a.m. before his scheduled appearance at the downtown Boone Mast General Store from 1-4 p.m.


 Grandfather Mountain Dollar Days (Every day in Dec)
From Dec. 1-31, anyone who lives or works in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga or Wilkes counties will be admitted to the mountain for only $3 per person, with proof of local employment or residency. In lieu of cash, Grandfather Mountain also will accept three cans of food  from local residents for distribution to local food pantries. 

Invitation to A Miracle Christmas Program (Sat. Sun. & Sun. Next)
We hope you will be able to join us for the family-friendly, free event that will feature the Alliance choir and drama teams. No tickets are necessary. Saturday Show @ 7pm, Sunday Shows @ 5pm & 2pm the next Sunday at Alliance Bible Fellowship on Hwy. 105 Bypass in Boone



The Nutcracker Ballet  (Saturday)
Studio K Ballet Company would like to formally invite you and your family to join Clara and her beloved nutcracker prince on their magical journey to the Land of Sweets. There will be two opportunities to experience this wonderful holiday spectacle. Come continue your family’s tradition – or start a new one this year with Studio K Youth Ballet’s performance of…THE NUTCRACKER!

Joyous Sounds of Christmas (Sunday)
An annual choral concert by three area church choirs: Mt Jefferson Presbyterian, First Baptist Church West Jefferson, and West Jefferson United Methodist. The choirs and individual performers will present sacred, secular and pop music. Also performing will be a trio, quartet, violin, harp, four-hand piano, and organ. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken.

 'The Living Promise' Live Nativity (Sun. & Sun. next)
Come and remember the beautiful gift of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. At this drive thru outreach event, enjoy live scenes, animals, Carolers, and most importantly presentations that show us God's promise of a salvation plan for mankind. 


What's Happening December 11-Dec 20

Library Amnesty Week (Mon. thru Sat)
Bring canned goods to the library to erase overdue material fines! Each can of food will cancel $1 of overdue fines. All canned goods collected by the library will be donated to the Hunger and Health Coalition; bring canned pet food also, which will be donated to the Watauga Humane Society.

Carols & Wassailing (Thursday)
Come sing in Christmas with Blowing Rock Art and History Museum's (BRAHM's) wintertime sing-along! We'll enjoy hot cider and treats while sharing carols and other Christmastime tunes! Our host will teach a few songs from English wassailing traditions, a practice going back to medieval times in which peasants would sing for cider, gifts and food at the homes of nobles. We will also sing carols collected from the Appalachian Mountains. 

Mountain Home Music's "A Mountain Home Christmas (Thursday)
Grace Lutheran Church will host this Mountain Home Music High Country tradition, started by Joe Shannon as a way to give back to his beloved community of Boone. What better way to celebrate the real "reason of the season" than to enjoy a free evening of Appalachian style holiday music and help support The Hospitality House & Santa's Toy Box.

Ensemble Stage presents 'An Ensemble Christmas' (Saturday)
Our annual holiday musical variety show patterned after the Andy Williams and Bing Crosby television Christmas specials of the 60's and 70's with women in beautiful dresses, guys in tuxedoes,lots of singing, dancing, comedy sketches and more.

Friends of St. Matthew's Christmas Celebration (Saturday)
Come out to Todd to help decorate the chapel for the holidays! There will be tree trimming, ornament making for the kids, hot drinks and treats! There will also be a raffle drawing for a painting.

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