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Tweetsie Christmas

  • Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Ln Blowing Rock, NC, 28605 United States (map)


  • Meet Santa in his own home -- made of gingerbread filled with candied furnishings. Imagine sitting on a chocolate truffle or resting on a piece of ribbon candy just before you meet Santa and have your picture taken with him on his Gingerbread bench. 

  • Take a night-time train ride through the Blue Ridge Mountains on a crisp winter’s night, as you enjoy Christmas carols and the tracks dazzlingly lit for the holidays. Remember to dress warm, the cars have open windows! 

  • Christmas Lights. Lots of them -- thousands to be exact! Holiday lighting professionals have created a winter wonderland of lights not only along the three-mile track but also throughout the open areas of the park. Look for the tunnel of lights and the 40’ LED interactive Christmas tree.

  • Enjoy the sounds of Christmas during a 15-minute variety show in the Tweetsie Palace.

  • Step into a snow globe filled with swirling (synthetic) snow, peak through a Christmas present, feel dwarfed by nut crackers, toy soldiers, candy canes, toy drums, and more.

  • Roast s’mores over an outdoor fire pit and enjoy freshly baked cookies, warm funnel cakes, and other handmade items from Tweetsie Railroad’s famous Fudge Shop. 


  • Purchase a ticket for a specific night and train ride time. The train runs every half hour beginning at 5:30 p.m.

  • The live Christmas show performances are at 5:30, 6:15, 7:00, 7:45, 8:30, and 9:15 pm.

  • Advance tickets required

  • Admission for adults and children: $38 per person

  • Children 2 and under enter FREE

  • A limited number of Guests admitted nightly


  • November 23-24

  • November 1 - December 1

  • December 7-8

  • December 14-15

  • December 21-22

  • December 28-29

Earlier Event: December 15
Christmas Celebration at Apple Tree Farm
Later Event: December 15
Festival of Lights at Chetola Resort