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Festive First Friday

  • Downtown Boone 567 West King Street Boone, NC 28607 USA (map)

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on Friday, December 7 beginning at 4pm for an evening of festive, family fun!

We will have cloggers, carolers and snowmen, The Grinch, Santa and Mrs. Claus, as well as a community Christmas tree lighting.  

Festivities start at 4pm and continue until 8pm. Parking is FREE Downtown after 5pm. ASU parking lots are also available after 5pm. For this event, the First Baptist Church has graciously offered to let us use their parking lot as well!  

4:00pm Festivities kick off!
4:00-5:00 The Grinch will be at the Library followed by craft time!
4:00 until 8:00 Santa will be at Mast General Store
4-8 Face Painting at Town Hall
4:30-8 Appalachian Carriage will be offering carriage rides- pick up on Howard Street
4:30 until 7 Mrs. Claus will be at the Historic Post Office to help the children write letters to Santa. With cookies from Proper Restaurant
5:00-8:00 Christmahanakwanzika Celebration at the Jones House
6:30 Christmas Tree Lighting at the Jones House
7:00 SNOWBALL FIGHT! With the High Country Grizzlies at the Hope Pregnancy Center parking lot- bring a bag marshmallows and join in the fun! 
8:00 Festivities will wrap up

Also, don't forget to stop by the Footsloggers Courtyard for a variety of yummy treats! There will be s'mores, hot chocolate, roasted chestnuts and foods to go! 

*There will be Christmas cookies and warm drinks at the Jones House

*Mast General Store will be popping popcorn hot and fresh all evening. 

*Boone Bagelry will have an assortment of delicious festive hot drinks and wonderful baked goods! 

*Lost Province will have drink and food specials as well as live music and roasted chestnuts!

*Tuchin Center for the Visual Arts invites the community to their Winter Exhibition Celebration. They will have live music, savory refreshments and 3 new exhibitions from 6pm until 10pm.  

*Shear Shakti will be celebrating their 9th anniversary with fun decorations, gift sets and champagne! It will also be the opening reception for their December/January artist Lindsay Willis with music by Kendall Cahan.

*Lucky Penny will be hosting local artist Clay by Jane.

*King Street Creamery will have face painting and yummy treats!

*Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture will be handing out samples of caramel popcorn, apple crisp and apple cider made with ingredients from the high country food hub.  

*Farm Full Circle will be handing out samples of recipes that use recovered food!

*Proper will have special deals on bottles of champagne, prosecco and cava all day!

*"As you Were" the photographic works by Cheryl Zibisky will be on display at the Nth Gallery and Studios.  

*Carolina Pizza will have beer specials and table side s'mores!

For more information please contact Lane Weiss at 828-268-6283 or by e-mail at
Lucky Penny Shear Shakti Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Lost Province Brewing Co Boone Bagelry Jones House Cultural and Community Center Watauga County Public Library Footsloggers ProperHigh Country Local First

Earlier Event: December 7
Christmas Celebration at Apple Tree Farm
Later Event: December 7
Tweetsie Christmas