ASHE COUNTY: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
To experience Winter in West Jefferson, North Carolina is to experience the warmth and comfort of a small-town in the scenic mountains. As we approach the colder months in Ashe County, most people are searching for ways to get into the holiday spirit and feel the comfort their hometown has to offer. With Ashe County named the Christmas Tree Capital of the US, we take pride in our holiday traditions and want everyone to experience the excitement and joy the holiday season in our community brings each year. In this article, we fill you in on family friendly, creative, and cozy options for activities that will make West Jefferson feel like your home for the holidays!
Here’s what’s happening in High Country this upcoming Winter 2021:
Shop for Fraser Fir Trees
One of the most exciting parts about Christmas is picking out the tree for your home, especially if you live in an area like West Jefferson. Ashe County, NC is home of the White House Christmas tree and was even named the Christmas Tree Capital of the US in 2014. With over 10 tree farms in the area, there are endless trees to choose from — you are sure to leave with a smile on your face as well as a lovely Fraser Fir to brighten your home. You could even find a tree as pristine as the one in the White House! Christmas tree shopping in Ashe County will bring memories of a lifetime and support your local community all together.
West Jefferson North Carolina Holiday Gallery Crawl
This upcoming Friday, December 3rd, Downtown West Jefferson North Carolina will be filled with holiday spirit and invites you to join in on the excitement! Explore galleries, enjoy outdoor art pieces and murals, and take advantage of the downtown restaurants during the Holiday Gallery Crawl from 5-7pm. In the West Jefferson Arts District, you will find one-of-a-kind paintings, quilts, jewelry, and much more. This is a wonderful way to support local artists and businesses of downtown West Jefferson and start December off in a festive way!
Saturday with Santa & Tree Fest Open House Ashe County Civic Center North Carolina:
Are you and your kids as excited for Christmas as we are? Join us in taking free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus this Saturday, December 4th, along with Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman. This event is taking place at the Ashe Civic Center, but be sure to stop by the Ashe County Arts Council, located in Historic Downtown West Jefferson to gift shop and participate in arts and crafts just in time for the holidays! This festive morning, from 8-11am, includes milk and cookies, goodie bags, Christmas crafts and Christmas books! The event is free, but space is limited so reservations are required! Book your reservation before it’s too late: (336) 846-2787
Ashe County Holiday Farmer’s Market
You don’t want to miss out on the last Holiday farmer’s market in West Jefferson this year! This Saturday, December 4th, find unique gifts and decorations just in time for giving this 2021 holiday season. Featured at the Holiday Market will be locally grown and handcrafted Christmas wreaths, trees, roping, crafts, baked goods and much more. Support the local West Jefferson vendors and join us at the Ashe County Holiday Farmer’s Market from 10am-2pm in Backstreet Park!
The Feathered Nest Lofts
Looking for an amazing place to stay in West Jefferson this Winter or into the 2022 New Year? Located in the heart of downtown, The Feathered Nest Lofts provides a lodging experience like no other in the area. You will find yourself impressed with the location and service as well as its walking distance to shops, restaurants, galleries, and more. Check for availability here: https://thefeatherednestdowntownwestjefferson.com
Winter in Ashe County North Carolina brings a unique experience to the area like no other season. There is something magic in the air that makes this mountain town feel like home no matter the occasion and no matter if you are visiting the area for a bit or have lived here for many years. With the strong chance of a “white Christmas” and plenty of holiday cheers to go around, Ashe County is the perfect place to pick your own Christmas tree, appreciate the arts, shop local vendors and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Regency Properties would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.