Attend Festive Events
Blue Ridge On Ice
Come ice skate with Blue Ridge On Ice at the Blue RIdge Farmers Market (next to the Swan Drive-In) from November 18, 2023-January 7, 2024.
Kick-off your Thanksgiving morning by running in the annual Turkey Trot, where families and participants of all fitness levels come together for a spirited race or walk. It's a wonderful way to spend the holiday morning, and you'll be back in time to prepare your Thanksgiving feast.
Holiday Express Train Ride
Take a ride on the Holiday Express with the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway to embark on a magical Christmas adventure. Kids will enjoy activity pamphlets, sweet treats, and the chance to meet Santa Claus, while adults sip hot cocoa and admire the scenery.
Light Up Blue Ridge
Held every year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, Light Up Blue Ridge is brimming with family-friendly holiday activities. With lively performances, a charming gingerbread village, a festive parade, and the Great Tree lighting, there's plenty to enjoy during this enchanting event.