Thursday, November 30, 2017

Weekly Village Update 11.30.17

Chamber Events & News

Mark Your Calendars for Friday, December 8th!
It's an Evening of Fun & Celebration in Blowing Rock!

Ribbon Cutting at 4:30 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

Join us for a ribbon cutting celebration at the NEW gift shop at BRAHM! While you're there, be sure to do some holiday shopping! It's a great opportunity to pick up something special for family or friends!
Beer, wine & champagne will be provided - it's a celebration!

If you haven't already RSVP'd, please call Harrison at 828.295.7851.
Holiday Stroll, 5 pm - 8 pm
Downtown Blowing Rock

Hit the streets of Blowing Rock and finish (or start) your holiday shopping! Stores will be open late with refreshments & specials. Enjoy a visit from Santa, carolers, live music, dancers and much more! The Stroll continues at Tanger Outlet, 8 pm - 10 pm! Learn More

It's always a magical night that makes everyone fall in love with the village of Blowing Rock all over again. Don't miss it! Facebook Event

Christmas Ornaments Make Wonderful Gifts!
This year's Christmas ornament features the Rotary Gazebo at Memorial Park! Priced at just $15, they make wonderful gifts and look beautiful on the tree!

Stop by the Chamber to purchase yours!

The Calendars are Here!
The 2018 Blowing Rock Community Calendar is now available! This edition features historical photos mostly from the Blowing Rock Historical Society archives.

As always, the calendar is free. Stop by the Chamber for your copy while supplies last!

Real Estate Report
As interest rates continued to flirt with hitting 4 percent, home buyers in the High Country remained unperturbed. October was another busy month for home sales. Realtors® in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, and Watauga counties continued to see steady business through the end of the summer season into fall. Read More

Be a Part of the Future of YOUR Community!
Are you interested in the future of your community and have extra time to volunteer? Would you
like to serve on one of Blowing Rock’s municipal boards? The Blowing Rock Town Council will soon consider appointments to the Planning Board, the
Board of Adjustment, the Tourism Development Authority, the Alcohol Beverage Control
Board and the Blowing Rock Appearance Advisory Commission. Each of these boards has an
essential role in preserving and protecting the quality and character of our community. Learn More

Member Events & News

Festival of Trees Begins Today!
Thursday - Sunday, November 30th - December 3rd
Chetola Resort

The Appalachian/Blue Ridge Room at Chetola Resort will be transformed into a Christmas spectacle for this annual event! Over 75 themed trees & wreaths will be on display for your viewing enjoyment! Bid on your favorite fully decorated tree that even comes with PRESENTS!

Admission is by monetary donation. All proceeds benefit Western Youth Network.

Tonight is Girls Night Out!
Thursday, November 30th, 6 pm - 8 pm
Artwalk, Downtown Blowing Rock

Calling all ladies! The holiday season is quickly approaching; don't let Christmas shopping stress you out this year. Grab your gal pals and join Artwalk for Girls Night Out filled with fun, food, refreshments and plenty of discounts!

Aussie Party Platters
Planning an event? Let your local Outback Steakhouse make it aus-some and bring bold flavors to the table! Order your Aussie Party Platter today!

Call 828.295.6283 for more information or to order.

A Special Gift
Celebrate the season with Westglow’s Holiday Gift Certificates! Save up to $600 on High Season rates. Restrictions apply.

Click here to purchase instantly!

For more information, call 828.295.4463

Gift Adventure
High Gravity Adventures Zip Line and Aerial Park

2018 pre-season sale is happening now through December 31st, and it's the best way to gift adventure to those you love!

2018 Season passes are 20% off, 2018 Tickets are 25% off now through December 31st.

For more information, call 828.386.6222

Santa is Coming to Boone Portraits NEW Location!
Boone Portraits is now operating in Boone Mall, next door to Hallmark! Santa photos will be taken every Friday, Saturday & Sunday as well as the full week before Christmas. See Schedule

Private 15 minute sessions with Santa are also available on December 7th with an appointment. These are best for children who need a quieter, slower environment.

Family sessions are on special starting at $39.99 with the rights to reprint. Perfect for Christmas cards or custom gifts.
Come by or call 828.386.1310 to schedule appointment today.

Madrigal Feast
Friday - Sunday, December 1st - 3rd
Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

The Choir of St. Mary of the Hills in Blowing Rock requests the pleasure of your company at the legendary musical and gastronomic treat, "The Revels of Winter". With four courses of magnificent medieval-style food and drink provided by Gideon Ridge Inn, madrigals and carols sung by the costumed choir as they serve spirits and comestibles, and original (occasionally bawdy) entertainment written and performed by the Jester and Wench, the evening promises to be one of general amusement and high revelry.
Tickets are $100 per person.
For reservations, please call the church at 828.295.7323 

A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play
Friday, December 1st at 7 pm
Sunday, December 3rd at 2 pm
Ensemble Stage Auditorium
Historic Banner Elk School

Kick off a whole weekend of Banner Elk's "A Small Town Christmas" festivities by being a part of the "studio" audience for our staged radio play, A Christmas Carol, and amp up your holiday heart.

Tickets: $15 Adult / $10 Kids (16 & under)

Santa Paws
Saturday & Sunday, December 2nd & 3rd
Watauga Humane Society

You'd better not growl, you'd better not hiss - Santa Paws is coming to town!  

Saturday, a photographer will be available to take photos of your pet & family for a $20 donation. Appointments are suggested (sign up); walk-ins accepted. Sunday, elves will be on hand to help you select & pose for photos with a shelter animal. Hand made crafts, jewelry & holiday items will be for sale both days. Donations of blankets, treats, food and cleaning supplies are welcome.
For more information, call 828.264.8495.

Friday - Sunday, December 8th - 10th
Sugar Mountain

A weekend of winter fun! Olympians, demos, clinics, after party, fireworks, a feast and more!

For more information, call 1.800.SUGARMT


Visit our website calendar for more events! The calendar is updated regularly with local and area happenings.

Chamber Events, Information & Meetings

Chamber Board Meeting: Wednesday, December 6th at 8 am, Chamber Office

Ribbon Cutting: Friday, December 8th at 4:30 pm, BRAHM Gift Shop

Holiday Stroll: Friday, December 8th at 5 pm, Downtown Blowing Rock

Chamber Christmas Party: Wednesday, December 13th, The Gamekeeper Restaurant

Chamber Executive Board Meeting: Thursday, January 4th at 10 am, Chamber Office

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