The charming mountain towns of North Carolina know just how to usher in the holiday season with festive warmth, a community spirit, and joyful celebration. Now is that time of year when the days are growing shorter and if you’re like us, you’re dusting off your snow shoes and shining your snow skis as you’re drinking a warm mug of hot chocolate.
There’s nothing like good old fashioned tradition to bring back the holidays of our childhood—whether it’s our grandmother’s cranberry stuffing recipe, the yearly pilgrimage to cut down the perfect Christmas tree, or gathering on the quaint streets of town with those near and dear to be a part of the holiday parade. A happy time that will likely make you giggle.
If you’re just beginning the exciting search for North Carolina mountain homes for sale, why not time your exploration in the North Carolina mountain communities during these cheery and festive Christmas parades:
Downtown Lenoir – 6:30 pm
- C.O.L. Christmas Parade
- Saturday, November, 25, 2017
- Friday, December 1, 2017
“With over 200 entries, the Lenoir Christmas parade has become a much loved holiday tradition with university and high school band performances, numerous floats , community groups, businesses and of course Santa float is the grand finale! Don’t miss this holiday happening!”
Hickory Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
- Friday, November 17, 2017
- 222 Union Square 6 pm-8:30 pm
Santa and Mrs. Claus will light the Christmas tree after the parade. Music and visits with Mr. and Mrs. Claus continues under the Sails on the Square.
Downtown Morganton Christmas Parade
- Tuesday, December 5, 2017 – 6 pm
- Theme Seussify Morganton (Dr. Seuss)
“Please join the Morganton Downtown Development Association as they present the Downtown Morganton Christmas Parade! Each year there are over 100 entries in the parade. This includes floats, marching bands as well as characters of all shapes and sizes to greet the younger viewers. The excitement of the parade and the Christmas season is contagious!” The parade route begins at corner of E. Meeting Street and proceeds northwest up S. Green, left on Collett Street, left onto S. Sterling Street, ending on W. Concord Street.
Sawmills Annual Christmas Parade
- Saturday, December 2, 2017
- Line up begins on Helena Street @9:30 am; parade begins at 10 am
Travels from 321A @ intersection of Cajah’s Mountain Road/Mission Road toward Granite Falls to Pregis Corp. on 321A.
Annual Downtown Granite Falls Christmas Parade
- Saturday, December 2, 2017 – 12 pm-2 pm
Sponsored by the town of Granite Falls Rotary Club; this year’s theme “Movie Time Christmas” (Favorite Christmas Movie). Registration forms to be in the parade can be picked up at the Granite Falls Police Department.
Hudson Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 2, 2017 – 2 pm
“From the middle school to the First Baptist Church north of Town. Church and Civic groups join antique cars, beauty queens, South Caldwell Band, fire departments and much more.”
Downtown Asheville Holiday Parade
Saturday, November 18, 2017 – 11 am
This year’s theme—Light up the Holidays. Celebrating 70 years, the parade features 100 entries including marching bands, dance and cheer squads and festive floats. A ninety-minute parade with entertainment for all ages. One mile route–Charlotte Street up Biltmore towards Pack Square; left on Patton and ends on French Broad Street After the parade photos with Santa from 2-4 pm at The Grove Arcade. 6 pm—Lighting of Winter Lights trees at Pack Square.
Living in the mountain towns of North Carolina at this time of year is a time full nostalgia. When time spent with family and friends makes the world more beautiful. The white-dusted mountains of the High Country provide a scenic backdrop along with Norman Rockwell-like towns lighted up for Christmas. Places where you can snuggle up by a cozy fire and enjoy a glass of wine. This is everyday life in the North Carolina mountain communities.
And at Christmas time, whether you’re browsing for the perfect unique holiday gifts, or gathering with friends, family and the community to take in a Christmas parade, there is a whole season chock full of joyous events to jot down on your calendar you won’t want to miss. In fact, if your searching for North Carolina mountain homes for sale, this is an incredible time of year to visit and take in all the decorations and magical lights and get yourself in the holiday spirit.
Only by visiting the mountain towns in North Carolina will you come to feel and sense the warm and welcoming nature of these close-knit communities. Our towns have held onto their historic charm while creating new and unique shopping, dining and recreational opportunities.
Why not take a peek at our gated mountain community while you’re here looking at North Carolina mountain homes for sale? Here’s a move-in ready home for sale with sweeping mountain views on Waterfall Lane priced at $699,900 with 3 spacious bedrooms, 2.5 baths, an office and a gracious 3,350 square feet of space.
This could be the perfect Craftsman-style home you’ve been searching for. Set on 2.25 acres, the home has sweeping views of Grandfather and Brown Mountains, as well as Table Rock. The great room, porches and hot tub all look out over the majestic mountain view. In addition, the builder has added touches most hope for–tons of storage closets, a temperature-controlled floor attic, and a whole house generator. You couldn’t ask for a sweeter location– overlooking 500,000 acre Pisgah National Forest and nearby Wilson Creek, a federally designated Scenic and Wild River.
Or perhaps you’ve always dreamed of designing your own mountain home with a state-of-the-art kitchen to gather with family as you create your favorite meals, or a stone fireplace to illuminate your master bedroom, and a great room filled with comfy oversized chairs and surround sound to play your favorite music while kicking back. Our design team will make the process easy and seamless. Take a peek at a few of the builder floor plans available.
When you visit The Coves, you’ll discover why we rival many of North Carolina mountain communities you’ve seen and we offer a better value!
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