The “old-fashioned” Christmas has been an advertising staple for many years, evoking memories of how we celebrated the season in small-town America. It’s a powerful image – one that stirs a longing inside us for those simpler times and traditions so treasured by our parents and grandparents.
In the mountain towns in North Carolina, you might still see a father and son bringing home a freshly-cut tree, smell the pies baking in the kitchen or hear the joyous laughter of the young ones enjoying their first hayride. And one of the things to do in Morganton North Carolina, when December comes around and the Christmas lights go up and the hearts are filled with holiday spirit, is to bring the whole family downtown to watch the parade.
The Downtown Morganton Christmas Parade is December 15th this year, and more than 75 floats, marching bands and characters will be there once again to delight young and old alike.
When you purchase real estate in Lenoir North Carolina, such as at the Coves Mountain River Club, you soon find yourself drawn to these local events. You see them all around you, and you realize this is what you were missing. This is what was lost when your life became so complicated. This is why you’re here – to recapture the simple pleasures.
Things to do in Morganton North Carolina, when it’s Christmas time include a horse-and-carriage ride through the streets of downtown, bundled up against the chill, looking up in wonder at the beauty of the clear night sky and the lights and decorations. People line up on West Union street across from Benjamin’s and Libba’s when the sun goes down, because it’s first-come, first-served and no one wants to miss out.
Sampson’s the white horse, and Belle is brown, and you’ll want to get close and pet them just because you can. These carriage rides are a social event, like so many things in the mountain towns in North Carolina. People come together, sharing the moments, making the memories they’ll treasure for years to come.
Of course “Downtown Santa” will be there on the weekends, bringing his “naughty and nice” list up to date and taking pictures with the children who look forward so much to his annual visit.
Christmas in the North Carolina foothills is much as it used to be. People here still treasure quiet family moments. Friends gather, thankful for another year together in this very special place. Among such natural splendor, you can’t help being a bit humbled. You learn the importance of preserving and passing on those things in life that really matter. Traditions matter. Parades and carriage rides and the wide-eyed innocents sitting on Santa’s lap…they all matter a great deal.
And so we discover these treasures we thought were long lost, and we understand why real estate in Lenoir North Carolina, is more than just property. It’s a trip back in time, to those days when life was simple – yet so much more fulfilling.
Living at The Coves Mountain River Club, you’re surrounded by these treasures. Travel a short distance in any direction, and you’ll find yourself deeply immersed in the area’s culture. There’s so much to do and see here!
At The Coves, you can be as active as you like. There’s a wealth of opportunities for anyone who loves outdoor activities, and our great mild weather allows you to enjoy them all year long Hiking, biking, boating, swimming, fishing, golf, cycling and so much more…whatever your pleasure, it’s all available to you and at home or only a short drive away.
Whether you come for the fall foliage colors or the famous North Carolina trout fishing or just to experience Christmas where it’s still much like it was in days gone by, plan to visit The Coves Mountain River Club and see why so many people say buying a home in the North Carolina foothills is the best decision they ever made.
If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84 page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide which provides more information about living in the foothills.