Wintertide

DON’T MISS OUR CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING THIS FRIDAY!

Due to inclement weather, we canceled last weekend’s ceremony. Now, our annual
Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
will take place this Friday, December 7 at 6 pm on the Courthouse Lawn! We hope you can join us!

 

 

 

Saturday, December 1,  2018

Due to predictions of inclement weather, the Tree Lighting Ceremony has been postponed until next Friday, December 7 at 6 pm. The Wintertide Christmas Parade has been canceled. Santa will be at The Highland Center Saturday morning beginning at 10 am. Happy Holidays!

Join us this holiday season and celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas in Highland County!

It’s like a scene right out of your favorite Hallmark movie – a small town celebrating Christmas, Santa Claus, Christmas lights, good will, and a community coming together to celebrate the season. Enjoy the holiday evening with friends and family – old and new. Even if you’re a visitor to our community, we’ll make you feel right at home in no time!

Take in our area’s nostalgic setting, experience Christmas in a small country town, shop through our local stores and vendors, sip on hot chocolate, and even visit Santa!

Slow your pace and enjoy Christmas in Highland County! Check out our schedule of events below. We’re always adding new things, so be sure to check in frequently!

 

2018 WINTERTIDE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 Saturday, December 1st
8:00 AM “Breakfast with Santa” at High’s Restaurant
10:00 AM Christmas Parade featuring Santa! – Canceled due to weather
10 AM – 12:30 PM Pictures with Santa at The Highland Center
12:00 PM “Cookie Walk” at Word of Faith Church (Sponsored by HCVRS)
6:00 PM Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Courthouse Lawn – Rescheduled to Friday, Dec. 7 @ 6 pm
7:00 PM Highland Community Chorus performs at Monterey Methodist Church

 

WINTERTIDE SHOP HOURS

 Twice Is Nice: 10 am – 2 pm and again from 5:30 pm – 7 pm
The Attic: 10 am – 2 pm
Highland Mountain Flowers: 10 am – 5 pm  
Light refreshments served. Pine wreaths and poinsettias available. 
Morning Glories & Moonflowers: 10 am – 5 pm 
Sugar Tree Country Store: 10 am – 5 pm
Ginseng Mountain Store: 12 pm – 5 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Enjoy holiday goodies while you shop!

  

 OTHER EVENTS AND THINGS TO SEE DURING WINTERTIDE!

gingerbread-house-picThe Girl Scouts’ Gingerbread village at the Monterey Methodist Church.
This will be on display before, during, and after the Community Chorus Concert on Saturday.

Winter Market @ The Highland Center
Saturday  9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Here’s your chance to purchase local products during the off-season of the Highland Farmer’s Market! Customers can choose from local meat, poultry, maple syrup, baked goods, and more!

Free Mulled Cider at Big Fish
Saturday 12 PM – 7 PM
Visit Big Fish Cider Company for free mulled cider
and tastings of their seasonal Wassail and other creations. 

Highland Community Chorus Performances
Friday/7:00 PM
Highland Community Chorus performs at Beulah Presbyterian Church
Sunday/3:00 PM
Highland Community Chorus performs at McDowell Presbyterian Church