Saturday, December 1,  2018

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!


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 Saturday, December 2nd
8:00 AM-1:00 PM “Cookie Walk” at Word of Faith Church (Sponsored by HCVRS)
10:00 AM Christmas Parade featuring Santa!
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Local Shops Open!
10:30 AM Pictures with Santa at the Courthouse
6:00 PM Tree Lighting & Presentation of the Christmas Cup
7:00 PM Highland Community Chorus performs at Monterey Methodist Church

 FOOD AVAILABLE: “The Little Cheerful” will be serving chili throughout the day along with hot chocolate, coffee, and cinnamon rolls! Located at the Courthouse!


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

Stained Glass Artisan in Action at Highland Mountain Flowers
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
See local artist Erica Stephenson creating beautiful stained glass pieces!

Free Mulled Cider at Big Fish
Saturday 5:30 PM – 8 PM
Visit Big Fish Cider Company for free mulled cider and tastings of their seasonal Wassail and other creations. 

Wintertide Dinner at the Highland Inn
Friday 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Saturday 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
See what holiday treats Chef Dan has in mind during this special three-course set Wintertide menu with an optional wine pairing! $35 per person. (Regular dinner service also available.)

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

Friday Winter Market @ The Highland Center
Friday  4:30 pm – 6:00 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!



Blanchard Gallery 2015 & 2016 Wintertide Lighting Challenge Champion

Holiday Lights Tour Map

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