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Boone Tree Lighting Dec 7, Christmas Parade December 8, 2018

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Last Updated on March 26, 2022 2:54 pm

The return of two seasonal events will happen in downtown Boone in early December after having to be canceled in 2017.

Holiday events begin on Friday, December 7, at 5:45 P.M at the Jones House with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The Watauga High School Honors Choir and the Women’s Chamber will perform a medley of holiday music on the Jones House porch at 5:45 P.M.

Following their performance, Mayor Rennie Brantz and Town Council members will officially begin the holiday season in Boone by lighting the Jones House Christmas Tree at 6:30 P.M. with the help of the Appalachian State Sustainable Energy Society. At 6:45 P.M, Split Rail Records, Appalachian State’s student-run record label, will host the Christhanakwanzika singer-songwriter showcase in the Mazie Jones Gallery featuring Jack Marion, Mairead Wyatt, Logan Hefner, and the High Country Jazz Collective.

The fun continues on Saturday, December 8, at 11:00 A.M. with the annual Boone Christmas Parade. The parade will start at the Poplar Grove Extension traveling east on King Street through downtown Boone, concluding at Appalachian State University’s Legends parking lot, located on Hardin Street.

The 2017 parade had to be canceled due to a Winter Storm Warning on the day of the event.

Event organizers are reminding participants that parade spots are filling up quickly and community groups are encouraged to submit a parade registration form soon to ensure a spot in the parade. To participate in the parade with your own float or entry, please fill out the parade registration form located online at joneshouse.org/holidays/. Registration forms should be returned by December 6 to ensure a space in the parade.

Following the parade, the Town of Boone will continue the celebration with free cookies and refreshments at the Jones House. Santa Claus will also make a special appearance at the Jones House from 12:00 – 4:00 P.M.

The Jones House will be open on Sunday, December 9, between 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Make sure to stop by to tour the galleries and take holiday pictures with the beautiful scenery.

For more information about holiday events and for the Christmas parade application, please visit the Jones House online at www.joneshouse.org or call (828) 268-6280.

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