The town of Boone presents the Festive First Friday event this Friday December 6 in downtown Boone.

The free event features activities all across downtown, beginning at 4 pm.

The evening includes, face painting and warm refreshments, cookies and hot chocolate, pictures with Santa, the Turchin Center will open at 6 pm with six galleries available, carriage rides will be available and lots more holiday fun.

The Solar Tree at the Jones House will be lit for the holiday season, and a snowball fight with marshmellows.

Boone's Christmas Parade will be next Saturday December 14.

Find out more online at JonesHouse.org, or DowntownBooneNC.com.