After a couple of summers off due to COVID-19, the Christmas In July festival returns this year in West Jefferson.

The festival began as a way to promote the local Christmas Tree Industry, and features many Christmas crafts, a tree baling competition...and a chance to visit with Santa Claus.

The two day festival will be July 1 and 2 in downtown West Jefferson, on Back Street and along West Main Street.

Christmas in July includes traditional mountain music, roving performers,  children’s activities, fun competitions, handmade arts and crafts vendors, the farmers’ market, delicious festival foods, and much more.

Entrance into the festival is free, but parking is available for a few dollars around the festival.

To learn more contact the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce at 336-846-9550.