Blowing Rock’s traditional Christmas celebrations are this weekend.

The Lighting of the Town is set for Friday, with activities from 3 to 8 pm, and the Lighting taking place at around 530.

Free Parking is available on Maple Street and in the parking decks by the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum and the American Legion on Wallingford Street. More parking is available at Davant Field on Clark Street, connected to downtown via a walking path through Broyhill Park.

The Blowing Rock Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday beginning at 10 am down Main Street. Main Street will be closed to parking from midnight Friday night until the parade has ended Saturday.

A free shuttle will run from the parking lot at Tanger Outlet to Main Street, beginning at 8 a.m. The shuttle will run continuously until 5 p.m.

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