Looking to make your holiday dreams come true?  Look no further, as we've compiled a list of events from the Alleghany County Chamber of Commerce, Carroll County Tourism, City of Galax Visitor's Center, Grayson County Tourism and Town of Hillsville Tourism to fulfill those dreams.

Galax, Independence, Sparta, Hillsville, Fries and surrounding areas, lie within minutes from each other.  These towns offer plenty of locally owned restaurants and unique stores for the best shopping and dining experience for the entire family.  Christmas tree farms, parades, festivals and thousands of twinkling lights highlight this family-friendly adventure as well.  Come and spend a weekend discovering these unique places for the holiday's in the High Country.

While you're staying with us, here are a list of events in each municipality for the 2024 holiday season.

City of Galax (276-238-8130)

  • Annual Christmas Bazaar: Galax Recreation Center, November 16th, 9:00am-3:00pm.
  • High Country Lights, Felts Park November 23rd-January 1st, 6:00pm Nightly.
  • Small Business Saturday: November 30th, All Day.
  • Christmas Tree Lighting: Downtown, December 6th, 6:45pm.
  • Christmas Parade, Downtown, December 6th, 7:00pm
  • Old Time Appalachian Christmas Festival: Downtown, December 14th, 12:00pm-6:00pm.

Independence/Fries/Grayson County (276-773-8002)

  • Small Business Saturday: November 30th, All Day.
  • Christmas Bazaar: Independence VFD, December 7th, 9:00am-2:00pm.
  • Independence Christmas Parade: Downtown, December 7th, 3:00pm.
  • Christmas on the Mountain: Fries, December 9th, 8:00am-3:00pm

Hillsville (276-728-2128) / Carroll County (276-730-3100)

  • Small Business Saturday: November 30th, All Day.
  • Holiday Market: Hillsville Community Pavilion, December 7th, 2:30pm-5:00pm.
  • Christmas Tree Lighting: Downtown Hillsville, December 7th, 5:00pm. 
  • Christmas Parade: Downtown, December 7th, 7:00pm.

Sparta/Alleghany County (336-372-5473)

  • Christmas Tree Farms Choose & Cut Season: November 23rd - December 24th.
  • Christmas Parade: November 30th, 2:00 pm.
  • Small Business Saturday: November 30th, All Day.
  • Christmas Arts & Crafts Show: Alleghany Co. Fairgrounds, December 6th, 9:00am - 4:00pm.

Lodging Links...

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Alleghany County, Carroll County, City of Galax, Grayson County.

Outdoor Recreation...

Grayson Highlands State Park

New River Trail State Park

Stone Mountain State Park