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Hometown Holiday Tour


Looking to make your holiday dreams come true?  A collaborative effort between the Alleghany County Chamber of Commerce, City of Galax Visitor's Center, and Grayson County Tourism are here to fulfill those dreams.


This year's tour is sponsored by 100.9 WIFM.


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Galax, Independence, Sparta, 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 2021 holiday season.


City of Galax (276-238-8130)

  • Christmas Bazaar: November 13th, 9:00 am - Recreation Center.
  • High Country Lights: November 25th - Jan 2nd - Felts Park.
  • Small Business Saturday: November 27th, All Day.
  • Small Business Christmas Bazaar: November 27, 10:00 AM - Galax Cakery. 
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony: December 3rd, 6:00 pm.
  • Christmas Parade: December 3rd, 7:00 pm - Downtown.
  • Mountain Christmas Festival: December 4th, 4:00 pm - Downtown.
  • Family Christmas Movies: December 11th, 6:00 pm - Downtown Rex Theater.
  • Christmas Bluegrass Show: December 18th, 7:00 pm - Downtown Rex Theater.
  • New Year's Eve Fireworks: December 31st, 11:59 pm - Felts Park.


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

  • Matthews History Farm's Appalachian Christmas: November 13th, All Day.
  • Small Business Saturday: November 27th, All Day.
  • Making Grayson Glow Lights: December 3rd - January 1st.
  • Making Grayson Glow Christmas Market: December 3rd, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
  • Independence Tree Lighting Ceremony: December 3rd, 6:30 pm.
  • Independence Christmas Parade: December 4th, 2:00 pm.
  • Christmas On The Mountain: December 4th, 8:30 am - Fries Community Center.
  • Fries Christmas Parade: December 4th, 6:00 pm.


Sparta/Alleghany County (336-372-5473)

  • Christmas Tree Farms Choose & Cut Season: November 25th - December 24th.
  • Sparta Lights: November 26th - January 1st.
  • Christmas Parade: November 27th, 2:00 pm.
  • Small Business Saturday: November 27th, All Day.
  • Brinegar Light Display: November 27 - December 31, nightly at dusk.
  • Christmas Arts & Crafts Show: December 4th, 9:00 am.


Lodging Links...

Alleghany County, City of Galax, and Grayson County.


Outdoor Recreation...

Grayson Highlands State Park

New River Trail State Park

Stone Mountain State Park