Light Up Blue Ridge is the Saturday after Thanksgiving

  • Blue Friday – November 26, 2021
  • Light Up – November 27, 2021

Light Up Blue Ridge is now on Amazon Smile


We are happy to announce Light Up Blue Ridge is now on Amazon Smile.


AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.


Light Up Blue Ridge is not inexpensive to produce so if you would like to help please consider choosing Light Up Blue Ridge as your AmazonSmile charity.

  • Blue Friday, November 26, 2021, will include downtown merchants store discounts, Christmas holiday cheer, food vendors and strolling entertainment.
  • Gingerbread Village will be open to the public at noon on November 26th and will be open anytime the Arts Center is open until December 12th at 3 pm.  We have 95 houses in our village this year!
    • Light Up Blue Ridge, Saturday November 27, 2021, day welcome in the Christmas season.
      • Starting with strolling Christmas entertainment on E. Main St
      • Entertainment on the main stage on Depot St from noon to 5 pm.
      • Tuba Christmas on Depot St from noon to 1 pm
      • Parade starts at 5.30 pm and runs down E. Main from Church to Mountain, down Mountain and back up W. Main to Depot.
      • Lighting of the Great Tree will be right after the parade, approximately 7 pm
      • Pictures with Santa will take place in the gazebo from noon to either 5 pm or dusk, which ever happens first.
    • Santa’s Mail box will be open both Friday and Saturday for children to write letters to Santa.
    • Food Vendors around town all day Friday and Saturday
    • Window Decorating Contest, judging of merchant window decorations will happen after Thanksgiving and results will be announced Dec. 1st.