Winter Events in Lake Lure & The Blue Ridge Foothills

As fall transitions to winter, Rutherford County becomes a glow in holiday color. Forest City boasts more than 1 million lights in its downtown earning bragging rights at one of the Best Christmas Towns outside of Asheville. Rutherfordton livens up winter with live holiday windows along Main Street and the lightening of what is said to be the tallest live Christmas tree in Western North Carolina. Chimney Rock serves as Santa's practice spot at the annual "Santa on the Chimney Event" and Lake Lure shepherds us from one year to the next with its annual Lake Lure New Year's Day Polar Plunge. If you're looking for magic during the winter holidays, we have a complete list of options.