Looking for something new to wow the kids this season? Nestled in the scenic Blue Ridge foothills lies the wonderland of Winterfest at Tryon International (just under an hour’s drive away — making it a festive, feasible day trip for the fam).
This holiday destination features an array of family-friendly activities Nov. 17, 2023-Jan. 1, 2024, including:
- Every night: A two-mile, drive-through light show with dancing lights synchronized to the music in your car
- Weekends, plus Dec. 26-30: Winterfest Village, where kiddos can meet interactive holiday characters — like The Grinch and little Cindy Lou Who — and ice skate on a real ice rink (while parents can enjoy live music + last-minute holiday shopping)
- Select Saturdays: Breakfast with Santa, featuring a delicious brunch for the whole family, and an up-close and jolly Santa experience for the kids
Some activities are open to all, while others require a ticket for utmost merriment.