Several years ago, our family made a life-changing decision to move to the picturesque town of Brevard, North Carolina.

Little did we know that this charming town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains would become the backdrop for some of our most cherished holiday memories.


As the holiday season approached, we eagerly anticipated our next Brevard Christmas Festival, a magical celebration that has become an integral part of our family traditions.

Discovering Brevard’s Christmas Charm

Settling into a Winter Wonderland

Our first Brevard Christmas was a revelation. The town transforms into a winter wonderland, adorned with twinkling lights, festive decorations, and a palpable sense of holiday cheer.

The picturesque downtown area, with its quaint shops and historic architecture, takes on a magical glow, inviting everyone to immerse themselves in the spirit of the season.

The Heartwarming Parade

One of the highlights of the Brevard Christmas Festival is the heartwarming parade that winds its way through the town.

From the first year we arrived, we were captivated by the creativity and enthusiasm that go into each float, showcasing the community’s dedication to spreading joy.

Local school bands, local businesses dressed in cheerful holiday attire, and, of course, Santa himself, create a spectacle that resonates with the warmth of small-town festivities.

Watch the short video below to see the highlights from this year’s parade.

Building Traditions with the Family

Tree Lighting Ceremony

The annual tree lighting ceremony in Brevard has become a cherished family tradition.

Gathered in the town square, surrounded by fellow residents and visitors, we witness the transformation of the towering tree into a beacon of festive radiance.

It marks the official start of the holiday season for us, and we make sure to capture the moment with a family photo each year.

Visits with Santa

No Brevard Christmas Festival is complete without a visit to Santa’s Village.

The kids eagerly anticipate their moment with Santa Claus, sharing their Christmas wishes and receiving a small treat. It’s a magical experience that brings out the child in all of us.

Community Bonding and Local Delights

Holiday Market

The Christmas market that springs up during the festival showcases the talents of local artisans and vendors.

From handmade crafts to delectable treats, we love exploring the stalls and finding unique gifts for loved ones.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to support local businesses and discover the artistic flair that defines our community.

Festive Performances

Brevard’s Christmas Festival also features a lineup of festive performances, from carolers filling the air with melodies to local bands spreading holiday cheer.

The sense of community and shared joy during these performances is something we’ve come to treasure.

Reflecting on Christmas Magic

As we approach our fourth Brevard Christmas Festival, we can’t help but reflect on the incredible journey we’ve had in this charming town.

The festival has not only become a yearly tradition but also a reflection of the warmth and inclusivity that define Brevard.

Each year, we witness the community coming together to celebrate the season, forging connections that make our town feel like a true home.

In Brevard, Christmas isn’t just a holiday; it’s a celebration of community, love, and the magic that happens when people come together.

We feel grateful to be part of this festive tapestry and look forward to creating many more memories in the years to come.

As we count down the days to our next Brevard Christmas Festival, we’re reminded that the real magic of the season lies in the shared joy, love, and laughter that permeate every corner of our beloved town.

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