Holiday Events and Hours Downtown

December 7, Tryon Christmas Stroll:
5pm: Hanging of the Wreath on Morris with the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club
6pm: Tree Lighting & Santa at St. Luke’s Plaza / Tryon Fountain
  • The Nest Artisan Market: hors d’oeurves, two artists on special display
  • Vines of Tryon: Vines of Tryon 24th Anniversary Open House Celebration with holiday door prizes, food & drink.
    Music & Sing-a-Long with Janet & Clifford Joens in the Shops of Tryon lobby.
    10% of all sales donated to Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry.
  • Brett Auston Flowers: Cookies, Fudge, Cheese/Crackers, Fruit, hot cocoa and champagne punch. Receive 10% off your entire purchase during the stroll
  • Carri Bass Photography: Wine and hors d’oeurves
  • The Book Shelf: Book signing with Sally Hursey
  • Tryon Toymakers / Du Jour / Carolina Confections: decorate your own gingerbread man, young violinists
  • Huckleberry’s Tryon: Smoked salmon and corn chowder, cocktails and EDGE beer
  • After-Stroll party at McGourty’s Pub with Shane Pruitt

The Nest Artisan Market Extended Hours and Events:
Mon. 11 to 5
Tues  11 to 5
Wed 11 to 5
Thurs 10 to 6
Fri 11 to 8
Sat 11 to 7
Sun 11 to 3
Nov. 30th Christmas Party with Live Music
Dec. 7th Christmas Stroll
Dec 14th…jewelry show with Troye Davenport
Dec 24 open till 6
Dec 28th…live music

Vines of Tryon Extended Hours:
Monday 11  – 5
Tuesday – Saturday   10 – 5
Sunday  12:30 – 3:30
Black Friday 10 – 7
Christmas Stroll 10 – 8

More Christmas Events in Tryon:
Tryon Arts and Crafts School:

Holiday Workshop: O’ Tannenbaum Wire Necklace & Pendant

Join popular instructor Petra Brooks for this Holiday Workshop. Learn to make a wire Christmas tree pendant and necklace for the season. This also makes a great gift!

Workshop includes holiday treats!
Only $45 per person ($5 Material Fee)
Register Soon: 828 859 8323

Wood Carving Workshop – Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer with Karl Schwartz
Saturday, Dec. 1st, 9 am – 5 pm
$40 for members; $55 for non-membersMaterials Fee – $10 payable to the instructor at the time of the workshop.Craft an original Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer out of wood. Rudolph will be a great, handcrafted holiday gift or house decoration, carrying with him a message of hope for the underdogs in our lives.Get your bearings, or further your carving skills, under the guidance of Karl Schwartz. Karl will go over how we plan and bring to life 3-dimensional designs of animals. He will also cover safe practices, particularly on the band saw.Tools and materials will be provided. However, students are encouraged to bring a Dremel tool if they own one.

Skill Level: Beginner and Up; The group size is small so that you will have ample space and ample one-on-one time with the instructor.
Register Online or Call: 828 859 8323 (Space is limited!)

2018 Nutcracker Ball
Holiday celebration
Saturday, December 1, 6:30pm
Don’t miss the elegant holiday festivities at the annual Nutcracker Ball. Join us in TFAC’s lobby and Eifert Plaza for an evening of music and dancing, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and creatively crafted Nutcrackers.

Christmas Open House at Tryon Antique Mall
Please join us for an afternoon of fun, snacks, & shopping!
Sunday, December 2nd 2-5pm
1005 south trade st
Tryon NC
Tryon Antique Mall & marketplace
A drawing will be done for $25, $50,$75, & $100 gift certificate at the mall!

Tryon Fine Arts Center Film Series: Planes, Trains & Automobiles Tues., Dec. 4. 7pm
Screening of the 1987 holiday comedy

40th Anniversary Gala at Upstairs ArtSpace
December 8, 6-10pm

$40 per person * Includes 2 FREE drinks
Costumes Encouraged
70’s Style Hors D’Oeuvres
Silent and Live Auction

Live DJ * Photo Booth

A Christmas Memory
Chris Tinkler presents his one man show of this classic Christmas story!
Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory – Fundraiser for Tryon Summer Youth Theater!
Next summer ALL tickets for ALL shows will be $5.00!
December 7 & 8 at 7:30 and December 9 at 3: The story, which takes place in the 1930s, describes a period in the lives of the seven-year-old narrator and an elderly woman who is his distant cousin and best friend. The evocative narrative focuses on country life, friendship, and the joy of giving during the Christmas season, and it also gently yet poignantly touches on loneliness and loss. “A Christmas Memory” runs for three performances – December 7-9. For tickets order online, or call 828-859-2466. The Workshop box office opens December 3.

December 9: Carolina Community Chorus “Christmas Around the World” at Polk County High School

Don’t miss Carolina Community Chorus’s entertaining holiday concert conducted by Susan Lyle and accompanied by Pam McNeil, piano! You’ll love hearing your favorite international carols plus some fun arrangements of old standards like The Night Before Christmas and a stunning arrangement of Lo How a Rose combined with The Rose, as well as Christmas selections from the Messiah! The concert will also feature The Cathedral Brass and Carolina Carolers.

Bring family and friends and join us for this concert of seasonal music that entertains the spirit and satisfies the soul!

Tickets are available at the door, day of concert, or from a chorus or Rotary Club of Tryon member.

Tryon Christmas Parade

Wednesday, December 12, 5pm


TFAC: Jamie Laval’s Celtic Christmas Sun., Dec. 30. 7pm
Music & Stories for the Deep Midwinter

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