Tweetsie Railroad Christmas

Tweetsie Railroad Christmas

2023 Dates: November 24, 25, 26, December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, & 30
This longtime popular wild west theme park becomes a winter wonderland with Tweetsie Christmas. Take a nighttime train ride among a million lights. Plus, visit the Main Street shops, see Santa in his Gingerbread House, spin around on the amusement rides, and enjoy the tastes of the holidays. It definitely made our list of the Top Winter Things to Do Near Sugar Mountain. It’s very popular, so make reservations well in advance!

Tweetsie Christmas

Tweetsie Christmas attractions include:

  • A 20-minute nighttime train ride in an open-air car pulled by one of the park’s historic steam locomotives on a three-mile route lined with hundreds of thousands dazzling Christmas lights.
  • A heartwarming, toe tapping, live Christmas variety show in the Tweetsie Palace
  • Kid friendly amusement rides
  • Meetings with Santa in his charming Gingerbread House filled with candied furnishings
  • Roasting s’mores over an outdoor fire
  • Shopping in authentic western town
  • Numerous holiday-themed photo opportunities.

Tweetsie Railroad is about a 30-minute drive from Sugar Mountain. Dress warmly! Train ride is open air.

Hours are 5-9 PM.  First train ride is 5:30 PM. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Tweetsie RR Christmas

Ticket Info
Buy tickets in advance online. Book for a specific date and train ride time (enjoy attractions before or after the train ride). Adults: $60, Children (age 3-12): $40, Children 2 and under: Free. Parking is free. Go to their website to buy tickets.

Tweetsie Railroad Amusement Park is located between Boone and Blowing Rock, about 18 miles from Sugar Mountain.
Address: Tweetsie Railroad, 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone: 800-526-5740. Go to their website for more info.

Tweetsie Railroad, North Carolina’s first theme park, has been creating memories and offering family-friendly Wild West adventure since 1957. It will open again for daytime visits in early April. Read more. In late September through October, ride the Ghost Train.

For more things to do at Sugar Mountain: Winter & Holidays Guide | Ski Resort Guide | Places to Stay