Event Dates: November 13-December 31
This longtime popular wild west theme park becomes a winter wonderland with Tweetsie Christmas. Take a nighttime train ride among thousands of 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.
The highlight of the evening is the 3-mile open-air train ride pulled by the historic narrow-gauge steam locomotive that operated in western North Carolina in the late 1800s and early 1900s – including the Sugar Mountain area. Kids of all ages will also delight in the classic amusement rides including the Little Drummer Boy, Bikes & Buggies, F-80s, and the Himalaya. Browse shops in the authentic western town for plenty of gift ideas and holiday souvenirs.
This special event takes place on Fridays, Saturdays and some weekdays: November 13, 14, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28 & December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. Hours are 5-9 PM. Tweetsie Railroad is about a 30-minute drive from Sugar Mountain.
2020 Ticket Info
Advance tickets are required due to reduced park capacity. Tickets are for a specific date and train ride time. Adults: $44, Children (age 3-12): $38, Children 2 and under: Free. Parking is free. Go to their website to buy tickets.
Safety precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
- Reduce park capacity & Train Seating
- Face masks required for all employees and guests, over age 5, unless exempt
- Use of digital maps and menus, downloadable by scanning a QR code.
- Acrylic/plexiglass or other types of barriers between guests and staff making transactions.
- Stringent cleaning protocols
- Employee temperature screenings and health surveys
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.