5 Ways for Winter Holiday Fun

Winter in the North Carolina Mountains usually comes with a snow or two and here at Rumbling Bald, there’s no better way to experience the best of winter in the mountains. Lake Lure is the perfect place to fall in love with all the joy and magic of the holiday season – complete with cozy sweaters, coco, caroling, and more.

Here are a few holiday musts to transform your holiday visit at Rumbling Bald:

Board the Polar Express

Take a ride on the Polar Express this holiday season through the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Not only is this adventure a step back in time to a world of railways and trains but is also a step into one of the most beloved movies of the season. Bryson City brings this experience to life with its immersive one-hour train ride through the magical North Carolina Mountains. Complete with carols and coco, this is a treat for the whole family.

Hit the Ice

Test your balance and your pride out on the rink with the whole family in Forest City. Just a short trip from Rumbling Bald, this small town brings the essence of the holiday season with creative decorations and fun for all. The ice-skating rink is the perfect opportunity for couples and whole families alike to engage with one of the most classic winter traditions. Lace up the skates and get out on the ice to make for some magical memories this December.

Light Up the Night

This year especially we love the opportunity to get out and take in the seasonal wonder of a holiday light display. For many, a casual ride down Main Street of Forest City or a few local neighborhoods adds plenty of wonder. But the Lake Lure area holds a few more extra lights to show. The winter lights display of the NC Arboretum in Asheville offers changing displays and winter cheer; while the Christmas Wonderland at Tryon Equestrian Center is always jumping with music, lights, and other performances. Whatever you and your family enjoy most about Christmas lights, we can help you find the perfect seasonal adventure to end your 2020 year.

Explore Christmas at Biltmore

The iconic Vanderbilt estate should always be experienced at Christmas. The magic of the estate seems to multiply with the additions of 55 hand decorated trees, countless garlands, lights, and holiday decorations. By day, take in the majestic mountains and forest surrounding the estate and maybe explore a trail or two. By night, stroll by candlelight and roaring fires that set the perfect mood of magic and mystery. Take a self-guided tour through Biltmore and fall in love again with the amazing property and enchanting seasonal décor.

Make Small Town Magic

Step into a Hallmark movie by exploring the simple magic and charm of small-town Christmas. With all the lights and all the cheer, the small mountain towns of Lake Lure and beyond bring additional enchantment to the holiday season. Whether you explore the lights of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, go on a holiday scavenger hunt in Hendersonville, or ride a horse drawn carriage down the Main Street of Forest City, the small towns of the NC mountains hold some secrets in store for you this season.

Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure is considered by many to be the central hub for fun excursions in the Western NC area. With all that you can do at Rumbling Bald, the potential for fun around the area is truly limitless when you start here. With so many exclusive offerings along with beautiful location and views, Rumbling Bald is your destination for every season. Come stay with us and unlock Western NC. Choose from a variety of Lake Lure Vacation Rentals that range from a condo for two or a twelve-person mountain home. Not only the central hub for local excursions, Rumbling Bald offers our guests quality dining, professional golf, spa and salon, private beach access, and much more. Rumbling Bald is the perfect destination for seasonal activities and beyond.


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