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Oh, Christmas Tree! Tree Lighting at The Dougherty House

November 27 at dusk

Join us at dusk for the very first lighting of the tree at Mystery Hill. Our new LED light tree will dance to music and be the center of a fun family celebration. Sing carols and enjoy hot cider and cocoa.  The LED light show is every night at dusk through December 31.


An Appalachian Christmas Features Storytelling Santa at the Old Dougherty House

December 3-24
10-2 pm Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

Celebrate Christmas the old fashioned way with Santa and Mrs Claus during An Appalachian Christmas at the 1903 Old Dougherty House at Mystery Hill. Free of Charge. Santa will regale visitors with stories about one of his favorite children in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Jack. You may have heard of Jack; he’s nimble, his quick, he’s jumped over candle sticks and climbed bean stalks, but we guarantee you’ve never heard his exploits in Appalachia! Jack has always lent a hand to Santa fighting off trolls, saving Christmas princesses, stopping the northwest wind from blowing, and of course stopping joy-stealing witches! We know you will love this unique Appalachian holiday tradition. Guests will also enjoy complimentary cider and hot cocoa.


Christmas Candle Making Workshop

December 5

‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la la la la! Come one, Come all to another fun event hosted by Mystery Hill. We are going to go in-depth with you on how to make candles! We will discuss the good and the bad when it comes to candles and why its better when you make your own right at home!