Guest Blog: The Go-To Guide for Winterfest this December!

Dec 6, 2017 - 6:54 PM

By Madison and Reagan Ibach of Everyday Ibach

Winterfest at Tryon Resort offers endless holiday fun every Saturday until Christmas! Check out some of our favorite glimpses into the incredible array of festivities that Winterfest offers during the holiday season. There is something for the whole family, so make sure to add #TIEC to your holiday plans.


Yummy Pancakes with Santa


Who loves breakfast food? We sure do! Start your weekend off right with a mouth-watering Pancake Breakfast with Santa! The kids will love filling Santa in on their Christmas lists while family and friends take advantage of adorable photo-ops.


The pancake breakfast with Santa includes pancakes, fruit, and more for the perfectly balanced breakfast buffet! Every craving is sure to be satisfied.


The pancake breakfast is every Saturday in Legends Club from 8-10am through December 23rd. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by calling 828-863-1130.



Story-time with Mrs. Claus

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Following the Pancake Breakfast with Santa, your kids can cozy up by the warm fireplace and enjoy story-time with Mrs. Claus! Mrs. Claus will be in the Legends Club lobby every Saturday at from 12-2pm through December 23rd.

Cookie Decorating and Cartoons

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After breakfast with Santa and story time with Mrs. Claus, head over to the General Store for cookie decorating and Christmas cartoons! Whether your kid is a master cookie decorator, or just loads on the icing, decorating cookies is fun and delicious.  Cookie decorating and Christmas Cartoons  will be every Saturday from 10-11:30am, 12-1:30pm, 2-3:30pm, and 4-5:30pm up until December 23rd.


Classic Carousel Rides
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Carousel rides are the next best thing to actually riding a real horse! There is no age limit to taking a spin on the beautiful carousel, so come share heartwarming smile and laugh with your kids. The carousel will be open every Saturday from 9am-7pm through December 23rd.


Beautiful Photo Ops

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How cute are they?! Tryon Resort has plenty of festive family photo-ops, especially when night time falls and everything lights up. (P.S. these could be the perfect family Christmas card photos you have been searching for!)


Shopping, Shopping, Shopping, and more Shopping!

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Dover Saddlery is the perfect place to knock out some holiday shopping! They offer beautiful tack, equestrian lifestyle necessities, and stylish apparel for both the fashionista and equestrian.

Oh, and don’t miss Tryon Resort’s Christmas Market, December 8-10th! Walk down Vendor Row and enjoy the unique arts and crafts vendors. This is the perfect time to cross everyone off your Christmas list!

Dover Saddlery hours:
Mon: Closed
Tue-Fri: 9am-6pm
Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Christmas Market hours:
12/8: 10am-6pm
12/9: 9am-6pm
12/10: 10am-4pm

Christmas Market Vendors: 

Wild Pearl

Weizel Art

Stella and Dot

Renegade Vintage Knits

Oreno Hellenic Ladi

Mare Goods


Little Woodlander


Lily Pottery

French Laundry Home

Freeman Designs

Equine and Design

DP Pottery

Kathy’s Korner

Dancing Goat Farms

Crazy Edible Creations

Backdoor Shoes

As the Wood Turns

Angie Brooke Boutique

Ahh Sugar Sugar

Pink on Main

Mmm… food!

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Work up an appetite from a long, fun day of Christmas shopping? Grab a bite to eat at one of our delicious restaurant options. Featured in this photo is a fan favorite, Roger’s Diner, which is open everyday from 7am-9pm.

Blue Ginger hours:
Mon-Wed: Closed
Thur: 5pm-9pm
Fri-Sun: 11am-9pm


Legends Grille hours:
Mon-Tue: 5pm-9pm
Wed-Thur: 11am-9pm
Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm
Sun: 11am-9pm

We hope you join us for the 2017 Winterfest here at #TIEC! From pancakes, to cookies, to shopping, to dining on-site, to Christmas-card-worthy photo opportunities, we have you covered!

For more information, click here!

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