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A Local’s Guide to a Choose N Cut Weekend in WNC

A Local’s Guide to a Choose N Cut weekend in West Jefferson, NC! Are you visiting the High Country for a fresh Christmas tree? Here are some of our favorite things to do (from a local’s perspective!)

It’s that time of year again! Leaves are changing, the air is getting that all-too-familiar “mountain bite” and trucks loaded down with Christmas trees have started to make their way out again.  Did you know… Ashe County is the largest producer of Christmas trees in the entire United States? That’s pretty special!

If you’re visiting the high country for our famous Choose N Cut farms, we’ve got some special insider to-do’s to share with you.

  • Our favorite Choose N Cut Christmas tree farm:

It’s got to be Frosty’s Choose and Cut!

choose n cut West Jefferson wnc trees

If you’re looking for that hallmark experience, with a family-owned Christmas tree farm, you must visit Frosty’s. Beyond their excellent selection of Fraser Fir trees, the Sexton family also offers:

Tree Stump Souvenirs (the coolest tradition!)
Visits with Santa
Trolley Rides
Hay Rides
Face Painting
Custom Wreath Building
Hot Chocolate
and more!

Visit their website for more information

2152 Beaver Creek School Rd, West Jefferson NC


  • Our favorite dinner spot:

You have to make a reservation at Craft Bistro.


A small, intimate space with exquisite eats. Our favorite fine dining restaurant in the high country. May we suggest the smoked Ahi Tuna appetizer? You’ll thank us later! Reservation required. 8 E Main Street, West Jefferson NC


  • Our favorite family activity:

Catch a movie at the historical Parkway Theater!


Affordable, clean and truly a wonderful time for the entire family. We love taking our kids to the Parkway Theater! Checkout their website for current offerings, and take cash with you (cash and check only) 10 E Main Street, West Jefferson NC


  • Our favorite breakfast spot:

Oldhouse Goods, of course!

porch at old house goods in Jefferson nc

Voted Ashe County’s best of the best breakfast restaurant in 2022. We gotta say… It’s the local’s favorite breakfast spot. Try the Oldhouse Breakfast Burger or a custom breakfast bowl – two of the best-selling breakfast options. 599 NC Hwy 16 S, Jefferson NC


Besides Christmas trees, I’d say our very own Cheese store will be one of Ashe County’s main attractions this holiday season. You just can’t visit Ashe County without stopping by the cheese plant! You gotta try the fresh squeaky cheese, and take some home, too. Just look for the cows.. you won’t miss them! 106 E Main Street, West Jefferson NC

2.  Third Day of Christmas

Our very own year round Christmas shop – with a hidden treat inside. If you’re a Christmas movie fanatic like us, you HAVE to try one our 12 days of rolled ice cream… or make your own creation! Third Day of Christmas is a mix of all our favorite things, Christmas, coffee, and rolled ice cream. 14 S Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson NC
Rolls pictured: FRA-GEE-LAY and The Mean One


Then scoot on over to us at Third Day Market to shop the largest Christmas store in the High Country! We are open 6 days a week, and offer over 9 themes in our 2023 Christmas Collection. If you love all things Christmas, you must stop by and see us. 599 NC Hwy 16 S, Jefferson NC

Kaitlin Carpenter
Manager, Third Day Market

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