Why fight the mall crowds, instead of Black Friday come and celebrate Blue Friday in quaint downtown Blue Ridge the day after Thanksgiving. Spend time shopping and then take a break in one of our many one of a kind restaurants and coffee shops. Restaurants and shops open early and close late. Holiday shopping with various performances happening throughout downtown. Christmas Carols throughout the day. Special Blue Friday sales and discounts. There will be the judging of the Gingerbread Village Houses to begin at 10:00 am, and don't let the kids miss Elves and Christmas characters wandering through the downtown. Horse and Carriage Rides will also be available, and there will be children's activities in the park.