November 4, 2017 – January 1, 2018
The unique stores along Main Street are decked out with Christmas decorations for the season. Large wreaths with big red bows hang from streetlights, along with twinkling lights and decorations in the planters that line the serpentine street.
The area abounds with holiday activities such as the Flat Rock Playhouse productions, an ice-skating rink, carriage rides, holiday concerts, Christmas parade, and many other events for all ages.
The holiday season, with its many traditions, family gatherings and good cheer, will soon be upon us. Rediscover this magical time of the year and create cherished memories to last a lifetime. Catch the Christmas spirit in Hendersonville and pass it along.
Downtown Street Lighting & Santa’s Arrival
The lighting of downtown holiday lights and Santa’s arrival kick off the holiday season in Downtown Hendersonville. The evening features entertainment, sing-along, hot chocolate and a visit from Santa Claus at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street. www.downtownhendersonville.org
November 25 – December 22
Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage presents: “The Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas Spectacular”
Wednesdays, 2 pm & 7:30pm, Thursdays 2pm & 7:30pm, Fridays 8pm, Saturdays 2pm & 8pm, Sundays 2pm
Haul in the holly and deck the halls! This original musical revue performed by your favorite Flat Rock Playhouse singers and dancers is sure to be brimming with holiday cheer. Celebrate the holidays Vagabonds style! www.flatrockplayhouse.org
November 30 – December 17
Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown presents: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”
Thursday and Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm,. and 5pm, Sunday 2pm
This holiday classic tale tells the story of a couple struggling to put on the annual Christmas pageant. When the troubled Herdman children join the cast, the town discovers the true meaning of Christmas. www.flatrockplayhouse.org
Olde Fashioned Hendersonville Christmas
The Downtown merchants open their doors and invite holiday shoppers in with a festive window displays, decorations, period dress, music, and refreshments. Carriage rides are available from the Visitor Center during the evening for $5 per person. Take advantage of the Downtown merchants extended shopping hours on Fridays December 8, 15, & 22 from 5-8pm; to make gift giving easier. For more info: (828) 698-4600.
Visitor Center Christmas Open House
Share holiday cheer and the warmth of the season at the Visitor Center Christmas Open House. In the spirit of the season, please stop by and enjoy a holiday treat with the Center’s friendly staff and volunteers. The Center is open in conjunction with Olde Fashioned Hendersonville Christmas on Friday, December 1 from 5-8pm. For more info call: (828) 693-9708.
Hendersonville Christmas Parade
A traditional hometown Christmas parade travels along Main Street from Five Points to Caswell Street. Sponsored by the Hendersonville Merchants & Business Association.
December 16, 23, 30 & 31
6pm – 9pm
$5.00 per person
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays from a horse drawn carriage ride. Take a magical ride through Historic Downtown Hendersonville among its twinkling lights and festive decorations. The serpentine street adds to the leisurely pace of the horse to slow down and savor the moment. Reservations are not accepted, first come, first serve basis.
December 10 (Postponed until Sunday, December 17)
Holiday Tour of Historic Inns and Cookie Caper
$20 per person (payment by cash or check only)
The Holiday Tour of Historic Inns and Cookie Caper is a self-guided tour of seven of inns and the Cookie Caper part of the tour is a delicious Christmas treat from each inn. The inns included on the tour are the 1898 Waverly Inn, Bed and Breakfast on Tiffany Hill, Brightwaters Guesthouse, Echo Mountain Inn, Melange, Northern Lights Bed & Breakfast, and Pinebrook Manor. Tickets available only at the Visitor Center – 201 S. Main St. in downtown Hendersonville, (Postponed until Sunday, December 17, due to inclement weather, anyone who has bought a ticket and cannot make the new date may come to the Visitor Center and turn in their tickets for a full refund) View a map of the Inn locations
December 19 – 24
Visit with Santa Claus on the Visitor Center Stage!
2pm-6pm / Free
Visitor Center – 201 South Main Street
Santa Claus will be visiting with the children on the Stage at the Visitor Center on Main Street. Kids bring your wish list to discuss with Santa. Mom and dad need to bring their cameras to capture this cherished moment.
December 19 – January 1
Iceless Skating Rink
Regular Hours: 11am-7pm, Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day 12Noon-4pm, New Year’s Eve 11am-5pm, and New Year’s Day from 12Noonpm-4pm
Adults $8, Children $5 ages 10 & younger, group rates available for 12 people or more (payment by cash or check only)
Enjoy ice-skating in Downtown Hendersonville this holiday season. The iceless rink is located at the Visitor Center on South Main Street. Skating offers endless family-friendly fun.The synthetic ice skating rink is made from special polymers so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature. Skate rental included in admission price.
|Christmas Tree Farms & Greens Markets|
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|Christmas Trees & Greens Markets
Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Greenery, & Garland
|Henderson County Curb Market, 221 N. Church St., Tues, Thurs. & Sat. 8am-1pm, Christmas wreaths & fresh greenery, Hendersonville, NC 828-692-8012 www.curbmarket.com|
|Hendersonville Christmas Tree & Greens Markets
|Christmas Tree Farms|
Boyd Mountain Tree Farm
Camp Tree Farm
|Hi-Lo Mountain Christmas Trees
26 Pole Miller Rd, Brevard, NC
Fraser Firs 5-16 feet & wreaths
High Valley Trout and Tree Farm
|Nesbitt Christmas Tree Farm
333 Sunset Ridge, Clyde, NC
Frazer Fir, wreaths, table arrangements, & kissing balls
Reeves Tree Farm
|Sandy Hollar Tree Farm
63 Sandy Hollar Lane, Leicester, NC
Fraser Firs 4-12 feet, wreaths, & garland
Be sure to explore the complete listing of holiday events happening in Western North Carolina.
Holiday Restaurant Dining Guidee -lists restaurants that are serving lunch or dinner on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Call for Hours of Operation. Information is Subject to Change. Click for a complete list of restaurants, which includes addresses, web sites, and telephone number.