Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays
November 1,  2018 – January 1, 2019

Hendersonville, NC

Check the Home for the Holidays calendar of events for times and locations of many other events click on calendar.

Come “Home for the Holidays” and experience the holidays with small town charm, sprinkled with excitement for the entire family. Let Hendersonville become your Hometown during the Holiday season.

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, wagon rides, holiday concerts, visits with Santa, 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. Be sure to explore the complete listing of holiday events happening in Western North Carolina.

Make your holiday reservations soon! Click for the a list of restaurants open during the holiday season 2018 Holiday Dining Guide and Lodging Information.

Click for a Complete Restaurant Guide, which includes addresses, web sites, and telephone number.

Featured Events

November 23
Downtown Street Lighting & Santa’s Arrival
5:30pm   

The lighting of downtown holiday lights and Santa’s arrival kick off the holiday season in Downtown Hendersonville.  The evening featuresentertainment, sing-along, hot chocolate and a visit from Santa Claus at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street. Click for more information Downtown Hendersonville

November 29 – December 22
Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage presents:  “The Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas”
Wednesdays & Thursdays 2 pm & 7:30pm,  Fridays 8pm, Saturdays 2pm & 8pm, Sundays 2pm
An all-new Christmas production follows up last year’s smash holiday hit.  This original musical revue performed by your favorite Flat Rock Playhouse singers and dancers is filled with holiday cheer.  Celebrate the holidays Vagabonds style!  Click for tickets Flat Rock Playhouse

December 1
Hendersonville Christmas Parade

10:30am
A traditional hometown Christmas parade travels along Main Street from Five Points to Caswell Street. Sponsored by the Hendersonville Merchants & Business Association. This year’s theme is the “The Magic of Christmas”. Visit the Hendersonville Merchants & Business Association web site to download a Parade application. (828) 692-4179

December 6 – 9 & 13 – 16
Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown presents: “Junie B. in Jingle Bells Batman Smells”

Thursday and Friday 7pm, Saturday 11am & 3pm, Sunday 3pm
When Junie B. draws her rival’s name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her a lesson! Will the Christmas spirit win out? Click for tickets Flat Rock Playhouse

December 7
Olde Fashioned Hendersonville Christmas

Main Street / 5pm-8pm
The Downtown merchants open their doors and invite holiday shoppers in with a festive window displays, decorations, caroling, music, and refreshments. (828) 697-2232.

December 9
Holiday Tour of Historic Inns and Cookie Caper
1pm-4pm
Fee Charged

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 at each inn. (828) 697-3010

December 18 – January 1
Iceless Skating Rink

Regular Hours: 11am-7pm, Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day-Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 11am-7pm
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 new larger and improved iceless rink is located at the Visitor Center on South Main Street. The new surface is faster and makes for easier gliding. Two curling are available to try your skills. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice. 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. Fundraiser of the Henderson County America in Bloom Program. To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

December 21 – 23
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. (828) 693-9708

December 21 – 23
Main Street Holiday Hayrides

6pm – 9pm
Free

Take a magical hayride through Historic Downtown Hendersonville among its twinkling lights and festive decorations. Board the tractor-drawn wagon ride at the Visitor Center, located at 201 South Main Street. Reservations are not accepted, first come, first serve basis.

Christmas Tree Farms & Greens Markets
Download a Christmas Tree Farm & Market Guide

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 

Hendersonville Christmas Tree & Greens Markets

  • In front of the Fresh Market at the intersection of Spartanburg and Greenville Highways
  • Hwy. 64 E., in front of Fatz’s Cafe, next to Denny’s
  • Lyda Farms,   Christmas trees, wreaths, garland, & mailbox swags, 3465 Chimney Rock Rd., Hendersonville, NC (828) 685-3459
  • Justus Orchards – Christmas at the Farm, November 23 – 25 & November 30 – December 2, 10am – 8pm – Christmas trees, baked goods, family photos and more. 187 Garren Rd., Hendersonville, NC 

Christmas Tree Farms

Boyd Mountain Tree Farm
445 Boyd Farm Rd., Waynesville, NC
(828) 506-3513 or (828) 926-8888
Fraser Firs 4 -20 feet, wreaths & garland
Directions

Camp Tree Farm
301 Cabin Creek Rd.
Zirconia, NC
(828) 692-6280
Norway Spruce 4-8 feet

Hi-Lo Mountain Christmas Trees
26 Pole Miller Rd, Brevard, NC
(828) 884-3436
Fraser Firs 5-16 feet & wreaths
Directions

High Valley Trout and Tree Farm
615 Cathey’s Creek Rd., Brevard, NC
(828) 884-2581 or (828) 883-3951
Fraser Fir 5-20 feet & wreaths
More Information

Nesbitt Christmas Tree Farm – Sold Out for 2018
333 Sunset Ridge, Clyde, NC
(828) 456-9914

Frazer Fir, wreaths, table arrangements, & kissing balls
More Information

Reeves Tree Farm
9507 NC Hwy. 63, Leicester, NC
(828) 779-0115

Fraser Firs 4-10 feet
Directions

Sandy Hollar Tree Farm
63 Sandy Hollar Lane, Leicester, NC
828-683-3645
Fraser Firs 4-12 feet, wreaths, & garland
Directions

Holiday Dining Guide

2018 Holiday Restaurant Dining Guide – 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 Restaurant Guide, which includes addresses, web sites, and telephone number.

Fri 14

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

December 14 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 14

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 15

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

December 15 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 15

Free Picture With Santa!

December 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sat 15

Fletcher Christmas

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 15

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun 16

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

December 16 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 16

Historic Inn Tour & Cookie Caper

December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sun 16

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

December 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 17

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

December 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mon 17

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

December 17 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 17

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

December 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon 17

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

December 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 17

The Natmare Before Christmas

December 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue 18

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

December 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Tue 18

Iceless Skating Rink

December 18 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue 18

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

December 18 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 18

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

December 18 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue 18

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

December 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 19

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

December 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wed 19

Iceless Skating Rink

December 19 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 19

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

December 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 19

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

December 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed 19

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

December 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 20

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

December 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Thu 20

Iceless Skating Rink

December 20 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu 20

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

December 20 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 20
Thu 20

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

December 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu 20
Thu 20

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

December 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 21

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

December 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Fri 21

Iceless Skating Rink

December 21 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 21

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

December 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 21

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

December 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri 21

Santa Claus at the Visitor Center

December 21 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri 21

Santa Claus at the Visitor Center

December 21 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri 21

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

December 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 21

Celtic Confusion

December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 22

Iceless Skating Rink

December 22 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 22

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

December 22 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 22

Free Picture With Santa!

December 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sat 22

Santa Claus at the Visitor Center

December 22 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 22

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

December 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun 23

Iceless Skating Rink

December 23 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun 23

Santa Claus at the Visitor Center

December 23 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sun 23

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

December 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 24

Iceless Skating Rink

December 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue 25

Community Christmas Dinner

December 25 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 26

Iceless Skating Rink

December 26 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu 27

Iceless Skating Rink

December 27 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 28

Iceless Skating Rink

December 28 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 29

Iceless Skating Rink

December 29 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun 30

Iceless Skating Rink

December 30 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon 31

Iceless Skating Rink

December 31 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 31

New Year’s Eve Apple Rise

December 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon 31

7th Annual New Year’s Eve Hootenanny

December 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 1:00 am
Mon 31

New Years Eve Party: Vintage Vinyl, Champagne Toast & Appetizers

December 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 1:00 am
Mon 31

New Years Eve Party at Burntshirt Vineyards

December 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 12:30 am
Mon 31

New Year’s Eve Apple Rise

December 31, 2018 @ 11:00 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Jan 01

Iceless Skating Rink

January 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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