Home for the Holidays
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.
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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 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
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. 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
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.
Holiday Tour of Historic Inns and Cookie Caper
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 11Noonpm-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
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
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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
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
Camp Tree Farm
301 Cabin Creek Rd.
Norway Spruce 4-8 feet
Hi-Lo Mountain Christmas Trees
26 Pole Miller Rd, Brevard, NC
Fraser Firs 5-16 feet & wreaths
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
Nesbitt Christmas Tree Farm
333 Sunset Ridge, Clyde, NC
Frazer Fir, wreaths, table arrangements, & kissing balls
Reeves Tree Farm
9507 NC Hwy. 63, Leicester, NC
Fraser Firs 4-10 feet
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.