Santa on the Chimney

Santa on the Chimney

There’s no way Santa could make it down so many chimneys without practice. What better place to prepare for his Christmas deliveries and stay in shape than on one of the world’s largest chimneys at Chimney Rock State Park? Make your list and bring it to Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy live holiday music, hot cocoa, cookies, and kids’ activities, meet live Park animal educators and more.

Santa on the Chimney

Santa on the Chimney

There’s no way Santa could make it down so many chimneys without practice. What better place to prepare for his Christmas deliveries and stay in shape than on one of the world’s largest chimneys at Chimney Rock State Park? Make your list and bring it to Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy live holiday music, hot cocoa, cookies, and kids’ activities, meet live Park animal educators and more.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under, group rates are available for 10 or more, Curling $5 for 30 minutes of play.
Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under, group rates are available for 10 or more, Curling $5 for 30 minutes of play.
Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under, group rates are available for 10 or more, Curling $5 for 30 minutes of play.
Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under, group rates are available for 10 or more, Curling $5 for 30 minutes of play.
Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under, group rates are available for 10 or more, Curling $5 for 30 minutes of play.
Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under, group rates are available for 10 or more, Curling $5 for 30 minutes of play.
Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under, group rates are available for 10 or more, Curling $5 for 30 minutes of play.
Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Christmas Day Buffet

Season’s at The Highland Lake Inn offers a special Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet. Cost is $48 for adults & $24 for children. Reservations are required.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet

Season’s at The Highland Lake Inn offers a special Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet. Cost is $48 for adults & $24 for children. Reservations are required.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under, group rates are available for 10 or more, Curling $5 for 30 minutes of play.
Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Drive through tour of Lake Julian lit up for the holidays. Open nightly from 6-9pm. A portion of proceeds benefit Special Olympics Buncombe County. Discounted advance tickets available online or at the entrance, the cost is $10 per passenger vehicle, $25 for large vans & $50 for buses.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under, group rates are available for 10 or more, Curling $5 for 30 minutes of play.
Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Drive through tour of Lake Julian lit up for the holidays. Open nightly from 6-9pm. A portion of proceeds benefit Special Olympics Buncombe County. Discounted advance tickets available online or at the entrance, the cost is $10 per passenger vehicle, $25 for large vans & $50 for buses.

Main Street Holiday Hayrides

Take the family on a tractor-drawn wagon ride through festively decorated Main Street. Board at the Hendersonville Visitor Center.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

A Swannanoa Solstice

A Swannanoa Solstice

A Swannanoa Solstice delights local audiences with a world-class display of Appalachian folk and world music, becoming a beloved holiday tradition to usher in the season. Renowned artists Al Petteway, Amy White, Robin Bullock, David Holt and other special guests join forces to ring in the holidays in Asheville. Presented in partnership with The Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: Regular $48; Student $43; Child $20; Student Rush day-of-show (with valid I.D.) $10. Box office: 828-257-4530 or worthamarts.org.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under, group rates are available for 10 or more, Curling $5 for 30 minutes of play.
Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

A Celebrative Christmas

A Celebrative Christmas

Cornerstone Presbyterian PCA, will host the acclaimed Braidstone Trio with Rita Hayes, flutist, Paul GhostHorse, cellist, and Judy Wolter-Bailey, harpist on December 22nd for a celebrative Christmas service beginning at 10:30 am. For more information, call or text 828-712-8518 or phone 828-883-3305 and leave a message. 645 Bert Lane Road, Brevard, NC

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Santa at Carolina Ace Hardware

Santa will be at his Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware during weekends in December! Bring your camera, and your kids, family or pets to take FREE photos! Check with store for exact dates and times.

Who Kidnapped Mrs. Claus?!

“Who Kidnapped Mrs. Claus?!” is an interactive, family-friendly holiday mystery.

Shows take place Fridays at 7:30pm, and Saturdays at 2pm & again at 7:30pm from December 6 – 21.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Drive through tour of Lake Julian lit up for the holidays. Open nightly from 6-9pm. A portion of proceeds benefit Special Olympics Buncombe County. Discounted advance tickets available online or at the entrance, the cost is $10 per passenger vehicle, $25 for large vans & $50 for buses.

Main Street Holiday Hayrides

Take the family on a tractor-drawn wagon ride through festively decorated Main Street. Board at the Hendersonville Visitor Center.

Carolers

Hear local church and community group singers perform beloved Christmas carols on Saturday evenings, look for singers on the Historic Courthouse Plaza and on the Downtown Hendersonville stage at 424 N Main Street. Exact times vary.

Who Kidnapped Mrs. Claus?!

“Who Kidnapped Mrs. Claus?!” is an interactive, family-friendly holiday mystery.

Shows take place Fridays at 7:30pm, and Saturdays at 2pm & again at 7:30pm from December 6 – 21.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store every Friday and Saturday from 11am-5pm. Mast is open until 8 PM every Friday and Saturday.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under, group rates are available for 10 or more, Curling $5 for 30 minutes of play.
Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

A Peek in Santa’s Sweet Shop

Experience the lights & grandeur of Santa’s sweet shop with a festive stroll through the lit up lobby of The Center for Art & Inspiration!

Open Tuesday – Saturdays from 10am – 5pm.

Cookies with Santa

Join the Appalachian Santa for decorating gingerbread cookies and visits with Santa, mimosas available for parents. Reservations required.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Santa at Carolina Ace Hardware

Santa will be at his Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware during weekends in December! Bring your camera, and your kids, family or pets to take FREE photos! Check with store for exact dates and times.

Who Kidnapped Mrs. Claus?!

“Who Kidnapped Mrs. Claus?!” is an interactive, family-friendly holiday mystery.

Shows take place Fridays at 7:30pm, and Saturdays at 2pm & again at 7:30pm from December 6 – 21.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Drive through tour of Lake Julian lit up for the holidays. Open nightly from 6-9pm. A portion of proceeds benefit Special Olympics Buncombe County. Discounted advance tickets available online or at the entrance, the cost is $10 per passenger vehicle, $25 for large vans & $50 for buses.

Main Street Holiday Hayrides

Take the family on a tractor-drawn wagon ride through festively decorated Main Street. Board at the Hendersonville Visitor Center.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store every Friday and Saturday from 11am-5pm. Mast is open until 8 PM every Friday and Saturday.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under, group rates are available for 10 or more, Curling $5 for 30 minutes of play.
Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

A Peek in Santa’s Sweet Shop

Experience the lights & grandeur of Santa’s sweet shop with a festive stroll through the lit up lobby of The Center for Art & Inspiration!

Open Tuesday – Saturdays from 10am – 5pm.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Drive through tour of Lake Julian lit up for the holidays. Open nightly from 6-9pm. A portion of proceeds benefit Special Olympics Buncombe County. Discounted advance tickets available online or at the entrance, the cost is $10 per passenger vehicle, $25 for large vans & $50 for buses.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under, group rates are available for 10 or more, Curling $5 for 30 minutes of play.
Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

A Peek in Santa’s Sweet Shop

Experience the lights & grandeur of Santa’s sweet shop with a festive stroll through the lit up lobby of The Center for Art & Inspiration!

Open Tuesday – Saturdays from 10am – 5pm.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Drive through tour of Lake Julian lit up for the holidays. Open nightly from 6-9pm. A portion of proceeds benefit Special Olympics Buncombe County. Discounted advance tickets available online or at the entrance, the cost is $10 per passenger vehicle, $25 for large vans & $50 for buses.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the iceless skating rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main Street! The synthetic surface is made from special polymers that does not require liquid, so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature.  A curling lane is also available. Curling involves players sliding stones on the ice towards a target. Play a variety of free games while you wait your turn on the ice.  Skate rental included in admission price. Operates weather permitting. Benefits the Henderson County America In Bloom Program 828-768-4413
To learn more go to: Henderson County America in Bloom

Hours: Regularly open 11am-6pm, EXCEPT Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 1pm-6pm 

Cost: Adults $10, Children $5 for ages 10 & under, group rates are available for 10 or more, Curling $5 for 30 minutes of play.
Group rates available for groups of 10 or more, but must call to reserve a time for groups.

A Peek in Santa’s Sweet Shop

Experience the lights & grandeur of Santa’s sweet shop with a festive stroll through the lit up lobby of The Center for Art & Inspiration!

Open Tuesday – Saturdays from 10am – 5pm.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Drive through tour of Lake Julian lit up for the holidays. Open nightly from 6-9pm. A portion of proceeds benefit Special Olympics Buncombe County. Discounted advance tickets available online or at the entrance, the cost is $10 per passenger vehicle, $25 for large vans & $50 for buses.

A Peek in Santa’s Sweet Shop

Experience the lights & grandeur of Santa’s sweet shop with a festive stroll through the lit up lobby of The Center for Art & Inspiration!

Open Tuesday – Saturdays from 10am – 5pm.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Drive through tour of Lake Julian lit up for the holidays. Open nightly from 6-9pm. A portion of proceeds benefit Special Olympics Buncombe County. Discounted advance tickets available online or at the entrance, the cost is $10 per passenger vehicle, $25 for large vans & $50 for buses.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Drive through tour of Lake Julian lit up for the holidays. Open nightly from 6-9pm. A portion of proceeds benefit Special Olympics Buncombe County. Discounted advance tickets available online or at the entrance, the cost is $10 per passenger vehicle, $25 for large vans & $50 for buses.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

Brevard Philharmonic presents Christmastime in Brevard

Brevard Philharmonic presents Christmastime in Brevard

The Brevard Philharmonic will deck the halls of the Porter Center at Brevard College on Sunday, December 15th at 3:00 pm. Get ready for a joyous hometown holiday musical celebration. The concert will feature the harmonies of the Transylvania Choral Society and the full, glorious sound of the Philharmonic, conducted by James C. Fellenbaum.

The program will include:
Leroy Anderson: A Christmas Festival
arr. Leroy Anderson: Suite of Carols
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Christmas Waltz from The Seasons
Lucas Richman: Hannukah Festival Overture
George Friderich Handel: And the Glory of the Lord from The Messiah
Warlock: Three Carols
Manheim Steamroller/Davis: Stille Nacht
arr. Gordon: A Tribute of Carols
Georges Bizet: Farandole from L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2

Tickets available for online purchase here.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Santa at Carolina Ace Hardware

Santa will be at his Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware during weekends in December! Bring your camera, and your kids, family or pets to take FREE photos! Check with store for exact dates and times.

Who Kidnapped Mrs. Claus?!

“Who Kidnapped Mrs. Claus?!” is an interactive, family-friendly holiday mystery.

Shows take place Fridays at 7:30pm, and Saturdays at 2pm & again at 7:30pm from December 6 – 21.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Drive through tour of Lake Julian lit up for the holidays. Open nightly from 6-9pm. A portion of proceeds benefit Special Olympics Buncombe County. Discounted advance tickets available online or at the entrance, the cost is $10 per passenger vehicle, $25 for large vans & $50 for buses.

Carolers

Hear local church and community group singers perform beloved Christmas carols on Saturday evenings, look for singers on the Historic Courthouse Plaza and on the Downtown Hendersonville stage at 424 N Main Street. Exact times vary.

The Hendersonville Symphony Presents “Holidays Around The World”

The Hendersonville Symphony Presents “Holidays Around The World”

Celebrate the most wonderful time of year. Whether you are observing Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or another seasonal occasion, a musical trip around the world offers a glimpse into the traditions and customs that make the holidays so special. Plus a special Mystery conductor and Arthur Harris’ medley of sing-a-long carols will add sparkle to the concert.

Who Kidnapped Mrs. Claus?!

“Who Kidnapped Mrs. Claus?!” is an interactive, family-friendly holiday mystery.

Shows take place Fridays at 7:30pm, and Saturdays at 2pm & again at 7:30pm from December 6 – 21.

Santa at Mast General Store

Santa at Mast General Store

Bring the kids to meet Santa Claus and take your own photos with the jolly old elf at Mast General Store! Make sure to bring your own camera! Photos are free.

Santa on the Chimney

Santa on the Chimney

There’s no way Santa could make it down so many chimneys without practice. What better place to prepare for his Christmas deliveries and stay in shape than on one of the world’s largest chimneys at Chimney Rock State Park? Make your list and bring it to Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy live holiday music, hot cocoa, cookies, kids activities, meet live Park animal ambassadors and much more.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store every Friday and Saturday from 11am-5pm. Mast is open until 8 PM every Friday and Saturday.

A Peek in Santa’s Sweet Shop

Experience the lights & grandeur of Santa’s sweet shop with a festive stroll through the lit up lobby of The Center for Art & Inspiration!

Open Tuesday – Saturdays from 10am – 5pm.

Breakfast with the Elves

Breakfast with the Elves

Join Mrs. Claus and Santa’s elves for a morning of breakfast, Christmas crafts and a special Christmas story at 10 a.m. You’ll not only enjoy festive breakfast foods like Rudolph and Frosty pancakes, but you’ll also get to share your wish list with Mrs. Claus and learn a little more about Jolly Old St. Nick.

Christmas Craft Show

Come to this FREE event to see and purchase the works of many juried artists that have created a wide variety of crafted goods. All items at this show will be handmade by the vendor. You will find unique gifts for all occasions or that special item for you or your home, including Christmas-themed ornaments, decorations and other items.

Organized by the Henderson County Crafters Association. With questions, contact Sylvia Jarvis at 828-691-3688 or ssjarvis@bellsouth.net.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Santa at Carolina Ace Hardware

Santa will be at his Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware during weekends in December! Bring your camera, and your kids, family or pets to take FREE photos! Check with store for exact dates and times.

Who Kidnapped Mrs. Claus?!

“Who Kidnapped Mrs. Claus?!” is an interactive, family-friendly holiday mystery.

Shows take place Fridays at 7:30pm, and Saturdays at 2pm & again at 7:30pm from December 6 – 21.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition atWinter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Drive through tour of Lake Julian lit up for the holidays. Open nightly from 6-9pm. A portion of proceeds benefit Special Olympics Buncombe County. Discounted advance tickets available online or at the entrance, the cost is $10 per passenger vehicle, $25 for large vans & $50 for buses.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store every Friday and Saturday from 11am-5pm. Mast is open until 8 PM every Friday and Saturday.

A Peek in Santa’s Sweet Shop

Experience the lights & grandeur of Santa’s sweet shop with a festive stroll through the lit up lobby of The Center for Art & Inspiration!

Open Tuesday – Saturdays from 10am – 5pm.

13th Annual Tannenbaum Tea

For the 13th Annual Tannenbaum Tea, ten or more downtown merchants create specials that begin with the letter “T” and serve tea ad treats to all customers! For more information, call Narnia Studios, 828-697-0731.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Fletcher Community Chorus Concert

The Fletcher Community Chorus presents “It’s the Holiday Season: Music From The Movies”

Concert is free, but donations are accepted and appreciated!

Holiday Wine Dinner

Season’s at The Highland Lake Inn offers a special Holiday Wine Dinner. Cost is $90 per person. Reservations are required.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Drive through tour of Lake Julian lit up for the holidays. Open nightly from 6-9pm. A portion of proceeds benefit Special Olympics Buncombe County. Discounted advance tickets available online or at the entrance, the cost is $10 per passenger vehicle, $25 for large vans & $50 for buses.

A Peek in Santa’s Sweet Shop

Experience the lights & grandeur of Santa’s sweet shop with a festive stroll through the lit up lobby of The Center for Art & Inspiration!

Open Tuesday – Saturdays from 10am – 5pm.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Drive through tour of Lake Julian lit up for the holidays. Open nightly from 6-9pm. A portion of proceeds benefit Special Olympics Buncombe County. Discounted advance tickets available online or at the entrance, the cost is $10 per passenger vehicle, $25 for large vans & $50 for buses.

A Peek in Santa’s Sweet Shop

Experience the lights & grandeur of Santa’s sweet shop with a festive stroll through the lit up lobby of The Center for Art & Inspiration!

Open Tuesday – Saturdays from 10am – 5pm.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Feliz Nat-vidad

Feliz Nat-vidad

Join Nat Zegree as he whisks you away on a musical journey celebrating the best holiday music from around the world!

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Drive through tour of Lake Julian lit up for the holidays. Open nightly from 6-9pm. A portion of proceeds benefit Special Olympics Buncombe County. Discounted advance tickets available online or at the entrance, the cost is $10 per passenger vehicle, $25 for large vans & $50 for buses.

A Peek in Santa’s Sweet Shop

Experience the lights & grandeur of Santa’s sweet shop with a festive stroll through the lit up lobby of The Center for Art & Inspiration!

Open Tuesday – Saturdays from 10am – 5pm.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Feliz Nat-vidad

Feliz Nat-vidad

Join Nat Zegree as he whisks you away on a musical journey celebrating the best holiday music from around the world!

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Drive through tour of Lake Julian lit up for the holidays. Open nightly from 6-9pm. A portion of proceeds benefit Special Olympics Buncombe County. Discounted advance tickets available online or at the entrance, the cost is $10 per passenger vehicle, $25 for large vans & $50 for buses.

Make Holiday Ornaments

Head to the Etowah Library to create your own holiday ornaments and make memories! All supplies provided, registration required, Free.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Christmas Around The World Concert

Christmas Around The World Concert

The Blue Ridge Ringers, a hand bell ensemble, presents their winter concert Christmas Around The World. Additional concert date on 12/22 at a different time and location.

A Very Special Christmas Concert

A Very Special Christmas Concert

Morris Broadband presents “A Very Special Christmas Concert” featuring Celtic ConFusion (Aoife Clancy & Bill Elliott) and Tom Fisch. There will be two shows at Flat Rock Cinema on Sunday, December 8, 2019: one (SOLD OUT) at 3pm and a second show at 7pm.  Ring in the holidays with this special concert produced by Howard Molton.

Celtic ConFusion brings a Scottish and Irish twist to the season with their songs and stories, while Flat Rock singer-songwriter Tom Fisch’s acoustic guitar and singing add a folk flavor to traditional holiday favorites. This show is sure to leave you with spirit of the season in your heart! 

​Flat Rock Cinema, located at 2700 Greenville Hwy in Flat Rock, NC, is a bistro-style cinema serving food, wine, and local brews. Known for its intimate setting and beautiful acoustics, the cinema has been a popular destination for fans of movies and live concerts. Doors open at 2:15 and the concert starts at 3:00. Tickets are $20.00 plus tax and fee and can only be purchased online.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

The Carols of Christmas

Choir and orchestra concert of popular carols and new Christmas songs.

Showtimes: Friday & Sunday at 6pm, Saturday at 3pm

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Drive through tour of Lake Julian lit up for the holidays. Open nightly from 6-9pm. A portion of proceeds benefit Special Olympics Buncombe County. Discounted advance tickets available online or at the entrance, the cost is $10 per passenger vehicle, $25 for large vans & $50 for buses.

Hendersonville Community Band Christmas Concert

Hendersonville Community Band Christmas Concert

It is time to get into the Christmas spirit and Hendersonville Community Band’s joint concert with the Hendersonville Chorale is the perfect place to find the holiday joy. Both of these fine groups, HCB with Winford Franklin as Director and the Chorale with Michael Brannon as Director will present wonderful Seasonal Music.

Dr. Joe Brashier will also guest-conduct a piece with HCB.
The band will perform favorites such as “March of the Toys” from “Babes in Toyland, “Laughing All the Way” based on “Jingle Bells” (Pierpont 1857), and the traditional “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

The Chorale will perform, among other pieces, “In the Bleak Midwinter” and “Low How a Rose E’er Blooming. The Chorale is in its 45th season of Fall and Spring concerts. They recently combined with the Asheville Symphony Chorus on a European Tour that included several European Countries.

A special treat this concert will be the HCB Trombone Ensemble playing “Joy to the World” and Go Tell it on the Mountain.” HCB is excited to present this group of trombonists.

The combined band and the chorale will present “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin and also “Christmas Pop Sing-a-Long” with audience participation.

Come and hear this crowd-pleasing concert on Sunday, December 8th, 3:00 at Blue Ridge Community College in the Blue Ridge Concert Hall. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Hendersonville Visitors Information Center, The Crate Wine Market in Laurel Park, from band members, and at the door. All students are FREE. If you are a college student, bring your student ID for your free ticket. For additional information, call (828)713-8590

 

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

A Very Special Christmas Concert

A Very Special Christmas Concert

Morris Broadband presents “A Very Special Christmas Concert” featuring Celtic ConFusion (Aoife Clancy & Bill Elliott) and Tom Fisch. There will be two shows at Flat Rock Cinema on Sunday, December 8, 2019: one (SOLD OUT) at 3pm and a second show at 7pm.  Ring in the holidays with this special concert produced by Howard Molton.

Celtic ConFusion brings a Scottish and Irish twist to the season with their songs and stories, while Flat Rock singer-songwriter Tom Fisch’s acoustic guitar and singing add a folk flavor to traditional holiday favorites. This show is sure to leave you with spirit of the season in your heart! 

​Flat Rock Cinema, located at 2700 Greenville Hwy in Flat Rock, NC, is a bistro-style cinema serving food, wine, and local brews. Known for its intimate setting and beautiful acoustics, the cinema has been a popular destination for fans of movies and live concerts. Doors open at 2:15 and the concert starts at 3:00. Tickets are $20.00 plus tax and fee and can only be purchased online.

BRO Revels! 2019

BRO Revels! 2019

The Blue Ridge Orchestra’s hallmark holiday concert series returns, marrying the beloved and the unexpected for a boisterous wintertime treat that rings in the holiday season with a selection of holiday favorites, including carols, classical music, and pops tunes, performed by the entire Blue Ridge Orchestra and Megan McConnell, soprano, conducted by Milton Crotts.

$15 regular/$10 friends/$5 students, at UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium.

**Snow date is Saturday, December 14 at 3pm in Lipinsky Auditorium. All tickets will be honored at that performance.

Historic Inn Tour & Cookie Caper

Historic Inn Tour & Cookie Caper

A leisurely way to view beautiful Christmas decorations is on the Holiday Tour of Historic Inns and Cookie Caper. It is a self-guided tour of exquisite inns decked out for the holidays on Sunday, December 8th from 1-4pm. The Cookie Caper surprise, is being treated to a delightful holiday goodie at each stop. Tickets are $20 per person. Presented by the Hendersonville Historic Preservation Commission, 828-697-3010 .

1898 Waverly Inn
Charleston Inn
Mill House Lodge
Echo Mountain Inn
Brightwaters Guesthouse

FREE Pet Picture with Santa

FREE Pet Picture with Santa

Bring your fur baby to see Santa and get a free digital photo by Paula Roberts Photography with any donation to Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

2019 Christmas Bazaar

The Land O’ Sky Garden Club hosts their 2nd Annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday, December 7th from 9am-5pm and Sunday, December 8th from 10am-4pm at J&D Produce on Church Street in Hendersonville! Find Christmas gifts made by the Land O’ Sky Garden Club elves, all of which are handmade, original and all-natural! Items include wreaths, fresh greenery hanging baskets, aprons, vintage gift tags, yule logs, pine boughs, baked goods, jellies and other assorted gift items.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Santa at Carolina Ace Hardware

Santa will be at his Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware during weekends in December! Bring your camera, and your kids, family or pets to take FREE photos! Check with store for exact dates and times.

Who Kidnapped Mrs. Claus?!

“Who Kidnapped Mrs. Claus?!” is an interactive, family-friendly holiday mystery.

Shows take place Fridays at 7:30pm, and Saturdays at 2pm & again at 7:30pm from December 6 – 21.

A Christmas Memory

A Christmas Memory

Enjoy A Christmas Memory, written by Truman Capote, as performed by E.R. Haire, Jr. This story takes place in rural Alabama during the Great Depression in the 1930s.

Saturday, December 7th, showtimes at 2 pm and 7 pm. Free admission.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Drive through tour of Lake Julian lit up for the holidays. Open nightly from 6-9pm. A portion of proceeds benefit Special Olympics Buncombe County. Discounted advance tickets available online or at the entrance, the cost is $10 per passenger vehicle, $25 for large vans & $50 for buses.

Carolers

Hear local church and community group singers perform beloved Christmas carols on Saturday evenings, look for singers on the Historic Courthouse Plaza and on the Downtown Hendersonville stage at 424 N Main Street. Exact times vary.

The Carols of Christmas

Choir and orchestra concert of popular carols and new Christmas songs.

Showtimes: Friday & Sunday at 6pm, Saturday at 3pm

BRO Revels! 2019

BRO Revels! 2019

The Blue Ridge Orchestra’s hallmark holiday concert series returns, marrying the beloved and the unexpected for a boisterous wintertime treat that rings in the holiday season with a selection of holiday favorites, including carols, classical music, and pops tunes, performed by the entire Blue Ridge Orchestra and Megan McConnell, soprano, conducted by Milton Crotts.

$15 regular/$10 friends/$5 students, at UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium.

**Snow date is Saturday, December 14 at 3pm in Lipinsky Auditorium. All tickets will be honored at that performance.

Historic Johnson Farm Christmas Festival

Historic Johnson Farm Christmas Festival

Celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas at the farm! The historic farmhouse will be decorated and Santa will be here! Also, there will be a bake sale, live music, children’s crafts, a hot chocolate bar, silent auction and more!

The cost to attend is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for kids under age 5.

Who Kidnapped Mrs. Claus?!

“Who Kidnapped Mrs. Claus?!” is an interactive, family-friendly holiday mystery.

Shows take place Fridays at 7:30pm, and Saturdays at 2pm & again at 7:30pm from December 6 – 21.

A Christmas Memory

A Christmas Memory

Enjoy A Christmas Memory, written by Truman Capote, as performed by E.R. Haire, Jr. This story takes place in rural Alabama during the Great Depression in the 1930s.

Saturday, December 7th, showtimes at 2 pm and 7 pm. Free admission.

Christmas in the Park

The 2nd Annual Christmas in the Park will include food trucks, live music, a vendor village, ice skating, snow globe inflatable for photos, a tree lighting and of course, Santa.

Santa at Mast General Store

Santa at Mast General Store

Bring the kids to meet Santa Claus and take your own photos with the jolly old elf at Mast General Store! Make sure to bring your own camera! Photos are free.

Holiday Cookie Sale

Holiday Cookies at First Congregational

Hendersonville: Dreaming of sugar plums but no time to bake? Don’t fret. Gifts and goodies are nearby, so shop local.

First Congregational welcomes all to its eighth annual Holiday Cookie Sale on Saturday, December 7 from 1-3 p.m. in its Fellowship Hall, 1735 Fifth Ave.W.

This popular holiday event will include hundreds of home-made, holiday cookies many from heirloom recipes. Create your own assortments from the many trays of tasty treats to munch yourself or give to others. In the Holiday Café sip complimentary beverages while enjoying luscious cakes and holiday music. Browse the selection of fair-trade coffees, teas, cocoa and candy. Select wonderful, thematic gift baskets. Come early for the best selection.

Call 828-692-8630, click fcchendersonville.org or see our Facebook page.

Polar Express Reading

Polar Express Reading

Join the folks of the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club at the Historic Depot for the annual reading of the popular children’s Christmas story, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. Readings begin following the Christmas parade in downtown. Space is limited to 40 per reading and will last 15-20 minutes per reading. Santa, free hot chocolate and goodies will also be available. All ages are welcome!

Santa on the Chimney

Santa on the Chimney

There’s no way Santa could make it down so many chimneys without practice. What better place to prepare for his Christmas deliveries and stay in shape than on one of the world’s largest chimneys at Chimney Rock State Park? Make your list and bring it to Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy live holiday music, hot cocoa, cookies, kids activities, meet live Park animal ambassadors and much more.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store every Friday and Saturday from 11am-5pm. Mast is open until 8 PM every Friday and Saturday.

A Peek in Santa’s Sweet Shop

Experience the lights & grandeur of Santa’s sweet shop with a festive stroll through the lit up lobby of The Center for Art & Inspiration!

Open Tuesday – Saturdays from 10am – 5pm.

Breakfast with the Elves

Breakfast with the Elves

Join Mrs. Claus and Santa’s elves for a morning of breakfast, Christmas crafts and a special Christmas story at 10 a.m. You’ll not only enjoy festive breakfast foods like Rudolph and Frosty pancakes, but you’ll also get to share your wish list with Mrs. Claus and learn a little more about Jolly Old St. Nick.

2019 Christmas Bazaar

The Land O’ Sky Garden Club hosts their 2nd Annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday, December 7th from 9am-5pm and Sunday, December 8th from 10am-4pm at J&D Produce on Church Street in Hendersonville! Find Christmas gifts made by the Land O’ Sky Garden Club elves, all of which are handmade, original and all-natural! Items include wreaths, fresh greenery hanging baskets, aprons, vintage gift tags, yule logs, pine boughs, baked goods, jellies and other assorted gift items.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Santa at Carolina Ace Hardware

Santa will be at his Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware during weekends in December! Bring your camera, and your kids, family or pets to take FREE photos! Check with store for exact dates and times.

Who Kidnapped Mrs. Claus?!

“Who Kidnapped Mrs. Claus?!” is an interactive, family-friendly holiday mystery.

Shows take place Fridays at 7:30pm, and Saturdays at 2pm & again at 7:30pm from December 6 – 21.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

The Carols of Christmas

Choir and orchestra concert of popular carols and new Christmas songs.

Showtimes: Friday & Sunday at 6pm, Saturday at 3pm

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Drive through tour of Lake Julian lit up for the holidays. Open nightly from 6-9pm. A portion of proceeds benefit Special Olympics Buncombe County. Discounted advance tickets available online or at the entrance, the cost is $10 per passenger vehicle, $25 for large vans & $50 for buses.

Christmas Music at Mike’s On Main

Christmas Music at Mike’s On Main

Enjoy the Hendersonville tradition at Mike’s On Main of your Christmas favorites sung by Blissing, an a capella trio from 6-7pm on November 29th.

Ye Olde Fashioned Christmas

Come join the Henderson County Historic Courthouse staff and volunteers for Ye Olde Cashioned Christmas on Friday, December 6 from 5-8pm! There will be a large selection of local books, Henderson County-opoly games and local brass ornaments, including Hendersonville High School, Historic Stepp Mill, the Historic Depot and Historic Courthouse all for sale. Get into the Christmas spirit by listening to carols performed by the Hendersonville High School Bearcat Brass, and enjoy refreshments and hot apple cider!

Tree of Lights & Luminaries

Join us for hot cider, homemade cookies and heartwarming music as we remember departed loved ones through the Tree of Lights and Luminary Memorial Ceremony, Free, The ceremony will take place at First Citizens Bank (the corner of 6th and Main Streets), and then the Tree of Lights will be moved to and remain on display at the Hospice Home Store (215 North Main Street) through the holidays.

Questions? Contact: 828-513-2440

Visitor Center Christmas Open House

Stop by and enjoy a holiday treat with the Visitor Center’s friendly staff and volunteers. The Visitor Center is open in conjunction with Olde Fashioned Hendersonville Christmas.

Olde Fashioned Christmas at Art MoB Studios

Olde Fashioned Christmas at Art MoB Studios

Art MoB Studios & Marketplace will be participating in Hendersonville’s Olde Fashioned Christmas celebration on Friday, December 6, from 5 pm to 8 pm. Stores and galleries In the village stay open late for holiday shopping and entertainment. Dressed as vintage-inspired Christmas characters from the 1800s, Art MoB members will stroll Main Street and pass out candy canes and invitations to come in from the winter chill.

Art MoB will display a tree decorated exclusively with ornaments handmade by artists, and there will also be an array of gingerbread houses designed and created by children ages 5–12. For those who want to come in from the cold, Art MoB will also host demonstrations during Olde Fashioned Christmas and serving up delicious hot cocoa and offering holiday treats.

Art MoB is located at 124 4th Avenue East in Hendersonville. Winter hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 1–4 p.m. on Sunday.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store every Friday and Saturday from 11am-5pm. Mast is open until 8 PM every Friday and Saturday.

A Peek in Santa’s Sweet Shop

Experience the lights & grandeur of Santa’s sweet shop with a festive stroll through the lit up lobby of The Center for Art & Inspiration!

Open Tuesday – Saturdays from 10am – 5pm.

Gem Mining & Cookies

Gem Mining & Cookies

Enjoy free cookies while you gem mine or shop at Pisgah Forest Gem Mine & Gifts from 10am-2pm on Friday, December 6th.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Olde Fashioned Christmas

During “Olde Fashioned Christmas,” the shops along historic Main Street in Hendersonville stay open late for holiday shopping, entertainment and celebration. Plus there will be caroling, Christmas lights, treats and other holiday festivities.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Drive through tour of Lake Julian lit up for the holidays. Open nightly from 6-9pm. A portion of proceeds benefit Special Olympics Buncombe County. Discounted advance tickets available online or at the entrance, the cost is $10 per passenger vehicle, $25 for large vans & $50 for buses.

A Peek in Santa’s Sweet Shop

Experience the lights & grandeur of Santa’s sweet shop with a festive stroll through the lit up lobby of The Center for Art & Inspiration!

Open Tuesday – Saturdays from 10am – 5pm.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Drive through tour of Lake Julian lit up for the holidays. Open nightly from 6-9pm. A portion of proceeds benefit Special Olympics Buncombe County. Discounted advance tickets available online or at the entrance, the cost is $10 per passenger vehicle, $25 for large vans & $50 for buses.

A Peek in Santa’s Sweet Shop

Experience the lights & grandeur of Santa’s sweet shop with a festive stroll through the lit up lobby of The Center for Art & Inspiration!

Open Tuesday – Saturdays from 10am – 5pm.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Lake Julian Festival Of Lights

Drive through tour of Lake Julian lit up for the holidays. Open nightly from 6-9pm. A portion of proceeds benefit Special Olympics Buncombe County. Discounted advance tickets available online or at the entrance, the cost is $10 per passenger vehicle, $25 for large vans & $50 for buses.

Christmas Around The World Concert

Christmas Around The World Concert

The Blue Ridge Ringers, a hand bell ensemble, presents their winter concert Christmas Around The World. Additional concert dates are 12/8 & 12/22 at various times and locations.

A Peek in Santa’s Sweet Shop

Experience the lights & grandeur of Santa’s sweet shop with a festive stroll through the lit up lobby of The Center for Art & Inspiration!

Open Tuesday – Saturdays from 10am – 5pm.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Bounty of Bethlehem Community Christmas Dinner

The Bounty of Bethlehem’s Community Christmas Dinner is a free community dinner held at the Immaculata Catholic School in the gymnasium. Santa will be here to meet with the children.

This event is run by volunteers and is open to all.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Santa at the Blue Ridge Mall

Santa at the Blue Ridge Mall

Visit Santa’s Workshop in the Blue Ridge Mall! Share your Christmas wish list and have your picture taken with Santa by our joyful Christmas elves. Santa’s workshop has several photograph packages available and prices vary.

November 29th – December 13th
Mon – Sat: 11 AM – 8 PM
Sun: 1 PM – 6 PM

December 14th – December 23rd
Mon – Sat: 9 AM – 8 PM
Sun: 12 PM – 8 PM

Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve: 8 AM – 5 PM

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Christmas Around The World Concert

Christmas Around The World Concert

The Blue Ridge Ringers, a hand bell ensemble, presents their winter concert Christmas Around The World. Additional concert dates are 12/3, 12/8 & 12/22 at various times and locations.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Santa at Carolina Ace Hardware

Santa will be at his Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware during weekends in December! Bring your camera, and your kids, family or pets to take FREE photos! Check with store for exact dates and times.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store every Friday and Saturday from 11am-5pm. Mast is open until 8 PM every Friday and Saturday.

Christmas at Connemara

Christmas at Connemara

Musicians and storytellers, crafts and sing-a-longs, hot cider and cookies. This free festive celebration will honor Carl Sandburg and his family holiday traditions. Young visitors will find many opportunities for participation in storytelling, sing-a-longs and crafts. The house will be decorated in the simple style of the Sandburgs with poinsettias and a traditionally decorated Christmas tree throughout December until January 6th, 2020, which is Carl Sandburg’s birthday.

A Peek in Santa’s Sweet Shop

Experience the lights & grandeur of Santa’s sweet shop with a festive stroll through the lit up lobby of The Center for Art & Inspiration!

Open Tuesday – Saturdays from 10am – 5pm.

2019 Holiday Artist Market

Please join the Center for Art & Inspiration as a collection of artists have an all-day market to make your holiday gift-giving fast and easy! During the festivities, you will find one-of-a-kind, unique works of art from artists of Hendersonville and the greater region.

Henderson County Curb Market Ol’ Timey Christmas

Henderson County Curb Market Ol’ Timey Christmas

The Henderson County Curb Market extends an invitation to its annual Ol’ Timey Christmas celebration from 8 until 2 on Saturday, November 30th. The Curb Market, located at 221 N. Church Street in downtown Hendersonville, will offer live holiday music by Tom Brown “One-Man-Band” and complimentary home baked cookies, hot mulled cider and other refreshments. Customers will enjoy shopping for local seasonal produce, dried flowers, wreaths, baked goods, preserves and salsas. Shoppers will not want to miss the opportunity to visit with the friendly vendors and see their unique hand crafted items. With each purchase a raffle ticket will be given for a chance to win a basket filled with Market goods. The young and young at heart can also look forward to a drop in visit from Santa!

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Christmas Music at Mike’s On Main

Christmas Music at Mike’s On Main

Enjoy the Hendersonville tradition at Mike’s On Main of your Christmas favorites sung by Blissing, an a capella trio from 6-7pm on November 29th.

Here Comes Santa Street Lighting

Here Comes Santa Street Lighting

The annual “Here Comes Santa Street Lighting” event takes place at the Historic Courthouse. Kick off the season with live music, hot drinks, delicious treats, shopping and a countdown as Santa arrives to light up Downtown. Plus, enjoy free visits with Santa and carriage rides after the lights are turned on! This event will end by 8pm.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store every Friday and Saturday from 11am-5pm. Mast is open until 8 PM every Friday and Saturday.

A Peek in Santa’s Sweet Shop

Experience the lights & grandeur of Santa’s sweet shop with a festive stroll through the lit up lobby of The Center for Art & Inspiration!

Open Tuesday – Saturdays from 10am – 5pm.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas

A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas

Join the Flat Rock Playhouse for their 3rd annual A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas! This year’s show will include old favorites as well as new numbers not seen in past years. Bring the whole family to celebrate the season, and make this part of your family’s holiday tradition.

Shows Wednesday through Sunday. Times vary by day, check the Flat Rock Playhouse website!

Peppermint Bear Scavenger Hunt

Peppermint Bear Scavenger Hunt

Peppermint the Bear is a special friend of Santa and she needs your help finding her missing cubs! They were sent out to get holiday decorations and a tree, and have not come home. Find Peppermint at the Visitor Center, and then head out to shops along Main Street to look for her cubs. If you help her find 12 of her cubs, you will be eligible to win a prize. The scavenger hunt is available from November 29 – December 23, 2019, so that the bears will be home in time for Christmas! Download a Peppermint Bear Scavenger Hunt brochure.

More information can be found at the Visitor Center.

 

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Christmas Around The World Concert

Christmas Around The World Concert

The Blue Ridge Ringers, a hand bell ensemble, presents their winter concert Christmas Around The World. Additional concert dates are 12/1, 12/3, 12/8 & 12/22 at various times and locations.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Winter Lights at The N.C. Arboretum

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Walk through the Arboretum’s gardens and enjoy unique displays and landscapes dressed in more than half-a-million holiday lights. Perfect for the entire family, Winter Lights includes interactive games, a model train exhibit, free crafts, a nature-themed animatronic children’s program and more! As the Arboretum’s largest fundraising event, proceeds generated from Winter Lights help support the Arboretum’s educational programs, exhibits and year-round.

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

Winter Wonderland at Carolina Ace Hardware

This year’s Christmas display theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Come take your family photos at this magical display. Santa will be available on special dates, contact store for more details! Display also open when Santa is not there.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events! The actual competition is on 11/18, and the public can view the display from November 20th – January 4th on Sundays from 3 – 9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am – 9pm, excluding November 27, 28, December 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2020 (when it is only open to hotel guests). There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $25 for self-parking or $30 for valet, with half of the parking proceeds going to benefit local charities.

This tasty event began in 1992, and has since grown to be a nationally televised competition and event!

Carolina Concert Choir Presents the All-County Honors Chorus Concert

Carolina Concert Choir Presents the All-County Honors Chorus Concert

The Carolina Concert Choir Presents the All-County Honors Chorus Concert, which includes the following holiday-themed works:
– The Sleigh by Richard Kountz
– Kuwa Furana by Jim Papoulis
– Simple Gifts by Aaron Copland
– Se lontan, ben, mio, tu sei by W. A. Mozart
– A Red. Red. Rose by James Mulholland
– Yo le canto todo el dia by David Burnner
– These Holy Lights by Allen Shawn

$5 for adults and free for students. Held at Grace Lutheran Church in Hendersonville.

Christmas Faire

Arts & crafts made by Women’s Guild members, including jewelry, gift wrapping, elves’ workshop for children, gently used Christmas décor items, baked goods, gifts and goodies.

Hand-Crafted Holidays Fair

Find something for everyone at the Hand-Crafted Holidays Fair, including crafts, jewelry, art from local artists, baked goods and more!

Christmas Faire

Arts & crafts made by Women’s Guild members, including jewelry, gift wrapping, elves’ workshop for children, gently used Christmas décor items, baked goods, gifts and goodies.

Hand-Crafted Holidays Fair

Find something for everyone at the Hand-Crafted Holidays Fair, including crafts, jewelry, art from local artists, baked goods and more!

Gifts of Hope Holiday Craft Fair

Shop for unique items from around the globe from Ten Thousand Villages, a fair-trade retailer of gifts, home décor, jewelry and more. Baked goods and homemade soups available for purchase.

Gifts of Hope Holiday Fair

Gifts of Hope Holiday Fair

Get a jump start to your holiday shopping by visiting the St. James Episcopal Church’s Gifts of Hope Holiday Fair, featuring unique items from around the globe from Ten Thousand Villages. Merchandise includes holiday decor, jewelry, home accessories and much more. Homemade soups, baked goods and tamales will also be for sale. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the St. James outreach ministry. The Fair runs Saturday, November 2, 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday, November 3, from 10 am – 3 pm.

Holiday Craft Fair

The Etowah United Methodist Holiday Craft Fair celebrates 35 years in 2019 with the sale of handmade crafts and gifts, unique items, homemade baked goods and homemade soup lunch.

Home for the Holidays

For a complete listing of holiday events go to Home for the Holidays.  The holiday events happen throughout the Hendersonville area from November 1, 2019 thru January 1, 2020. The activities include a Flat Rock Playhouse production, an ice-skating rink, wagon rides, holiday concerts, visits with Santa, Christmas parade, and many other events for all ages. The Home for the Holidays brochure will be available in mid-September, stop by the Visitor Center at 201 S. Main St. to pick-up a brochure, Hendersonville, NC 800-828-4244 or 828-693-9708

Downtown Merchant Decoration Contest

Merchants all over downtown Hendersonville vie for the honor of best holiday window displays and lighting. The lights go on with the holiday street lighting!

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the Iceless Skating Rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main St., the larger new and improved rink is faster and easier gliding, 2 curling lanes available. The synthetic ice skating rink is made from special polymers so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature. Play one of the many games while you wait for your turn on the ice, s’more kits available for purchase. Regular hours: 11am-7pm, Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 11am-6pm. Adults $8, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Payment by cash or check only.  Group rates are available for 10 or more, by reservation. Weather permitting. Skates included in price of admission. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Fundraiser for the Henderson County America in Bloom Program, Hendersonville, NC  828-768-4413 www.hendersoncountyinbloom.com

 

Also, on December 21-23, Santa will be available for photos (bring your own camera!) from 2-6pm daily, followed by tractor-drawn wagon rides up and down Main Street, to enjoy Main Street lit up for the holidays, from 6-9pm. Both of these events are free!

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the Iceless Skating Rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main St., the larger new and improved rink is faster and easier gliding, 2 curling lanes available. The synthetic ice skating rink is made from special polymers so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature. Play one of the many games while you wait for your turn on the ice, s’more kits available for purchase. Regular hours: 11am-7pm, Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 11am-6pm. Adults $8, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Payment by cash or check only.  Group rates are available for 10 or more, by reservation. Weather permitting. Skates included in price of admission. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Fundraiser for the Henderson County America in Bloom Program, Hendersonville, NC  828-768-4413 www.hendersoncountyinbloom.com

 

Also, on December 21-23, Santa will be available for photos (bring your own camera!) from 2-6pm daily, followed by tractor-drawn wagon rides up and down Main Street, to enjoy Main Street lit up for the holidays, from 6-9pm. Both of these events are free!

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the Iceless Skating Rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main St., the larger new and improved rink is faster and easier gliding, 2 curling lanes available. The synthetic ice skating rink is made from special polymers so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature. Play one of the many games while you wait for your turn on the ice, s’more kits available for purchase. Regular hours: 11am-7pm, Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 11am-6pm. Adults $8, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Payment by cash or check only.  Group rates are available for 10 or more, by reservation. Weather permitting. Skates included in price of admission. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Fundraiser for the Henderson County America in Bloom Program, Hendersonville, NC  828-768-4413 www.hendersoncountyinbloom.com

 

Also, on December 21-23, Santa will be available for photos (bring your own camera!) from 2-6pm daily, followed by tractor-drawn wagon rides up and down Main Street, to enjoy Main Street lit up for the holidays, from 6-9pm. Both of these events are free!

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the Iceless Skating Rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main St., the larger new and improved rink is faster and easier gliding, 2 curling lanes available. The synthetic ice skating rink is made from special polymers so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature. Play one of the many games while you wait for your turn on the ice, s’more kits available for purchase. Regular hours: 11am-7pm, Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 11am-6pm. Adults $8, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Payment by cash or check only.  Group rates are available for 10 or more, by reservation. Weather permitting. Skates included in price of admission. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Fundraiser for the Henderson County America in Bloom Program, Hendersonville, NC  828-768-4413 www.hendersoncountyinbloom.com

 

Also, on December 21-23, Santa will be available for photos (bring your own camera!) from 2-6pm daily, followed by tractor-drawn wagon rides up and down Main Street, to enjoy Main Street lit up for the holidays, from 6-9pm. Both of these events are free!

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the Iceless Skating Rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main St., the larger new and improved rink is faster and easier gliding, 2 curling lanes available. The synthetic ice skating rink is made from special polymers so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature. Play one of the many games while you wait for your turn on the ice, s’more kits available for purchase. Regular hours: 11am-7pm, Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 11am-6pm. Adults $8, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Payment by cash or check only.  Group rates are available for 10 or more, by reservation. Weather permitting. Skates included in price of admission. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Fundraiser for the Henderson County America in Bloom Program, Hendersonville, NC  828-768-4413 www.hendersoncountyinbloom.com

 

Also, on December 21-23, Santa will be available for photos (bring your own camera!) from 2-6pm daily, followed by tractor-drawn wagon rides up and down Main Street, to enjoy Main Street lit up for the holidays, from 6-9pm. Both of these events are free!

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the Iceless Skating Rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main St., the larger new and improved rink is faster and easier gliding, 2 curling lanes available. The synthetic ice skating rink is made from special polymers so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature. Play one of the many games while you wait for your turn on the ice, s’more kits available for purchase. Regular hours: 11am-7pm, Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 11am-6pm. Adults $8, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Payment by cash or check only.  Group rates are available for 10 or more, by reservation. Weather permitting. Skates included in price of admission. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Fundraiser for the Henderson County America in Bloom Program, Hendersonville, NC  828-768-4413 www.hendersoncountyinbloom.com

 

Also, on December 21-23, Santa will be available for photos (bring your own camera!) from 2-6pm daily, followed by tractor-drawn wagon rides up and down Main Street, to enjoy Main Street lit up for the holidays, from 6-9pm. Both of these events are free!

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the Iceless Skating Rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main St., the larger new and improved rink is faster and easier gliding, 2 curling lanes available. The synthetic ice skating rink is made from special polymers so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature. Play one of the many games while you wait for your turn on the ice, s’more kits available for purchase. Regular hours: 11am-7pm, Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 11am-6pm. Adults $8, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Payment by cash or check only.  Group rates are available for 10 or more, by reservation. Weather permitting. Skates included in price of admission. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Fundraiser for the Henderson County America in Bloom Program, Hendersonville, NC  828-768-4413 www.hendersoncountyinbloom.com

 

Also, on December 21-23, Santa will be available for photos (bring your own camera!) from 2-6pm daily, followed by tractor-drawn wagon rides up and down Main Street, to enjoy Main Street lit up for the holidays, from 6-9pm. Both of these events are free!

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the Iceless Skating Rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main St., the larger new and improved rink is faster and easier gliding, 2 curling lanes available. The synthetic ice skating rink is made from special polymers so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature. Play one of the many games while you wait for your turn on the ice, s’more kits available for purchase. Regular hours: 11am-7pm, Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 11am-6pm. Adults $8, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Payment by cash or check only.  Group rates are available for 10 or more, by reservation. Weather permitting. Skates included in price of admission. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Fundraiser for the Henderson County America in Bloom Program, Hendersonville, NC  828-768-4413 www.hendersoncountyinbloom.com

 

Also, on December 21-23, Santa will be available for photos (bring your own camera!) from 2-6pm daily, followed by tractor-drawn wagon rides up and down Main Street, to enjoy Main Street lit up for the holidays, from 6-9pm. Both of these events are free!

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Santa Claus at the Visitor Center

Bring the kids to see Santa and make your own photos with him on a special holiday backdrop.

During this time, our iceless skating rink will be open, you can play curling on two iceless lanes, and enjoy cocoa, snacks and games! Once Santa turns in for the night, enjoy free tractor-drawn wagon rides up and down Main Street, from 6-9pm. Skating costs $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 10 and under, and includes skate rental. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the Iceless Skating Rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main St., the larger new and improved rink is faster and easier gliding, 2 curling lanes available. The synthetic ice skating rink is made from special polymers so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature. Play one of the many games while you wait for your turn on the ice, s’more kits available for purchase. Regular hours: 11am-7pm, Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 11am-6pm. Adults $8, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Payment by cash or check only.  Group rates are available for 10 or more, by reservation. Weather permitting. Skates included in price of admission. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Fundraiser for the Henderson County America in Bloom Program, Hendersonville, NC  828-768-4413 www.hendersoncountyinbloom.com

 

Also, on December 21-23, Santa will be available for photos (bring your own camera!) from 2-6pm daily, followed by tractor-drawn wagon rides up and down Main Street, to enjoy Main Street lit up for the holidays, from 6-9pm. Both of these events are free!

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Santa Claus at the Visitor Center

Bring the kids to see Santa and make your own photos with him on a special holiday backdrop.

During this time, our iceless skating rink will be open, you can play curling on two iceless lanes, and enjoy cocoa, snacks and games! Once Santa turns in for the night, enjoy free tractor-drawn wagon rides up and down Main Street, from 6-9pm. Skating costs $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 10 and under, and includes skate rental. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Santa at Mast General Store

Free Picture With Santa!

Take pictures with Santa in Carolina Ace Hardware’s festive Christmas display – Bring your own camera!

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the Iceless Skating Rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main St., the larger new and improved rink is faster and easier gliding, 2 curling lanes available. The synthetic ice skating rink is made from special polymers so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature. Play one of the many games while you wait for your turn on the ice, s’more kits available for purchase. Regular hours: 11am-7pm, Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 11am-6pm. Adults $8, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Payment by cash or check only.  Group rates are available for 10 or more, by reservation. Weather permitting. Skates included in price of admission. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Fundraiser for the Henderson County America in Bloom Program, Hendersonville, NC  828-768-4413 www.hendersoncountyinbloom.com

 

Also, on December 21-23, Santa will be available for photos (bring your own camera!) from 2-6pm daily, followed by tractor-drawn wagon rides up and down Main Street, to enjoy Main Street lit up for the holidays, from 6-9pm. Both of these events are free!

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Santa Claus at the Visitor Center

Bring the kids to see Santa and make your own photos with him on a special holiday backdrop.

During this time, our iceless skating rink will be open, you can play curling on two iceless lanes, and enjoy cocoa, snacks and games! Once Santa turns in for the night, enjoy free tractor-drawn wagon rides up and down Main Street, from 6-9pm. Skating costs $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 10 and under, and includes skate rental. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Historic Johnson Farm will host Christmas tours December 17-21 at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM each day. Tours of the festive farmhouse will be available as well as a Christmas craft and hot chocolate. The Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists will have their gift shop open each day. Tours are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for children under 5. Reservations are required. You may call 828-891-6585 or email jfarm@hcpsnc.org to register.
If you have any questions, please call manager Mandy Gibson at 828-891-6585.

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Come take a tour of the decorated farm house. Tours will also include a Christmas craft for kids (or the young at heart), hot chocolate and cookies, and the Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists will have their gift shop open for holiday shopping!

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the Iceless Skating Rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main St., the larger new and improved rink is faster and easier gliding, 2 curling lanes available. The synthetic ice skating rink is made from special polymers so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature. Play one of the many games while you wait for your turn on the ice, s’more kits available for purchase. Regular hours: 11am-7pm, Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 11am-6pm. Adults $8, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Payment by cash or check only.  Group rates are available for 10 or more, by reservation. Weather permitting. Skates included in price of admission. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Fundraiser for the Henderson County America in Bloom Program, Hendersonville, NC  828-768-4413 www.hendersoncountyinbloom.com

 

Also, on December 21-23, Santa will be available for photos (bring your own camera!) from 2-6pm daily, followed by tractor-drawn wagon rides up and down Main Street, to enjoy Main Street lit up for the holidays, from 6-9pm. Both of these events are free!

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Historic Johnson Farm will host Christmas tours December 17-21 at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM each day. Tours of the festive farmhouse will be available as well as a Christmas craft and hot chocolate. The Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists will have their gift shop open each day. Tours are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for children under 5. Reservations are required. You may call 828-891-6585 or email jfarm@hcpsnc.org to register.
If you have any questions, please call manager Mandy Gibson at 828-891-6585.

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Come take a tour of the decorated farm house. Tours will also include a Christmas craft for kids (or the young at heart), hot chocolate and cookies, and the Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists will have their gift shop open for holiday shopping!

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Historic Johnson Farm will host Christmas tours December 17-21 at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM each day. Tours of the festive farmhouse will be available as well as a Christmas craft and hot chocolate. The Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists will have their gift shop open each day. Tours are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for children under 5. Reservations are required. You may call 828-891-6585 or email jfarm@hcpsnc.org to register.
If you have any questions, please call manager Mandy Gibson at 828-891-6585.

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Come take a tour of the decorated farm house. Tours will also include a Christmas craft for kids (or the young at heart), hot chocolate and cookies, and the Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists will have their gift shop open for holiday shopping!

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the Iceless Skating Rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main St., the larger new and improved rink is faster and easier gliding, 2 curling lanes available. The synthetic ice skating rink is made from special polymers so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature. Play one of the many games while you wait for your turn on the ice, s’more kits available for purchase. Regular hours: 11am-7pm, Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 11am-6pm. Adults $8, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Payment by cash or check only.  Group rates are available for 10 or more, by reservation. Weather permitting. Skates included in price of admission. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Fundraiser for the Henderson County America in Bloom Program, Hendersonville, NC  828-768-4413 www.hendersoncountyinbloom.com

 

Also, on December 21-23, Santa will be available for photos (bring your own camera!) from 2-6pm daily, followed by tractor-drawn wagon rides up and down Main Street, to enjoy Main Street lit up for the holidays, from 6-9pm. Both of these events are free!

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Historic Johnson Farm will host Christmas tours December 17-21 at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM each day. Tours of the festive farmhouse will be available as well as a Christmas craft and hot chocolate. The Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists will have their gift shop open each day. Tours are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for children under 5. Reservations are required. You may call 828-891-6585 or email jfarm@hcpsnc.org to register.
If you have any questions, please call manager Mandy Gibson at 828-891-6585.

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Come take a tour of the decorated farm house. Tours will also include a Christmas craft for kids (or the young at heart), hot chocolate and cookies, and the Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists will have their gift shop open for holiday shopping!

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Historic Johnson Farm will host Christmas tours December 17-21 at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM each day. Tours of the festive farmhouse will be available as well as a Christmas craft and hot chocolate. The Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists will have their gift shop open each day. Tours are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for children under 5. Reservations are required. You may call 828-891-6585 or email jfarm@hcpsnc.org to register.
If you have any questions, please call manager Mandy Gibson at 828-891-6585.

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Come take a tour of the decorated farm house. Tours will also include a Christmas craft for kids (or the young at heart), hot chocolate and cookies, and the Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists will have their gift shop open for holiday shopping!

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the Iceless Skating Rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main St., the larger new and improved rink is faster and easier gliding, 2 curling lanes available. The synthetic ice skating rink is made from special polymers so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature. Play one of the many games while you wait for your turn on the ice, s’more kits available for purchase. Regular hours: 11am-7pm, Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 11am-6pm. Adults $8, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Payment by cash or check only.  Group rates are available for 10 or more, by reservation. Weather permitting. Skates included in price of admission. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Fundraiser for the Henderson County America in Bloom Program, Hendersonville, NC  828-768-4413 www.hendersoncountyinbloom.com

 

Also, on December 21-23, Santa will be available for photos (bring your own camera!) from 2-6pm daily, followed by tractor-drawn wagon rides up and down Main Street, to enjoy Main Street lit up for the holidays, from 6-9pm. Both of these events are free!

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Historic Johnson Farm will host Christmas tours December 17-21 at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM each day. Tours of the festive farmhouse will be available as well as a Christmas craft and hot chocolate. The Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists will have their gift shop open each day. Tours are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for children under 5. Reservations are required. You may call 828-891-6585 or email jfarm@hcpsnc.org to register.
If you have any questions, please call manager Mandy Gibson at 828-891-6585.

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Come take a tour of the decorated farm house. Tours will also include a Christmas craft for kids (or the young at heart), hot chocolate and cookies, and the Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists will have their gift shop open for holiday shopping!

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Historic Johnson Farm will host Christmas tours December 17-21 at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM each day. Tours of the festive farmhouse will be available as well as a Christmas craft and hot chocolate. The Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists will have their gift shop open each day. Tours are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for children under 5. Reservations are required. You may call 828-891-6585 or email jfarm@hcpsnc.org to register.
If you have any questions, please call manager Mandy Gibson at 828-891-6585.

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Come take a tour of the decorated farm house. Tours will also include a Christmas craft for kids (or the young at heart), hot chocolate and cookies, and the Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists will have their gift shop open for holiday shopping!

Iceless Skating Rink

Iceless Skating Rink

Lace up your skates and take to the Iceless Skating Rink located at the Visitor Center at 201 South Main St., the larger new and improved rink is faster and easier gliding, 2 curling lanes available. The synthetic ice skating rink is made from special polymers so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature. Play one of the many games while you wait for your turn on the ice, s’more kits available for purchase. Regular hours: 11am-7pm, Christmas Eve 11am-3pm, Christmas Day Closed, New Year’s Eve 11am-3pm, and New Year’s Day from 11am-6pm. Adults $8, Children $5 for ages 10 & under. Payment by cash or check only.  Group rates are available for 10 or more, by reservation. Weather permitting. Skates included in price of admission. Curling costs $5 per person for 30 minutes of play.

Fundraiser for the Henderson County America in Bloom Program, Hendersonville, NC  828-768-4413 www.hendersoncountyinbloom.com

 

Also, on December 21-23, Santa will be available for photos (bring your own camera!) from 2-6pm daily, followed by tractor-drawn wagon rides up and down Main Street, to enjoy Main Street lit up for the holidays, from 6-9pm. Both of these events are free!

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Historic Johnson Farm will host Christmas tours December 17-21 at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM each day. Tours of the festive farmhouse will be available as well as a Christmas craft and hot chocolate. The Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists will have their gift shop open each day. Tours are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for children under 5. Reservations are required. You may call 828-891-6585 or email jfarm@hcpsnc.org to register.
If you have any questions, please call manager Mandy Gibson at 828-891-6585.

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Come take a tour of the decorated farm house. Tours will also include a Christmas craft for kids (or the young at heart), hot chocolate and cookies, and the Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists will have their gift shop open for holiday shopping!

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Historic Johnson Farm will host Christmas tours December 17-21 at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM each day. Tours of the festive farmhouse will be available as well as a Christmas craft and hot chocolate. The Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists will have their gift shop open each day. Tours are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for children under 5. Reservations are required. You may call 828-891-6585 or email jfarm@hcpsnc.org to register.
If you have any questions, please call manager Mandy Gibson at 828-891-6585.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Historic Johnson Farm will host Christmas tours December 17-21 at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM each day. Tours of the festive farmhouse will be available as well as a Christmas craft and hot chocolate. The Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists will have their gift shop open each day. Tours are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for children under 5. Reservations are required. You may call 828-891-6585 or email jfarm@hcpsnc.org to register.
If you have any questions, please call manager Mandy Gibson at 828-891-6585.

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

Come take a tour of the decorated farm house. Tours will also include a Christmas craft for kids (or the young at heart), hot chocolate and cookies, and the Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists will have their gift shop open for holiday shopping!

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Santa at Mast General Store

Free Picture With Santa!

Take pictures with Santa in Carolina Ace Hardware’s festive Christmas display – Bring your own camera!

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Blue Ridge Orchestra Holiday Performance

Blue Ridge Orchestra Holiday Performance

Blue Ridge Orchestra chamber strings, conducted by Dr. Milton Crotts, performs their holiday celebration performance, including folk tunes, carols and more! Featuring traditional music duo Newberry & Verch, plus Franklin Keel, Megan McConnell, Rebecca O’Quinn, Alex Watson, Ryan Kijanka.

 

Show times Saturday, December 9 at 1pm & 3:30pm, $25 General / $15 Students & Friends of BRO

TICKETS and INFO:  (828) 782-3354  www.blueridgeorchestra.org

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

Blue Ridge Orchestra Holiday Performance

Blue Ridge Orchestra Holiday Performance

Blue Ridge Orchestra chamber strings, conducted by Dr. Milton Crotts, performs their holiday celebration performance, including folk tunes, carols and more! Featuring traditional music duo Newberry & Verch, plus Franklin Keel, Megan McConnell, Rebecca O’Quinn, Alex Watson, Ryan Kijanka.

 

Show times Saturday, December 9 at 1pm & 3:30pm, $25 General / $15 Students & Friends of BRO

TICKETS and INFO:  (828) 782-3354  www.blueridgeorchestra.org

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

Candles and Carols

Candles and Carols

Music and drama presentation to impart the Christmas Spirit and warm your heart.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

Santa at Mast General Store

Free Picture With Santa!

Take pictures with Santa in Carolina Ace Hardware’s festive Christmas display – Bring your own camera!

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Thew 18th annual Lake Julian Festival of Lights offers an inexpensive and accessible family-oriented experience! The light show opens with the popular Lights by the Lake Foot Tour on December 1, from 5:30pm – 9pm. Admission for the walking tour is only $5 per adult. Children under 16 are admitted free with a paying adult. Guests are invited to experience the lights through a memorable and immersive experience by leaving their cars behind and taking a leisurely stroll through thousands of bright, twinkling holiday lights. Visitors can wind their way to the center of the park where they will find games, crafts with LEAF’s Easel Rider Artists, s’mores, and more. Santa will even be on hand for photos. Parking for the foot tour will be at Family of Faith Fellowship Church.

The Lake Julian Festival of Lights will remain open as a driving tour from December 2nd through December 23rd, operating nightly from 6pm – 9pm. Vehicle entry for Festival of Lights is $10 per passenger vehicle and $20 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses.  Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 per passenger vehicle and $14 for large vans, motor coaches, and buses online at www.lakejulianfestivaloflights.com.

Lake Julian Park is located at 406 Overlook Extension in Arden, just off of Long Shoals Road.

20% of the proceeds of this event are donated to Special Olympics Buncombe County.

Advent Lessons & Carols

Advent Lessons & Carols

Join the St. James Choir & Montreat Scottish Pipes and Drums! With the Rev. Dr. Joel Hafer, Officiant; Brad Gee, Conductor; Howard Bakken, Organist; and Joseph Bailey, Pipe Major

 

Doors open at 4pm, event is free, but donations are accepted to benefit St. James Music Ministry! Also, Join us for a reception n the parish hall following the service!

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

Christmas Bazaar

Christmas Bazaar

The Land O’ Sky Garden Club presents their annual Christmas Bazaar, featuring all handmade, original and all-natural items, including evergreens, pine cone and magnolia garland, mixed greenery wreaths, fresh greenery hanging baskets, aprons, sachets, ornaments, baked goods, jellies, assorted handmade gifts, vintage gift tags, and much more!

Saturday, December 1 from 9am-6pm, and Sunday, December 2 from 11am-4pm.

 

Proceeds of this event benefit the Land O’ Sky Garden Club Scholarship Fund.

 

 

Christmas at the Farm

Christmas at the Farm

Offering fresh-cut NC Frasier Firs, fried apple pies, hot cider, apple cider donuts, hot cocoa, Christmas music, feed the farm animals, cow train, jumping pillow and professional family photos!

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Advent Lessons & Carols

Advent Lessons & Carols

Join the St. James Choir & Montreat Scottish Pipes and Drums! With the Rev. Dr. Joel Hafer, Officiant; Brad Gee, Conductor; Howard Bakken, Organist; and Joseph Bailey, Pipe Major

 

Doors open at 4pm, event is free, but donations are accepted to benefit St. James Music Ministry! Also, Join us for a reception n the parish hall following the service!

Santa at Mast General Store

Free Picture With Santa!

Take pictures with Santa in Carolina Ace Hardware’s festive Christmas display – Bring your own camera!

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

Christmas at the Farm

Christmas at the Farm

Offering fresh-cut NC Frasier Firs, fried apple pies, hot cider, apple cider donuts, hot cocoa, Christmas music, feed the farm animals, cow train, jumping pillow and professional family photos!

Christmas Bazaar

Christmas Bazaar

The Land O’ Sky Garden Club presents their annual Christmas Bazaar, featuring all handmade, original and all-natural items, including evergreens, pine cone and magnolia garland, mixed greenery wreaths, fresh greenery hanging baskets, aprons, sachets, ornaments, baked goods, jellies, assorted handmade gifts, vintage gift tags, and much more!

Saturday, December 1 from 9am-6pm, and Sunday, December 2 from 11am-4pm.

 

Proceeds of this event benefit the Land O’ Sky Garden Club Scholarship Fund.

 

 

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

Christmas at the Farm

Christmas at the Farm

Offering fresh-cut NC Frasier Firs, fried apple pies, hot cider, apple cider donuts, hot cocoa, Christmas music, feed the farm animals, cow train, jumping pillow and professional family photos!

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

Christmas at the Farm

Christmas at the Farm

Offering fresh-cut NC Frasier Firs, fried apple pies, hot cider, apple cider donuts, hot cocoa, Christmas music, feed the farm animals, cow train, jumping pillow and professional family photos!

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

Christmas at the Farm

Christmas at the Farm

Offering fresh-cut NC Frasier Firs, fried apple pies, hot cider, apple cider donuts, hot cocoa, Christmas music, feed the farm animals, cow train, jumping pillow and professional family photos!

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Hot Mulled Cider at Mast General Store

Warm up your holidays with a cup of free hot mulled cider as you shop at Mast General Store. Mast is open until 8pm every Friday and Saturday, November 23 – December 22.

Christmas at the Farm

Christmas at the Farm

Offering fresh-cut NC Frasier Firs, fried apple pies, hot cider, apple cider donuts, hot cocoa, Christmas music, feed the farm animals, cow train, jumping pillow and professional family photos!

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

The National Gingerbread House Competition

The National Gingerbread House Competition™

The National Gingerbread House Competition™ & Display at the Omni Grove Park Inn showcases competitors from around the country, in one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The actual competition is on 11/19, and the public can view the display on Sundays from 3-9pm, and Monday-Thursdays from 9am-9pm, excluding December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, and January 1, 2019. There is no charge to see the display, but there is a parking fee of $20 for self-parking or $25 for valet, with half of the proceeds going to benefit local charities.

 

Learn more by visiting the Omni Grove Park Inn’s website, or by calling 1(800) 413-5778.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Tis the Season Holiday Fair

Tis the Season Holiday Fair

A festive shopping event with 250 vendors featuring Art, Crafts & Gifts. You’ll also find adornments for the home as well as delectable holiday food and North Carolina wines for that perfect gift.
Admission is $5 a $1 off coupon is available at www.WNCHolidayFair.net Children 12 and under enter free.
Show location is at the WNC Ag Center 761 New Boylston Hwy. Fletcher, NC 28732 (Gate #5)
November 16 & 17 10am-6pm and November 18, 11am-5pm.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Tis the Season Holiday Fair

Tis the Season Holiday Fair

A festive shopping event with 250 vendors featuring Art, Crafts & Gifts. You’ll also find adornments for the home as well as delectable holiday food and North Carolina wines for that perfect gift.
Admission is $5 a $1 off coupon is available at www.WNCHolidayFair.net Children 12 and under enter free.
Show location is at the WNC Ag Center 761 New Boylston Hwy. Fletcher, NC 28732 (Gate #5)
November 16 & 17 10am-6pm and November 18, 11am-5pm.

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour

North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights Holiday Tour,  is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, Asheville, (828) 665-2492

Tis the Season Holiday Fair

Tis the Season Holiday Fair

A festive shopping event with 250 vendors featuring Art, Crafts & Gifts. You’ll also find adornments for the home as well as delectable holiday food and North Carolina wines for that perfect gift.
Admission is $5 a $1 off coupon is available at www.WNCHolidayFair.net Children 12 and under enter free.
Show location is at the WNC Ag Center 761 New Boylston Hwy. Fletcher, NC 28732 (Gate #5)
November 16 & 17 10am-6pm and November 18, 11am-5pm.

Women’s Guild Christmas Fair

Arts & crafts made by Women’s Guild members – jewelry, gift wrapping, elves’ workshop for children, gently used Christmas decor items, baked goods, gifts and goodies – in the St. Francis Room at Immaculate Conception Church.

Women’s Guild Christmas Fair

Arts & crafts made by Women’s Guild members – jewelry, gift wrapping, elves’ workshop for children, gently used Christmas decor items, baked goods, gifts and goodies – in the St. Francis Room at Immaculate Conception Church.

Gifts of Hope Holiday Fair

Shop for unique items from around the globe from Ten Thousand Villages, a fair-trade retailer of gifts, home decor, jewelry and more! Baked goods and homemade soups available for purchase.

Gifts of Hope Holiday Fair

Shop for unique items from around the globe from Ten Thousand Villages, a fair-trade retailer of gifts, home decor, jewelry and more! Baked goods and homemade soups available for purchase.

Autumn Hand-Crafters Fair

Time to start the Holiday shopping! Come for items made by local artists and crafters, baked goods and a raffle.

Hosted by the DOES #258

Autumn Hand-Crafters Fair

Time to start the Holiday shopping! Come for items made by local artists and crafters, baked goods and a raffle.

Hosted by the DOES #258

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Bring the grandparents and the kids to rediscover the excitement of an old-fashioned holiday in a small town setting. You can come Home for the Holidays” to Hendersonville, and relive the joy of the season. In addition to small town traditions, family gatherings, and good cheer, the area abounds with holiday activities such as an Iceless Skating Rink, holiday concerts, hometown Christmas parade, and many other events for the whole family.

Make lasting family memories by exploring the Western North Carolina choose and cut Christmas Tree Farms to select the perfect Christmas tree or visit one from a local greens markets located throughout Henderson County.

The Hendersonville County Tourism Development Authority compiled a brochure of events going on this holiday season.  It lists the featured events along with a calendar of the day-to-day activities. Click to go to the Home for the Holidays” web page for details of the holiday happenings. To pick your free copy of  the “Home for the Holidays,” brochure at the Visitor Center on 201 South Main Street or download the Calendar of Events Brochure online.

Unwrap a box full of holiday memories in Hendersonville that will keep you coming back year after year.

Click for lodging or area information or call the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority at (828) 693-9708 / 800-828-4244.