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.

Mountain True Holiday Recycling Event

Mountain True Holiday Recycling Event

MountainTrue hosts its annual Holiday Recycling Event at Jackson Park on Saturday, January 11 from 9am – 2pm. Area residents are invited to bring their Christmas trees, wreaths, broken string lights and used greeting cards to be mulched and recycled.

Trees, wreaths, lights and greeting cards should be brought on the day of January 11. Trees and wreaths should be stripped of all decorations and lights.

The mulcher has been provided by King Hardware & Rental and Hendersonville and Henderson County personnel will be on site to much the trees. Lights will be recycled by the Henderson County Coop Extension Service for the 4-H Project.

MountainTrue volunteers will be on hand to help and serve free cookies and hot apple cider. Free mulch will be available to those that want to take some home for their garden and landscaping.

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. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  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 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. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  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 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. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  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 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. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  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 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. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  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 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. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  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 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. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  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 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.

Bounty of Bethlehem’s Community Christmas Dinner

The Bounty of Bethlehem’s annual Community Christmas Dinner is a special event that is open to everyone, and provides a Christmas meal for anyone and everyone that comes through the doors. The mission of Bounty of Bethlehem is that no one should be alone on Christmas Day, so they give folks a place to gather for fellowship, togetherness and a warm meal, no matter who they are, how they worship, or from where they come. Plus, have a chance to meet with Santa!

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. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  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 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. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  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 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. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  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 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. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  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 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.

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. For skating comfort wear crew socks.  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 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.