Farm City Day

Farm City Day

Farm City Day brings the farm to the city so families can learn about the importance of agriculture in everyday life. Jackson Park will be filled with activities such as: a petting zoo, educational displays, old-timey demonstrations, a fishing pond, games, wagon rides, antique and modern farm equipment, live music, food and concessions for sale, and crafters selling their wares. Coordinated by the NC Cooperative Extension Henderson County Office.

 

Fiesta Hendersonville

Fiesta Hendersonville

FIESTA Hendersonville gives Henderson County a unique opportunity to experience the best of Latin American countries in their own backyard, Patrons can journey through over 20 represented countries and experience their people, music, art, food and culture. Located on Main Street between Allen – Caswell Streets.

NC Mountain State Fair

NC Mountain State Fair

The NC Mountain State Fair is the third largest fair in North Carolina. The Fair runs from September 11 – 20 at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center. It celebrates the heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains, including agriculture, music, crafts, art, food, entertainment, display of livestock, competitions, & midway amusement rides. Check the website for hours, price of admission, tickets, Special Promotions, Discount Days, and much more! http://www.wncagcenter.org/p/mountainstatefair  For more information call 828-687-1414

 

American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Agility Trial

American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Agility Trial

American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Agility Trial, Western North Carolina Agricultural Center’s McGough Arena (dogs jump hurdles, race through tunnels and climb over A-frames at high speed) Fri. – Sun  8am –4pm, Mon 8am-12Noon, free admission & spectators are welcome, please leave your dog comfortably at home, Sponsored by Blue Ridge Agility Club

 

American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Agility Trial

American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Agility Trial

American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Agility Trial, Western North Carolina Agricultural Center’s McGough Arena (dogs jump hurdles, race through tunnels and climb over A-frames at high speed) Fri. – Sun  8am –4pm, Mon 8am-12Noon, free admission & spectators are welcome, please leave your dog comfortably at home, Sponsored by Blue Ridge Agility Club

 

The Hendersonville Symphony Presents “Food, Glorious Food!”

The Hendersonville Symphony Presents “Food, Glorious Food!”

Celebrate the wonderful partnership between music, food and drink. Selections come from the baroque period through the 20th Century, including stories of composers who loved their food, prove our obsession with food, glorious food! Intermission promises to be (ful)filling! Featuring Danielle Knox, soprano; Adrian Smith, baritone; Grant Knox, tenor

Performance includes:
Bach — Coffee Cantata
Humperdinck — Hansel & Gretel
Tchaikovsky — Excerpts from The Nutcracker
Prokofiev — Love the Tree Oranges
Strauss — Waltz: Wine, Women and Song
Vaughan Williams — March of the Kitchen Utensils
Sondheim — Symphonic Suite from Sweeney Todd
Verdi — Brindisi (Drinking Song) from La Traviata

The Hendersonville Symphony Presents “Once Upon A Time”

The Hendersonville Symphony Presents “Once Upon A Time”

Three composers musically depict the classic tale of good vs. evil. Meet Tchaikovsky’s Lilac Fairy and Carabosse, Menken’s Belle, Gaston, Lumiere and the Beast, and Berlioz’ compelling journey of infatuation and despair with actress Harriett Smithson. A night of unforgettable melodies, scary moments and love stories with happy endings — well, almost! The Winner of the 2020 Young Artist Competition performs a well-known concerto movement with the Symphony, and there may even be am added treat for everyone in the lobby! Featuring the 2020 Young Artist Competition Winner.

Performance includes:
Tchaikovsky — Sleeping Beauty Suite
Menken — Selections from Beauty and the Beast
Berlioz — March to the Scaffold & Witches Sabbath from Symphonie Fantastique

Sesame Street Live

Sesame Street Live

Join the fun with an interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets, Sesame Street, where you’ll have fun with Oscar, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Big Bird, Abby, Grover, Rosita and all your furry friends.

Sesame Street Live

Sesame Street Live

Join the fun with an interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets, Sesame Street, where you’ll have fun with Oscar, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Big Bird, Abby, Grover, Rosita and all your furry friends.

WNC Model Train Show

WNC Model Train Show

8 working layouts with over 200 vendor tables, including vendors from 7 states with anything related to railroading. Admission $6 per day, children under age 10 free. Friday 12 – 7pm & Saturday 8am-5pm.

Garden Bros Circus

Garden Bros Circus

Enjoy 3 rings of excitement, special effects, and performers from around the globe that include acrobats, aerial artists, motorcycles, racing camels, contortionists, clowns, jugglers, the Largest Elephant On Earth, a kids fun zone and more. Multiple performances per day. Cost is $12.50 with one free kid ticket available for children per paying adult. At the WNC Ag Center McGough Arena.

Frostbite Race

Frostbite Race

The Annual Frostbite Run is back in 2020! Join us for the oldest and largest footrace in Henderson County, a unique winter tradition that has created long-lasting memories for 28 years. The 28th Annual Frostbite 10K & 5K Run & 1-Mile Run/Walk, presented by the Lelia Patterson Center, takes place on Sunday, February 16th at the Leila Patterson Center in Fletcher, North Carolina. Both courses provide views of Hutch Mountain and are on hilly to challenging terrain, with some steep inclines on both the 10k and 5k courses. The moderately rolling 1 mile course, makes this premier racing event an opportunity for all running levels and ages.

All participants registered before February 10th will receive a finisher medal.

Asheville Hot Chocolate Races

Asheville Hot Chocolate Races

Participate in one of the Asheville Hot Chocolate Races and enjoy a steaming cup of cocoa from French Broad Chocolates after completing your race, 5k and 10k are chip timed, 1K Kids Hill Climb and Marshmallow Dash are untimed fun runs for ages 12 and under.

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.

New Year’s Resolution Run

New Year’s Resolution Run

The 5th Annual New Year’s Resolution Run is a great way to get your new year off to the right start! Choose from a 5k Run/Walk or 10 Mile Run, both of which go through the heart of Downtown Asheville. The race starts at a reasonable 10am, so there’s no excuse not to ‘run into’ 2020!

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.

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.

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!

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Cider Cinema Presents: Elf

Cider Cinema Presents: Elf

Join Bold Rock Mills River for a special FREE movie screening of Elf in their taproom. Plus a special guest from the North Pole may make a special appearance!

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.

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.