2019 Holiday Events in Hendersonville, Black Mountain, and Asheville:
Small Town Christmas Celebrations
Hendersonville Home for the Holidays
November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am – January 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Home for the Holidays, events happening throughout the Hendersonville area from November 1, 2019, through January 1, 2020. Holiday activities include the 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
For a complete listing of holiday events go to www.visithendersonvillenc.org
Black Mountain – Holly Jolly
Downtown celebration themed “Go Tell It On The Mountain”. Shops open w/refreshments, entertainment & Santa on Sutton Ave.
Black Mountain – Christmas Parade
The parade begins at 4 pm from Flat Creek Road proceeding west on Hwy 70 / State Street to Craigmont Road. 2019 theme is “Christmas: Then & Now”
Christmas Events at Biltmore Estate
Biltmore Daytime Celebration – Asheville
November 1, 2019 – January 5, 2020
A daytime visit to Biltmore is a feast for the senses. Wrap yourself in the scent of fresh evergreens as you admire holiday décor featuring wreaths, garlands, and the sparkle of thousands of ornaments on more than 55 glorious Christmas trees. The celebration continues across the estate, including colorful holiday blooms in the Conservatory, commemorative Christmas wine at the Winery, special menus in restaurants, and Antler Hill Village’s must-see evening illumination display.
Buy your Biltmore Estate ticket in advance and save on admission!
- Where: Biltmore Estate
- Website: www.biltmore.com
- Cost: Varies based on visit day and when you buy your tickets. In most cases, the Biltmore offers BIG discounts on advanced ticket sales. Click for savings and ticket information.
Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Evenings – Asheville
November 1, 2019 – January 4, 2020
Biltmore House greets you with the soft glow of luminaries and holiday lights on a towering Norway spruce. Inside, thousands of ornaments on dozens of Christmas trees reflect the flicker of candlelight, firelight, and twinkle lights. Live performances of Christmas music add to your self-guided evening visit, which includes admission to Antler Hill Village & Winery. The Village is a must-see part of your holiday experience: trees, buildings, and pathways to our restaurants, shops, and Winery are illuminated with a glittering cascade of lights, the fountain is aglow with special visual effects, and the ornament display that adorns the Winery’s Tasting Room ceiling is nothing short of stunning.
Where: Biltmore Estate
Cost: Varies based on visit date.
Special Interest Christmas Events
No Christmas is complete without the smell of gingerbread all through the house. What’s even better … lots of spectacular gingerbread houses on display.
National Gingerbread House Competition & Display – Asheville
November 20, 2019-January 4, 2020
For a sweet treat, see the amazing creations at the annual National Gingerbread House Competition at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville. Except for the base, the entries are constructed entirely of edible materials. Check out the winners in both wings of the hotel. Get a map at the information desk in the lobby. As you walk to the various display areas, see dozens of decorated trees in the historic resort. It will get you in the holiday spirit for sure!
- Where: 290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804
- Phone: 828-252-2711 ext 8045
- Website: www.groveparkinn.com
Holiday Shows & Performances at Flat Rock Playhouse
A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas
A family tradition has come home for the holidays. An all-new production. Sure to delight and entertain. Join us for the celebration
- When: November 29, 2019 – December 22, 2019
- Visit Website
- Cost: Ticket Price varies – Discounts available for seniors, AAA members, military personnel, students and groups
Winter Lights at the North Carolina Arboretum
November 22, 2019 – January 4, 2020
6 – 10 p.m. Nightly
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 and exhibits year-round.
- Where: NC Arboretum
- Cost: Ticket price varies by age. See the website for details and pricing specials.
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