Downtown Asheville's Grove Arcade is a spectacular spot to enjoy the holidays and support locally-owned businesses. For the seventh year, the Arcade will display entries from the National Gingerbread House CompetitionTM and beautiful holiday décor in a Winter Wonderland setting beginning November 20 and running through January 2.
In a holiday tradition, the Arcade and the Grove Park Inn partner to display entries from the annual National Gingerbread House CompetitionTM. A wide selection of houses will be on view in Suite 115 on O. Henry Avenue. The public is invited to view the houses Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bus parking is available on Battery Park or at the Chamber of Commerce on Montford Avenue with passenger loading and unloading on O. Henry Avenue.
Visitors to the building will notice new flocked trees on the spiral staircases, a beautiful tree and lighted antique deer vignette in the West Arcade entry and much more. Shop the Arcade's shops and galleries for the perfect holiday gift. In another holiday tradition, artist Jason Probstein will create beautiful handmade blown glass ornaments, a perfect holiday gift or memento of a trip to Asheville, in Mountain Made, Suite 123, Sundays through Thursdays through the holiday season.