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Dancing Santa

B-boy Santa is back on the scene! Once again he's showing off mad skills in the streets of Asheville, and this year he's got more to offer than sweet windmills and backspins.


Follow Dancing Santa’s Asheville Itinerary

Looking for a fresher, doper getaway for the holiday season? Pack your break-dancing moves and follow in the (dance) steps of Asheville's very own Bboy Santa. A visit to Asheville is Santa's favorite way to unwind before and after the busy holidays, and a weekend away may be just what you and your crew need, too.

Day One

  • Opening Moves: Make the Visitor Center your first stop. Pick up a map, book a room and check out all the great things there are to do in Asheville.
  • Street Style: From the Visitor Center, hop on one of Asheville's trolley tours for a guided tour of downtown Asheville and its historic districts. Be sure to stop at Pack Square Park and take in the sights and sounds of downtown, including street performers, funky boutiques and the Urban Trail.
  • Put Your Dancin' Feet Up: Grab an evening drink at the Great Hall Bar at the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa and get cozy in front of one of their 15-foot stone fireplaces.

Day Two

  • Fancy Footwork at Biltmore: Dance on over to America's Largest Home, which celebrates its birthday on Christmas Eve each year. The Biltmore House has 250 rooms, 57 decorated Christmas trees, 16 chimneys and 65 fireplaces-that's quite a workout and a lot of stockings!
  • Beer City Sippin' Santa-Style: Enjoy a festive evening in downtown Asheville and kick back like Santa-with one of "BeerCity USA's" signature craft brews. Or go on a microbrewery tour with the Asheville Brews Cruise! Follow Santa's lead and check out the Lexington Avenue Brewery for a delicious dinner, or try one of Asheville's 250+ independent restaurants.
  • Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree: Those looking for some music to go with their dance moves will enjoy catching a show at the Orange Peel, named one of the "Top Five Rock Clubs in the Country" by Rolling Stone magazine.

Day Three

  • Moves with a View: Welcome the day by taking in Asheville's mountain vistas. Take a sunrise drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, go for an invigorating hike in Bent Creek Forest and wrap up with lunch at Santa's own choice, the Sunset Terrace at The Omni Grove Park Inn.
  • Remix Your Relaxation: Your muscles are likely to be sore after dancing all over Asheville, so soothe them with a Gingerbread Indulgence Wrap at the Spa at The Omni Grove Park Inn, ranked 13th best spa worldwide.

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Upcoming Events

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

  • November 28, 2014
  • Location: Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place
  • Address: 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol — November 28 & 29, 2014 (three shows) Creator and remarkably versatile actor Jeremy Webb has re-envisioned this classic by creating a 25 character, family-friendly, one-man play with puppets for ghosts. A definitive holiday experience. Mainstage Theatre Series, Diana Wortham Theatre. Friday, November 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.; and Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Tickets/Info: (828) 257-4530 or www.dwtheatre.com.

Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland

  • November 28, 2014
  • Location: WNC Agricultural Center
  • Address: 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC 28732
  • Venue:  WNC Agricultural Center
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Welcome to Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland! You may wonder, why go to such great lengths to create an attraction of this magnitude? It's simple; we uncovered a passion and followed our dreams. After physically crafting each element, placing and bracing them, tediously programming hundreds of thousands of lights to perform with music, we managed to light up the nights!  There are over sixteen hundred individual and unique channels simultaneously directing this orchestra of lights. Using t...

Winter Wonderland at the Grove Arcade 2014

  • November 28, 2014
  • Location: Grove Arcade
  • Address: 1 Page Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Grove Arcade

Downtown Asheville’s historical Grove Arcade is a spectacular spot to enjoy the holidays and support locally-owned shops and restaurants. As to be expected, the Arcade will be “decking the halls” with holiday décor inside and out. The main attraction is once again the annual National Gingerbread House Competition™ hosted in partnership with The Omni Grove Park Inn. Come experience a Winter Wonderland full of wintery décor and gingerbread houses from Nov. 21...

Christmas in Black Mountain - Shop Small Saturday & Light Up Black Mountain

  • November 29, 2014
  • Address: Cherry Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Venue:  Black Mountain

Light Up Black Mountain will take place on Town Square at 6 p.m., with shops open until 7 p.m.

2014 Paws to Give: A Festive Holiday Evening Benefiting Animals in Need

  • December 4, 2014
  • Address: 66 Asheland Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  The Millroom

Do all of your Holiday shopping at this event where 100% of proceeds will benefit animals in need. Shop at our huge silent auction, enjoy live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and two complimentary drink tickets at our cash bar!

Christmas in Black Mountain - Deck the Trees

  • December 4, 2014
  • Location: Monte Vista Hotel
  • Address: 308 W. State St., Black Mountain, NC 28711

24 beautiful Christmas Trees on display (result of decorating competition). Free at Monte Vista Hotel.

Woodfin Holiday Stroll Weekend

  • December 4, 2014
  • Location: Reynolds Village & Weaverville Highway
  • Address: 51 N. Merrimon Ave, Woodfin, NC 28804
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

For three consecutive evenings, participating shops and restaurants will stay open late with special promotions offered from 5-8pm, including holiday discounts, tasty treats, special gifts and entertainment for customers. Pick up a Holiday Stroll Punch Card at participating businesses and visit multiple businesses throughout the weekend. Fill out and submit a completed card for the chance to win a prize gift basket of products and gift certificates! Kicking off the celebrations on Thursday Decem...

Asheville Downtown Gallery Association Art Walks

  • December 5, 2014
  • Location: Downtown Asheville Art District
  • Address: Various Locations, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Downtown Asheville Art District
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday

The Downtown Asheville Art District (DAAD) invites you to visit the more than 20 galleries that contribute to Asheville's reputation as vibrant arts community and "The Paris of the South." Within a half-mile radius of Pack Square and the city's center, you'll find unparalleled diversity....from fine studio crafts, to glass, photography, folk art and contemporary painting, metalwork, textiles, jewelry and more by local, regional, national and international artists.  Asheville an...

Christmas in Black Mountain - Holly Jolly

  • December 5, 2014
  • Address: Cherry Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Venue:  Black Mountain

Shops open downtown with refreshments. Cherry Street and Sutton will be blocked off, with special entertainment at the foot of Cherry on the Old Caboose.

Historic Biltmore Village's "An Old Fashioned Dickens of a Christmas Festival"

  • December 5, 2014
  • Location: Historic Biltmore Village
  • Address: 7 All Souls Crescent, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Venue:  Historic Biltmore Village
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

This is a newly formed event combining our Christmas-tree lighting and our Dickens Festival into one grand holiday event. We invite you to step back in time and enjoy Christmas as it once was. Friday Night (6 p.m.): Over 1000 luminaries will line the streets of Historic Biltmore Village to celebrate the lighting of our 25' Christmas Tree. The event will feature the AC Reynolds Madrigal Choir. There will be freshly made Christmas Wreaths for sale, in addition to horse-drawn carriage rides thro...

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