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A Christmas Carol by the Montford Park Players

  • December 18, 2014
  • Location: The Masonic Temple
  • Address: 80 Broadway, Asheville, NC 28802
  • Venue:  The Masonic Temple

The Montford Park Players of Asheville, North Carolina's longest running Shakespeare Festival, will open Charles Dickens' classic tale of greed and redemption, A Christmas Carol, on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Asheville's historic Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway Street in downtown Asheville.   Directed by Mandy Bean and featuring Peter Brezny as Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol will run Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 pm, with additional performances on...

Ashley English Tot-Tine Thursday at Rhubarb

  • December 18, 2014
  • Address: 7 SW Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Rhubarb

In celebration of Ashley English Week at Rhubarb and her newest book “Quench: Handcrafted Beverages to Satisfy Every Taste and Occasion,” Rhubarb is hosting English for Tot-Tine Thursday on Thursday, December 18. Rhubarb’s bar manager Spencer Shultz will use her recipes to create specialty cocktails such as winter sangria and her hot toddies while guests will have their chance to mix and mingle with English herself. Don’t miss your chance to quench your thirst with the ce...

Christmas in Black Mountain - Deck the Trees

  • December 18, 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.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

  • December 18, 2014
  • Location: Lake Julian Park
  • Address: 406 Overlook Road Ext., Arden, NC 28704
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Light up your Holiday nights at the Lake Julian Park Festival of Lights. The park is brightly lit with thousands of colored lights and over 50 animated and stationary light displays. The road circling the park becomes a magical journey through tunnels of dazzling lights.

Live Music Thursday Chris Carpenter

With influences ranging from Oasis to Counting Crows, to the dynamic-storytelling of Bob Dylan, Carpenter has carved out his path since he moved to Nashville in 2009, by showcasing his unique voice and musical range.

Porch 40

Treat Yourself to: Rock/Blues/Jam Blending and bending genre after genre, their songs redefine the roots of modern music. They incorporate elements from the best of the old, such as Motown, Jazz, and Funk; whilst embellishing it with the best of the new; rock, progressive, indie, metal, hip hop, and electronic. With a unique blend of musicianship and instrumentation, Porch 40 enters the music scene with an unprecedented sound, and peerless style. Porch 40 was formed in Cullowhee, NC by Drew Dunc...

Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland

  • December 18, 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...

Studio Zahiya Presents: Celebrating Dance - A Holiday Showcase

  • December 18, 2014
  • Address: 38 North French Broad Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  New Mountain Asheville

Come celebrate the end of another amazing year of dance with Studio Zahiya at New Mountain for our Winter Holiday Extravaganza! Performances will include children, dances of India, Bellydance, West African, and more Tickets are: $20 VIP includes "Meet the Dancers Reception" and front seating (Limited number available) $15/$17 at the door $8 kids under 13 Music by DJ M.p. Pride Purchase tickets: 6:30-7pm: Meet the Dancers Reception with DJ 7pm/doo...

Winter Wonderland at the Grove Arcade 2014

  • December 18, 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...

20th Anniversary Weizenbock Release Party

Twenty years ago, Highland opened its doors in a town otherwise bereft of breweries. Our name anchors us here – “Highland” honors Asheville’s Scots-Irish heritage. In a final salute to our 20th anniversary, we present the 20th beer in the series: our limited edition, 20th Anniversary Weizenbock. Pause to take in the aromas of clove and banana. Wheat, barley, and chocolate rye create complex malt flavors, accented by a hint of spiciness. "Just a wee bit different,&quo...

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