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A Christmas Carol by the Montford Park Players

  • December 6, 2014 - December 21, 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...

Brother Animal Rescue Masquerade FurBall

  • December 31, 2014
  • Location: Celine & Company
  • Address: 49 Broadway Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

This fabulous evening of heavy appetizers, open bar, music and dancing, entertainment, silent auction and door prizes will be one you don’t want to miss. Silent Auction Heavy Hors D’oeuvres (by Celene & Company) Open Bar (Beer and Wine; Mixed Drinks available at Cash Bar) Music, dancing, and entertainment Masks Required (limited number will be available).

Christmas Eve at Burial Beer Co.

  • December 24, 2014
  • Address: 40 Collier Ave., Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Burial Beer Co.

We are open from 3-7PM on Christmas Eve with a potluck of holiday appetizers and special kegs. Please feel free to bring in a small dish to share! We will be tapping the one keg we have of our collaboration with Platform Brewing (Cleveland, OH). Blue Mountain Brett was brewed with Riverbend Rye Malt and is a wild, rye ale. We have also saved a keg of our holiday saison. Epice NOEL is a golden saison brewed with coriander, orange peel, grains of paradise and star anise. We are also filling our B...

Christmas in Black Mountain - Deck the Trees

  • December 4, 2014 - December 31, 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.

GROVE HOUSE Holiday Showcase by Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

  • December 20, 2014
  • Location: GROVE HOUSE Entertainment Complex
  • Address: 11 Grove Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Join us for a FREE (all age) self-guided tour of the historic YWCA 1924 building (GROVE HOUSE) Eight Holiday Themes!!! * PIRATES THAT STOLE CHRISTMAS * * FOREST OF SILVER & GOLD * * OLD SCHOOL CHRISTMAS * * WINTER WONDERLAND * * SANTA SALOON * * HOLIDAY HALL * * CANDY LAND * * ICE PALACE * & We'll even give you a peak of the historic swimming pool! Don't miss taking a picture with the ~ GRINCH & HIS DOG MAX ~ *** Please bring an item to donate *** Brother Wolf & Eblen Charities ...

Holiday Arts Extravaganza

  • December 29, 2014 - December 31, 2014
  • Address: 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Asheville Art Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

For Students in Grades 1–4. Campers will spend their afternoons creating art of all kinds. All supplies and snacks will be provided. Students are encouraged to wear clothes that can get messy. Pre-registration is required. Call 828.253.3227.

Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland

  • November 26, 2014 - December 31, 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...

Asheville NYE 2015 Masquerade

  • December 31, 2014
  • Address: 38 North French Broad Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  New Mountain Asheville

New Mountain Asheville Presents: The Asheville New Years Eve 2015 Masquerade~ Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Doors: 8:30PM Show: 9PM Tix: $19.99 TIX ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LINK PROVIDED BELOW OR AT THE CIRCLE IN WEST ASHEVILLE (426 Haywood Road) ~AVL NYE 2015 Masquerade Featuring: ~Empire Strikes Brass & Push / Pull ~Aligning Minds ~Disc-Oh! ~KRI ~Nex Millen of Digable Planets ~Hank West & the Smokin' Hots! ~Brett Rock ~Medisin ~In Plain Sight ~Shuhandz ~Disco3000 ~Sound Pimp ~Ebb & F...

Holiday Comedy Improvisation

The Front Porch Theatre at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts is happy to present Reasonably Priced Babies in Instant Christmas, two evenings of improv comedy on December 19 and 20th at 7:30pm. Tickets are available now for 15$ plus tax. The Arts Center is located at 225 W. State Street. For more information call 828-669-0930.

Holiday Medley

Whether you follow traditions that span generations, or you've created your own unique mix, our Holiday Medley event invites you to celebrate! Enjoy a day of global music, local food trucks with international flair, and engaging, worldwide holiday decor. It will spark conversation about travel, past or future. You can tell us what you believe in. You can dress for an international affair. What can you bring to the medley? Live jazz by One Leg Up from 6:30-8:30pm. We welcome everyone to bring can...

It's a Wonderful Life in Black Mountain

  • December 19, 2014 - December 20, 2014
  • Address: Cherry Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Venue:  Black Mountain
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Participating shops open until 7 p.m. Street performers, story-tellers and more...

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

  • December 5, 2014 - December 23, 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.

New Year Celebration Pint Night and Keg Drop

  • December 31, 2014
  • Location: Thirsty Monk Biltmore Park
  • Address: 2 Town Square Blvd., Asheville, NC 28803

Thirsty Monk is hosting its 2nd-Annual New Year's Keg Drop December 31st at Biltmore Park! This year's celebration falls on Highland Pint Night, so look for a special tapping of Highland's Cold Mountain as the 2-story keg drops at the stroke of midnight.

New Year's Eve - Paris in the Twenties

  • December 31, 2014
  • Location: Top of the Monk
  • Address: 92 Patton Ave., Asheville, NC 28801

Ring in the New Year next to our lighted Eiffel Tower on the rooftop patio of Top of the Monk! French cocktails will be served, and French attire is encouraged...Bonne année et bonne santé!

New Year's Eve Party: Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band w/ The Broadcast

Who: Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band with The Broadcast Where: The Grey Eagle When: December 31, 2014 Time: Doors 8 pm / Show 9 pm Ages: All Ages Tickets: $25 Advance / $30 Day of Show (early bird special $5 discount on first 50 tickets sold) Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band Funk has a new spokes band, and that band is Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band. Known for their raucous live shows and outrageous stage wear, the Booty Band’s sound is a mix of deep funk...

Phuncle Sam's FREE NYE

Treat Yourself to: Dead-Centric Jam Band What has now become an annual tradition, the un-official “House Band” of Pisgah Brewing will embark upon an evening of gratitude and cheer as we ring in the new year in style!! As usual, this is a FREE event to the public, complete with Balloon Drop and Champagne Toast! 2014… what a whirl! 2015… Bring it on!! Phuncle Sam is Asheville’s own Dead~Centric “jam band”. Since their formation in 2004, Phuncle Sam has ...

Winter Wonderland at the Grove Arcade 2014

  • November 21, 2014 - January 4, 2015
  • 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...

12 Days of Giving at Rhubarb

  • December 18, 2014 - December 31, 2014
  • Address: 7 SW Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Rhubarb
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Rhubarb is joining some of Asheville’s best restaurants during 12 Days of Giving this December. From Thursday, December 18, through Wednesday, December 31, 10 percent of proceeds from the Mongolian lamb ribs at Rhubarb will benefit Haywood Street Congregation, Western Carolina Rescue Ministries and ACBBM. Dine out for others at Rhubarb this holiday season!

31st Annual Candlelight Evenings at Biltmore

  • November 7, 2014 - January 3, 2015
  • Location: Biltmore
  • Address: One Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Venue:  Biltmore
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Nov. 7 through Jan. 3, 2015 As daylight fades into dusk, candlelight and firelight accent Biltmore House’s extravagant holiday décor, accented by live entertainment and outside illuminations. Biltmore House glows with holiday spirit, appearing much as it would have at the turn of the 19th century. Carols from choirs and ensembles fill the halls with festive sounds. Candlelight Christmas Evenings tickets are available by reservation only, and include a self-guided candlelight tour of...

40th Annual Christmas at Biltmore

  • November 7, 2014 - January 11, 2015
  • Location: Biltmore
  • Address: One Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Venue:  Biltmore
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Nov. 7 through Jan. 11, 2015 Holidays arrive at America’s largest home in style. More than a century ago, George Vanderbilt chose this magical season as the time to unveil his new home to family and friends. On Christmas Eve 1895, he opened Biltmore House’s doors for a regal yuletide celebration. This year’s Christmas at Biltmore promises another extravagant celebration, complete with dozens and dozens of Christmas trees, miles of ribbon, garland and lights and inspiratio...

A Christmas Carol

  • November 20, 2014 - December 21, 2014
  • Location: Flat Rock Playhouse
  • Address: 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock, NC 28731
  • Venue:  Flat Rock Playhouse

The Charles Dickens’ perennial classic, "A Christmas Carol," comes to life on the Flat Rock Playhouse stage in a spectacular new production featuring all the classic elements with a few new twists. The industrial setting of 19th-century England gives way to a story filled with hope and joy as the entire cast and audience join hearts and voices to a chorus of familiar Christmas carols. All the well-known characters retell the magical and uplifting story from “Bah! Humbug!&rd...

Desert Moon Designs Studios - Annual Handmade Holiday

  • December 8, 2014 - January 3, 2015
  • Address: 372 Depot Street, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Venue:  Desert Moon Designs Studios and Gallery
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Your Invited to shop local while supporting local non-profits. This is the 3rd-annual Handmade Holiday at Desert Moon Designs Studios which includes 14 "local" studio artists. You can select unique one of a kind items of jewelry, paintings, ceramics, glass and fiber in the $5-$50 range. On December 13, 2014 from 11p-4p will be a special Open House where you can meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. We are open daily so leave the mall madness behind and join us in celebratin...

Music on the Rock: A Motown Christmas

  • December 11, 2014 - December 21, 2014
  • Location: Flat Rock Playhouse - Downtown
  • Address: 125 South Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792
  • Venue:  Flat Rock Playhouse - Downtown

Originally released in 1973, "A Motown Christmas" featured performances by Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles. These unique arrangements of beloved Christmas classics like “Silent Night” and “White Christmas” featured harmonies that epitomized the Motown sound. This amazing album will come to life at Playhouse Downtown with a group of singers that are guaranteed ...

Twelve Days of Giving

  • December 13, 2014 - December 24, 2014
  • Location: Blossoms and Baggie Goose
  • Address: 8 Town Square Blvd., Suite 110, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Beginning Saturday December 13th and continuing until the 24th, Blossoms and the Baggie Goose, sister stores located in Biltmore Park, will share their profits with a different local non-profit during their event, 12 Days of Giving. By teaming up with local organizations, the store will give back in two important ways: They will donate a portion of their profits as unrestricted funds to these nonprofits, and create a new avenue for these groups to reach the broader community. The kick off for t...

2014 National Gingerbread House Competition & Display

  • November 19, 2014 - January 1, 2015
  • Location: The Omni Grove Park Inn
  • Address: 290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804
  • Venue:  The Omni Grove Park Inn
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Smells of Gingerbread are in the air! The time has finally arrived for the 22nd Annual National Gingerbread House CompetitionTM! After the judging and the awards ceremony are over, the display will be set up throughout the hotel and will be open for viewing from November 19th through January 1st, 2015. As a means to preserve the overall guest experience, The Omni Grove Park Inn will open its doors to the public to view the Gingerbread display and holiday splendor from Sunday through Thursd...

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