Asheville’s crown jewel, Biltmore , was created by George Vanderbilt in 1895 as a retreat…
From gingerbread to ginger beer, Asheville adds a little sparkle to the holiday season. Here you’ll find a festive escape from the hustle and bustle of the shopping season, exploring at your own pace our numerous independent shops and boutiques. Annual events include holiday parades, dazzling light shows, craft bazaars, and the extreme antics of one Mr. Santa Claus, providing memorable experiences for the family and highlighting many of our region’s homespun traditions.
While you're making your list, and before you start checking it twice, be sure to add a trip to Asheville to the top of your holiday to-do's. Why? Because this year, Asheville takes the holidays to the next level with these five can't-miss things to … read more
Welcome a little warm and fuzzy into your holidays this year with Asheville’s own Christmas cats. Santa has unleashed twelve Christmas kitties, and they’re here to help ring in the holiday season. From decking the halls at Biltmore to viewing the … read more
Crisp mountain air combines with the smell of evergreens, spice-infused apple cider, and hot chocolate. In Biltmore Village carolers are singing the familiar songs of Christmas and on Asheville's street corners, musicians serenade shoppers with old … read more
William Shakespeare got it right when he wrote, “And I had but one penny in the world, thou should’st have it to buy gingerbread.” You’ll find plenty of this spicy holiday favorite during The Omni Grove Park Inn ’s National Gingerbread House … read more
Asheville is well known for extravagant Christmas celebrations at Biltmore and sweet gingerbread displays at The Omni Grove Park Inn , but the season also offers many holiday events and tours for the whole family. Here's just a sampling to get you … read more