There are a variety of ways to celebrate the holidays in and around Asheville, both in the city and in its neighboring towns.

  • Brand new in the South Slope, Rabbit Rabbit, an outdoor venue created by the Orange Peel and Asheville Brewing Company, will transform its outdoor space into a Winter Wonderland from November to January. Stop in to enjoy holiday lights and exhibits as well as themed drink menus and other holiday programming.
  • Hosted by the historic Monte Vista Hotel, Deck the Trees (Dec. 3 through Jan. 4, 2021) celebrates its 10th year by expanding into downtown Black Mountain, the artsy main-street mountain town just 20 minutes from Asheville. This expansion allows for social distancing and the inclusion of more local businesses. The hotel will feature 12 trees in its lobby with 18 more spreading across downtown businesses, all fitting into this year’s theme, “And a Star Appeared.”
  • Take an evening drive through Lake Julian Park this winter as it is decorated with dazzling lights and magical displays during this year’s Festival of Lights (Dec. 1 through 23) drive-through celebration.