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Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- December 15-17, 2017

With the holidays now underway, it's time to find those special last-minute gifts for your friends and family. And, you can do just that in Asheville this weekend! Asheville is home to beautiful shopping districts featuring locally-owned stores specializing in one-of-a-kind gifts. Great places to shop include downtown Asheville , Biltmore Village , the River Arts District and neighboring

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Asheville Downtown Skyline Night

New Year's Eve Celebrations in Asheville, N.C.

Ring in 2018 in Asheville with unique celebrations you 'll only find here in the mountains! There’s no shortage of big parties in Asheville to help you welcome the new year in style!   Asheville New Year's Eve Celebrations At-A-Glance Asheville Symphony Orchestra’s New Year’s Celebration – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. : The concert features Carl

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Steep Canyon Rangers

Grammy-Award Winning Bluegrass Band Celebrates Album Release with Concert in Asheville

Great travel packages help you see the show and explore Asheville this winter. Already with a Grammy award under its belt, powerhouse bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers is preparing to mark a major new milestone. And, the band will celebrate that milestone here in Western North Carolina where the six musicians call home. Steep Canyon Rangers will celebrate the release of its new album, Out in the

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Why We Love Winter (And You Should, Too!)

Things to do in Asheville This Weekend -- December 8-10

While Asheville is well known for its thriving downtown with art and music , and the elegant Biltmore Estate, a collection of local communities and neighborhoods help to shape the city's character. As you explore the Asheville area this weekend, consider also branching out into these intriguing districts and towns . Visit north Asheville's Montford Historic District , one of the largest

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Asheville Skyline at Holidays

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- December 1-3, 2017

A new wave of holiday celebrations begins this weekend in Asheville to join big seasonal events already underway! From the kick off of new light displays to an old-fashioned Christmas tradition, from an exciting craft sale to great live entertainment, you will have you'll have plenty to choose from this weekend as you make your Asheville plans. The Big Crafty Saturday, Dec. 2 (1-8 p.m.) and

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National Gingerbread House Competition 2017

PHOTO TOUR: 2017 National Gingerbread House Competition Winners

The National Gingerbread House Competition is celebrating 25 years! So, it's an especially sweet year for those who have been named winners in this year's milestone event at The Omni Grove Park Inn ! This year's competition featured 170 entries from across the United States and Canada. Given the number of incredible designs, the winners were in some cases separated by a half point!

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National Gingerbread Competition

Things to Do in Asheville on Thanksgiving Weekend -- Nov. 23-26

Thanksgiving weekend is the unofficial kick off for the holiday season. And, there’s a lot to be thankful for in Asheville with many great seasonal celebrations already underway and several other celebrations soon to begin. Discover 8 Ways Asheville Sparkles for the Holiday Season! Among the next big holiday events to begin is a 25-year-old tradition: the National Gingerbread House

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Winter Lights at the NC Arboretum

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- November 16-19, 2017

When it comes to the holidays, Asheville goes all out. Whether it’s the elegant decorations featuring the nearly 100 hand-decorated trees at Biltmore or the 500,000 twinkling lights at the North Carolina Arboretum , Asheville truly shines at this time of year. Discover 8 ways Asheville sparkles for the holidays! This weekend is the kickoff for many of Asheville’s most iconic holiday

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Broken Road Studio in RAD.

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- November 10-12, 2017

The fall leaf season enters its final stretch with great festivals to round out the season. Celebrations of art, food, beer and music are all lined up for the coming days. For a list of each day's events throughout the week, take a look at our full event calendar! After this weekend, the holidays begin in earnest in Asheville. On November 17, The North Carolina Arboretum lights up with 500,000

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Banquet Hall Tree Christmas at Biltmore Estate 2017

PHOTO TOUR: Christmas at Biltmore 2017

Biltmore shines with holiday grandeur as Christmas at Biltmore 2017 gets underway. Magical. That's the word guests so often use when describing Biltmore during the holidays. Ornate decorations transport you back in time and showcase a tradition that dates back more than 120 years. The stunning decorations inside the home and across the estate feature more than 100 hand-decorated trees,

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