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Dickens in the Village

Things to do in Asheville This Weekend -- November 30-December 2, 2018

With the beginning of December, the holidays in Asheville enter full swing! Three more Asheville light displays begin this weekend and Santa goes extreme at Chimney Rock to gear up for delivering presents around the world.  Already underway are long-standing Asheville holiday traditions including  Christmas at Biltmore , the National Gingerbread House Competition Display at The Omni


2018 National Gingerbread House Competition Grand Prize Winner

PHOTOS: 2018 National Gingerbread House Competition Winners

The winners have been crowned in the  2018 National Gingerbread House Competition  at The Omni Grove Park Inn ! And soon, you'll have the opportunity to see them on display! The display is open from Nov. 25, 2018 (after 3 p.m.) through Jan. 4, 2019 at The Omni Grove Park Inn. View the entries Sunday afternoons after 3 p.m., and Monday through Thursdays (excluding


Holly Jolly Christmas Trolley

Things to Do in Asheville This Thanksgiving Weekend -- Nov. 22-25, 2018

Thanksgiving weekend signals that the holidays are about to begin in Asheville in earnest. And, there’s a lot to be thankful for in Asheville this year with many great seasonal celebrations already underway and several other celebrations soon to begin! From Christmas at Biltmore to the impressive Winter Lights display at the North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville offers so many ways


Plate of Food - Rhubarb

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Asheville, N.C.

Asheville welcomes you for the Thanksgiving holiday! It's an exciting time to be in town as many of Asheville's favorite holiday traditions have begun. See our guide to 8 ways Asheville sparkles for the holidays and our guide to the top places to see holiday lights in Asheville . If you'll be here in the mountains on Thanksgiving Day, you may be asking, "Where can I


Holiday Lights Asheville Downtown

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- November 16-18, 2018

Discover why Asheville has been named one of the "Most Festive Cities in America" during the holidays as several favorite local traditions begin this weekend! Bring the kids to enjoy the opening weekend of twinkling light displays, listen to symphony chorus carolers and watch a holiday parade march through the streets of downtown. For a look at Asheville's many holiday


Christmas at Biltmore 2018

PHOTO TOUR: Christmas at Biltmore 2018

Biltmore shines with holiday grandeur as Christmas at Biltmore 2018 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


Shopping in the RAD

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- November 9-11, 2018

Fall color has really come on strong in Asheville in the past few days. With such beautiful colors throughout the city, and just minutes away on the Blue Ridge Parkway, it's a great weekend for exploring local gardens and taking scenic drives. Some top spots for autumn hues around Asheville include the gardens at Biltmore  (beautiful mums!), the North Carolina Arboretum , and


Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Asheville to Host Music Events As Part of Oxford American Celebration

  • November 2, 2018

A lineup of top-level musicians will play a concert at Isis Music Hall  in Asheville in late November 2018 as part of a celebration of the  Oxford American  magazine's 20th annual Southern Music Issue. The anniversary issue of the magazine features the North Carolina music scene.   The Statewide Singing Circle concert at Isis Music Hall will feature


Fed Cup

Asheville to Host National and International Sporting Events

With its prime location in the  Blue Ridge Mountains  and its top notch athletic facilities, Asheville is drawing major international and national sports competitions to town. Asheville will have everything this year from Team USA tennis action to world-class cycling to top-level college basketball. And, as you enjoy watching the athletes compete, you'll have Asheville at your


Main Street Weaverville at Dusk

Things to Do in Asheville This Weekend -- November 2-4, 2018

As fall color continues in Asheville and along the Blue Ridge Parkway , this weekend marks the beginning of the transition to the "Falliday" season. In other words, it's a uniquely special time to be in Asheville because you have the rare opportunity to experience fall color and holiday festivities at the same time. Check our weekly fall color report (published Thursday


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