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Holidays in Asheville

Holidays in Asheville 2019: New and Old Traditions Shine Bright

Festive holiday happenings and all things merry and bright abound in Asheville, North Carolina!  Each year, beloved longtime traditions and fresh offerings combine to make this Blue Ridge Mountain city a must-visit Christmas destination: from the opulent decorations at Biltmore, America’s Largest Home, to half-a-million lights strewn throughout a magical winter garden to


Autumn glory in the Smokies

New and Surprising Fall Adventures in Asheville 2019

Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains are known for one of the longest and most colorful fall foliage seasons in the world! In autumn 2019, Asheville offers a mix of new, surprising adventures including a new food-centric downtown hotel, Downton Abbey costumes and life-sized set recreations at Biltmore, rooftop dining atop the totally revamped Asheville Art Museum, tours combining art


Patio Dining at Smoky Park Supper Club

On The Rise: Asheville’s Modern Appalachian Culinary Scene

Appalachian food was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but today Asheville, North Carolina food folk are claiming, examining and elevating their culinary roots in new and creative ways. Bagels using sorghum syrup and Southern flour, a gourmet twist on the regional-favorite Moon Pie, a restaurant honoring African-American influence on the area’s cuisine and a food festival bringing together


Dining at Posana

Asheville Restaurants Open on Christmas and New Year's

Asheville welcomes you for the holidays! It's an exciting time to be in town Asheville shines with twinkling lights, festive traditions and exciting new year's celebrations! If you'll be here in the mountains for Christmas or New Year's, you may be asking, "What restaurants are open for Christmas or New Year's in Asheville?" We have worked with the


What's New in Asheville 2019

What You Can't Miss in Asheville in 2019

In 2019, you'll discover cultural experiences expanding in every direction across Asheville. From new hotels celebrating Asheville's history and architecture to a chef-led culinary event celebrating the food traditions of Appalachia, there's so much to explore in the New Year! Experience a beverage boom beyond beer, hikes with a new yoga twist, new adventures in Biltmore's


Trade and Lore Coffee

The Best Coffee Shops in Asheville, N.C.

Fan favorite top coffee shops for experiencing the local flavor of Asheville. We asked our social media fans to nominate the best place in Asheville to enjoy a cup of coffee. After tallying up the votes, we put together a list of the top coffee hangouts. As a bonus, we've added a list of Asheville coffee shops that offer a unique experience you can only find here in the

Titanic Fashion Exhibition

Biltmore to Feature Costumes From "Titanic" The Movie

A first-of-its-kind exhibition showcasing the fashions from the movie Titanic will debut at Biltmore in February 2018. The Biltmore exhibition will mark the first large-scale exhibition of the costumes from the Oscar-winning film, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Titanic , starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, won a record 11 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Costume


SoCon 2013

2017 SoCon Tournament Events in Asheville

Southern Conference Tournament in Asheville, North Carolina: March 2-6, 2017 March Madness begins in Asheville! The 10 teams of the Southern Conference battle for five days at Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center as they compete to claim a spot in the NCAA Tournament. While there will be plenty of excitement on the court, the SoCon and Asheville have teamed up to bring fans a wealth of


Have a Jolly Holiday in Black Mountain, N.C.

Have a Jolly Holiday in Black Mountain, N.C.

Celebrate Christmas with small town charm Holiday decorations in Black Mountain. Photo by Josh Richard. This weekend the town of Black Mountain--located just 15 miles east of downtown Asheville--kicks off the holiday season with several family-friendly festivities and opportunities to celebrate all month long. On Friday, December 5th, local businesses will host the annual "Holly Jolly" evening

Photos: 2014 Gingerbread Competition Winners

Photos: 2014 Gingerbread Competition Winners

See 150+ entries on display at Omni Grove Park Inn Early last week, more than 150 sweet creations arrived at The Omni Grove Park Inn for the 22nd Annual National Gingerbread House Competition. These confectionery creations, which do not have to be a "house" but which are required to be 100% edible and at least 75% gingerbread, were judged by a panel of elite judges, including award-winning

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