A Celebration of Christmas PastJacob Marley may have been dead to begin with, but that was a long time ago and we're not going to let it spoil this year's holiday fun. This weekend, Dec. 3-5, we kick off Christmas really old-school with the Dickens in the Village festival, held in historic Biltmore Village.
Join carolers, musicians, mimes, bagpipers, actors in period costume, puppets and even elves for a full weekend of performances and festive holiday shopping. Beginning Friday evening around dusk, the whole village will be illuminated with more than 250,000 white lights. A full schedule of music and merriment can be found here.
And yes, there will be chestnuts roasting on an open fire.
Don't forget about the season's many productions of A Christmas Carol--including a benefit dinner-theater experience with the Montford Park Players--to complete your Dickensian holiday.