Performing Arts Bring Holidays to Life

Performing Arts Bring Holidays to Life
Music, theater kick off a festive season of arts

There's often no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to watch favorite stories and songs unfold on stage before us. This year, Asheville is hosting some wonderful performances that are not to be missed. Here are some of the hot tickets in town this holiday season:

Mannheim Steamroller
November 20 at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Grammy-winning creator Chip Davis brings the sounds of the season to town with the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller and dazzling multimedia effects, all performed in an intimate setting.

Special deal: Enter the code XMAS when you purchase your Mannheim Steamroller tickets online to review $15 off!

Best Christmas Pageant Ever
November 22-December 8 at Asheville Community Theatre
A couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting a family of 6 delinquent neighborhood kids in this family favorite.

A Christmas Story
December 4-22 at Flat Rock Playhouse
Watch Ralphie Parker in his iconic quest for the ultimate Christmas gift: an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range mold BB rifle with a compass in the stock. A hilarious production based on the 1983 motion picture, this play is a great treat for all.

Live from WVL Radio: It's a Wonderful Life
December 12 at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
Watch Frank Capra's classic re-imagined as a radio show, complete with onstage sound effects, organ accompaniment and versatile voice acting. You've never seen George Bailey or Bedford Falls quite like this!

25th Annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam
December 13-14 at the US Cellular Center
An epic two-night celebration marks a milestone for this noteworthy annual concert. Asheville's own Warren Haynes will perform with his band Gov't Mule both nights, and other headline acts include Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Michael Franti and Widespread Panic. Proceeds benefit Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, and tickets often sell out.

Swananoa Solstice
December 22 at Diana Wortham Theatre
Experience an evening of music, dancing and storytelling at this uniquely Appalachian performance featuring dulcimers, Celtic harp, mandolins and world percussion.

Check out more performances on our events calendar.
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