Dickens in the Village Festival

  • Historic Biltmore Village

  • Address: 1 Boston Way, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Times: 4:00 PM
  • Dates: December 02, 2022 - December 03, 2022
  • Recurrence: 12/2/2022, 12/3/2022
  • Admission: Free

A Dickens Christmas" In Biltmore Village celebrates the history, culture, arts, and architectural treasure for which the Village has become renowned. "A Dickens Christmas" is scheduled for Friday & Saturday, December 2nd & 3rd, 2022. For the last 30+ years, this annual holiday event has been delighting children of all ages and bringing the spirit of the holiday season to bear in Historic Biltmore Village.

In the spirit of caroling and sharing holiday cheer, over two dozen roving Dickens-themed acts will be performing throughout Historic Biltmore Village, including the chestnut roaster, as well as dance groups, instrumental acts, bubble makers, mimes, jugglers, etc... Performers will be entirely outdoors, performing for the general public around the Village and on the Village Green stage on Friday, December 2, and on Saturday, December 3.

The magic and charm of Historic Biltmore Village, filled with dickens carolers and lit with holiday lights after dark, is truly unparalleled. As in years past, a fully decorated 15+ foot Christmas Tree will be lit on the Village Green (adjacent to the intersection of Boston Way/Kitchin Place/Biltmore Plaza). We invite everyone to come and visit, warm their heart, and get into the holiday spirit.

Experience the enchantment, complete your holiday shopping and dine in seasonal splendor during the Biltmore Village "A Dickens Christmas" and begin your own holiday season tradition.

Dates & Schedule

FRIDAY (Dec. 2):

  • 5 - 8 PM Roving acts/entertainment throughout the village and on stage at Village Green.

  • 4 - 7 PM Christmas Market & Carnival Games for Kids (NEW AND HEAVILY DECORATED), including food vendors and live music (Spartina Parking Lot).

  • 6:30: Santa will appear at the Christmas Market area and lead folks to tree lighting.

SATURDAY (Dec. 3):

  • 11 AM - 6 PM Roving acts/entertainment throughout the village and on stage at Village Green.

  • 1 - 6 PM: Christmas Market (NEW), including food vendors and live music (Spartina Parking Lot).

  • 1 - 6 PM: Merchants hosting various holiday attractions.

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