Grove Arcade’s Winter Wonderland starts Nov. 16 The historic Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville is an enticing place to visit any time of year. From Nov. 16 to Jan. 6, Grove Arcade visitors also can recapture the holiday magic of yesteryear with the annual Winter Wonderland celebration. The Nov. 16 opening-night festivities from 5-8 p.m. include a Deck the Halls Lighting Celebration; a performance by the Asheville Symphony Chorus starting at 6 p.m.; Story Time and Photos with Santa Claus; and more. There is no charge for admission. In addition to shopping, dining and essentials, ongoing Winter Wonderland events at the Grove Arcade include return appearances by Santa Claus from 1-5 p.m. on Dec. 2, 9 and 16. And starting Nov. 21, the building’s halls feature a Gingerbread House Display in partnership with The Omni Grove Park Inn, celebrating the 26th year of its National Gingerbread House Competition. It all adds up to a holiday season of wonder in one of Asheville’s architectural treasures.For more information about the Grove Arcade, go to www.grovearcade.com or contact Ben Anderson at 828-275-1993 or firstname.lastname@example.org .