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Christmas at Biltmore

8 Places to See Holiday Lights in Asheville, N.C.

Few experiences embody the excitement of the holidays like enjoying a display of bright, twinkling Christmas lights and meticulously-designed decorations. Visitors to Asheville, N.C. can enjoy these dazzling, family-friendly light shows that are sure to inspire the spirit of the season. 1. Winter Lights at the North Carolina Arboretum It’s one of the newest light displays in Asheville and

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Fall Color Report for October 27, 2016

Thanks to a late start to the fall foliage season this year, autumn color is bursting in many areas that in years past would have already had their strongest showing. That means Asheville is enjoying an even longer, and later, fall color season than normal, giving you an extended opportunity to see the show well into November.   Now is a great time to book your getaway to town. Click HERE to

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Asheville Gift Guide: 27 Mountain-Made Items for Your List

Share the city you love with your loved ones It’s that time of year again, when you want to remember family and friends with special gifts. But where do you start looking for items to delight the toughest customers? We suggest you begin right here. The city’s creative community is full of fabulous gift ideas ranging from the functional to the whimsical, the sumptuous to the

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Decorating Tips from Biltmore

If you think decorating your home for the holidays can sometimes be a little overwhelming, imagine what it's like to deck the halls at a home with over 250 rooms! Decorators at Biltmore House , America's largest private home, have made holiday decorating an art, and in the spirit of the season, they compiled a list of decorating ideas that will help bring the warmth and spirit of a

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5 Crazy Reasons Why Asheville Should Top Your Holiday Travel List

Santa gets down with celebrities, wild deals While you're making your list, and before you start checking it twice, be sure to add a trip to Asheville to the top of your holiday to-do's. Why? Because this year, Asheville takes the holidays to the next level with these five can't-miss things to do and see: ©Chimney Rock State Park Santa Claus Goes Extreme Santa and his helpers

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O Little Town of Christmas Cats

Wishing You A Merry Cat-mas Welcome a little warm and fuzzy into your holidays this year with Asheville’s own Christmas cats. Santa has unleashed twelve Christmas kitties, and they’re here to help ring in the holiday season. From decking the halls at  Biltmore  to viewing the National Gingerbread House Competition & Display at The Omni Grove Park Inn ,

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Dancing Santa

B-boy Santa is back on the scene! Once again he's showing off mad skills in the streets of Asheville, and this year he's got more to offer than sweet windmills and backspins. Follow Dancing Santa’s Asheville Itinerary Looking for a fresher, doper getaway for the holiday season? Pack your break-dancing moves and follow in the (dance) steps of Asheville's very own Bboy Santa. A

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Holiday Shopping Hot Spots in Asheville

Do your holiday shopping in Asheville Crisp mountain air combines with the smell of evergreens, spice-infused apple cider, and hot chocolate. In Biltmore Village carolers are singing the familiar songs of Christmas and on Asheville's street corners, musicians serenade shoppers with old and new holiday favorites. It is the holiday season in Asheville and throughout the city's diverse

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Gingerbread House Competition at Omni Grove Park Inn

The National Gingerbread House Competition William Shakespeare got it right when he wrote, “And I had but one penny in the world, thou should’st have it to buy gingerbread.”   You’ll find plenty of this spicy holiday favorite during The Omni Grove Park Inn ’s National Gingerbread House Competition, celebrating more than 20 years of decorative sugar

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Festive Happenings for Your Holiday Getaway

Holiday magic for all ages Asheville is well known for extravagant  Christmas celebrations at Biltmore  and sweet gingerbread displays at The Omni Grove Park Inn , but the season also offers many holiday events and tours for the whole family. Here's just a sampling to get you started: In it's second season is  Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum . From