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Holidays in Asheville

Celebrate the happiest time of the year with your family and friends in beautiful Asheville. Whether you're in the mood for a lively parade or an intimate party, Asheville is the perfect place to visit during the holidays.


Thanksgiving at Renaissance Asheville

Staying with us this Thanksgiving? Let us do the cooking! In addition to Writer's Bistro's regular menus, our chefs will be cooking up a Thanksgiving feast! Check out our special Thanksgiving menu, featuring everything from slow roasted whole turkey, to honey roasted sweet potatoes, to pumpkin cheesecake, and more!

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

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Toys for Tots Drop Off Location

Help spread holiday cheer by participating in our annual Toys for Tots drive. We're collecting new and unwrapped toys in the hotel between Friday, November 10th through Thursday, December 21st.

Toys for Tots Holiday Package

Hotel guests can book our holiday package and we'll donate $10 to Toys for Tots, a US Marine Corps charity providing toys for underprivileged children.

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Holiday Shows in Asheville

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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Dance along with the sugar plum fairies at this magical performance. Don't miss this beloved Christmas classic!
Date: December 3, 2017
Address: U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St., Asheville
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29th Annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam

One of the most celebrated live concert series in the country is back in action for its 29th year! Spread the holiday cheer and rock out to Christmas jams that will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
Date: December 9, 2017
Address: U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St., Asheville
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Asheville Symphony: Orff’s Carmina Burana

Say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018! Ring in the New Year with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra and celebrate the tenure of Music Director Daniel Meyer during his last concert.
Date: December 31, 2017
Address: U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St., Asheville
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Holiday Events in Asheville

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Christmas at Biltmore Daytime Celebration

Witness a Biltmore House tradition at this year's Daytime Celebration! Take a stroll and discover more than 55 Christmas trees along with festive wreaths, garlands, and ornaments throughout the property.
Date: November 3, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Address: Biltmore, One Lodge Street
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Christmas at Biltmore: Candlelight Evenings

Enjoy firelight, live music and festive holiday décor at this year's annual Candlelight Evenings at Biltmore House! Book now and make holiday memories with your family that will last a lifetime.
Dates: November 3, 2017 – January 6, 2018
Address: Biltmore, One Lodge Street
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Winter Wonderland at Grove Arcade

Enjoy stories with Santa, children's crafts, cider and cookies, and holiday carols from the Asheville Symphony Chorus at Grove Arcade's Winter Wonderland! Families are welcome to decorate their own tree to take home with ornaments provided by the Asheville Area Arts Council.
Dates: November 17, 2017 - January 4, 2018
Address: Grove Arcade, 1 Page Avenue
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Winter Lights at NC Arboretum

Walk through 3-arces of lighted garden exhibits and landscapes at Winter Lights! Composed entirely of energy-efficient LED lights, this holiday exhibit will also include animated displays programmed to illuminate to the sounds of musical holiday favorites.
Date: November 17, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Address: NC Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
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Don't forget to book our Winter Lights Package complete with overnight accommodations, $20 Food & Beverage Credit at Our Writer's Bistro or Lobby Bar, and a S'mores Kit!

Winter Lights Getaway Package

A Winter's Tail at WNC Nature Center

Enjoy festive crafts, games and wild animal encounters at this holiday celebration. Photos with Santa will be available at this event for a designated amount of time!
Date: December 2, 2017
Address: WNC Nature Center, Gashes Creek Road
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Holiday Shopping in Asheville

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Olde World Christmas Shoppe

Stop by to shop exclusive Christmas collectibles, spectacular ornaments, fresh fudge, and more.
Address: 5 Boston Way
Phone: (828) 274-4819
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Biltmore Shop

After attending Christmas at Biltmore, head to the estate's on-site shop for apparel, wine, jewelry, and more.
Address: Biltmore, One Lodge Street
Phone: (800) 411-3812 or (828) 225-1333
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Asheville Outlets

Save up to 70% off America's most desirable brands including Coach, J. Crew, and more.
Address: 800 Brevard Road
Phone: (828) 667-2308
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Biltmore Park Town Square

After the Holiday Lighting Celebration, find the perfect gift from exciting shops and well known retailers.
Address: One Town Square Boulevard
Phone: (828) 210-1600
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Host Your Holiday Event with Us

Take a break from the office and celebrate with your coworkers and friends at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel. Our 21,000 square feet of flexible meeting space is perfect for any size gathering. Enjoy food from one of our elegant catering menus or have it customized to make your evening unforgettable. Our staff is here to help make your holiday planning stress-free and merry.

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