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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.


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 4, 2016
Address: U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St., Asheville
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28th Annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam

One of the most celebrated live concert series in the country is back in action for its 28th year! Spread the holiday cheer and rock out to Christmas jams that will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
Date: December 10, 2016
Address: U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St., Asheville
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Asheville Symphony: A Joyous New Year

Say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017! Ring in the New Year with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra during this annual event.
Date: December 31, 2016
Address: U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St., Asheville
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Holiday Events in Asheville

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Christmas at Biltmore: Candlelight Evenings

Enjoy firelight, live music and festive holiday décor at this year's 32nd annual Candlelight Evenings at Biltmore House! Book now and make holiday memories with your family that will last a lifetime.
Dates: November 6, 2015 - January 2, 2016
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 20, 2015 - January 3, 2016
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 20, 2015 - January 2, 2016
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

Asheville Holiday Parade

Attend the 70th Annual Asheville Holiday Parade to experience a true Asheville tradition!
Date: November 19, 2016
Address: Downtown Asheville
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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 5, 2015
Address: WNC Nature Center, Gashes Creek Road
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Santa on the Chimney at Chimney Rock State Park

Watch Santa get ready for Christmas Eve by climbing down one of the world's largest chimneys! Ranked on of the "8 Most Extreme Santas in the World" by Buzzfeed, this Santa will host a lively event following the climb including live holiday music, hot cocoa, and the chance to win a free climb with Santa's Elves.
Dates: December 3 and 10, 2016
Address: Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Highway 64/74A Chimney Rock
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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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