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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.

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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 now and through Thursday, December 20th.

Toys for Tots Holiday Package

Hotel guests can book our holiday package and we'll donate an additional $5 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 16, 2018
Address: U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St., Asheville

Cirque Musica Presents: Crescendo with the Asheville Symphony

Say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019! Ring in the New Year with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra and celebrate the New Year with this highly entertaining experience.
Date: December 31, 2018
Address: U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St., Asheville

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: Now – January 6, 2019
Address: Biltmore, One Lodge Street

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: Now – January 5, 2019
Address: Biltmore, One Lodge Street

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: Now - January 6, 2019
Address: Grove Arcade, 1 Page Avenue

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: Now - December 31, 2018
Address: NC Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way

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

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

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

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

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

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 renovated 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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