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Holidays in Asheville

Explore the uniqueness and liveliness of Asheville this holiday season. For families or couples, Asheville is ripe for holiday events, shopping, fine dining and entertainment. Visit the Biltmore Estate to tour their holiday wonderland. Visit downtown Asheville and Biltmore Village for some unique holiday shopping.

Asheville Things to See and Do

  • Christmas at Biltmore Estate

    Christmas at Biltmore Estate is legendary and draws a crowd from all over the world. The Biltmore Estate extravaganza includes 56 Christmas trees, miles of Christmas decorations, shopping, and live music. The celebrations last until January 12th and tickets can be purchased online. Bring the family to celebrate the holiday.
  • National Gingerbread House Competition

    For over 20 years, the Omni Grove Park Inn has hosted the National Gingerbread House Competition. Chefs from all over the country participate in this competition with creative and elaborate gingerbread houses. This is a must see for anyone in Asheville this holiday season. Gingerbread house will be display until January 2nd.
  • New Years 2014 Celebrations

    Asheville will be bustling with activities this New Years Eve. Restaurants will be open late and bars and clubs in the downtown area will bring in the New Year with music and spirits. Permitting the weather, downtown will vibrant and active with street performers and live music.


  • Roux

    Highly rated and awarded by TripAdvisor, Roux restaurant puts a modern and creative twist on local favorites. This holiday season, in between shopping or visiting family, come by our restaurant for delicious food and spirits.


  • Downtown Asheville

    The streets of downtown Asheville are buzzing at this time of year. With over 200 locally owned shops and 30 art galleries, you won't have any problems finding that special gift for a love one or yourself. Stop by Grove Arcade to visit the dozens of specialty shops and restaurants.
  • Biltmore Village

    Biltmore village is well known for their independent local shops and fine dining. If you are looking for a unique gift, you will find plenty of choices here. The area is decorated with Christmas decorations and is adjacent to the Biltmore Estate.