This weekend is perhaps the busiest for holiday events in and around Asheville, North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains. In addition to Christmas at Biltmore and the National Gingerbread House Competition on display at Grove Park Inn, check out:
December 7: Asheville Downtown Gallery Art Walk with galleries open late with special exhibits and artist mingling.
December 7: Candlelight Christmas Stroll in Weaverville, 6-9 PM, with luminaries along the streets, local choirs and bands will provide music, and horse and buggy rides.
December 7-8 and 14-15: Dillsboro Festival of Lights & Luminaries with a winter wonderland of lights, candles, laughter and song, while shopkeepers provide live music and serve holiday treats.
December 8: Guild Artist Holiday Sale at the Folk Art Center with artists selling direct with great deals.
December 8: Experience an 1830s era holiday with a Christmas Candlelight Tour at historic Vance Birthplace.
December 8: Montford Home Tour explores Asheville’s oldest, most historic neighborhood.
December 8: Christmas at Connemara honors Carl Sandburg and the family holiday tradition of music at his mountain home.
December 8: Asheville Chocolate and Arts Festival at the U.S. Cellular Center downtown with music, dance and plenty of chocolate.
December 8 & 15: Santa on the Chimney at Chimney Rock State Park as he practices chimney-dropping tour.
For more information on these and other events, go to our guide for the Top Asheville Holiday Outings & Events.