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Winter Lights at the North Carolina Arboretum

November 18 - December 31

Winter Lights is a spectacular open-air walk-through light show made from over one million lights! Located at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, North Carolina, this year’s event features favorites like the famously tall 50-foot lighted tree and the Quilt Garden, along with enchanting new details designed to delight and surprise.

Candlelight Christmas at Historic Johnson Farm

December 2 - December 3

Candlelight Christmas tours will be held December 2 and 3. Five tours will be offered each evening, at 5:00, 5:45, 6:30, 7:15 and 8:00 PM. Visitors will take part in a guided tour of the decorated 1880 farm house, visit with the Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists, listen to live music by local students, and partake in hot cocoa and cookies. Reservations and advance payment are required for the Candlelight Christmas evenings as space is limited. Tickets are $20 for…

Christmas Tours at Historic Johnson Farm

December 5 - December 16

During the weeks of December 5-9 and 12-16, the farm will host daytime Christmas tours. Guided tours are at 10:30 AM each day. While drop-ins are allowed, those with reservations take priority, so please consider making a reservation. Guided daytime tours are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors (65 and over), and free for those under 5. Each day, the farm house will be open for self-guided tours from 1-3 PM. Reservations are not needed for self-guided tours,…

Appalachian Christmas and Tinsel Trail at Shelton House

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Shelton House - Museum of NC Handicrafts in Waynesville, NC will once again conclude their events for our 41st year in a magical way.  On Sunday, December 5, we will host our annual Appalachian Family Christmas event and open the Tinsel Trail for a month-long opportunity to safely get outside and enjoy the Holiday Lights and Decorations.  Santa Claus will visit on December 5 from 5pm to 7pm distance and hot chocolate and treats can be enjoyed.  Holiday tunes will…

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