The holidays are especially festive in the mountains and foothills of North Carolina. From the century-old Christmas traditions of Biltmore to the craziness of Asheville’s LaZoom Comedy Tour, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. Here are a few highlights of the season in this beautiful mountain region.
Start a new family tradition in North Carolina’s High Country! You’ll get in the spirit of the season with the scent of freshly cut firs and spruces, the crisp mountain air, and the chance to pick out that tree that is perfect to take home!
This nationally acclaimed annual exhibit is a delight for young and old! You’ll be amazed at what these artists do with gingerbread, candy, and other food decorations.
George Vanderbilt opened his new home in the mountains to family and friends on Christmas eve, 1895. The family still owns the estate and continues this tradition, decorating the 250 rooms with beautiful, Victorian influenced decorations and lights. Their Candlelight Christmas Evenings will warm your heart and lift your spirits during this holiday time.
The tiny town of Forest City is not to be outdone by larger neighbors. For a truly charming small town holiday experience, take a drive to Forest City to see their amazing light show!
Literally hundreds of events and parades celebrate the spirit of the holidays in every nook and corner of the mountains and valleys of North Carolina.
Part theater, totally funny, this troupe of players will tickle your fancy while they actually give you good information about the history of Asheville.
Beer lovers rejoice! Tis the season for special brews at the many craft breweries in the region.
The music that was born and bred in the North Carolina mountains and foothills has had a profound impact on American music, and you can experience it in venues throughout the region on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina. Buy the book and start your journey through some of the finest old-time, bluegrass, gospel, and offshoots of these genres in our country.
The mountains and foothills of North Carolina are renowned for the exquisite handcrafted gifts created here. Pick one-of-a-kind gifts at the many craft galleries in towns large and small.