It’s Christmas in Asheville and there’s no better place to get in the holiday spirit!  Every street shines with glittering lights, decorated Christmas trees, and lovely storefronts!  So bundle up and celebrate the holidays with us!  Enjoy the warm feeling of Asheville while you stroll the sparkling decorated paths of the Winter Lights of North Carolina Arboretum or cuddle up in a horse drawn carriage carrying you through beautiful Historic Biltmore Village.

Asheville gingerbread

Gingerbread House Contest!

Downtown Asheville

Don’t miss Downtown Asheville as you begin your day. Decked out in it’s finest greenery, Winter Wonderland at the Grove Arcade hosts the annual National Gingerbread House Competition and is definitely not to be missed!  Looking for artistic gifts?  The Downtown Arts District will be hosting their Gallery Stroll from 5:00-8:00 PM on Dec.5 with over 20 art-filled galleries.

Holiday Performing Arts

If you love performing arts Asheville is the place to be in December!  One performance not to be missed is the traditional Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, being performed with spectacular scenery and costuming on Dec.10 at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. (828) 259-5736)  Beginning on Dec.6 is The Christmas Carol, Dicken’s classic tale of greed and redemption, presented by The Monford Park Players at the historic Masonic Temple  in downtown Asheville.  Biltmore at ChristmasOn Dec.6 and 7, the Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater will perform a creative and unique interpretation of The Nutcracker and the Mouse KIng.  For a lovely afternoon of classical music you may want to attend A Classical Christmas by the Asheville Symphony Orchestra on Dec. 14 at 3:00 PM.  Asheville Christmas and holiday events are always a treat!

Biltmore Christmas

Biltmore at Christmas

Enjoy the Holidays at The Sourwood Inn

Whether you plan to take a candlelight tour of the Biltmore, explore the magic of holiday events, or do some shopping in the trendy Asheville boutiques, Asheville is the perfect Christmas destination.  Sourwood Inn would like to invite you to spend your visit with us in our lovely inn decorated for a memorable Christmas.