Local Events

November Events

Nov 6 – Jan 9 | 9 am – 5 pm
Recurring daily
Biltmore Estate, One Lodge St.
Holidays arrive at America’s largest home in style. More than a century ago, George Vanderbilt chose the holiday season as the time to unveil his new home to family and friends. This year’s Christmas at Biltmore promises another extravagant celebration, complete with dozens of Christmas trees, miles of ribbon, garland and lights. Festive menus in our restaurants and holiday wine tastings make for a memorable visit.
Admission: Price varies

Nov 7 – Jan 9 | 5 pm
Recurring daily
Biltmore Estate, One Lodge St.
Candlelight, firelight and live music bring holiday warmth to Biltmore House’s extravagant holiday décor during these nighttime tours. Candlelight Christmas Evenings include a self-guided candlelight tour of Biltmore House, next-day visit to the gardens, Antler Hill Village and Biltmore Winery.
Admission: Price varies

Nov 14 | 6 – 9:30 pm
Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr.
Presenting live music by Empire Strikes Brass on our Outdoor Stage on the French Broad River from 7-9:30pm. Doors at 6pm. Full bar, amazing menu by Root Down Kitchen, and plenty of space to social distance in style with your pod of 6 or fewer friends.
Admission: $20

Nov 19 | 7 pm
The Orange Peel, 101 Biltmore Ave.
Stephen LYNCH is a songwriter, comedian and Tony award-nominated actor. His songs are known for their haunting melodies, complex and Lord-pleasing chord structures and insightful lyrics, often exploring the universal themes of heartbreak, family strife, and forgetting one’s safeword during a particularly brutal S&M session.
Admission: $30 - $35

Nov 20 – Jan 10 | 5:30 – 10:30 pm
Recurring daily
The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Designed with an artistic aesthetic, Winter Lights features beautifully lit displays and glowing landscapes nestled along the Arboretum’s woodland edge and garden areas. As part of the show’s redesign, visitors will enjoy several new nature-themed displays, including winter wildlife, colorful butterflies, a special insect lantern exhibit and a giant daisy “garden.”
Admission: $25 - $30 per vehicle

Holiday Events

Take a walk through the beautiful lights at the Biltmore Estate for their candlelight tour. Visit the Arboretum to see their Christmas light desplay. If you want to get away from people or are on a romantic weekend, the Blue Ridge Parkway is always a wonderful place to go for spectular senic views whether viewed from the car or while taking a hike. Here is a map for the top 12 waterfalls on the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC. If you visit WNC while over Thanksgiving, these are the open restaurants serving Thanksgiving meals in Asheville, NC.