Local Events

Ongoing Events

Every Friday | 6-10 PM
Pritchard Park, Patton Ave, Downtown
Don't miss the drum circle, a favorite Asheville tradition for both locals and visitors. Anyone can participate by drumming, dancing or watching. Stop by the Asheville Drum Circle every Friday night (April-October) in Pritchard Park in downtown on Patton Avenue at College Street. Join folks of every age and description. Watch people dance to the thunderous rhythm of the dozens of drums. Or better yet, join in by playing or dancing! 

Nov 1 - Jan 5 | 9 AM - 5 PM
1 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 55 Christmas trees, miles of ribbon, garland and lights. Festive menus in our restaurants and holiday wine tastings make for a memorable visit.

Nov 1 - Jan 4
1 Lodge St.
Biltmore House greets you with the soft glow of luminaries and holiday lights on a towering Norway spruce. Inside, thousands of ornaments on dozens of Christmas trees reflect the flicker of candlelight, firelight, and twinkle lights. Live performances of Christmas music add to your self-guided evening visit, which includes admission to Antler Hill Village & Winery. The Village is a must-see part of your holiday experience: trees, buildings, and pathways to our restaurants, shops, and Winery are illuminated with a glittering cascade of lights, the fountain is aglow with special visual effects, and the ornament display that adorns the Winery’s Tasting Room ceiling is nothing short of stunning.

Nov 20 - Jan 2, Mon - Thu & Sun | 3 PM
Omni Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave
What started as a small group of gingerbread houses built by community members in 1992 has evolved into one of our most treasured traditions at The Omni Grove Park Inn.

Nov 22 - Jan 4 | 6-10 PM
20 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Don't miss The North Carolina Arboretum's elaborate Winter Lights show, transforming the gardens into a nighttime wonderland with 500,000 lights! Walk through spectacular displays and see the gardens in a completely new way - with even more lights this year. Designed with an artistic aesthetic, the Winter Lights show enhances the natural beauty of the gardens as you celebrate the holidays. You must buy tickets in advance.

Nov 30 - Dec 30, Mon, Thu - Sat | 7 - 8:15 PM
Departs from 5 Boston Way, Biltmore Village
This seasonal favorite features an entertaining blend of holiday storytelling and traditional Christmas caroling. Enjoy stories of local lore and holiday traditions, then join-in with our on-board musician singing classic carols and songs of Christmas. And all the while the Holly Jolly Trolley is rolling past festive holiday decorations in downtown Asheville, Biltmore Village and the Montford and Grove Park neighborhoods.

November Events

A list of restaurants that will be open Thanksgiving Day

Holiday Magic & Memories
Nov 30 | 2:30 - 6 PM
Biltmore Park Town Square, 1 Town Square Blvd , Asheville
Biltmore Park Town Square rings in the holiday season with Holiday Magic & Memories the annual Holiday Celebration on Saturday, November 30th. This family friendly holiday event will take place along Town Square Boulevard from 2:30 to 6 p.m. with the lighting of the Christmas tree at 6 p.m.

Nov 30 - Dec 1 | 9 AM - 4 PM
WNC Ag Ctr, 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd, Fletcher
A must-do for antiquers, vintage collectors, art seekers and sellers. The finest vintage picking around, local handmade art and objects, people watching, collecting, and connecting with over 100 local and regional vendors and artists.