• The annual Asheville Holiday Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. Head downtown early to stake out a viewing spot along the parade route: "Up Biltmore Avenue from Charlotte & Biltmore intersection. Pauses for the Judges briefly at Pack Square, then goes left onto Patton all the way to French Broad Avenue."
• Secret Agent 23 Skidoo (hot on the heels of a memorable performance at the Xpress Best of WNC Bash plays an early kid-hop with Now You See Them at The Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, 225-5851), 1:30 p.m.
• Americana act Tennessee Hollow performs a free, happy hour show at French Broad Brewery Tasting Room (101 Fairview Rd., Asheville, 277-0222 ). 6 p.m.
• At Craggie Brewing Company (197 Hilliard Ave., Asheville, 254-0360), The Mumbles play avant soul from 7-9 p.m.
• The Asheville Symphony returns to the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (87 Haywood St., Asheville, 259-5544) for it's third concert of the season. The evening includes Mendelssohn's "Midsummer Night’s Dream Suite" performed with actors from NC Stage Company and a collaboration with the Asheville Symphony Chorus on Finzi's "For St. Cecilia" and Borodin's "Polovtsian Dances." 8 p.m.
• French Broad Chocolate Lounge (10 S. Lexington Ave., Asheville, 252-4181) hosts Juan Holladay (of the Secret B-Sides) at 8 p.m.
• Stephaniesid plays an all-too-rare local show at the Grey Eagle Music Hall & Tavern (185 Clingman Avenue, Asheville, NC • 232-5800). Greensboro's House of Fools opens. 8 p.m.
• Sirius.B will be at BoBo Gallery (22 Lexington Ave., Asheville, 254-3426) at 9:30 p.m., with Rusty Belle opening.
• Fresh off of Dragon Con, Atlanta-based steampunk band The Extraordinary Contraptions shares a stage with Asheville's own Hellblinki at the Boiler Room (11 Grove St., Asheville, 505-1612). 9 p.m.
• For fans of funk and jam, it's back to the Orange Peel (101 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, 225-5851) for Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band with The Mantras, 9 p.m.
• Firecracker Jazz Band brings Dixieland to Jack Of The Wood Pub (95 Patton Ave., Asheville, 252-5445). 9:30 p.m.
• And, finally, Lexington Ave Brewery (39 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville, 252-0212) brings Neulore (indie, folk, gospel) to the back stage, along with Eric-Scott Guthrie (formerly of the New Familiars). 10 p.m.