The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day are always a notoriously busy time for restaurants, but at the end of 2013, packed downtown sidewalks and long waits for tables at local eateries signaled a banner holiday for many in the Asheville-area food industry. (Photo by Mark-Ellis Bennett)
The WNC Agricultural center is hosting the largest drive-through, synchronized LED Christmas light show in the world.
Holiday blues got you down? A flurry of local workshops, wine tastings and tea parties offer opportunities to infuse your holiday social calendar with culinary merriment. With so much deliciousness (and/or alcohol) in your belly you’ll be rendered incapable of muttering “humbug.”
What happens when a venue known for its tap takeovers gets together with a brewery also known for its tap takeovers? A really, really big tap takeover, starting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
The Asheville area’s holiday offerings include a multitude of palatable family-friendly events. Indulge your family’s senses in holiday spirit with the smells and tastes of local, seasonal fare. Even the littlest bellies will find edible holiday cheer in abundance. The appeal occasionally draws our favorite visitor from the North Pole to dine and mingle with his gracious fans, especially, it seems, when there are pancakes to be had.
The Craggy Mountain Line Railroad —a nonprofit dedicated to preserving a historic 3-mile section of railroad on the Craggy Mountain Line in Buncombe County — will present the second installment of this season’s holiday-themed run on Saturday. Launched on Nov. 30, the holiday event runs every Saturday up until Christmas — Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21, and train rides will be offered once per hour from 4-8 p.m.
The Asheville Holiday Parade draws a crowd in downtown Asheville, winding around Biltmore, Patton and French Broad Avenues and ending on Charlotte Street.
Can you still taste the flaky crust on your grandma’s pumpkin pie? Or do you wish you could forget the year you dropped the turkey on the kitchen floor? Maybe your most memorable Thanksgiving was helping serve a meal at a homeless shelter here in Asheville? Tell us about it!
From concerts to craft fairs, there are tons of thrilling ways to spend your three-day weekend
Kwanzaa is a time for remembrance of ancestors. Learn more about the holiday and its traditions and join in the celebration at Jubilee! on Thursday, Dec. 27.
Share the joy of Christmas at Christmas Eve services and celebrations throughout the area. (pictured: Candlelight service at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on Merimon Avenue. photo by Bill Rhodes)
Pick out a last-minute tree and set the kids loose at an elf village during the final days of Tom Sawyer Tree Farm’s holiday festivities.
Tryon Fine Arts Center hosts a new twist on A Christmas Carol.
The lead marchers turn from MLK Boulevard onto College Street. (Photos by Bill Rhodes)
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We caught the gingerbread man on Haywood Street. Part of LaZoom’s cast of characters for the holidays.
Do the holidays leave you feeling knocked out? Deflated? Overwhelmed? If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Find some tips for coping within. Photo by Calvin Allen.
With holiday music from James Joyce on euphonium
At $3.26 a gallon, the average price of gasoline in Asheville this week is 28 cents higher than it was during the Christmas Holiday period last year, according to a new report by the AAA Carolinas.
Local tattoo/piercing shop Diamond Thieves joined a collection of motorcycle clubs led by Legendz to deliver a trailer full of toys to Eliada Home.
Italy has a Santa Claus, too. Her name is La Befana and her story will be brought to life by Red Herring Puppets this weekend.