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)
How do we put it all together at this time every year? Christmas. That is what I am thinking about.
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.
I always enjoy reading the Letters section in the Mountain Xpress. I noticed that the Grove Park Inn responded to a letter complaining about the new parking fees [“Shame on the Grove Park Inn,” Dec. 5 Xpress]. It would seem to me that a compromise could be reached between the locals who enjoy the gingerbread […]
Tryon Fine Arts Center hosts a new twist on A Christmas Carol.
The Smith-McDowell house will deck the halls with authentic Victorian decorations through Wednesday, Jan. 2.
For many seniors and adults with disabilities in Buncombe County, visions of sugarplums do not dance in their heads during the holiday season. They’re dreaming of warm clothes, food and the reassurance that they are not forgotten. According to Roxann Sizemore, supervisor of the Buncombe County Adult Protective Services Department, that’s the mission of the Buncombe County Senior Wish Tree project, and it goes beyond wish lists.
Find some holiday peace at Johnson Farm’s Christmas festival on Saturday, Dec. 1.
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.
Consider that bell ringer. He represented maybe half a percent of the population of that scene. In the face of those numbers, where does he get the conviction to believe he can do good in the world? I mean, doesn’t he have any decency?
Five very different sounds of the season, from three very different bands: Mad Tea, Alligator Indian, Reigning Sound, Now You See Them and Canyon Creek.
Christmas is often a time to cozy up with family, but why not take your celebrations out on the town?
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.
A case of gleaming bells, and some talent musicians, are the perfect recipe for winter joy.
From Christmas to solstice, the holidays are everywhere. But what if you need a break from the festivities? This week’s CalCast offers a respite from holiday cheer with a few events that don’t feature Santa and his elves.
Christmas might seem far away, but you wouldn’t know that from this weekend’s calendar. Towns near and far are showing off their good spirits. But don’t worry, if you’re not in the mood, we’ve sprinkled a few non-holiday events in with the mix.
So, you finished upwrapping all your presents/burning that lump of coal. And you’re not into sitting in a darkened movie theater with everyone else in town plus their cold germs. So, what to do?
Both the National Weather Service and the WNC-based Ray’s Weather Center are predicting a drier, milder winter than normal this year. But that certainly hasn’t been the case so far. This is shaping up to be one of the coldest Decembers in Asheville’s recorded history. And we’ve already doubled the average snowfall for the month, with forecasters calling for more on Christmas Eve.
Yeah, I’ve written about toxic toys before, but it’s that time of year. That time of year when many folks feel the need to purchase toys because it’s holiday time. Because, by God, we’re Americans