From stuffing to pumpkin pie, take a look at the history behind some of our favorite holiday foods, and learn some ideas for giving them a flavorful makeover.
Estimates place the number of haunted house attractions in the United States in the thousands. Xpress caught up with some of the local haunts to get a behind the scenes look at the industry.
Local professionals agree on the importance of gratitude, self-care and boundaries in maintaining a sense of well-being throughout the holiday season.
In the holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in the pressures of gift buying, parties and family gatherings yet forget about that old Thanksgiving stalwart — gratitude. But thankfulness may be the best gift you can give yourself and others this time of year. “The holidays can be a really challenging time,” says Asheville psychologist Deborah Barnett. […]
Sugary beverages are everywhere and are connected to every season. Why is that such a big deal? According to The Nutrition Source, Harvard School of Public Health’s resource for evidence-based diet and nutrition information, soft drink makers produce 10.4 billion gallons of sugary drinks each year. That is essentially one 12-ounce can for every American, every day of the year.
Nestled between the occasionally controlled chaos of Black Friday and the countless clicks of Cyber Monday sits a relatively new post-Thanksgiving shopping day. As the name implies, Small Business Saturday calls on holiday gift-seekers to patronize small retailers rather than, or in addition to, big-box stores. This Saturday, Nov. 29, marks the fifth incarnation of […]
Looking to deck the halls, sing a carol, give a gift, take a stroll, see a play, make a craft or pass a wish list on to a man in a red suit? Here’s where to do all of those things. For more ideas, visit the Community Calendar and mountainx.com. • The Asheville Holiday Parade rolls […]
The holidays mean decadence. Fatty foods proliferate, bank accounts go negative and children risk becoming spoiled. In the spirit of overindulgence, Asheville can now add fresh Maine lobster to the holiday table. Especially since this well-armored delicacy is now available fresher and at a cheaper price than in area grocery stores.
You better watch out: SantaCon Asheville fills downtown with holly jolly rabble-rousers.
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, an innovative new Asheville venture is aiming to transform regular credit or debit cards into reward cards that save local consumers money and benefit local businesses.
“Chanukah Live,” Asheville’s largest Hanukkah celebration, was held at the Renaissance Hotel on Sunday night.
Some lucky local Kmart shoppers got a pleasant holiday surprise this week when a group of Buncombe County employees paid off their layaways.
Asheville is a hub of gingerbread houses this time of year. There are two opportunities for the public to view National Gingerbread House Competition entries through Wednesday, Jan. 2.
The Smith-McDowell house will deck the halls with authentic Victorian decorations through Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Find some holiday peace at Johnson Farm’s Christmas festival on Saturday, Dec. 1.
ZaPow! gallery will celebrate cult holiday movies with its new exhibit. An opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 24 will feature surf rock and free beer.
There are few things more dreadful than the mall on Black Friday. Ditch the shopping cart and give your friends and family something truly unique from one of our local holiday craft fairs.
Keep your holiday shopping dollars in the community with these deals at area independent businesses. Photo from Blog Asheville.
The Asheville Holiday Parade winds its way through downtown next Saturday, Nov. 17. Photo by Bill Rhodes.