The end of the year holidays are coming and you can feel the excitement building. Winter Lights at the Arboretum, Christmas at Biltmore, the Asheville Holiday Parade, and other favorites are all just around the corner. So many ways to celebrate an Asheville Christmas!
There’s never a bad time to visit the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and that’s certainly true of the holiday season. No one celebrates the holidays like Asheville, where you’ll find a host of fun seasonal events, Halloween through New Years Day.
The holiday season is also big here at Bent Creek Lodge. We love the holidays and always take the time to decorate appropriately. Guests to the lodge during the holiday season will find twinkling lights, bows, berries and boughs, a live Christmas tree, and more. Add in all the area’s seasonal events and attractions and you’ll find no end of ways to relax and celebrate the holidays.
Come share in the joy of the season with us!
2022 Asheville Christmas Attractions
Winter Lights at the North Carolina Arboretum
November 18 through December 3
Winter Lights returns with a 50-foot lighted tree and the gardens illuminated by nearly half a million twinkling lights. Tickets are available now but tend to sell-out fast.
National Gingerbread House Competition
November 28, 2022 through January 2, 2023
You won’t see award winningly inventive gingerbread houses like this anywhere but the National Gingerbread House Competition. Wow! Visit the event website for non-guest dates and hours.
Holly Jolly Christmas Trolley Tours
November 19 through December 30
Enjoy a holiday-themed trolley tour of Asheville, complete with Christmas stories and caroling with a live musician. This seasonal tour takes you past beautifully decorated Pack Square, Biltmore Village, and more.
Dickens in the Village
December 2 – 3
Visit historic Biltmore Village during the annual Dickens in the Village Festival and find yourself whisked back in time to the days of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This immersive holiday event includes dozens of carolers, actors, and musicians in Dickensian era costumes strolling the brick-lined streets of the Village. Wonderful holiday fun and a fantastic shopping opportunity.
Christmas at Biltmore 2022
If you’ve not yet experienced a Biltmore Christmas, you’re in for a real treat. This year’s festivities kick off with a Christmas tree raising on November 2 and continue on into the early days of the new year, 2023.
Christmas Daytime Celebration
November 4, 2022 through January 8, 2023
Marvel at more than 100 decorated trees, 10,000 ornaments, 100,000 twinkling holiday lights, and an array of festive Christmas displays, from Biltmore House to Antler Hill Village.
Candlelight Christmas Evenings
November 4, 2022 through January 7, 2023
Biltmore decorated for the holidays is striking by day but just wait until you see it all lit up at night, with literally thousands of twinkling lights, ornaments, and displays.
… And More!
There simply isn’t enough space or time to list all the great things you can see and do during an Asheville Christmas getaway.
Other holiday highlights include the 76th annual Asheville Holiday Parade (Nov. 19), the Lake Julian Festival of Lights (Dec. 4-23), and don’t forget to check out The Grove Arcade Winter Wonderland (Nov. 18- Jan. 2, 2023)!
Bent Creek Lodge Gift Certificate Special
Looking for that perfect gift for a special someone? How about a Bent Creek Lodge gift certificate?
Bent Creek Lodge gift certificates are completely customizable and can be used for (almost) anything at the inn. Even better, they can be sent via email or snail mail, are good for 5 years after date of purchase, and are incredibly easy to buy.
Best of all, we’re currently offering a gift certificate special:
Purchase your Bent Creek Lodge Gift Certificate NOW – during November and December – and we’ll upgrade it by 13%, essentially covering all the sales and hotel tax on your gift!
Purchase $200 and receive $226.
Purchase $500 and receive $565.
Simply click this link, fill out the form, make your payment, and that’s it. Instant perfect gift! You can also call the lodge for friendly assistance. (828) 654-9040