Thinking of enjoying a holiday getaway this year? Great idea – may we suggest an Asheville Christmas? The holidays are a great time to visit with so many special events to attend. Winter Lights at the Arboretum, Christmas at Biltmore, Winter Wonderland at the Grove Arcade, and more!
Just about everyone loves the holiday season. It’s certainly one of the nicest times of the year here in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Lights and festive decorations are up at homes and shops, people are welcoming, holiday music and scents fill the air.
That’s certainly true here at Bent Creek Lodge. We love the holidays and always take the time to decorate appropriately. Guests visiting the lodge during the holiday season will find twinkling lights, bows, berries and boughs, a live Christmas tree, and more.
Looking for something fun and festive to do? You’ll find no end of fun, seasonal events to attend in the Asheville area, Halloween through New Years Day.
2023 Asheville Christmas Attractions
Winter Lights at the North Carolina Arboretum November 17 – December 31
Help the Arboretum celebrate 10 years of Winter Lights with their open-air, walk-through light show using over one million lights! Even better, The NC Arboretum is literally just around the corner from Bent Creek Lodge. Tickets are available now but will sell-out fast, so don’t hesitate.
National Gingerbread House Competition November 27 – January 2, 2024
You won’t see award winning and unique gingerbread houses like this anywhere else! Visit the National Gingerbread House Competition event website for non-guest dates and hours.
Holly Jolly Christmas Trolley Tours November 20 – December 30
Ride Holly Jolly Christmas Trolley for a fun and festive tour of holiday Asheville, complete with holiday storytelling and traditional Christmas carols. What fun!
Dickens in the Village December 1 – 2
Attend Dickens in the Village, in historic Biltmore Village, and find yourself magically transported back to the days of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This fun annual event includes carolers, actors, and musicians strolling the brick-lined streets of the Village in Dickensian era costumes. A wonderfully immersive holiday event and shopping opportunity.
Deck the Trees December 1 – 31
View a variety of beautiful and unique hand-decorated Christmas trees at the Monte Vista Hotel in Black Mountain, NC.
Christmas at Biltmore 2023
There’s nothing quite as jaw-droppingly beautiful as Biltmore during the holidays. This year’s Biltmore Christmas festivities kick off November 3rd and continue on into the early days of the new year, 2024.
Christmas Daytime Celebration November 3 – January 7, 2024
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 3 – January 6, 2024
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.
Even better, when you stay any three days through Jan 7, 2024 at Bent Creek Lodge and receive $50 towards your Biltmore tickets. Did we mention that you’ll also be saving $13 per Biltmore ticket when you purchase them through Bent Creek Lodge? How’s that for savings?
… And That’s Not All!
We’ve barely scratched the surface of all the fun things to see and do during Asheville Christmas 2023.
Other popular, holiday highlights include the Lake Julian Festival of Lights (Dec. 3-23), Santa on Chimney Rock (Dec. 3 and 10) , and don’t forget to check out The Grove Arcade Winter Wonderland (Nov. 25- Dec. 31)!
Bent Creek Lodge Holiday 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 our Holiday Gift Certificate Special!
Buy your gift certificates in increments of $250 and earn an additional $50 for each one! Spend $250 and receive a gift certificate for $300. Spend $500, receive $600, and so on.
WHAT A DEAL! But act soon – this offer ends December 31st, 2023.
Just 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