Holiday Time in Western North Carolina

Posted by Ron Piccari |

If your looking for things to do over the holiday season in Western NC you will find plenty to do. Here are a few ideas and links to find more information about them.

Holiday Time in Western North Carolina

Christmas at the Biltmore House


The Polar Express at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

  • November 09, 2012 - December 30, 2012
  • Location: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
  • Address: 226 Everett Street, Bryson City, NC 28713
  • Admission: Ticket prices begin at $39 for adults and $26 for children ages 2-12. Children under two years old ride complimentary
  • Phone: 800-872-4681
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Winter Wonderland at the Grove Arcade

  • November 20, 2012 - January 02, 2013
  • Location: Grove Arcade
  • Address: 1 Page Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Times: Monday - Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 828-252-7799
  • Visit Website



29th Annual Candlelight Evenings at Biltmore

  • November 09, 2012 - December 31, 2012
  • Location: Biltmore
  • Address: One Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Times: 5pm - 10pm
  • Phone: 800-543-2961

As daylight fades into dusk, candlelight and firelight accent Biltmore House’s extravagant holiday décor, accented by live entertainment and outside illuminations. Biltmore House glows with holiday spirit, appearing much as it would have at the turn of the 19th century. Carols from choirs and ensembles fill the halls with festive sounds. Candlelight Christmas Evenings tickets are available by reservation only, and include a self-guided candlelight tour of Biltmore House, next-day visit to the gardens, Antler Hill Village and Biltmore Winery. Advance reservations are required.




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