Celebrating the Holidays in Asheville, NC – A Visitors Guide for December

Locals to the Asheville area know that the city is luminous throughout the holiday season. Tourists flock to the area to visit places like The Biltmore and Omni Grove Park Inn while they’re fully decorated for the season. But what should visitors know about the beauty of our area during December and through the New Year? Before you visit Asheville this year, here are some things you can plan to do.

Decking The Halls

For some people, the vision of lights and trees are the most magical part of the season. You can certainly get your fill of holiday decorations around the Asheville area.

The Biltmore Estate goes all out this season with tons of trees and plenty of other magical lights and decorations. Or you can visit the Omni Grove Park Inn for free to see the National Gingerbread Competition entries. The Arboretum is also lit up for self-guided walking tours. Don’t forget to walk through downtown Asheville or drive through the neighborhoods.


Food is also a way that many families show their love for one another, and the Asheville community family is no exception.

Many local restaurants will have holiday menus to keep you warm. And if cocktails are a few of your favorite things, don’t miss the Miracle pop up bar at MG Road on Wall Street. This is an international installation with bars all over the world converting to Miracle and serving the same cocktails. So, you’ll have an identical experience whether you’re here in Asheville or traveling to any other city participating in the Miracle experience, from Atlanta to Paris.

Shopping Local

Here at GoPrime Mortgage, Inc. ., we try to take focus away from the commercial aspects of the holiday season to encourage people to give back. But here in Asheville, there are ways to do both. Shopping at local businesses for any of your holiday gifts can provide a revenue boost needed by the families that run them.

The Asheville Grown Business Alliance has their Go Local card program. You can buy a card online or at any participating local business to receive discounts throughout the year.

Keeping Warm

Our region is known for the outdoor activities available. And hiking doesn’t just end because the season gets colder. But you may want to find more cozy activities to keep you warm this season. You can simply stay inside with your family to celebrate the season or maybe visit our local spas or resorts. Beverages or food can also keep you warm from the inside.

Celebrating the Holidays in Asheville, NC – However you choose to celebrate the holiday season, we want to encourage you to remember that Asheville is an amazing community. At Prime Mortgage Lending located in West Asheville, we are so grateful to be involved with our community. Every choice you make this season will impact local people one way or another. Trying to keep this in mind can give you a more community focused way to approach the holidays this year.

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