Evenings are growing longer and colder and the holiday season is just around the corner. Asheville is the perfect destination for seasonal festivities. Enjoy outdoor spaces while the weather is mild. View spectacular light shows at three near-by attractions. Plenty of shopping opportunities exist, with handmade crafts and creative vendors a short walk away. Come stay with us at the WhiteGate Inn to see the last of the fall colors and enjoy all the holiday events in Asheville NC.
Autumn is in the air. Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests are open for enjoyment, even after the leaves have fallen. DuPont State Forest and Gorges State Park will be open on Thanksgiving Day to view spectacular waterfalls. Zip-lining with Navitat Canopy Tours are open 7 days a week with hours of operation starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. for the month of November. Get out and enjoy the nature around Asheville while you still can.
Bring some light into your life by visiting the Biltmore’s Candlelight Christmas Evenings, The North Carolina Arboretum’s Winter Lights and Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland. Biltmore’s Candlelight Christmas Evenings begin on November 6th; call us for more information regarding upgrading our two- day pass offer. On November 4th, the 35-foot Biltmore Banquet Hall Tree was raised. Energy-efficient LED lights, expertly arranged by Jerry Stripling, former designer of holiday decorations for Walt Disney World, will transform the Arboretum into a winter wonderland starting November 20th. Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland is an award-winning light and music extravaganza. Drive the two-mile maze filled with LED lights in perfect synchronization with the Christmas tunes playing through your car radio.
Get a head start on unique gifts for friends and family at the North Asheville Holiday Bazaar, The Grove Arcade and the Antique Tobacco Barn. Enjoy North Asheville’s Tailgate Market Holiday Bazaar, outside of UNC Campus with 60 vendors and artists selling fresh baked goods, meats and cheeses and lots of local arts and crafts from noon to 3 p.m. The Grove Arcade will be decking it halls on November 21st and displaying some of the gingerbread homes from the Omni Grove Park Inn’s Annual National Gingerbread House Competition. Enjoy shopping for wonderful crafts and handmade items from the local vendor’s inside and out. Mountain Xpress has named the Antique Tobacco Barn best antique store in WNC. It showcases more than 75 dealers’ furniture, lamps, dinnerware, flatware, clocks and unique items of all sorts, in a 70,000square-foot space.
Come spend some time in Asheville and let our Asheville bed and breakfast warm your heart this holiday season. Please call us for additional information or directions for planning a special holiday getaway. Ask about purchasing a gift certificate for loved ones. Happy Holidays to everyone from the 1889 WhiteGate inn & Cottage.