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December 1 - 30
Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland,Western NC Agricultural Center Fairgrounds / Dusk-10pm daily
, drive through the Ag Center Fairgrounds and watch the thousands of Christmas lights dance to music. Open holidays & even in the rain, Admission: Cars or Family Vans: $20, Activity Van or Mini Bus: $40, Limo $40, Tour/School Bus: $80; Fletcher, NC shadrackchristmas.com/asheville

December 1 – January 2
Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Evenings, Biltmore Estate, tour America's largest home by candlelight and the glow of fireplaces, decorated for the holidays and music, by reservation only, begins @ 5:30PM, Asheville, 800-411-3812 or 828-225-1333 www.biltmore.com

NC Arboretum Winter Lights, 6pm-10pm nightly, walk through lighted garden exhibits that illuminate to the sounds of holiday favorites, tickets must be purchased in advance, Asheville, NC  828-848-4866 www.ncwinterlights.com

December 1 – January 10
Christmas at Biltmore Daytime Celebration, America's largest home decorated with dozens of Christmas trees, hundreds of wreaths, bows, and poinsettias, miles of evergreen garland, and thousands of ornaments; 9am-5pm, Asheville, NC 800-411-3812 or 828-225-1333 www.biltmore.com

December 2
Henderson County Crafters Association Winter Arts & Craft Show, featuring over 30 juried, local artisans, 10am-3pm, NC National Guard Armory, Flat Rock, NC 828-489-2494 hendersoncountycrafters.org

December 2 - 20
Flat Rock Playhouse presents the new musical "Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz", Wed-Sat 8pm; Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun 2pm; Flat Rock, NC 828-693-0731 or 866-732-8008 www.flatrockplayhouse.org  

December 3
Fletcher Community Chorus presents “Welcome the Holidays” concert. Dec 3 at the Opportunity House, 7pm, free (Donations accepted) Hendersonville, NC 828-585-5389 www.fletchercommunitychorus.com

December 3 - 23
Lake Julian Festival of Lights, Walk Through on Dec 3 only 6-8pm, Drive thru Lake Julian Park and enjoy the light show and support Special Olympics Buncombe County, 6-9pm, Arden, NC 828-684-0376 www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/parks/facilities/parks/lakejulian.aspx#/?i=1

December 4
Olde Fashioned Hendersonville Christmas, Historic Downtown, (merchants host an open house with refreshments, entertainment, store specials, carrolling & late night shopping), 5pm-8pm, Hendersonville, NC  828-233-3216 www.downtownhendersonville.org

December 4 & 5
Carolina Concert Choir Winter Concert, Bo Thomas Auditorium, Blue Ridge Community College, Fri 7:30pm & Sat 3pm, $22, $5 student, Flat Rock, NC www.carolinaconcertchoir.org

Bullington Gardens’ Open House and Holiday Sale and Christmas Mart, 10am- 4pm, featuring wreaths and swags as well as unique handmade holiday craft items, premium amaryllis, poinsettias, cyclamen & refreshments; Hendersonville, NC 828-698-6104 www.bullingtongardens.org

Santa Under the Sea, Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium, Dec. 4 6-8:30pm,Dec. 5 1:30-3pm,visit with Santa and his mermaids, free photo disk of your visit with paid admission, Hendersonville, NC 828-692-8386 www.teamecco.org

December 4 - 6, & 11 - 13
Hendersonville Little Theatre Second Stage presents a drama by Lee Blessing David Sedaris’ hilarious adult comedy “The Santaland Diaries”, December 4, 5, 11 & 12 7:30pm, December 6 & 13 2pm, $16, Hendersonville, NC 828-692-1082 www.hendersonvillelittletheatre.org

December 4, 11, & 18
Family Game Night, Jongo Java, play some of your favorite games Monopoly, Clue, Scrabble, candy Land & more; treats & hot drinks available, every Friday @ 6pm, Hendersonville, NC www.jongojava.com

December 4, 8, 11, 18 & 20
Blue Ridge Ringers handbell ensemble performs, Dec 4 - Henderson County Public Library inHendersonville @ 2 pm, Dec 8 - Transylvania County Public Library in Brevard @ noon, Dec 11 -- Immaculate Conception Church in Hendersonville @ 7pm, Dec 18 -- Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brevard @ 7 pm, Dec 20 -- Hendersonville Presbyterian Church @ 4pm, a freewill offering will be asked at the final two concerts, Hendersonville & Brevard, NC 828-692-4910

December 5
Hendersonville Christmas Parade, Main Street (Five Points to Caswell Street), 10am, Hendersonville, NC 828-692-4179 or 828-595-0901

Holiday Craft Fair & Bake Sale, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville, 10am-3pm, offers quality handmade gifts, creative crafts,
beautiful artwork & holiday baked goods, Hendersonville, NC 828-693-3157 uufhnc.org

A Winter’s Tail at the WNC Nature Center, holiday celebration with festive crafts, face painting and of course wild encounters. 10am-4pm.  Santa onsite from 12-4pm. Asheville, NC 828-259-8092 www.wildwnc.org

December 5 & 6
Blue Ridge Orchestra and Reuter Center Singers present Holiday Fantasies, program marries a 70 piece orchestra with 60 voices in service of beloved holiday standards including traditional carols, pops favorites, and selections from Handel's The Messiah, December 5 @ 3pm at AB Tech Ferguson Auditorium, Asheville Campus; December 6 @ 3pm, at Folk Art Center (Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 382), Tickets ($15 General Admission; $10 Friend of the Orchestra; $5 Student), Asheville, NC blueridgeorchestra.org

December 5 & 12
Santa on the Chimney, Chimney Rock State Park, Santa’s practices on one of the world’s largest chimneys with multiple 200-foot rappels1, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy live holiday music, hot cocoa, cookies and kids’ activities, plus meet live critters; Dec 5 & 12, 11am-2pm, Chimney Rock, NC  828-625-9611 www.chimneyrockpark.com

December 5, 12, 19 & 26
Old Movie Night, Jongo Java, enjoy an old movie with friends, every Saturday @ 6pm, Hendersonville, NC www.jongojava.com

December 6
Hendersonville Community Band Holiday Concert, Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall, 3pm, Adults $10, Flat Rock, NC  288-692-8801 www.hcbmusic.com

Hendersonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Winter Concert, Blue Ridge Community College Bo Thomas Auditorium, 4pm, Adults $7, Kids Free, Flat Rock, 828-697-5884 www.hendersonvillesymphony.org

Cool Vibes: Celebrating the Modern Jazz Quartet,Freeburg Pianos Master Works Theatre, performance by popular regional artists to benefit the Arts Council of Henderson County. $15 4:30-7:30pm Hendersonville, NC 828-693-8504 www.acofhc.org/presents.php

December 10
“Welcome the Holidays” concert with Fletcher Community Chorus, Dec 10 at the Feed and Seed. 7pm, Free admission (donations accepted), Fletcher, NC 828-585-5389 www.fletchercommunitychorus.com

Handel’s Messiah Community Sing-Along with the Asheville Symphony Chorus, Whether you want to sing this classic music with others or prefer to listen, you’re in for a treat.  Singers “call time” is 6:30pm, concert starts at 7pm.  Adults $15, Youth Free.  First Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC 828-245-7046 ashevillesymphonychorus.com

December 10 - 3 & 17 - 20
Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown presents Music on the Rock: The Christmas Concert That Never Was – Barbra & Frank, tribute concert featuring the hits of the artists, Hendersonville, NC 828-693-0731 or 866-732-8008 www.flatrockplayhouse.org  

December 11
Asheville Symphony Orchestra presents singer Steve Lippia will star in “Simply Sinatra Christmas” featuring Christmas favorites and iconic Sinatra numbers,Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 8pm, Asheville, NC 828-254-7046 www.ashevillesymphony.org

Sing Together Series: Winter Songs at the Diana Wortham Theatre, this family-friendly hour of singing, apple cider, cookies, and crafts warmly welcomes the holiday season. 6:30pm, Regular $10; Child $8; Children 2 and under free, Asheville, NC 828-257-4530 dwtheatre.com

December 11 - 13
American Kennel Club (AKC) Dog Agility Trial, Western NC Agricultural Center McGough Arena (dogs jump hurdles, race through tunnels and climb over A-frames at high speed) Fri. - Sat. 8am –2pm, Sun 8am-12Noon, free admission & spectators are welcome, spectators please leave your dogs comfortably at home, Sponsored by Blue Ridge Agility Club, Fletcher, NC 828-713-3278 www.blueridgeagility.com

December 12
Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra presents "A Carolina Christmas", Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall, 3:00pm & 7:30pm, Adults $35, Students $5, Flat Rock, NC 828-697-5884 www.hendersonvillesymphony.org

December 19
Christmas at Connemara, Carl Sandburg Home, music & storytelling from 10:30AM-12:30PM in the garage adjacent to the Sandburg Home, hot cider & cookies will be served, holiday craft-making in the bookstore from 10am-1pm, music & craft-making is free, there is a small fee to tour the Sandburg Home, Flat Rock, NC 828-693-4178 www.nps.gov/carl

December 20
A Swannanoa Solstice, Diana Wortham Theatre, 2:00pm & 7:00pm, Adults $45, Students $40, Child $20; Asheville, NC
828-257-4530 www.dwtheatre.com

December 25
Bounty of Bethlehem, Free community-wide meal and gift-giving at the Immaculata Catholic Shool gym, Hendersonville, NC 828-693-5115 thebountyofbethlehem.org

December 30
Christmas in Scotland. Solstice Celebration featuring US Scottish Fiddle Champion Jamie Laval and a company of performers, Tryon Fine Arts Center, 7:30pm, Adults $30, Students $18, Tryon, NC 206-226-5663 www.jamielaval.com

December 31
Black and White New Year's Eve Ball,The Summit Event Center at Burntshirt Vineyards, 8pm-1am, $75 per couple, $60 Summit Club Members, Hors d'oevre trays, dancing, and champagne toast at midnight; reservations required, Hendersonville, NC 828-685-2402 www.burntshirtvineyards.com

New Year’s Eve Celebration with 3-course dinner, champagne, and live entertainment. $70 per person, Season’s at Highland Lake Inn, reservations required, Flat Rock, NC 800-635-5101 hlinn.com

New Year's Eve Party, Chelsea's Brickyard Restaurant, dinner, drinks, and live music; Etowah Valley Golf & Resort, Etowah, NC 800-451-8174 www.etowahvalley.com

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