November 6 - December 31, 2015
Historic Hendersonville, NC
Check the November & December calendar of events for times and locations of many other events or click on Christmas events.
Come Home for the Holidays to Hendersonville, North Carolina. Discover an old fashioned holiday with small town charm, sprinkled with excitement and nostalgic atmosphere.
The area abounds with holiday activities such as the Flat Rock Playhouse productions, an Olde Fashioned Hendersonville Christmas, holiday concerts, hometown Christmas parade, and many other events for the whole family.
The holiday season, with its many traditions, family gatherings and good cheer, will soon be upon us. Rediscover this magical time of the year and create cherished memories to last a lifetime. Catch the Christmas spirit in Hendersonville.
Click to receive a free Vacation Planner, or call Henderson County Tourism Development Authority at (828) 693-9708 / 800-828-4244 or come by the Visitors Center located at 201 South Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Visit our web site for seasonal events and holiday dining guide and lodging information at www.visithendersonvillenc.org.
SHADRACK’S CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
November 25 – December 30, 2015
WNC Agricultural Center Fairgrounds / Dusk-10pm Every Night
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 For more information 888-321-7547 shadrackchristmas.com/asheville
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Historic Courthouse on Main Street
November 27 / 5:30pm
The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Historic Courthouse kicks-off the holiday season in Historic Downtown Hendersonville. Featuring storytelling and entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus. For more information (828) 233-3216. www.downtownhendersonville.org
FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE presents Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz.
November 27 - December 19
Wed-Sat 8:00pm / Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun 2:00pm
new musical about an immensely talented underdog with the soul of a poet and the personality of a pep squad. This overweight and insecure “hunchback” beat the odds and emerged a star as she donned the famed ruby slippers and stepped onto the set of what is arguably one of the greatest movies of all time. This teenager was Judy Garland. Flat Rock Playhouse is proud to have been chosen as the developmental house for this production of Chasing Rainbows. And we are thrilled to be presenting it to you in this exciting new world premiere. For reservations, call (828) 693-0731or 866-732-8008. www.flatrockplayhouse.org
CHRISTMAS AT CONNEMARA
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
November 28 & December 19
Celebrate Christmas as the Sandburgs did with traditional decorations and holiday music. The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site presents a keen insight into the life and works of American author and poet Carl Sandburg. Music and storytelling from 10:30am-12:30pm in the garage adjacent to the Sandburg Home, refreshments, holiday craft-making from 10am-1pm. For information, call (828) 693-4178. www.nps.gov/carl
OLDE FASHIONED HENDERSONVILLE CHRISTMAS
Historic Downtown Hendersonville
December 4 / 5pm-8pm
Bring the whole family to charming Downtown Hendersonville and experience the atmosphere of an Olde Fashioned Christmas with carolers, entertainment, merchants' open houses and refreshments. Call (828) 233-3216. www.downtownhendersonville.org
VISITORS CENTER HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Visitors Information Center / 201 South Main Street
December 4 / 5pm-8pm
Share holiday cheer and the warmth of the season at the Visitor Center Christmas Open House. In the spirit of the season, please stop by and enjoy holiday treats with the Center’s friendly staff and volunteers. Call (828) 693-9708 or 800-828-4244. www.historichendersonville.org
HENDERSONVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE
Main Street / Five Points-Caswell St.
December 5 / 10am
A traditional hometown Christmas parade travels along Main Street from Five Points to Caswell Street. The parade is sponsored by the Hendersonville Merchants & Business Association. Call (828) 692-4179 or 828-595-0901.
FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE DOWNTOWN presents
Music on the Rock: Barbara and Frank: The Christmas Concert that Never Was
December 10 - 20
Wed-Sat 8:00pm / Thurs, Sat & Sun 2:00pm
Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand never really worked together, except when they taped a duet in separate recording sessions. But it’s tantalizing to think what it would have been like to have them teamed up for a Christmas concert. Direct from Las Vegas, Sharon Owens stars as Barbra Streisand and Sebastian Anzaldo portrays Frank Sinatra, singing the most memorable music and songs ever written. If you are a Streisand or Sinatra fan and love the music, this show is a holiday must! For reservations, call (828) 693-0731or 866-732-8008. www.flatrockplayhouse.org