November 1 - December 31, 2013
Historic Hendersonville and Village of Flat Rock, 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 Historic Hendersonville and the Village of Flat Rock, 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 Historic Hendersonville and the Village of Flat Rock, North Carolina .
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 Information 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.historichendersonville.org.
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES
November 2 - December 24
Corner of Allen & Main Streets
Fridays 6-10pm, & Saturdays 1-5pm & 6-10pm
Explore downtown by the way of horse-drawn carriage. Rides are available every weekend unless of inclement weather, pick up a rack card at the visitors center and receive $5 off your ride good though 12/24/12. For information 803- 209-1099 www.chcadventures.com
FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE DOWNTOWN presents Disney Mulan Jr
November 15 - 24
Based on the hit Disney movie and set in ancient China, this story of adventure, courage and bravery is on e for all ages. The story begins as Mulan’s big day with the village Matchmaker is wrecked by her nervousness, thereby dishonoring her family. Bring the family to Playhouse Downtown to take in all of the adventure and fun. For reservations, call 828-693-0731or 866-732-8008. www.flatrockplayhouse.org
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Historic Courthouse on Main Street
November 29 / 5:30pm-8:30pm
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. Hendersonville, NC 828-233-3216 www.downtownhendersonville.org
CHRISTMAS AT CONNEMARA
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
November 30, December 7, 14, 21 & 28 / 11:00am-4:00pm
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. The event features music, storytellers, enjoy guided tours of the Sandburg home & young visitors have the opportunity to participate in storytelling and sing-a-longs and an activity station to make Christmas crafts, hot cider & cookies will be served, performances 11:00am, crafts & cookies 10:00am-1:00pm, tours 9:30am-4:30pm, free for music & crafts, small fee for house tours. For information, call 828-693-4178. www.nps.gov/carl
FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE presents A Christmas Story
December 4 - 24
Wed-Sat 8:00pm / Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun 2:00pm
The only thing little Ralphie Parker hopes to find under the Christmas tree is an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range mold BB rifle with a compass in the stock. He doesn’t simply want it – he’s consumed with an aching desire for it. Based upon the classic 1983 motion picture, this play is a hilarious and heartwarming holiday treat anyone will enjoy…as long as they don’t shoot their eye out!For reservations, call 828-693-0731or 866-732-8008. www.flatrockplayhouse.org
OLDE FASHIONED HENDERSONVILLE CHRISTMAS
Historic Downtown Hendersonville
December 6 / 5:00-8:00pm
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 6 / 5:00-8:00pm
Share holiday cheer and the warmth of the season at the Visitors Information 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 7 / 10:00am
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
FLAT ROCK PLAYHOUSE DOWNTOWN presents O Holy Night
December 12 - 22
Wed-Sat 8:00pm / Thurs, Sat & Sun 2:00pm
A new musical adaptation of the classic Nativity Story told through traditional and modern Christmas music. Four powerful singers are joined by a choir and a live band to present new arrangements of beloved songs and carols. This is a Christmas event that will celebrate the “reason for the season” and is a must-see for anyone who loves the story and music of Christmas. For reservations, call 828-693-0731or 866-732-8008. www.flatrockplayhouse.org
MILLS RIVER HOLIDAY HOME TOUR
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Experience the ambiance of five home, two bed & breakfast and one business all decked out for the holiday season.Sponsored by Friends of the Mills River Library. For information call 828-684-8425.