Once the leaves have changed color and finally dropped off the trees, autumn has also fallen. In Asheville, that means many events — but not all — move indoors. Here are the ten best Asheville events Once the leaves have changed color and finally dropped off the trees, autumn has also fallen. In Asheville, that means many events — but not all — move indoors. Here are the ten best Asheville events for November:
Christmas at Biltmore
If you’ve never been to the Biltmore Estate, the time to go is from November 7 to January 11, 2015. The Estate decks its halls for the yuletide celebration. Gigantic decorated Christmas trees. Special holiday music and gifts. You get it all for the regular admission price. Learn more about Christmas at Biltmore and buy tickets.
Candlelight Christmas Evenings at the Biltmore Estate
When the Biltmore Estate in Asheville gets into the holiday spirit, it creates lasting memories. Schedule a trip to see the Estate in the evening while it glows with warmth and holiday cheer. From November 7 through New Year’s. You must buy tickets in advance. Get details about the Biltmore Estate’s Candlelight Evenings.
Taste of Asheville 2014
This is Asheville’s premier foodie event. On November 20, from 7–9 pm, more than 40 independent restaurants, vineyards and breweries show off their best. It’s a fundraising event, so tickets are $75 and $100, with discounts for couples. View the Taste of Asheville video and buy tickets.
2014 National Gingerbread House Competition
This year marks the 22nd time this imaginative and delightful event has been hosted by the Omni Grove Park Inn. Starting on November 19, the Inn will set up the displays for all gingerbread house entries, not just the winners. Make a day of it and have lunch or dinner after viewing the best gingerbread houses you will ever see -- until next year. Find out when the gingerbread house display is open.
Asheville Holiday Parade and Jinglefest
From 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on November 22, Santa and all his friends parade through downtown Asheville for the 68th time as Asheville kicks off its holiday season. Come see the show and hear the music. This year’s parade features Asheville’s own American Idol winner Caleb Johnson. JingleFest, with children’s activities and a holiday market, starts at 1:00 pm. Get holiday parade and JingleFest news.
Winter Lights at the Arboretum
From November 22 to January 4, the North Carolina Arboretum shines like never before. Holiday lights create a magical winter wonderland experience. This family-friendly event in Asheville happens every night from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, but you must buy your tickets in advance. Sales begin on October 15. Learn more about Winter Lights.
All these Asheville events are close by when you stay at Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds. Book your vacation now. Asheville is the place to be in November!