December 2011 Events

Plaid Tidings at Flat Rock Playhouse

December 1-December 22

Flat Rock Playhouse in the village of Flat Rock presents “Plaid Tidings,” a music show featuring the group Forever Plaid perfo ... Read more »

Live From WVL Radio Theatre: It’s a Wonderful Life at Flat Rock Playhouse

December 1 - December 23

Flat Rock Playhouse (in association with North Carolina Stage Company) in the village of Flat Rock presents “Live From WVL Radio ... Read more »

The Polar ExpressTM excursion on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

December 1 - December 24

This 1.25-hour train excursion departs at various times of day December 1-24 from the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Bryson City d ... Read more »

Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Evenings

December 1 - December 31

George Vanderbilt’s Biltmore House opens at night during the holidays for Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Evenings. The grand fir ... Read more »

4th Annual Sculpture for the Garden at Grovewood Gallery

December 1 - December 31

View the outdoor creations of nationally known contemporary artists at the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville. Open to the public free ... Read more »

LaZoom Happy Jollidays Tour

December 1 - December 31

On selected days in December, the unique purple tour bus known as LaZoom provides a comedic yet historical side of Asheville with ... Read more »

National Gingerbread House CompetitionTM and Display at The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa

December 1 - January 1

Sundays through Thursdays, The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville is open to the community to view the work of contestants a ... Read more »

19th Century Carolina Christmas

December 1 - January 1

The Smith McDowell House in Asheville helps visitors celebrate Christmas in an old-fashioned way by viewing decorated period rooms ... Read more »

John Cage: A Circle of Influences

December 1 - January 14

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in Black Mountain hosts an exhibition of artist, musician, composer, philosopher, ... Read more »

Asheville Downtown Gallery Art Walk

December 2

The Asheville Downtown Gallery Association holds this event to encourage visitors to browse downtown’s 25 galleries during the h ... Read more »

Winterfest: Songs for the Season

December 2 - December 3

Enjoy a holiday concert presented by the Asheville Choral Society. Conducted by Dr. Melodie Galloway, it will feature selections f ... Read more »

Biltmore Village Dickens Festival

December 2 - December 4

This annual event in the Historic Biltmore Village celebrates Dickens with holiday lights, and decorations, and entertainment from ... Read more »

Carolina Mountain Christmas Spectacular

December 2 - December 4

The Biltmore Baptist Church presents a Broadway-style Christmas show that is perfect for kids of all ages. For more information, g ... Read more »

Dashing Through the Snow

December 2 - December 4

Enjoy “Dashing Through the Snow: A Christmas Comedy in Two Acts” by local playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wo ... Read more »

Christmas In Appalachia Concert

December 3

This special event will feature the musical groups The Cockman Family and AppalachiaSong along with clogging and buck dancing. Hos ... Read more »

Gingerbread Doghouse Competition and Display at The Grove Park Inn Country Club

December 4 - December 7

In the Grove “Bark” Inn Gingerbread Doghouse Competition and Display at The Grove Park Inn Country Club in Asheville, see ging ... Read more »

The Long Range Winter Forecast for Western North Carolina

December 6

Interested in mountain winter weather? Attend this free seminar at 6pm presented at the A-B Tech community college by retired NCDC ... Read more »

Adventure Film Festival Asheville

December 7 - December 8

The Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company hosts the 2011 Adventure Film Festival Asheville. More than 15 films chosen from over 200 ... Read more »

The Montford Park Players present A Christmas Carol

December 8 - December 23

The Montford Park Players theatre troupe presents “a new, chillingly fresh take” on Charles Dickens’ Christmas tale at the A ... Read more »

Warren Haynes Presents the 23rd Annual Christmas Jam

December 10

Renowned Grammy-winning guitarist and Asheville native Warren Haynes returns to his hometown each year to present a music star-stu ... Read more »

The Santaland Diaries

December 15 - December 18

This play, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello from David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries, is a one-man show starring Tom Chalm ... Read more »

A Swannanoa Solstice

December 18

See world-renowned musicians Al Petteway, Amy White and Robin Bullock perform on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, Appalachian dulcimer, p ... Read more »

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

December 19

A Holiday classic for the whole family.  Asheville Civic Center, 87 Haywood Street, Asheville 828-259-5736 ... Read more »

28th Annual Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular

December 20 and 21

The Magnetic Theatre presents its Wildly popular Christmas show, which the Mountain Expressed called "...a hilarious...side-splitt ... Read more »

Singer Songwriter Night

December 20

The Creatures Cafe in Asheville showcases some of the best local talent each Tuesday in an alcohol free environment for adults 18 ... Read more »

Reasonably Priced Babies

December 20

Enjoy Four of Western North Carolina's most irreverent comedians in a Special Holiday Improve show located at the Magnetic Theatre ... Read more »