Home for the Holidays

November 4 – December 31, 2016
Hendersonville, NC

Check the Home for the Holidays calendar of events for times and locations of many other events or for regional events click on calendar.

Come “Home for the Holidays” and experience the holidays with small town charm, sprinkled with excitement for the entire family. Let Hendersonville become your Hometown during the Holiday season.

The unique stores along Main Street are decked out with Christmas decorations for the season. Large wreaths with big red bows hang from streetlights, along with twinkling lights and decorations in the planters that line the serpentine street.

The area abounds with holiday activities such as the Flat Rock Playhouse productions, an ice-skating ring, carriage rides, holiday concerts, Christmas parade, and many other events for all ages. Catch the Christmas spirit in Hendersonville and pass it along.

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.

Featured Events

Flat Rock Playhouse presents “A Christmas Carol”
Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation. Dickens’ classic tale of hope and redemption continues to remind us what’s really worth celebrating—at the holidays, or any time! Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage in Flat Rock. www.flatrockplayhouse.org

Music on the Rock: “A Celtic Christmas”
From the western shores of Ireland to the Great Glen Highlands of Scotland, the people of the British Isles have been infusing Christmas carols with their unique Celtic sound for over a millennium. The Playhouse Downtown will be transformed with mist and candlelight for three singer/storytellers and a group of unique musicians who will ignite the Christmas spirit within you.  Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown. www.flatrockplayhouse.org

Downtown Lighting & Santa’s Arrival
The Lighting of Downtown and Santa’s Arrival kicks-off the holiday season in Downtown Hendersonville.  The evening features entertainment, sing along, hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa Claus at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street.

Hendersonville Christmas Parade
A traditional hometown Christmas parade travels along Main Street from Five Points to Caswell Street. Sponsored by the Hendersonville Merchants & Business Association.

Holiday Tour of Historic Inns and Cookie Caper
The Holiday Tour of Historic Inns and Cookie Caper is a self-guided tour of 5 inns and the Cookie Caper part of the tour is a Christmas treat from each inn, (1898 Waverly Inn, Aunt Adeline’s, The Charleston Inn, Pinebrook Manor & Echo Mountain Inn).

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland
Drive through the Ag Center Fairgrounds and watch the thousands of Christmas lights dance to music.  The Shadrack Christmas Wonderland has won a series of awards for their inventiveness and elaborate choreography. Open holidays & even in the rain. shadrackchristmas.com/asheville

Greenry Markets
Decorate your home with fresh NC greenery this holiday season. Visit one of the many greens markets throughout Hendersonville to pick the perfect Christmas tree, wreath, or garland.

Ice Skating
Enjoy ice-skating in Downtown Hendersonville this holiday season. The rink is located at the Visitor Center on South Main Street. Skating offers endless family-friendly fun.

Carriage Rides
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays from a horse drawn carriage ride. Take a magical ride through Historic Downtown Hendersonville among its twinkling lights and festive decorations. The serpentine street adds to the leisurely pace of the horse to slow down and savor the moment.

Christmas Trees & Greens Markets
Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Greenery, & Garland
Henderson County Curb Market, 221 N. Church St., Tues, Thurs. & Sat. 8am-1pm, Christmas wreaths & fresh greenery, Hendersonville, NC 828-692-8012  www.curbmarket.com
Hendersonville Christmas Tree & Greens Markets

  • corner of Main Street and 6th Avenue next to Dad’s Collectibles
  • in front of the Fresh Market at the intersection of Spartanburg and Greenville Highways
  • Hwy. 64 E., in front of Bi-Lo’s, next to Denny’s
Christmas Tree Farms
Download a Christmas tree list

Boyd Mountain Tree Farm
445 Boyd Farm Rd., Waynesville, NC
828-506-3513 or 828-926-8888
Fraser Firs 4 -20 feet, wreaths & garland

Camp Tree Farm
301 Cabin Creek Rd.
Zirconia, NC
Norway Spruce 4-8 feet

Hi-Lo Mountain Christmas Trees
26 Pole Miller Rd, Brevard, NC
Fraser Firs 5-16 feet & wreaths

High Valley Trout and Tree Farm
615 Cathey’s Creek Rd., Brevard, NC
828-884-2581 or 828-883-3951
Fraser Fir 5-20 feet & wreaths

Nesbitt Christmas Tree Farm
333 Sunset Ridge, Clyde, NC

Frazer Fir, wreaths, table arrangements, & kissing balls

Reeves Tree Farm
9507 NC Hwy. 63, Leicester, NC
Fraser Firs 4-10 feet

Sandy Hollar Tree Farm
63 Sandy Hollar Lane, Leicester, NC
Fraser Firs 4-12 feet, wreaths, & garland

Be sure to explore the complete listing of holiday events happening in Western North Carolina.

Holiday Restaurant Dining Guide Restaurants serving lunch or dinner on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Call for Hours of Operation. Information is Subject to Change.