November 2016 Around Town

Christmas at Biltmore

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year, and in the Blue Ridge that means one thing: Christmas at Biltmore. Visiting the historic and handsome home is always a joy, but never does it look so elegant as during the Christmas season. Beginning November 4th, visit Biltmore and celebrate the beloved traditions of the season with more than 70 sparkling and festooned trees, thousands of lights and dozens of adorned mantles. This year’s theme “Hearth and Home” draws inspiration from tales of the Vanderbilt family’s hospitality.

15th Annual Survivors’ Art Show

Every year, Our Voice hosts the Survivors’ Art Show, a creative celebration highlighting the work of survivors of sexual violence. This year’s event, which will take place on November 10th from 5 to 9 pm at the YMI Cultural Center, will feature visual and performance art by local survivors and artists. Featured artist Anne Heck will present her Pathways to Healing talk, and other local singers, dancers, writers and poets will gather to celebrate the community. This year’s show will both open and close with the sounds of an African American choir singing songs of rising above oppression. The art show is free and open to the public.

Meals on Wheels Plate Expectations

Meals on Wheels is one of Asheville’s most active charities, providing meals to seniors across Buncombe County. This fall, they held a different kind of meal with their Plate Expectations Charity Auction! Guests enjoyed fresh eats from Asheville’s favorite restaurants, including 131 Main, Bouchon and Avenue M. Auction items included vacation getaways and striking art. For every two tickets sold, Meals on Wheels can feed a local senior for an entire month. For more information or to purchase next year’s tickets, visit

Thanksgiving in Asheville

If you burn your bird or spoil the stuffing, don’t worry—Asheville has plenty of feast options on Turkey Day! If you’d like a side of stunning views, try one of the buffets at the Omni Grove Park Inn. On the other side of town, the Grand Bohemian Hotel also offers an elegant four-course dinner and family-style dining. Other eateries around Asheville will open their doors and serve the bird this year, including Roux, Buffalo Nickel, Storm Rhum Bar & Bistro, Isa’s Bistro, Strada Italiano and Pack’s Tavern.