EVENT DATE : November 17, 5:00PM - December 22, 10:00PM
Flat Rock Playhouse MainStage

Experience the songs and festivities with an original review that combines singing, dancing and humor with all the traditional scenes in A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas. Audiences will be transported through the times of Charles Dickens, Santa’s Toy Shop and the Blue Ridge Mountains, all while hearing your favorite holiday classics.



EVENT DATE : November 17, 6:00PM - December 31, 10:00PM
NC Arboretum

The North Carolina Arboretum's elaborate Winter Lights show transforms the gardens into a nighttime wonderland with 500,000 lights!



EVENT DATE : November 26, 3:00PM - January 4, 6:00PM
Omni Grove Park Inn

For 25 years culinary artists have submitted their great gingerbread creations to the Grove Park Inn's competition, a kick-off to Christmas. 



EVENT DATE : November 30, 10:00AM - December 17, 5:00PM
Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown Stage, Hendersonville

In this hilarious holiday classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history.  When they end up as the leads, their interesting interpretation of the story (which they have never heard of before) helps everyone rediscover the meaning of holiday.



EVENT DATE : December 1, 10:00AM - December 31, 5:30PM
Grovewood Village

This exhibition showcases handcrafted toys and games, all American made, and a collection of antique wooden toys from the heyday of Tryon Toy Makers, on loan from Tryon, North Carolina resident Rick Dunn.



EVENT DATE : December 1, 5:00PM - December 22, 10:00PM
Flat Rock Playhouse MainStage

Experience the songs and festivities with an original review that combines singing, dancing and humor with all the traditional scenes in A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas. Audiences will be transported through the times of Charles Dickens, Santa’s Toy Shop and the Blue Ridge Mountains, all while hearing your favorite holiday classics.



EVENT DATE : December 1, 5:00PM - December 17, 10:00PM
Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown Stage, Hendersonville

In this hilarious holiday classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. When they end up as the leads, their interesting interpretation of the story (which they have never heard of before) helps everyone rediscover the meaning of holiday.



EVENT DATE : December 1, 6:00PM - December 23, 8:00PM
Lake Julian

The 16th annual Festival of Lights includes 50 animated and stationary light displays in a half mile drive. 



EVENT DATE : December 1, 7:30PM - December 17, 10:00PM
Asheville Community Theatre

When the town terrors end up as the leads in the Christmas pageant, their interesting interpretation of the story (which they have never heard before) helps everyone rediscover the meaning of the holiday.



EVENT DATE : December 17 at 2:00 & 7:00 PM
Diana Wortham Theatre

Celebrate the season with the holiday tradition A Swannanoa Solstice, featuring award-winning recording artists and multi-instrumentalists Al Petteway, Amy White, Robin Bullock, and special guests David Holt, Phil Jamison and Ellie Grace, E.J. Jones and his band, and host Doug Orr.



EVENT DATE : December 31, 7:30PM - December 31, 10:00PM
US Cellular Center

The end of the year and the tenure of Music Director Daniel Meyer will both be celebrated as he leads his final concert as artistic leader of the Asheville Symphony.



EVENT DATE : January 1, 9:00AM - January 21, 5:00PM
Asheville Art Museum

Every year Peter Norton, the creator of Norton Antivirus Software, commissions multiples of a work by an artist to send to friends, family and select museums around the world, including the Asheville Art Museum. Catch this show before it leaves January 21. 



EVENT DATE : January 1, 12:00PM - January 1, 2:00PM
Lake Lure

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Lake Lure Polar Plunge, which sends people swimming into the lake to benefit local charities. 



EVENT DATE : January 8, 4:00PM - February 12, 4:45PM
Reuter Family YMCA

Ballet Hooray builds on the basics of ballet, using imaginative and creative movements to instill a passion for dance. Ballet movements, positions, and combinations will be explored, while listening exercises and musical games will help teach the fundamentals of rhythm. The dancers will have a performance for their families at the end of the session. Children will receive a costume element, which will be provided at the end of the program. Participants must provide their own black or pink leotard, tights, and ballet shoes.



EVENT DATE : January 9, 8:00PM - January 9, 11:00PM
The Orange Peel

Join Henry for an intimate evening as he tells the stories behind the photos he’s taken, from Baghdad to Timbuktu, that document his travels around the world. 



EVENT DATE : January 11, 7:30PM - January 21, 9:30PM
Asheville Community 
Theatre - 35below

Watch a group of 19th century drovers traveling the Buncombe Turnpike who have gathered around a campfire to tell stories, play instruments, sing and, of course, drink moonshine.



EVENT DATE : January 12, 9:00AM - January 14, 5:00PM
Grove Park Inn

The annual celebration of old-time tunes returns to the Omni Grove Park Inn this January. 



EVENT DATE : January 13, 10:00AM - January 13, 12:00PM
Asheville Community Theatre

Little One Inch is the story of an old couple whose prayers are answered when they find a small baby by the side of the road and the adventures he gets into when he comes of age. 



EVENT DATE : January 19, 8:00PM - January 19, 10:00PM
Diana Wortham Theatre

Entertainer Joshua Lozoff captivates his diverse audiences, with his amazing illusions, deep love for the art form, contagious humor and fascination with human psychology. 



EVENT DATE : January 20, 10:00AM - January 20, 12:00PM
Asheville Community Theatre

Join the hilarious ACT actors as they stumble across the assembled crowd and decide to put on a showcase of Aesop’s greatest hits.



EVENT DATE : January 24, 7:30PM - February 18, 9:30PM
NC Stage Company

Everyone’s favorite hapless hero, Bertie Wooster, embarks on an American adventure armed only with his handsome fortune, his talent for trouble, and his remarkable manservant, Jeeves.



EVENT DATE : January 27, 8:00PM - January 27, 10:00PM
U.S. Cellular Center

The Steep Canyon Rangers return to Asheville to play with members of the Asheville Symphony and special guest River Whyless. Steep Canyon Rangers will play songs from their new album, released the day before the show.