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Calendar of Events
December 2014 Events

 

Compiled by Henderson County Tourism Development Authority
Information Subject to Change or Cancellation


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Home for the Holidays | Holiday Dining Guide | Christmas Tree Farms

December 1 - 31
Golden Age l & ll - "Coming of the Railroad" Exhibit, a replica of the Saluda Mountain Grade - steepest main-line standard gauge railroad in the US & the History of Laurel Park when visitors crowded the area's lakes and pavilions to swim by day and dance by night; and a replica of a general store; Henderson County Heritage Museum, Wed.- Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 1pm-5pm, free, Hendersonville, NC 828-694-1619 www.hendersoncountymuseum.com


December 1 – January 6
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Decorated for Christmas, decorated in the simple style of the Sandburgs with poinsettias and a traditionally decorated Christmas tree, House Tour Admission - Adults $5.00 age 16-61, Seniors 62 & older, $3, children 15 & under admitted free; closed Christmas and New Year's Days, Flat Rock, NC 828-693-4178 www.nps.gov/carl


December 1 – January 11
Christmas at Biltmore Daytime Celebration, America's largest home decorated with dozens of Christmas trees, hundreds of wreaths, bows, and poinsettias, miles of evergreen garland, and thousands of ornaments; 9am-5pm, Asheville, NC 800-411-3812 or 828-225-1333 www.biltmore.com


December 3 - 21
Flat Rock Playhouse presents the “A Christmas Carol “, a new take the famous Dickens story and infuses it with a brand new score that celebrates the holiday season, (subject to rights confirmation), Wed-Sat 8pm; Thurs, Sat & Sun 2pm, Flat Rock, NC 828-693-0731 or 866-732-8008 www.flatrockplayhouse.org  


December 4 - 7
SRA Finals Rodeo, WNC Agricultural Center, McGough Arena, Fletcher NC 828-254-8681 www.wncagcenter.org


December 4 – January 1
National Gingerbread House Competition & Display, The Omni Grove Park Inn, competitors from around the country travel with their edible creations to be a part of the Annual National Gingerbread House Competition, public viewing hours days are Sundays - Thursdays, excluding holidays from10am-10pm, no charge to enter the hotel or see the display; parking charges where applicable, Asheville, NC 800-809-6664

December 5
Olde Fashioned Hendersonville Christmas, Historic Downtown, (merchants host an open house with refreshments, entertainment & late night shopping), 5pm-8pm, Hendersonville, NC  828-233-3216 www.downtownhendersonville.org

Ye Olde Christmas Gathering at the People’s House”, Henderson County Heritage Museum in the Historic Courthouse on Main St., 5pm-7pm, free, featuring Christmas stories & crafts for children, music & refreshments; Hendersonville, NC  828-694-1619 www.hendersoncountymuseum.com

Fletcher Community Tree Lighting, Fletcher Community Park, local groups perform, lighting of the community Christmas tree, visits with Santa, cookies & hot chocolate; 6pm, Fletcher, NC  828-687-0751 www.fletcherparks.org


December 5 & 6
Bullington Gardens Holiday Sale, freshly cut Fraser fir trees, wreaths & garland; benefits the educational programs at Bullington Gardens, 10am-4pm, trees must pre-ordered by Dec. 1, Hendersonville, NC, 828-698-6104 www.bullingtongardens.org

Santa Under the Sea, Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium, visit with Santa in his under the sea workshop, free photo disk of you visit; Dec 5 6:30PM-8:30pm & Dec. 6 1:30pm-3:30pm, General Admission $3 per person, Hendersonville, NC  828-692-8386 www.teamecco.org

WNC Fly Fishing Expo, WNC Agricultural Center Expo Bldg, Fletcher, NC 828-687-1414 www.wncagcenter.org


December 5 - 7, 11 - 14, 18 - 21
Hendersonville Little Theatre presents People’s Choice, people vote on the following plays: “A 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol (musical),” “Little Women”, “It’s a Wonderful Life (musical)” or “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 2pm, Hendersonville, NC 828-692-1082 hendersonvillelittletheater.org


December 6
Christmas Open House at the Historic Johnson Farm, guided tours of the farmhouse & the weaver’s building, refreshments, farm animals, sale of baked goods, small greenery centerpieces & fiber creations; bring your camera for family photos in front of the antique sleigh, wagon rides available - weather permitting, no reservations required; Adults $5 Children $3 preschoolers free parking in the Rugby Middle School, shuttle bus available, Hendersonville, NC 828-891-6585 www.hendersoncountypublicschoolsnc.org/johnson-farm

Hendersonville Christmas Parade, Main Street (Five Points to Caswell Street), 10am, Hendersonville, NC 828-692-4179


December 6 & 13
Santa on the Chimney, Chimney Rock State Park, 11am-2pm, Santa practices on one of the world's largest chimneys at 315 feet tall! meet Santa and Mrs. Claus & refreshments; included with paid Park admission, Chimney Rock, NC 828-625-9611 or 800-277-9611 www.chimneyrockpark.com


December 7
Hendersonville Community Band Christmas Concert, Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall, 3pm, Adults $10, free for students, Flat Rock, NC 828-692-8801 www.hcbmusic.com


December 11 - 14
United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA) Dog Agility Trial, Western North Carolina Agricultural Center McGough Arena (dogs jump hurdles, race through tunnels and climb over A-frames at high speed) 8:00am-2:00pm, free admission & spectators are welcome, please leave your dogs comfortably at home, Sponsored by Blue Ridge Agility Club, Fletcher, NC  828-243-3821 blueridgeagility.com


December 11 – 14 & 18 - 21
Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown presents Music on the Rock: A Motown Christmas, tribute concert featuring the hits of the artists, 8:00pm, Hendersonville, NC  828-693-0731 or 866-732-8008 www.flatrockplayhouse.org  


December 12 - 14
Asheville Ballet presents The Nutcracker, the full length, professional performance; Diana Wortham Theatre, Dec 12 & 13 7:30pm, Dec 13 & 14 2:30pm,Tickets: Adult $50/$35/$25, Students $18, Children 12 & under $15; Asheville, NC 828-257-4530 www.dwtheatre.com


December 13
Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra presents “A Carolina Christmas, featuring the Greenville Chorale,” Blue Ridge Community College Concert Hall, HSO and the magnificent Greenville Chorale collaborate once again in a holiday celebration including sacred and seasonal favorites, tickets $35, $5 for students, Flat Rock, NC hendersonvillesymphony.org

Holiday Cookie & Book Sale, First Congregational Church, 10am-2pm, holiday cookies & used books will be for sale, complimentary coffee & tea; Hendersonville, NC  828-692-8630 fcchendersonville.org

Fletcher Christmas Parade, Hwy 25 between Old Airport Rd to Town Hall, 10:30am, 2014 parade theme "The 12 Day of Christmas", Fletcher, NC 828-687-0751 www.fletcherparks.org


December 14
Holiday Tour of Historic Inns and Cookie Caper, self-guided tour of 7 inns & the Cookie Caper part of the tour is a Christmas treat from each inn, (1898 Waverly Inn, Aunt Adeline's, Claddagh Inn, Elizabeth Leigh Inn, Inn on Church, Pinebrook Manor & Echo Mountain Inn), 1pm-5pm, $20 per person, sponsored by the Hendersonville Historic Preservation Commission, Hendersonville, NC 828-697-3088 www.hendersonvillehpc.org

Asheville Symphony Orchestra, A Classical Christmas, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, 3pm, Asheville, NC 828-254-7046 ashevillesymphony.org


December 21
A Swannanoa Solstice, award-winning recording artists Al Petteway, Amy White, and Robin Bullock are joined by special guest musicians, storytellers, dancers; Diana Wortham Theatre, 2pm & 7pm, Tickets: Regular $40; Students $35; Child $15; Asheville, NC 828-257-4530 www.dwtheatre.com

December 26 & 27
Indoor Motocross, WNC Agricultural Center, McGough Arena, Fletcher NC 423-323-5497 www.wncagcenter.org

December 27
Christmas at Connemara, Carl Sandburg Home is decorated in the simple style of the Sandburgs with poinsettias and a traditionally decorated Christmas tree from Thanksgiving until January 6th, 2015, music/storytelling from 10:30am-12:30pm in the garage adjacent to the Sandburg Home, refreshments, holiday craft-making from 10am-1pm, Flat Rock, NC 828-693-4178 www.nps.gov/carl


 
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