Monday, December 21, 2015

19th Century Carolina Christmas at Asheville's Smith-McDowell House

November 19 - January 3, 2016     19th Century Carolina Christmas at the Smith-McDowell House   Asheville's oldest surviving dwelling is now a National Register property and a window into how life was lived here in the 19th century. Celebrate Christmas the old-fashioned way. 

The Smith-McDowell House Museum's timeline of authentically decorated period rooms showcases the evolution of Christmas celebrations and decorations. This yearly exhibit, began in 1981, is a tradition for many regional families and tour groups. The mansion and local history museum will again be authentically decorated with fresh trees, garlands, ornaments and toys of the Victorian Period.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Nutcracker Ballet Performed at Asheville's Diana Wortham Theatre

December 17 - 18, 2015      The Nutcracker Ballet    A magically festive, full-length Nutcracker, featuring professional classical dancers and the Ballet Conservatory’s celebrated pre-professional company. A full production with impressive sets and costumes performed at the Diana Wortham Theatre.

Performances offered at 4:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Adults $30 Orchestra, $22 Balcony Seniors (65+) $25 Orchestra, $20 Balcony Student $20 Orchestra & Balcony Child (12 & under) $15 Orchestra and Balcony.

The Diana Wortham Theatre is located at 2 South Pack Square in downtown Asheville NC.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Asheville Christmas Light Show Offers Spectacular Sights and Sounds

November 27 - December 30, 2015    Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland    is held at The Western North Carolina Agricultural Center just outside Asheville NC Take a drive through the 2 mile lights and music extravaganza, open nightly from 6 - 9 PM. 

This award-winning maze maze filled with hundreds of thousands of LED lights performs in perfect synchronization with the Christmas tunes playing through your car radio. 

New this year, a large, fun display showing Santa Clause and friends enjoying a vacation in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. 

photos courtesy of Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland
 The Christmas light show display is open every day from 6-10 PM.  Admission is $20 per car, more for vans, limos and school buses. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are the most popular nights to visit the light show, frequently with long lines. Why not consider a visit Monday through Thursday to avoid wait times?