Asheville comes alive for the Christmas season and where better to experience all the feels than The Glamping Collective! We’re excited to start a new tradition for you and your loved ones! Come see our private mountaintop Asheville Glamping Experience like you’ve never seen it before — all lit up! We have a lot of special surprises planned but here’s a few things you can expect!

  • A Mountaintop Christmas Celebration
  • 15′ Christmas Tree Photo Op
  • Special Welcome Gift
  • A Stocking from Santa
  • Every Accommodation Decorated Inside & Out

Come experience Christmas at the Collective November 26 – January 1!

Area Things To Do

Christmas at Biltmore & Candlelight Christmas Evenings

November 3 – January 6

A majestic Norway spruce and pathway luminaries welcome you to America’s Largest Home®. Inside, thousands of ornaments reflect the soft glow of candles, fireplaces, and twinkle lights. The magic continues in Antler Hill Village, which is festooned with glittering lights, ornaments, and displays.

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Winter Lights at the North Carolina Arboretum

November 17 – December 31

Winter Lights is a spectacular open-air walk-through light show made from over one million lights! Located at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, North Carolina, this year’s event features favorites like the famously tall 50-foot lighted tree and the Quilt Garden, along with enchanting new details designed to delight and surprise. Please leave furry pets at home.

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National Gingerbread House Competition

November 27 – January 2

It all began with a small group of gingerbread houses built by community members in 1992 as another way to celebrate the holiday season with no plans to continue the following year. There was no possible way to know that more than two decades later The Omni Grove Park Inn National Gingerbread House Competition™ would be one of the nation’s most celebrated and competitive holiday events. The Gingerbread Display has grown in more than just entries; it has become a true family holiday tradition. From the very young to the very young at heart, the reaction to this magical experience is the same – one of wonder, awe and delight.

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Find the Perfect Christmas Tree!

Be sure to visit early to secure your perfect pick while they’re still available!

One of the most popular traditions, is choosing and cutting the perfect Christmas tree! People from near and far come to our corner of the NC Smoky Mountains to secure one of our beautiful, homegrown Fraser Fir Christmas trees, wreaths, and garland for their fresh scents. You can find one for your crew at one of our mountainside’s four farms, Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm, Mehaffey Tree Farm, and Smoky Mountain Christmas Tree Farm.

Shop for the Most Unique Christmas Gifts!

Downtown Canton, Waynesville, and the entire Asheville area are filled with some of the most unique boutiques you’ll find! Find that perfect and unique Christmas gift you can only find in our unique boutiques!

Waynesville Christmas Parade

December 4

Join us to kick off the holiday season on Main Street Wayesville! The Waynesville Christmas Parade will begin at 6pm on Monday, December 4, 2023.

Canton Christmas Parade

December 7

Come and celebrate the season as the Canton Christmas Parade marches through downtown Canton, NC. This parade is a community favorite! Parade begins at 6pm on December 7, 2023.

Winchester Creek Farm – Holiday Farm Tours

November 24 – December 24

Winchester Farm will be decorated for the Holidays! Interact with and learn about the animals, visit with Santa during the tour, receive a decorated cookie and a candy cane, and help Teddy gather toys for children in Haywood County by participating in Teddy’s Toy Drive. Make family memories!

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