Looking for ideas of things to do in November and December during the holiday season in Asheville and western North Carolina (including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's)? Here are plenty of vacation ideas for a getaway. It's definitely one of the best places to shop for the perfect gift since we are home to so many talented artists. Remember, weekends are always busiest, so make reservations well in advance. For better deals and less crowds, stay Sunday-Thursday nights. Also see our favorite holiday events! And take a photo tour of the Biltmore House 2015 Christmas decorations.