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Asheville Things to Do: Winter & Holidays 2013
Holiday Outings & Events: See our favorite things to do and happenings in November and December.
Christmas at Biltmore: Begins on November 2 with elaborate decorations, candlelight tours, and many special events. See many photos of inside the famous house.
Gingerbread House Competition: Begins November 20 at The Omni Grove Park Inn with amazing creations not to miss.
Thanksgiving Weekend: Enjoy many happenings and events - plus see restaurants open on Turkey Day. Make dining reservations early!
Christmas Tree Farms: "Choose and cut" the perfect tree from a beautiful mountain farm, a great holiday tradition for many.
Holiday Shopping: Make shopping for the perfect gift a lot of fun in Asheville and the surrounding "Norman Rockwell" small towns.
New Year's: See our favorite celebrations and things to do to welcome 2014.
Winter Outings: See our favorite outings and events in January-March.
Cabin Rentals: Stay in a cozy log cabin for two or large mountaintop home for a big gathering of friends and family.
Bed & Breakfasts: Romance your honey with comforts of home at luxury B&Bs, experts on pampering and relaxation.
Hotels & Inns: Escape to an uptown hotel or a luxury country inn nestled in the mountains. And see pet-friendly options.
Downtown Asheville: Explore the hundreds of local shops, 50 restaurants, galleries, antiques and many festivals.
Art Galleries: Discover amazing creations in hundreds of art galleries, River Arts District, art festivals, shows and tours.
Winter Outdoors: Options for winter fun - including ski resorts, Beech Mountain, and winter wonderland hiking.
Top 40 Waterfalls: Discover our many waterfalls, most in state and federal parks with no admission fee - and winter is a great time to see!
Top 50 Hikes: Take a hike to appreciate the natural mountain splendor with options for all fitness levels.
Restaurants: Savor our delicious culinary scene with many farm-to-table, locally owned restaurants and world-class dining.
Beer: Toast to our Beer City with 20 craft breweries in western North Carolina. Walk to many of them in downtown Asheville.
Warm up by soaking in Hot Springs in Madison County.
Indoor Attractions: See our Top 40 museums, shopping etc.
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