December 4-22, 2015
Drive through a festive holiday light display along Lake Julian in south Asheville (near Biltmore Park). Their Festival of Lights is lit with thousands of colored lights and 50 animated and stationary light displays. The road circling this Buncombe County park becomes a magical journey. The light show is open 6-9 PM and admission is $5/car. A walk through preview is December 3.
Address for GPS is: 406 Overlook Road Ext., Arden, NC 28704
More about Lake Julian
Lake Julian Park is a family recreational facility located on the banks of 300 acre Lake Julian in Arden. The park offers picnicking, boating, fishing, a playground, outdoor games and special events. Lake Julian has an abundance of bass, catfish, brim, crappie and imported Tilapia. Because Lake Julian is used as a cooling agent for Progress Energy the lake is “thermal.” Some of the best fishing occurs from October through March. Paddle boats and canoes are available for rental. These boats can be rented by the ½ hour or by the hour. Six picnic shelters are available for rent at Lake Julian Park. In addition to the shelters, many tables and grills are available at no charge on a first-come first-served basis.