Christmas in Asheville, NC is a very special time of the year, so if you are planning to be there, you will stay busy with lots of special holiday activities. You definitely will want to visit the Biltmore Estate to see its elaborate Christmas decorations that are similar to those of 1895 when George Washington Vanderbilt hosted his first holiday party there. You will find 180,000 lights inside and outside as well as hundreds of wreaths and poinsettias and the giant 34-foot Christmas tree that is beautifully decorated as well.
You will want to also shop at Biltmore Village, which is located across from the Biltmore Estate. Many of the 40 unique shops, cafes, and restaurants are housed in historic cottages and buildings. Walk along the tree lined streets and enjoy the beautiful lights and decorations.
If you want to get out in nature and see the natural snowy beauty of winter in Asheville, why not take a Christmas hike to Roan Mountain? Bundle up and grab your camera because you will find some of the most gorgeous winter wonderland sites to photograph.