Hometown Holidays in Hendersonville

WSPA Staff - HENDERSONVILLE, NC (WSPA/PRESS RELEASE) -- Hendersonville is the location of our latest Daybreak Hometown Holidays spotlight. This season, the city and surrounding area are offering holiday productions at the Flat Rock Playhouse, an iceless-skating rink, carriage rides, craft shows, holiday concerts, a Christmas parade happening Daturday December 2 at 10:30 AM, and many other events for all ages The parade will run through downtown Hendersonville.

A release from the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority says "Home for the Holiday" allows visitors to experience the holidays with small town charm, sprinkled with excitement for the entire family. Watch the interview below for the latest information on the Christmas Craft show happening at the National Guard Armory on December 16th.

The Olde Fashioned Hendersonville Christmas happens December 1 5pm-8pm 

The Downtown merchants open their doors and invite holiday shoppers in with a festive window displays, decorations, period dress, music, and refreshments. Visit Mia's Marketplace and Check out Four Seasons Christmas Garden, Decor and More.  

Carriage rides are available from the Visitor Center during the evening for $5 per person. Take advantage of the Downtown merchants extended shopping hours on Fridays December 8, 15, & 22 from 5-8pm; to make gift giving easier. For more info: (828) 698-4600.

On December 10 look for the Holiday Tour of Historic Inns and Cookie Caper from 1pm-4pm

It's $20 per person and the Holiday Tour of Historic Inns and Cookie Caper is a self-guided tour of several of inns and the Cookie Caper part of the tour is a delicious Christmas treat from each inn. The inns included on the tour are the 1898 Waverly Inn, Bed and Breakfast on Tiffany Hill, Brightwaters Guesthouse, Echo Mountain Inn, Melange, Northern Lights Bed & Breakfast, Pinebrook Manor, and The Henderson.

You can grab a bite to eat and drink at Jonga Java downtown and at the skating rink at the Visitors Center.

The unique stores along Main Street are decked out with Christmas decorations for the season. Large wreaths with big red bows hang from streetlights, along with twinkling lights and decorations in the planters that line the serpentine street.

Discover the Winter Wonderland, located in the Visitor Center's parking lot during the holiday season. The Centerpiece of the Wonderland is an iceless skating rink.

The synthetic ice skating rink is made from special polymers so it can be enjoyed year-round in any temperature. Bring your wish list and camera for visits with Santa Claus. Enjoy roasting a marsh mellow for a tasty s'more, sipping a cup of hot chocolate, taking a horse-drawn carriage ride, or playing a game of corn hole. Check the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority's web site for dates and times.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever will run November 30th through the December 17th at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown.  Evening performances Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00PM and matinées Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets are $12.50 - $25 and can be purchased by calling the Playhouse Box Office at 828-693-0731 or online at www.flatrockplayhouse.org.

The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown is located at 125 South Main Street in Hendersonville, NC.

The holidays are a time for celebration and dining with friends and family. Many restaurants in the greater Hendersonville area offer festive seasonal menus during the holidays. The Holiday Dining Guide lists restaurants open on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.  Be sure to make reservations!

Also happening New Year's Eve is the Apple drop where families can attend beginning at 6 and a later show before midnight will entertain guests with hot cocoa and cider, party decorations, a DJ and resolution board.

Check the calendar of events on the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority web site for dates, times and locations of each event.

The free Home for the Holidays calendar of event brochure offers activities happening during November and December to help make your holidays cheery and bright.  For information on Christmas tree farms, holiday dining guide, or to receive a Hendersonville Vacation Planner, visit the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority web site at www.visithendersonvillenc.org or call (828) 693-9708 / 800-828-4244.

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