The 14 Best Things to do in Asheville in December

December is a great month to visit Asheville – it’s festive, there are many things to do, and the winter weather is gentle with an average temperature of 50°F/31°F.

It is also that time of the year when some of us reconnect with family and friends and have the tradition of getting gifts for them.

There is so much to enjoy here all winter, but visiting Asheville in December is especially fun and abundant.

Unwind at a Japanese Spa

Spending a rainy December day at Shoji Spa is one of the best things you can do in Asheville in the winter.


Winter Lights Festival at the NC Arboretum

This open-air walk-through light show features over one million lights and occurs every holiday season.


Craggy Pinnacle Trail

If you’re looking for an easy, short hike the entire family will enjoy that’s also close to Asheville, go to Craggy Pinnacle Trail.


Christmas at Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate provides two experiences during Christmas at Biltmore. There is the Christmas Daytime Celebration and the famous Candlelight Christmas Evenings.


See the Best Holiday Light Displays

Driving around to discover the small and big light displays around town never gets old – it’s one of the best things to do in Asheville in December!


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