The 13 Best Things to Do in Asheville in the Winter Story

Travelers are surprised to learn that Asheville rarely gets snow. However, there are light dustings, ice, and occasional snowstorms.

There is much to do during late November and December in Asheville, from downtown holiday shopping to visiting a winter lights display.

Here's a list of the best things to do in Asheville in the winter.

Marvel at the Winter Lights at the NC Arboretum

Winter Lights is the North Carolina Arboretum’s open-air walk-through light show featuring over one million lights.


National Gingerbread House Competition at The Omni Grove Park Inn

They Omni Grove Park hosts the famous Gingerbread House Competition that began in 1992 with just a few gingerbread houses.


Experience Christmas at Biltmore Estate

Visitors can enjoy Christmas at Biltmore in two ways: the Daytime Celebration and the Candlelight Christmas Evenings.


Treat Yourself to a Warming Wellness Experience

The Hot-Cold-Relax and repeat experience of Sauna House will leave you feeling 10 years younger in just a couple of hours.


Indulge in a Shopping Spree

Downtown Asheville is eclectic, artsy, and full of fun things to do. It’s home to about 200 locally-owned businesses.


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