Tis the season of holiday festivals galore. Here's the list so far! We have rooms available. Call us.
Nov 06, 2009 to Jan 02, 2010 - Christmas At Biltmore
Holidays arrive at America's largest home® in style. More than a century ago, George Vanderbilt chose this magical season as the time to unveil his new home to family and friends. On Christmas Eve 1895, he opened Biltmore House's doors for a regal yuletide celebration. This year's Christmas at Biltmore promises another beautiful celebration, complete with more than 40 Christmas trees, miles of ribbon, garland, lights and holiday music.
Dec 7, 2009 to Jan 03, 2010 - National Gingerbread House Competition
For the fourth year, the Grove Arcade and the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa are partnering to display entries from the annual National Gingerbread House Competition. Beginning November 18 and running through January 3, the Arcade will display 35 of the whimsical entries. In a change, the houses will be displayed together in Suite 115 on the O. Henry side of the building in a winter wonderland setting. The public is invited to view the houses Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m.
December 12 - A Night Before Christmas
Come share our Holiday Tradition. Caroling, live Music, a live Nativity, Pictures with Santa, old-fashioned wagon rides, storytelling, poetry and more. Main Street is lined with hundreds of luminaries. Shops and restaurants remain open till 9 pm.
December 12 - Great Smoky Mtns. National Park 75th Anniversary Celebration “Festival of Christmas Past”
Sugarlands Visitor Center 865-436-1291
Enjoy a celebration of Christmas and winter in the Smokies. Free Event and open to the public. 9am -4pm
December 18—Holiday Season Begins
Cataloochee Ski Area 800-768-0285
Holiday rates apply everyday during the holidays through January 2, 2009. Enjoy night skiing under the stars every night beginning December 18, with the exception of Christmas Eve- even on New Year’s Eve.
December 19 - Great Smoky Mtns. National Park 75th Anniversary Celebration “Holiday Homecoming”
Oconaluftee Visitor Center 828-497-1904
Free Event and open to the public. 10am – 2pm
December 25 - Merry Christmas! Ski and Ride with Santa
Cataloochee Ski Area 800-768-0285
Cataloochee opens for skiing & riding with Santa at 1PM.
Make us part of your family’s Christmas Day celebration and join us for turkey & all the trimmings in the lodge. Open until 10PM.
December 31, 2009 - New Years Eve Spectacular, Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast
We have an affordable romantic getaway all planned for you and your sweetheart. Spend at least two nights with us and find a plateful of chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of champagne waiting for you in your room in front of your fireplace. On New Year's Eve spend a couple of hours with us and all of our guests in our Garden Room sampling an array of hors d'oeuvres and sipping on wine. At 7:30PM you're invited to a four course dinner, at our neighboring bed and breakfast with a champagne toast. Next morning we will have a holiday breakfast with a special dessert waiting for you. Come join us and let the New Year begin!
Add $199.00/couple plus tax, to any room choice. Price includes gratuity.
Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds 828-497-8122
Rachel Reid, Very Happy Innkeeper at Andon-Reid Inn our Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina