Thanksgiving is upon us, and Christmas will be here before we know it! Start planning now for events to get in the spirit, ways to volunteer, and great places to shop.
My favorites are the Grove Park Inn Gingerbread competition and the Biltmore Estate Christmas decorations. There is also the downtown holiday parade, Biltmore Village carolers, and beautiful light displays.
Head to the Arboretum or Lake Julian for their festival of lights.
Visit Explore Asheville for a complete calendar of events:
Also, for volunteer activities, I have worked with Manna Food Bank, Eblen Charities, and the Eliada Home. For more information, please click on the following link…
And finally, Shopping! Please support the locally owned shops and boutiques downtown. You will find an abundance of unique gifts. My favorites for the girls in our lives are Hazel Twenty, Lost and Found, and Traveling Chic Boutique.