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Winter Lights at the Arboretum


A Spectacle of Lights


The North Carolina Arboretum is an amazing area amenity that showcases the vibrant and thriving natural world in our amazing corner of the state. From November 20th to January 2nd, the sprawling gardens are transformed into a dazzling wonderland of color, and it is truly an event you won’t want to miss.  Read on to learn more about this fantastic wintertime event.


What It Is

The elaborate Winter Lights Show at the North Carolina Arboretum is an amazing spectacle of color draped over the expansive gardens. The Arboretum, in collaboration with former designer and manager of holiday decorations at Walt Disney World® Jerry Stripling, creates for its visitors an absolutely breathtaking arrangement of holiday lights.  The show is composed of energy-efficient LED lights, so visitors can feel confident that what they’re enjoying is also guided by principles of Green-Design.  Oh, and for those that love the classic holiday entertainment there will be the Rocky Cove Railroad with garden scale model trains!


What to Expect

The Arboretum has introduced some exciting new elements to the event this year, so you can expect to be wowed by the spectacle. Several additional displays will be synchronized with music (holiday themed, of course), and there will be live nightly entertainment.  Visitors can also plan on a comprehensive evening of entertainment and food as the Savory Thyme Cafe will be offering a dinner buffet and delicious beverages. Guests planning on taking part in this awesome event will need to plan ahead as tickets will NOT be sold at the gates!  Advanced tickets may be purchased on the Arboretum website.


El OsoStaying Local

What better way to enjoy holiday events than to relax afterwards with a warm cup of cocoa, a crackling fire in the fireplace, and your loved ones surrounding you?  All of that is possible at a Carolina Mornings vacation rental.  With dozens of amazing homes from which to choose, located in and around Asheville, the perfect home away from home is waiting for you!  For a 2 bedroom home situated in the beautiful Pisgah National Forest, check out El Oso.  You’ll be swept away by this fantastic A-Frame cabin that combines the rustic beauty of the mountains with all of the comforts of home.


To begin planning your winter getaway in Asheville, contact Carolina Mornings at 877-902-9441. A professional Vacation Planner will help line up your vacation rental accommodations, Biltmore Estate tickets, and outdoor adventures such as ziplining and whitewater rafting (included with every Carolina Mornings Rental!)


By: Dana Carrico