The last weekend before Christmas in Asheville, NC

So this year Christmas falls on a Friday, making this weekend the last we have before Christmas 2009... are you ready?? Here in Asheville, there are many things going on to help you prepare for Christmas, or help you celebrate Christmas. Here are a few things I have found:
-There is still time to enjoy browsing the Gingerbread Competition at The Grove Park Inn... stop by any weekday and wander through, or take the tour.
-Not previously mentioned, there are 35 of the competition gingerbread houses on display at the Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville. This is a great place to give the kids a break from shopping and give them something to look at. It is also a great place to resume shopping, so it could work for the whole family.
-Don't forget the Festival of Lights at Lake Julian (see my previous blog), this is the last weekend!
-Saturday is the final Seasonal Sizzle at Seven for the year, with an after-party at Elaine's Piano Bar this weekend (Grove Park Inn, two birds with one stone...)
-Asheville City Market is having a holiday bash this Saturday at 10am
-French Broad Food Coop is having a holiday party this Saturday as well from 11am-4pm
-A Swannanoa Solstice will be performed by Asheville's new Conservatory on the 20th. I haven't ever seen this production, but if I were to pick a holiday show to see, I beleive it would be this one.
-LaZoom Bus is offering a holiday tour the 23rd thru 27th

I mention Christmas, but I do realize there are plenty of other celebrations going on this time of year!! These happenings are not just focused on Christmas; let's maybe just say holiday season...

SSOOO, if you are staying with Carolina Mornings in one of our Asheville vacation cabins or are thinking of visiting (what a great place to come for the holidays!!), you have plenty to choose from this weekend when you feel like being out and about!

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