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This year, make tracks to our neck of the woods. Here you’ll find 250 spectacular waterfalls, 100,000 acres of public lands (including Pisgah, DuPont, Gorges and Headwaters), a dynamic live music, restaurant and craft brewery scene and beautiful Brevard, which Budget Travel calls one of the “coolest small towns in America.”

Holiday Visitor Guide

No matter whether its checking out one of our 250 waterfalls, hitting the trails in our wintery woodlands, checking out the lively arts, dining and cultural scene, or just relaxing in front of a warm fire enjoying the view, Brevard offers countless options to discover all that makes this one of the coolest places around. We’re open year-round. We warmly invite you to find your chill in Brevard and Transylvania this season and every season.

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✨Brevard is magical this time of year!

Head to the link in our bio for all things holiday! 🎊

#explorebrevardnc #holidaytravel #holidaygetaway #becool

Are you ready for the holiday festivities in downtown Brevard this weekend?

✨ Light Up the Night will take place from 4-8 on Friday.
🎅 The Christmas Parade will start at 11am on Saturday.
🛍️Don`t forget to pick up your Shop Local Passport at the Visitor Center before doing any shopping!

🎁Head to the link in our bio for more holiday cheer!

Happy Thanksgiving from Explore Brevard and @newfoundartisan 🧡 Remember to #shoplocal this Black Friday. ...

Our friends at @earthmountainbicycle are cruising into the holidays with some great deals. Remember to #ShopLocal this holiday season. ...

✨Stop by @theophilus_brevardnc tomorrow from 10:30 to 6 to pick up your Thanksgiving place settings. They’ll also be featuring great Black Friday sales. #shoplocal ...

Looking for ways to incorporate sustainability into your Thanksgiving? Trashquatch has you covered with a few tips. 🦃

Head to the link in our bio to learn more about our Leave It Better initiative.

#explorebreaved #Thanksgiving #LeaveItBetter #SustainableThanksgiving #sustainability

📍Transylvania Heritage Museum
✨Brevard, NC
🎄Aluminum Tree & Ornament Museum (ATOM)
🗓️Thursdays-Saturdays through January 20th

Get set for a groovy holiday extravaganza, cool cats! 🎄 Cruise down to the Transylvania Heritage Museum for a 1950s style Aluminum Tree & Ornament Exhibit, where the spirit of the season meets the rhythm of the era. Picture this: Elvis crooning festive tunes, the air filled with the scent of nostalgia, and you, decked out in your poodle skirt or blue suede shoes, spreading good vibes. It’s a cool yule, and you’re invited to be part of the swingin’est celebration in town!

It`s been a while but we`re back with #WaterfallWednesday 💦 As always, don`t forget to #BeWaterfallWise when you`re out exploring.

Have you hiked to Rainbow Falls? Let us know below.

#RainbowFalls #ChasingWaterfalls #OutdoorAdventure #ExploreBrevard

👻Spook-tacular reminder from Trashquatch: Let your Halloween be hauntingly fun, but don`t leave a trace! Dispose of your spooky remnants responsibly — ghosts may vanish, but trash doesn`t.

Click the link in bio to learn more about our Leave It Better initiative, if you dare.

#ExploreBrevard #LeaveNoTrace #PickItUp #LeaveItBetter #ExploreResponsibly

Fallin’ for this footage of Looking Glass Falls. 🍁
📸 @atyourshervice

Remember to #BeWaterfallWise while enjoying your autumn hikes. For all the info —> head to the link in our bio.

✨Enter our Candlelit Holiday Giveaway at the link in our bio!✨

🕯️The winner will receive a two night stay in a cozy Deerewoode Reserve cabin, a llama hike or blacksmithing and brews experience at Earthshine Lodge, and day passes to the White Squirrel Arcade. If that`s not enough, we`re throwing in a $500 gift card to indulge in local restaurants and shops. If you`re not selected, consider planning a trip, this is one heck of an itinerary!

#HolidaySweepstakes #Giveaway #HolidayTrip #HallmarkTown #SmallTownHoliday

The leaves are hitting peak, get out on the trail! 🍁 Need some inspo? Head to the link in our bio for some great hikes and drives.

📸 @photofern.wnc

Is there anything better than Looking Glass Rock in October? We don’t think so! Come take in this rockin view before the leaves are gone.

Check out more fabulous fall hikes at the link in our bio! 🍁

📸 @sc4caster 10/22/23

#explorebrevard #fallhikes #peakleaves #falltrip #falladventures

Plan your weekend trip while the leaves are showing their true colors. 🍁

Head to the link in our bio for the perfect fall hikes to add to your itinerary!

📸 @duelingjourneys

#explorebrevard #fallvibes #weekendgetaway #fallcolors #falltrips #auntum

Fall vibes meet spine-tingling fun in Brevard, NC! 🍁👻 Dive into the enchantment at Silvermont’s Pumpkin Fest – a trail of glowing pumpkins, spooky stories, live music, food truck delights, games, and face painting for that extra touch of magic. 🎃✨ Join the fall fun!

Head to the link in our bio to find more events to check out!

#BrevardSpooks #pumpkinfest #explorebrevard #spookyseason #falltrip #autumnvacay #familyfriendlyfun #halloweenactivities

Fall color update, the leaves are starting to change! 🍁 This was taken a few days ago. Start planning your trip to catch the peak colors in a couple of weeks!

📸 @jonathang_78

#explorebrevard #fallvacation #fallcolor #cozyfall #falladventures #becool

"Each city, town, and unincorporated community brings a unique personality and perspective to Western North Carolina culture, and Brevard is no exception. "

Check out the link in our bio to this wonderful article from @travelandleisure. It has some great tips for planning a trip to Brevard and Transylvania County.

#ExploreBrevard #ExploreBrevardNC #BeCool #Views #Hike #Explore #OptOutside #Mountains #Waterfalls #fall #Travel

Fall has officially arrived in the mountains, and the air is filled with the earthy scent of leaves starting to change. We`ll be embracing the cozy vibes of autumn until further notice. 🍁

🍂 Head to the link in our bio to cruise into fall!

#explorebrevard #fallvibes #fallcolors #fallgetaway #greatoutdoors #cozyautumn