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Jolly good fun: Making the most of the holidays in Brevard

Every year it seems, the holidays get a little more hectic. But not in Brevard and Transylvania County. We celebrate the holidays the old-fashioned way: with beloved music traditions, heartwarming seasonal gatherings and festive events the whole family will love. 

So fire up the family sleigh and head over to our place for the holidays. It’s a great way to discover, to paraphrase Linus, “What Christmas is all about.”

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Cut your own tree

Local Christmas Tree Farms – Nov through Dec

There’s no finer family tradition. And our local growers can help you find the perfect centerpiece for your family’s celebration.

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Glory in the work of Vivaldi

When the Transylvania Choral Society and Brevard College Chamber Singers join up they make a joyful noise. This festive program features Antonio Vivaldi’s popular “Gloria” and the dynamic “Messe de Minuit pour Noel.”

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Gobble up some fine gifts

Put something artful under the tree this year. This annual Handcrafters Guild event is your opportunity to visit with artists and craftspeople who create the amazing pottery, fiber arts, glassworks, turned bowls and other objects d’art that will brighten the day of any lucky recipient.

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Get you rooty toot toots and rummy tum tums

Santa Claus is, indeed, coming to town and he makes his first appearance at our beloved Christmas parade, followed by a festive street celebration underneath the stars and the twinkling lights of downtown Brevard. 

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Settle in for a long winter’s nap

After all the excitement of our holiday events, you’ll want to sit by the fire and relax a while, and there’s no better place than one of our cozy inns, B & B’s and hotels.  

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Make a lesson plan

First held at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, England in 1918, this unforgettable evening of carols and readings has become a tradition at Brevard College.

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Walk this way

A winter walk is always exhilarating, especially when it takes in Brevard’s galleries and night spots. Pick up some last minute gifts or just soak up the holiday vibe.

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Go dashing through the snow

There may or may not be snow on the ground, but either way, winter in the woods is always a great way to decompress from all that holiday stress. We’ve got lots of suggestions, starting with our Top Ten Waterfalls.

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Celebrate Kitsch-mas

Nothing conjures up that 50’s holiday vibe better than the Transylvania Heritage Museum’s annual ATOM (The Aluminum Tree and Aesthetically Challenged Seasonal Ornament Museum & Research Center). Photo courtesy of Bold Life

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Resolve to party

Oskar Blues Hootenanny – New Year’s Eve

This rockin’ festival has become a local tradition and deservedly so: stellar craft beers, live music and good eats from the OB CHUGwagons, plus free shuttle service from local Brevard hotels. Ring in the New Year here.