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Heart of Adventure Holiday

Heart of Adventure Holiday

The Heart of Adventure Holiday
(Nov. 3 – Jan. 1)

Winning our Holiday Sweepstakes (enter at bottom of page) might just be the ultimate Christmas present, but simply being in Brevard during the holiday season is gift enough in itself.

Transylvania County may be famous for white squirrels and waterfalls, but this time of year, the spirit of the season—jolly, warm, magical—takes center stage. Enjoy a genuine small town Christmas, just like the ones you used to know.

Did you say Christmas trees? We’ve got the one you’ve been looking for. Bring the family, cut your own and make a day of it at one of our local farms.

Historic downtown Brevard is full of holiday magic throughout the season and a fantastic place to do your shopping at any number of our charming local shops, boutiques and galleries.

You can also catch traditional Christmas events and programming, like our annual Christmas Parade and Twilight Tour, Brevard College’s A Festival of Nine Lessons, “The Nutcracker” and a popular favorite, the wild, wacky, retro Aluminum Christmas Tree Museum.

And 2020 is just around the corner. Make plans to make your New Year’s Eve an unforgettable event at the 8th annual Oskar Blues Hootenanny.

More holiday, you say? For a full list of all the events of the season, check out our calendar here.

Settle in For a Long Winter’s Nap

Transylvania County offers all kinds of cozy accommodations for your Christmas getaway from intimate cottages to luxurious suites, all equipped to handle your visions of sugar plums or visits from St. Nick.

Find your spot here.


A Winter Wonderland

Don’t be fooled by the season. Outdoor adventure still rules in early winter and here’s a little secret: sometimes the views are better after the leaves fall.  Brisk mornings often turn into mild afternoons, perfect for hiking, biking, waterfall hunting or taking in the forest in December.

Check out some ideas for winter adventure here.

Key Holiday Events:

For a complete listing of all there is to see and experience in Brevard and Transylvania County during the holidays, visit our calendar here.



* Entrant info will be shared with our lodging partner only

Heart of Adventure Holiday Giveaway at ExploreBrevard.com/hoa-holiday

1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. One prize per household. Vacation package is subject to availability at the time of reservation. Some blackout dates may apply. Must be redeemed by October 30, 2020. Heart of Adventure Holiday Giveaway (the Giveaway) begins at 12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time on or about October 21 2019 and ends at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time on November 20, 2019.

2. ELIGIBILITY: The Giveaway is open only to legal residents living in the United States and Canada who are at least 18 years of age. Employees, officers and directors of the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (Transylvania Tourism), participating giveaway partners, their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, fulfillment and marketing agencies, their immediate families (and those living in their same households) are not eligible to participate in the Giveaway. By entering the Giveaway, participants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless, the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (Transylvania Tourism) and its participating giveaway partners, respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from any damages which may arise out of participation in the Giveaway or out of the acceptance, use, misuse or possession of prizes. By participating, you agree to these Official Rules and to the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all aspects. Void where prohibited by law, rule or regulation. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply.

3. HOW TO ENTER: Heart of Adventure Holiday Giveaway at ExploreBrevard.com/hoa-holiday is a randomized drawing. Participants may enter only once per household over the course of the Giveaway. To enter, you must complete the entry form with your first and last name, complete address, city, state, ZIP code and your email address. After entering correct information in all the fields online and clicking on the Submit button, you will immediately be entered in a database for a random drawing to win the Grand Prize offered in the Giveaway. Handwritten entries will be manually entered into the database before the drawing is held. Entries will be deemed made by authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. The authorized account holder is deemed as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. If the potentially winning entry is an Internet or other computer entry, the potential winner must provide the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the potentially winning entry.


Blackout dates may apply.

5. GIVEAWAY DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS: Winner will be selected from Random.org in a randomized drawing from all eligible entries received from the Internet portion of the Giveaway and the alternative means of entry. The Giveaway Grand Prize drawing will be held on or about November 22nd. Contest sponsors reserve the right to substitute any non-cash prize with a prize of equal or less value for prizes that become unavailable. Potential winner will be notified by telephone (if phone number is provided) and by email. Winner must reply BY TELEPHONE within 10 days of the initial contact from the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority in order for documentation to proceed. Winner of grand prize must sign, notarize and return Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability document within 10 days of receipt, prior to issuance of prize vouchers. Non-compliance or, if a selected potential winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim prize, or fails to return the completed and executed Affidavits and Releases, as required, or if the Prize Notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, an alternate winner will be selected.

6. DISQUALIFICATION: Contest sponsors are not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer, telephone transmissions, technical failure, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions, or other error of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Giveaway, as solely determined by the judges, will be disqualified. If disqualified for any of the above abuses, contest sponsors reserve the right to terminate player’s eligibility to participate in the Giveaway. In the event any portion of this Giveaway is compromised by virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of contest sponsors which, in the sole opinion of the contest sponsors, corrupts, or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Giveaway, contest sponsors reserve the right at its sole discretion to suspend or terminate the Internet portion of the Giveaway, but may continue with the free, alternate means of entry portion. Contest sponsors are not responsible for any problem with the Giveaway entry generated by computer hardware or software malfunction, error or failure. Contest sponsor’s sole responsibility for any irregular Giveaway entry is replacement with another entry. If a potential winning entry is made by Internet or other computer entry, that potential winner may be required to provide the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the electronic mail address associated with the potential winning entry.

7. TAX INFORMATION: All taxes and fees on prizes won are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Sponsored by:

Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority, 175 East Main Street, Brevard, NC 28712