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Holiday Events

November Events

Nov 11, 15-18, 22-25, 29-30; Dec 1-2, 6-9, 13-16, 20-23: Aluminum Christmas Tree Exhibit, 10a-5p, the ever-popular Aluminum Christmas Tree and Aesthetically Challenged Seasonal Ornament Museum and Research Center (ATOM) returns with a retro display sure to delight all ages, Transylvania Heritage Museum, 189 W. Main St., Brevard, transylvaniaheritage.org, (828) 884-2347

November 18-19: International Arts and Crafts Holiday Gift Market, 10a-4p (Nov 18), 9:30-1:30 (Nov 19), unique, handcrafted wares from around the world for purchase to brighten up your holidays, proceeds support local artists, Brevard/Davidson River Presbyterian, 249 E. Main St., Brevard (402) 679-9333

November 18: HolidayFest at the Farmers Market, 8a-12n, free hot cider and cookies, a scavenger hunt, music and lots of great local products and holiday gift ideas, corner of Jordan and Johnson Streets, off Main behind Comporium, transylvaniafarmersmarket.com, (828) 877-3796

November 19: The Nutcracker, 5p, Brevard Ballet presents a local version of this classic set in the home of the Silversteen family at Silvermont, circa 1920, $, Jones Auditorium, Brevard High School, 609 N. Country Club Rd., Brevard, (828) 200-4671

November 24: Brevard’s Thanksgiving Gallery Walk, 5-8p, walk off your turkey day indulgences with this long-time tradition of art, music and wine on Brevard’s downtown streets with local art galleries, retailers and restaurants, artsofbrevard.org, (828) 884-2787

December Events

December 2: Annual Tree Trimming Party, 2-3p, this fun library tradition allows you to make holiday ornaments for the library tree, a perfect prelude to the annual Christmas parade, free, Transylvania County Library, 212 S. Gaston St., library.transylvaniacounty.org, (828) 884-3151

December 2: 46th Annual Downtown Brevard Christmas Parade & Twilight Tour, 3-7:30p, this year’s theme is “Joy to the World,” and will feature downtown parade followed by Twilight Tours with two stages for music, horse-drawn carriage rides, photos with Santa, elf workshop and so much more, free, downtown Brevard, brevardncchamber.org, (828) 883-8900

December 3: Brevard Holiday Bazaar, 11a-5p, a one day sale and celebration of local arts and crafts, including jewelry, wood-working, pottery, clothing and wellness items, food trucks, kids activities and live music, free, Brevard Lumberyard, King & W. French Broad Streets

December 8-9: Transylvania County Handcrafters Guild Holiday Show, 9a-5p, visit with local artists and craftspeople and find the perfect holiday gift for that hard to please person, Masonic Lodge, 174 E. Main, Brevard, (828) 862-8122

December 9: Atomic Sisterhood, 1-2p, against the backdrop of aluminum Christmas trees galore (part of the ATOM Exhibit), the Atomic Sisterhood will perform “Aluminum Christmas Carols,” Transylvania Heritage Museum, 189 W. Main St., Brevard, transylvaniaheritage.org, (828) 884-2347

December 9: A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, 7:30p, 20th annual performance includes traditional Christmas readings by students and faculty plus music program modeled on performance held Christmas Eve, 1918 at Kings College in Cambridge, free, Porter Center, Brevard College, brevard.edu, (828) 884-8211

December 12: Polar Express Pajama Party, 4-5p, enjoy a warm cup of cocoa while listening to a reading of the Polar Express, stick around for festive singing and a craft, pajamas optional, but encouraged, ages 4 & up, free, Transylvania County Library, 212 S. Gaston St., library.transylvaniacounty.org, (828) 884-3151

December 15: Brevard’s Holiday Gallery Walk, 5-8p, yuletide version of this popular downtown event featuring local galleries, retailers and restaurants, sip wine, shop for Christmas gifts and get into the holiday spirit, free, artsofbrevard.org, (828) 884-2787

December 16: Rivertree Christmas: A Choral Celebration, 7:30p, enjoy the Rivertree Singers, an acclaimed chorus from Greenville, SC, as they perform a repertoire of popular and traditional carols, $, Porter Center, One Brevard College Drive, Brevard College (828) 884-5791