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White (Squirrel) Christmas
(Nov. 3 – Jan. 1)

You don’t have to win our holiday giveaway (see entry form at bottom of page) to enjoy all that Brevard and the Land of Waterfalls have to offer.

In fact, there is no better place to get into the Christmas spirit than our warm and welcoming mountain home. Here’s your chance to leave behind the mall madness, the harried shoppers and the clichéd gifts. Instead, we invite you to experience the genuine joys of the season with a homespun holiday starring our version of Santa’s helpers, our locally famous White Squirrels.

Bring the family to cut your own Christmas tree and purchase fragrant, fresh greenery from one of our local farmers.

Stroll down our festive downtown full of unique shops and galleries filled with handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts.

Experience small-town holiday events like our annual Christmas Parade and Twilight Tour, Brevard College’s A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols and the retro-cool Aluminum Christmas Tree Museum.

And then ring in 2019 at one of western North Carolina’s most joyous New Year’s celebrations, the 7th Annual Oskar Blues Hootenanny.

Our calendar has details on every holiday event right here.

Make a Night…or Two…of It

Our local innkeepers welcome visitors with a twinkle in their eyes and the kind of cozy, inviting surroundings that will make you want to put up your feet and relax after a full day or night of revelry and merry making.

Find the perfect spot for your long winter’s nap here.

Over the Hills We Go

Early winter is a great time to get out into the woods. And there’s no better place to be outdoors than in Transylvania County. Here, the treetops really do glisten and, whether you’re a hiker, horseman, mountain biker or waterfall hunter, the crisp mountain air makes any kind of outdoor activity just that much more exhilarating.

We’ve got lots of tips about the outdoors in North Carolina’s Land of Waterfalls. Start with our Top 10 Waterfall Tips, Artful Adventures and Epic Singletrack. Go dashing through the snow to here for even more great outdoor ideas.

Key Holiday Events:

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


Two night stay at the Bromfield Inn

Lunch at Pisgah Fish Camp

Dinner for two at Magpie Meat & Three

Dinner for two at The Square Root

Plus a $500 gift card for local holiday shopping!

White Squirrel Christmas Getaway Sweepstakes at

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 White Squirrel Getaway Christmas Getaway Sweepstakes (the Sweepstakes) begins at 12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time on or about Nov 2 and ends at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time on December 14, 2018

2. ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes 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 sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes. By entering the Sweepstakes, participants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless, the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (Transylvania Tourism) and its participating sweepstakes partners, respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from any damages which may arise out of participation in the Sweepstakes 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: White Squirrel Getaway Christmas Getaway Sweepstakes at is a randomized drawing. Participants may enter only once per household over the course of the Sweepstakes. 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 Sweepstakes. 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.

Two nights of accommodations at Bromfield Inn
$75 gift certificate to The Square Root
$75 gift certificate to Magpie Meat & Three 
$40 lunch gift card to Pisgah Fish Camp
Plus a $500 Visa gift card
Total fair market value of prize package: $1,200.00

Blackout dates may apply.

5. SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS: Winner will be selected from in a randomized drawing from all eligible entries received from the Internet portion of the Sweepstakes and the alternative means of entry. The Sweepstakes Grand Prize drawing will be held on or about December 14th. 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 Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes. In the event any portion of this Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes, contest sponsors reserve the right at its sole discretion to suspend or terminate the Internet portion of the Sweepstakes, but may continue with the free, alternate means of entry portion. Contest sponsors are not responsible for any problem with the Sweepstakes entry generated by computer hardware or software malfunction, error or failure. Contest sponsor’s sole responsibility for any irregular Sweepstakes 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