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Enjoy a Cool Yule

A Visitor’s Guide to a Holly Jolly Holiday in Brevard

When other mountain towns lower the lamps for the season, Brevard shines this time of year. Our small town charm, cozy accommodations, and festive events and activities take jolly to a whole new level. Here are a few pointers to set you on your way – reindeer and jingle bells optional. While you’re here, take a minute to enjoy the spirit of the season in our newest video. And remember: for a magical Yule…come to Brevard and be cool.

Christmas Trees – Start an Evergreen Tradition.

Transylvania County boasts a number of Christmas tree farms and local merchants where you can get all the trees, wreaths and garlands you’ll need to deck your halls. And if you need some space age inspiration for your holiday sparkle, you can drop by ATOM (the Aluminum Tree & Ornament Museum) for a blast from the past.

​Shopping – Make Your List (Check It Twice)

When it comes to holiday gift-giving, even Santa himself would be hard-pressed to outdo our festive assortment of boutiques, outfitters, galleries, studios and shops in storybook settings throughout Transylvania—from the heart of downtown Brevard to Toxaway, from  Rosman to Cedar Mountain.

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Cruise into Fall Color

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Five Fabulous Fall Hikes

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Top 10 Waterfalls

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2022 Holiday Events

November 12-December 23:

ATOM (the Aluminum Tree and Ornament Museum) at Transylvania County Heritage Museum

December 1-31:

An Appalachian Christmas at Earthshine Lodge

December 3:

Christmas Parade and “Light Up The Night” Holiday Stroll

December 10:

Lessons and Carols at Brevard College

December 16:

Holiday Favorites with Andy James, Alex Acuna and All-Stars

December 18:

Christmastime in Brevard with Brevard Philharmonic

For more festive events and opportunities for fun, check out our calendar of events.

Eat & Drink – Raise a Cup of Cheer

And while you’re out, you can grab a snack, sample a holiday treat, or reward yourself with a delicious seasonal beverage and winter’s feast at one of our many local restaurants, cafes, breweries and bars.

Get Outside – Plan A Wintry Adventure

Brevard and Transylvania’s mild temperatures means our famed forests and waterfalls are always in season. We can’t always promise (or predict) a flurry. Click here for six sensational winter activities in Brevard. But when wintry precipitation comes, snow-men, women and children can make the most of it at Frozen Falls Tube Park at Ski Sapphire Valley. Visit our 8 great holiday tips blog for even more options for winter adventure.

Stay – Sweet Dreams!

Even if the weather outside is delightful, a cozy spot is critical for chilling out, warming up, hanging your stocking, and settling in for a long winter’s nap. Brevard and Transylvania County’s many accommodations options offer ample opportunity for visions of sugarplums, from luxury suite with fireplace to fireside under the stars.