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Think Outside this Holiday Season

Brevard’s 250 waterfalls, white squirrels and extensive woodlands are not just a warm-weather phenomenon. For all of us here, adventure is a year-round proposition. What’s more, the charming small town at the heart of it all may be one of the jolliest, warm, and magical places around during the holidays. Come join us as we celebrate outdoors this holiday. Make this your very merriest by enjoying the heart of adventure throughout the season.  

Did you say Christmas Trees? 

With all of our lush forests and mountain climate, it’s not surprising that we’ve got the very tree you’ve been looking for. Bring the whole family, choose and cut your own special fir, and make a day of it at one of our local farms. Don’t miss our wonderful, wacky, retro Aluminum Christmas Tree Museum with enough sparkle and kitsch to bring in the New Year.

It’s a Wonderful Life 

Be sure to discover the sweet treats and fabulous toys in historic downtown Brevard.   Decked out with holiday magic throughout the season, downtown Brevard is a fantastic place to do your shopping at any number of our charming local shops, boutiques and galleries. 

The HeART of the Season, November 21 & 22  

This special two-day event, on November 21 & 22, celebrates Brevard’s creative spirit at downtown galleries, studios and throughout Transylvania County’s flourishing arts community, with exhibits, seasonal specials, and to-go options at wonderful local restaurants. Learn more here.

Holiday Window Display Competition & Walking Tour

Heart of Brevard businesses are decorating their storefronts as they compete in the Inaugural Downtown Holiday Windows Competition. With completed holiday designs on view by November 27 (Black Friday) to officially kick off the season, visitors will enjoy a vibrant and entertaining experience to complement their holiday shopping pleasure. Shoppers can find a list of participating businesses and a holiday walking tour online, in downtown businesses and in our local newspaper, The Transylvania Times. Walking Tours will continue through the end of the year. Learn more here.

And the Stockings were Hung here.

The Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce has a brightly wrapped array of holiday giveaway events to highlight your shopping in Brevard this season. 

With a Shop Local Passport, available at the Visitor Center, visitors will receive a stamp for each purchase at a participating local shop or business from November 30 – December 18. When five stamps have been collected, passports can be entered to win one of two drawings for $250 in Transylvania Bucks.  

With fun for the whole family and no purchase necessary, The Holiday Stocking Hunt runs from November 30 – December 18, and invites shoppers out to find one of five special Holiday Stockings tucked away each week in participating locations redeemable at the Visitor Center for a $50 prize (each). There are five chances to win each week for three weeks, so keep your eyes open when you are out and about.

There’s also a Holiday Photo Contest that leads up to a cheery Virtual Holiday Picture Parade on December 11. 

Settle in For a Long Winter’s Nap

​Brevard and Transylvania offer a myriad of cozy accommodations for your holiday getaway, from intimate cottages to luxurious suites, all equipped to handle your visions of sugar plums or visits from St. Nick. No matter whether you’re looking to hang stockings by a chimney with care, or roast marshmallows with Rudolph under the stars, you can find your sweet spot here.


Think Outside

Don’t be fooled by the season. Outdoor adventure still rules throughout our winters, and here’s a little secret, sometimes the views are better after the leaves fall.  Our trails are often far less crowded. The weather is often warmer here than folks are apt to think. Brisk mornings often turn into mild afternoons that are perfect for hiking, biking, fishing, waterfall hunting, or taking in our forest throughout the winter months. It’s the perfect time to Think Outside and go outside to keep your spirits soaring.

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