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Light Up Your Holidays

Light Up Your Holidays

A Visitor’s Guide to a Holly Jolly Holiday

in Brevard

When other mountain towns lower the lamps for the season, Brevard shines. 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 – Inspiration for your

holiday sparkle

The world’s only vintage Aluminum Tree and Ornament Museum, ATOM is a quirky blast from the past featuring a wacky retro display of dozens of shiny trees, vintage ornaments, and whimsical themes.  You’ll even find an Elvis-themed room. The Atomic Sisterhood will be performing tree carols during the holidays this year.  The museum is open from November 11 through January 20, on Thursdays through Saturdays, from noon until 4 PM.

​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, and from Rosman to Cedar Mountain. 


Santa’s helpers can add a little bonus cheer with the Shop Local Holiday Giveaway, through December 15th, sponsored by the Brevard Transylvania Chamber of Commerce, at a  variety of participating businesses. And while you’re making your list (and checking it twice), you can also check out the festive storefronts of Brevard Shops vying for top honors in the 2023 Holiday Windows Competition

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2023 Holiday Events

November 11 – January 20

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

November 24 – December 15

Shop Local Holiday Giveaway

December 1 | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

“Light Up The Night” Holiday Stroll in downtown Brevard

December 2 | 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM

Cedar Mountain Holiday Artisan Market 2023

December 2 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Christmas Parade in downtown Brevard

December 8-10 | 15-17

An Appalachian Christmas at Earthshine Lodge

December 8-10 | 15-17, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Festival of Lights at Deerwoode Reserve

December 9

Lessons and Carols at Brevard College

December 16

Fleas Navidad Christmas Market at Oskar Blues

December 16

Christmas with the Celts at Parker Concert Hall

December 17

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, 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 Five Sensational Winter Activities in Brevard.

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 a luxury suite with a fireplace to a fire pit under the stars.