Celebrate 2019 in Style in Asheville, NC

Asheville is cooking up some amazing events to ring in the New Year. From masquerade balls to orchestras there is something for everyone this New Year’s Eve in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Let us at Asheville Premier Transportation take care of all the transportation logistics. Call us today to get a quote and/or reserve a car for your New Year adventures. To get you started, here are five New Year’s Eve events to consider as you decide how best to celebrate the start of 2019 in Asheville.


The Montford Rooftop Bar is located on the top floor of the Hyatt Place Hotel in downtown Asheville. Ring in the New Year at this contemporary rustic speakeasy featuring breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tickets are $125 per person and includes 3 drinks of your choice, 2 small plates, and a champagne toast at midnight!


This New Year’s Eve Isis Music Hall is hosting Yarn, an Americana band originally hailing from New York City that describes themselves as “roots music from the shadows of skyscrapers.” Yarn invites listeners to find pieces of their own stories woven between the notes and lyrics of each song. It is a fitting choice to have a band so skilled at the art of storytelling, lead the audience into the new year through melodic, evocative vignettes. This show has all the ingredients to create a remarkable performance to kick off 2019. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Guests interested in pre-show dining are invited to make reservations at Isis’s onsite restaurant Kitchen 743. They will be serving a four course New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu, available for $60.


Burntshirt Vineyards invites you to join them for a true wine-lovers New Year’s Eve celebration. Located at The Summit, the winery’s event center, DJ Sound Extreme will be bringing the party. Tickets are $60 per person ($55 for club members) and includes hours d’oeuvres, a midnight champagne toast, and party favors! Burntshirt Vineyards has also partnered with Hampton Inn on Sugarloaf Road for discounted room rates.


Toast to the new year at a Venetian Carnival with spectacular views of Asheville. Capella on 9’s located in the AC hotel is hosting a Midnight Masquerade. The first 100 tickets are $55 and will then increase to $75. The tickets include two dueling DJs, appetizers a welcome cocktail featuring Chemist Gin, and a midnight champagne toast. Guests are encouraged to wear their most fabulous disguises and doors open at 9PM.


What’s classier than celebrating the new year at the orchestra? Asheville Symphony Orchestra is collaborating with Cirque Musica to present Crescendo, an evening of acrobatics and music. Doors to the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at the US Cellular Center open at 8PM and tickets range from $32 – $85 depending on the seat.

There is no better place to start your New Year than right here in Asheville, NC. The last thing you want to worry about this New Year’s Eve is how you’ll be getting to and from your evening’s adventures. Let Asheville Premier Transportation take care of your transportation needs for you. Call us today and reserve your ride.

5 Asheville Holiday Events Not To Miss

The holiday season in Asheville is one of the best times to visit the Blue Ridge Mountains. The air is crisp but not bitter cold, perfect for bundling up and strolling through Asheville and the surrounding towns to enjoy the holiday lights and décor.

Let us at Asheville Premier Transportation take care of all the transportation logistics. Call us today to get a quote for airport services or to schedule a fun day trip to destinations in the Asheville area. To get you started with a few ideas here are 5 of our favorite holiday events in Asheville and the surrounding areas.

Christmas at the Biltmore: Nov. 3 – Jan. 5

No one does Christmas quite like the Biltmore: 100s of hand-decorated trees, 1000s of poinsettias, 500 wreaths and sprays, and over 25,000 ornaments. Daytime and special candlelight tours allow you to see the one-of-a-kind holiday décor throughout the home and village. Wonder down to Antler Village, grab a glass of wine from the winery, and sit in the grove of lighted trees. It’s a magical experience.

Waynesville Christmas: Dec.3 through Dec. 7

Visit the quaint and cozy town of Waynesville, about 25 miles from Asheville, for a week of holiday celebration. The week kicks of Monday, December 3 at 6PM with a parade down Main Street. The festivities continue Friday, December 7 as the local galleries offer refreshments and live music in Art after Dark. Then Saturday, December 8 stroll visit Main Street to take a wagon ride, listen to carolers, and wrap up some holiday shopping.

Gingerbread competition at the Omni Grove Park: Nov. 25 – Jan. 4

One of Asheville’s favorite Holiday tradition is the Annual National Gingerbread House Competition™ at the famous Grove Park Inn Nov. 25 – Jan. 4. Those not staying at the hotel are invited to visit Monday-Thursday anytime and Sunday after 3 PM (except Dec 23-Jan 1). This year’s winning entries range from a gingerbread owl to a detailed depiction of Santa Clause gearing up for his big night out.

Hendersonville Home for the Holidays:

Visit Hendersonville for a little small-town holiday magic. This town hosts back-to-back events all holiday season. Check out the Christmas Parade down Main Street on Dec. 1, The Holiday Tour of Historic Inns and Cookie Caper on Dec. 9, or grab a free hayride Dec. 21-23. Looking for some traditional wintertime fun? Visit the seasonal skating rink, made from synthetic ice to accommodate any unforeseen warm weather, from Dec. 18 – Jan. 1.

Pop-up Aluminum Christmas Tree Museum in Brevard: Nov. 10 – Dec. 22

It’s the world’s only vintage aluminum Christmas tree museum. Located at the Transylvania Heritage Museum, the pop-up museum features trees from the 1950s through the 1970s decorated with vintage ornaments. This fun display of whimsical, Christmas history is perfect for the whole family from grandma to grandbaby.

The holiday spirit is best celebrated with friends, family and the alluring charm of Asheville, NC.  Begin your holiday cheer right here with Asheville Premier Transportation. Call us today and let us be your sleigh!