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!

April is NC Beer Month

April showers might bring May flowers, but in Asheville, April means one thing – NC Beer Month – an entire month dedicated to our locally brewed frothy favorites.

While local breweries bring great events, Asheville Premier Transportation is ready to give you the goods and take a drive down South for some of our favorite “just outside of Asheville” ways to celebrate NC Beer Month. Asheville Premier Transportation offers customizable brewery tours throughout Asheville and Western North Carolina. Perfect for bachelor/ bachelorette parties, birthdays or small groups!


Here’s a few of our favorite “Hop-penings”


Sierra Nevada

Just a 30 minutes south of Asheville is kicking off April with showers of new brews and fresh live music. We certainly recommend taking one of their 45 minute production facility tours while you are there. Trust us, it’s worth it! They are also bringing us a Sierra Nevada Taproom Series throughout April featuring live local music to get your toes tapping and those taps teeming.



Thirsty Monk’s NC Belgian Beer Fest

Saturday, April 7

Noon- Midnight

This small-scale festival on April 7 from noon-midnight packs a big Belgian blast with a curated selection of North Carolina breweries on tap at Thirsty Monk in Biltmore Park. Taps include selections from Haw River Farmhouse Ales, Birdsong Brewing, Wise Man Brewing, Pisgah Brewing, Homeplace Beer Co. and more, plus, a selection of our own Thirsty Monk Brewery Belgian Rooted Modern Ales. Tickets are just $10 and gets you a 750 ml pop top growler of their small batch She-Monk Belgium-style Dubbel and a limited edition tasting glass.



Oskar Blues Loaded Up & Truckin’

Saturday, April 14

10 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Just 30 minutes south of Asheville, Loaded Up and Truckin’ brings together more than fifteen regional food trucks – an impossible collection of the best food on wheels – with an incredible line-up including River Whyless, Donna The Buffalo and a Late Night Dance Party with Nex Millen. Tickets are $30-$60 and of course the local beers will be flowing.




Contact us today and come see why Asheville is the epicenter for NC Beer Month!