Looking for some Holiday-themed fun? Here's a few ideas for this weekend:
Newly revised for the 2013 season, this is The Montford Park Players' retelling of the classic Dickens tale of greed and redemption. Starring Carney Gray in his MPP debut as Ebenezer Scrooge, and directed by Michelle Schwantes, this "Asheville tradition" is a must-see for the whole family. A Christmas Carol is always sold out, so get your tickets early! For more information call the box office at (828) 254-5146. Through 12/22 at Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway, Downtown Asheville
Smells of Gingerbread are in the air! The time has finally arrived for viewing the entries and winners of the 21st Annual National Gingerbread House Competition(TM)! Many of the unique entries will remain on display throughout the hotel. Available for public viewing from Sunday through Thursday, excluding holidays. A panel of nine judges evaluated more than 150 gingerbread creations in various categories for overall appearance, originality / creativity, difficulty, precision and consistency of theme. As is tradition, the fanciful entries remain on display throughout the holiday season for viewing by resort guests and the general public. At the Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville. $10 parking.
Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland
The world's largest drive-through, fully computerized, LED light and music show of its kind! This show was born from a passion for Christmas with one show in Bristol, TN. By mixing a love of music with Christmas spirit they ended up programming lights to dance to some of our favorite tunes. You'll love this wonderland of lights, and want to make it part of your family's holiday tradition. At the Western NC Agricultural Center (Fairgrounds) o 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd, Fletcher. Open through January 1st 2014! Dusk - 10PM* Every Night, Including Holidays! Even in the rain! (* = or later on weekends)