Hendersonville North Carolina

Plan an escape that is merry and bright for the whole family…

As the fall harvest season ends and the weather turns cooler, the fun heats up in the Hendersonville area. Hendersonville is located in the scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and boasts mild weather year-round. Winter is the perfect time to experience small-town charm and holiday cheer with your whole family.

Downtown Events

Experience a true hometown Christmas with celebrations in Historic Downtown Hendersonville. The season begins with the annual lighting of the tree at the Historic Courthouse, and continues throughout the season with a festive, small-town ambience that’s hard to find anywhere else. With storytelling, music, an annual parade, and even Santa Claus himself, Hendersonville offers an old-fashioned Christmas with something for the whole family.

Winter Adventures

With warm days, cool nights, and light snowfall, Hendersonville is a destination for hiking and outdoor activities all year long. As the leaves fall from the trees, the character of the Blue Ridge Mountains changes dramatically. The air is clearer during the winter months, offering spectacular long-range views from a number of vantage points across the county. Jump Off Rock is a scenic overlook offering stunning vistas from South Carolina to the Pisgah mountain range, just minutes from downtown Hendersonville.

DuPont State Recreational Forest, between Hendersonville and Brevard, North Carolina, boasts five waterfalls and over 80 miles of trails for exploring your own winter wonderland. You might recognize DuPont Forest from movies like The Hunger Games, Last of the Mohicans, and Max that used the forest’s dramatic scenery as a backdrop for filming.

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

To experience the magic of the holiday season from the comfort of your car, Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland is a must-see family attraction. Every evening from late November through the end of December, Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland takes over the grounds of the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher, North Carolina just north of Hendersonville. Enjoy a sense of enchantment as thousands of twinkling lights dance to the Christmas music playing from your car’s radio.

Performing Arts

The magic of the holiday season is brought to life on stages across Hendersonville this winter. The Flat Rock Playhouse, the State Theatre of North Carolina, presents heartwarming performances during the month of December. The Playhouse offers Broadway-quality entertainment at a fraction of the Broadway price, right in the heart of Western North Carolina.

A beloved Hendersonville tradition, the Hendersonville Symphony presents their annual holiday concert each year, drawing huge crowds for the festive event. Featuring a 70-member, all-professional orchestra, Hendersonville is one of the smallest towns in America that supports a professional symphony. Your family is sure to get into the holiday mood as you join in a rousing chorus of The 12 Days of Christmas!

Hendersonville and the surrounding communities offer year-round family fun, whether you seek exciting adventure or quiet moments together.


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