Hendersonville in Lights!

The Christmas season comes to life as Hendersonville with glorious and festive lights! The downtown lights up and the houses of the community come to life with creative light displays to help create the joy and peace of the Christmas season. Families can take a stroll through the downtown to enjoy the merchants’ lights and the lights of the town. They can also take a time-honored drive through the community to see the creative lights on many of the houses in the area. It is time well spent with the family that will bring a lifetime of memories!

The Home Decoration Contest

A Hendersonville tradition that continues to provides festive and often, unusual displays of lights and yard decorations in the community. Not only does it provide a relaxing ride to view the lights but it is also a contest as the homeowners vie for the honor of Best Holiday Decorations! Take a drive through the different communities of Hendersonville and see if anyone has gone total Griswold with the decorations! You can vote for your favorite house at 828.693.9708. 

Merchants Decoration Contest

Each year the merchants enter a contest for the best-decorated window display and lights. The stroll down Main Street is a festive treat for the eyes as the merchants take great care and pleasure in creating that special window that will not only draw the family to stop and look but to draw the family inside to pick up a special gift. Main Street will come to life with annual street lighting on November 27th. Take the walk around Main Street and vote for your favorite window at 828.693.9708.

The Peppermint Bear Scavenger Hunt

A family favorite during the Christmas season. Families can help Momma Peppermint search for her lost cubs in the downtown area. Pick up an entry form at the Visitors Center or any of the participating merchants on Main Street, visit at least 12 of the 27 merchants, and search for the lost cub in the store. Fill out the form and drop it in Peppermint Bears mailbox at the Visitors Center at 201 S. Main Street. It is a fun family activity for the family but also gets you out to view the many fascinating light decorations in the merchants stores and town. You can download the Peppermint Bear Brochure here.

When visiting the merchants of Hendersonville and the surrounding area, please adhere to all federal and local COVID-19 protocols.