Holiday Bucket List: Hendersonville, NC

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, which will officially kick-off the holiday season. Before we know it, the clock will strike midnight on December 31st, and the holiday season (and 2020!) will be over. So, don’t be a Grinch! This year has been brutal, and we should all celebrate the season. Here is a holiday bucket list for Hendersonville to give you some ideas!

  1. Take a Thanksgiving morning hike at the Carl Sandburg home.
  2. Check out YAM’s new, Moon Studio and stretch and relax on the day after Thanksgiving. 
  3. Visit Jeter Mountain Farm to pick out a Christmas tree and enjoy some hot cider.
  4. Take a walk down Main Street during Whoo Loves Hendo to see all the decorated storefronts and get ideas for Christmas lists.
  5. Drive-thru the winter lights display at the NC Arboretum.
  6. Help the kids complete the Peppermint Bear scavenger hunt on Main Street.
  7. Visit the Christmas Market at Guidon Brewery and sip on some warm, mulled wine while shopping for Christmas goodies.
  8. Buy some Christmas bread from Underground Baking Company.
  9. Visit Van’s Chocolates for some very special holiday sweets.
  10. Cuddle up in Christmas jammies and checkout the Flat Rock Playhouse’s Christmas Show from the comfort of your own home.
  11. Put on your ugliest Christmas sweater and take part in the Ugly Sweater Run at the Riveter.
  12. Take the kids to see Santa at Ace Hardware (due to COVID, children will not be sitting on Santa’s lap for pictures).
  13. Drive-thru the Christmas lights display at Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland at the Tryon Equestrian Center.
  14. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate from Appalachian Coffee Company while walking through Laurel Park.
  15. Check out the Golden Yoga class at the Riveter to move, stretch, and ease  holiday stress.
  16. Pick up some special Christmas beer from Dry Falls Brewing.
  17. Visit the newly reopened Crate Wine Market to find a special bottle of wine to enjoy on Christmas Eve.
  18. Take a winter hike up the Big Rock trail in DuPont.
  19. Pick up last minute stocking stuffers from Dancing Bear Toys.
  20. Drive through the light display at Lake Julian.