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Dear Traveler:
A chilly wind may be rattling the last of the leaves off the trees in the forest and Jack Frost may be nipping at your nose, but there’s holiday cheer to warm up the season clear through until spring. From the busy teams tinseling this year’s floats for the Christmas Parade to all the folks trying to make sure the sugarplums dance, the silver bells ring, the chestnuts roast and the winter is appropriately wonderland-y, Transylvania County is gearing up for another spectacular holiday season. 

Downtown Brevard offers visiting elves the chance to do a little holiday shopping, summon some childlike wonder, and maybe get in a short bicycle ride before settling down with a seasonal ale. Tis the season to enjoy a heroic dose of holiday spirit, served up almost every day in December. Brevard’s got one cool Yule, so come on down and enjoy the figgy pudding.  

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,
The Adventurist
Aluminum Christmas Tree Museum
189 W Main Street, Brevard
December 3-December 20
It’s a holiday truism that one person’s tacky is another’s tinseled treasure. The world-renowned Aluminum Tree & Aesthetically Challenged Seasonal Ornament Museum and Research Center (commonly known as ATOM) returns to the Transylvania Heritage Museum for a third spectacular, sparkling season. Visitors can experience revolving color wheels, Elvis- and Marilyn-themed trees and a one-of-a-kind collection celebrated by the New York Times, Southern Living, NPR, the BBC and a host of fashionable and far-flung publications.

Shine on, here
Deck The Halls
Campbell House Bed and Breakfast
243 W Main Street, Brevard
Thursday, December 4
Light up your spirits with a little holiday flair at this downtown Brevard landmark.The Children’s Center of Transylvania County has partnered with the recently renovated Campbell House Bed And Breakfast to host a festive holiday event. Guests will enjoy beautiful decorations, an elegant buffet, carolers and a luxury gift drawing. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Center.

Don you now your gay apparel and call 828-885-7286 for more information.
43rd Annual Downtown Brevard Christmas Parade
Downtown Brevard
Saturday, December 6
Everybody knows that Santa is a major draw of any Holiday parade worth its salted caramel. But while waiting for everyone’s favorite jelly-bellied North Pole VIP, those along the parade route (from Brevard High School to Brevard College) will be able to hear marching bands, see sparkling floats and get a peek at some of Transylvania’s favorite folks as they spread the holiday cheer. 

Mix and mingle (with a jinglin’ beat) this way
Twilight Tour
Downtown Brevard
Saturday, December 6

Currier & Ives has nothing on our picturesque, small town Christmas.  Enjoy a carriage ride through downtown Brevard and see flickering luminaries, festive decorations, strolling carolers and extended hours at shops along the route. Entertainment will jingle all the way through the evening and the man in red himself is slated to make an appearance.  Make this magical mountain event a very merry start to your holiday season. 

Wonder as you wander this way
Brevard College Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Porter Center for the Performing Arts
Brevard College
Saturday, December 6
7:30 pm
Now in its 17th year, Brevard’s most harmonious holiday tradition features traditional Christmas Carols and readings performed by Brevard college students and faculty. The program is modeled on the traditional Festival of Nine Lessons at Kings College, Cambridge. The herald angels themselves hardly sounded any better. 

Catch the joyous strains here
Christmas at Silvermont
364 E Main Street, Brevard
Saturday, December 6
 Even Brevard’s most glorious historic mansion needs to get a bit gussied up for the holidays. See this beautiful home in all its Yuletide splendor, as well as enjoying magical performances, delectable holiday treats and Christmas shopping from local craftspeople all while you’re admiring the garlands. 

Hang your stocking here
Oskar Blues Brewery
324 Mountain Industrial Drive, Brevard
Friday, December 12

Time passes quickly, but that's no excuse for missing a Brevardaversary. Join the folks at Oskar Blues for live music, great local brews, dinner from the CHUBwagon and a dance party as they celebrate another awesome year in Brevard. You can also celebrate the launch of Oskar Blues' limited edition Nib Sip Chub, a chubby porter made with Riverbend Malt House's first ever two-row malt, cacao nibs from the French Broad Chocolate Lounge and coffee from The Brown Bean Coffee Roasters.

For more details call 828-883-2337 ext. 311

Holiday Tour of Artist Studios
TC Arts
349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard
Saturday, December 13
Want to get an inside glimpse into art in the making? Find out more about the muse? Pick up a few one-of-a-kind gifts straight from the source? Join TC Arts for a day long tour of artist studios throughout Transylvania. Maybe you'll get a little holiday inspiration yourself.

Draw together here for more details.
Above: Brian Kuehn with his pastel paintings and digital artwork will be one of the featured artists on the TC Arts Council’s Holiday Tour of Artists’ Studios.
Transylvania County Handcrafters Guild Show
Masonic Lodge
174 E Main Street, Brevard
December 12-13
What do you give a person who has everything? A handmade treasure, beautifully crafted by an artist in Transylvania County, that’s what. Join dozens of craftspeople for this spectacular, seasonal two-day event. 

Get crafty here

Above: Work by Misty Mountain Glass
Home for the Holidays
Porter Center for the Performing Arts
Brevard College
Thursday, December 18
The Brevard Philharmonic plays holiday classics with lots of warmth and holiday cheer in this traditional family concert.

Follow the music here
Choose and Cut Christmas Trees 
Various Locations
As a place known for its lush forests, it’s probably not all that surprising that Transylvania County is an outstanding place to find the perfect Christmas tree. Also, visiting tree farms can make for a fun holiday adventure. It’s a great excuse to get outside, see some beautiful scenery and practice your caroling skills with the whole family.

here to see the complete list of Christmas tree farms.
3rd Annual Oskar Blues New Years Hootenanny
Oskar Blues Brewery
342 Mountain Industrial Drive, Brevard
Wednesday, December 31
7pm-After The Beer Drops
When it comes to a new standard in New Year’s Eve parties, the folks at Oskar Blues are really raising the bar, or more precisely, the keg. Their storied combination of live music, food and local craft brews promises to unite both Pro-Hops and No-Hops camps (and everyone in between) in congenial beer-y cheer as 2015 rolls in. 

Featured performers include: The Larry Keel Experience with Jeff Sipe, Steve "Big Daddy" McMurray of Acoustic Syndicate, Mike Guggino of The Steep Canyon Rangers and more. 

The countdown begins here
CANuary 1st Hangover Brunch
Thursday, January 1
You cannot make resolutions on an empty stomach. For those needing to start the new year at a slower pace, this delicious brunch offers a chance to welcome 2015 with live musical accompaniment, southern-style cuisine and a little hair of the dog (if needed). Hosted by Jeremy Garrett of the Infamous Stringdusters, the line-up also features David Wax Museum, Sarah Siskind, Larry and Jenny Keel and others. And if you’re looking to kick off 2015 with a good deed, know that proceeds from this event benefit the Can’d Aid Foundation.

The serving line starts here
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