Originally Posted by CatPat
You have these in the center of your town? I wish we had one. That is so very nice!
And do stay warm!
Our town of 11,000 also does a tree lighting. I looked online to see if Asheville had anything like it, but it seems like Asheville doesn't have any big public tree lighting. There are quite a few events, and I found a couple websites that have all kinds of information. Some things are free, others cost $$$$$ dollars (read: Biltmore Estate) but here are the two links that seemed to have the most info:
Top 10 Holiday & Christmas Outings in Asheville
Asheville Event and Festival Calendar | Asheville, NC's Official Tourism Web Site
Now I'm really looking forward to getting back home for Christmas with our kids! When the kids were small we used to go to Roscoe Village
every year for their tree lighting. Also, when I was back home a couple years ago for a "Girls' Week" with my best friend back home we took a drive down to Cambridge OH to view their Dicken's Victorian Village
. Little vignettes of Victorian people, nearly life-size, every lamp post or two all along main street. Lovely! Either of those places are about an hour from our daughter's house. Then there would be the long trek over to Nela Park
, General Electric's long-time running lighting display. My parents would take me every year! We took our kids once or twice. Time to start revisiting history...