Whether you're staying with us, your loved ones, or you already live in town, we'd just like to tell you about all the holiday fun that's going on throughout Western North Carolina!

You couldn’t possibly have thought that the Hendersonville holiday festivities ended before December even started could you? December 2 at 10am line the streets of Hendersonville for the Christmas Parade! After the parade head down to the Depot on Seventh Avenue for a Polar Express Story Party complete with Santa, goodies and hot chocolate. What great fun it is to be surrounded by the festive small town Christmas spirit only seen in the movies. The streets in Hendersonville bustle with life and at night are illuminated with Christmas lights spreading the spirit of the holidays to everyone who visits. Visit us at the Mill House Lodge front desk so that we can help you in planning the best activities to get the most out of your time in Western North Carolina.

The holidays are some of the best times in Hendersonville. We know we know, we say that during every new season, but this time we’re serious! We’re just now transitioning from the leaf change into a more wintery feel in Hendersonville, which can only mean one thing, the holidays have arrived!

Thanksgiving Day marks the beginning of a week packed full of holiday events. If you’re a member of growing population who enjoys running a few miles before they sit down to their Thanksgiving feast, register for Downtown Hendersonville’s Turkey Trot. The course features a scenic route through downtown Hendersonville and the surrounding residential neighborhoods. The day after Thanksgiving, instead of fighting the crowds during the buying frenzy, head downtown for the lighting of the Christmas lights at the Historic Courthouse with a special appearance by Santa!

Small Business Saturday, November 25 is a great time to support local merchants and check out the welcoming small town attitude Hendersonville is known for.

A holiday vacation is exciting enough, but with events like these to look forward to during your visit, we think it’s safe to say that Hendersonville should be at the top of your holiday getaway list!

It’s beginning to look a lot like….can you fill in the gap? That’s right, since Halloween is officially a week behind us, it’s time to start preparing for Christmas. What about Thanksgiving you ask? That is what we’re left wondering every year, but here we are, pulling out our garland and Christmas wreaths. Of course we’re only kidding, but if you are someone who would willingly listen to Christmas music all year round, then this weekend is perfect for you. Today marks the opening of the Biltmore House’s Candlelight Evenings. Year after year guests are enthralled with the history of the Vanderbilt family, but perhaps the most beautiful time to visit the Biltmore House is when it is decorated for the holidays. The Christmas trees tower above, adorned with lights and ornaments inducing awe from everyone who passes. You can view these beautiful decorations during the day, or enjoy the evening at the Biltmore House after the sun has set when the illumination from the Christmas lights will warm you with seasons greetings.

Have you taken a drive up to the Blue Ridge Parkway to take a peep at the changing leaves? Although the abnormally warm first few weeks of fall combined with the wind and rain from two tropical storms has caused some burnout and premature leaf fall, the color is magnificent. Right now the best color can be found in higher elevations on the Parkway. Hendersonville has a ton of great hikes that will reward you with a view of the changing foliage. You can try out Carl Sandberg to visit the historic home and then continue on to Big Glassy to experience the panorama of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounded by Pisgah National Forest and DuPont State Forest, there is anything but a shortage of opportunities for you to experience fall in the mountains.

And make sure you check out our Fall Spectacular Special to take advantage of our weekday deals, so you can enjoy fall without breaking the bank!