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Holiday fun near Mill House Lodge
If you haven't been to Hendersonville, NC lately for the holidays, you need to check out all the festive events along magical Main Street, decked out in many thousands of lights. With more than 100 one-of-a-kind stores and galleries plus 24 local restaurants, it's a delight to spend the day exploring downtown. Events during their "Come Home for the Holidays" include Flat Rock Playhouse productions, carriage rides, concerts and even ice skating. This charming, bustling town is just 25 miles south of Christmas at Biltmore and Asheville.

December 1: The hometown Christmas Parade travels Main Street from Five Points to Caswell Street, starting at 10:30 AM

December 7: During the Old Fashioned Christmas evening, stores stay open until 8 PM.

December 9: The Holiday Tour of Historic Inns and Cookie Caper is a self-guided tour of several of the grand homes downtown that are now B&Bs, 1-4 PM. Admission benefits the local preservation efforts.

December 18-January 1: The Iceless Skating Rick has synthetic ice for great conditions no matter the weather. It's at the Visitor Center parking lot (201 South Main St). It's open 11 AM-7 PM Monday-Saturday and 1-4 PM Sunday.

December 21-23: Free wagon hayrides down Main Street, departing the Visitor Center at 201 S. Main Street, 6-9 PM

Read more from Romantic Asheville here.

We at Mill House Lodge can't wait to see you this holiday seaon. We are getting decorations ready just for you! Come stay in one of our many lodging options, right by the water. You'll feel secluded but are so close to all the happenings in Flat Rock, Hendersonville and Asheville!