Our November 22 post, Holly Jolly and More, highlighted upcoming events in Black Mountain during the weekend of December 5-6. Here are a couple of other events going on that weekend as well, especially for those of you who are shopping for gifts:

  • Biltmore Village Dickens Festival — Biltmore Village, a village built by George Vanderbilt that contains a variety of shops, galleries and restaurants, will hold its annual Dickens Festival December 5-7. The Festival provides three days of merriment, music and memories, with horse-drawn carriage rides, seasonal Celtic music, trumpeteer Bill Ross, storytellers, carolers and other entertainers. Shops will be open until 7pm and all the Village is lined with more than 250,000 white lights. Many of the shopkeepers dress in Victorian-era clothing. For more information, call 828.274.8788.
  • Holiday Art Show — Several artists from the East of Asheville Studio Tour (E.A.S.T.) will have their local art on display for sale on Saturday, December 6 (10am-4pm) and Sunday, December 7 (12pm-4pm) at 260 Patton Hill Road in Swannanoa. You’ll find ceramics, painting, mixed media, jewelry, fiber arts, woodworking and more, with plenty of gifts under $50. For more information, call 828.275.2080.

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