For those of you who are looking beyond Thanksgiving for things to do in our neck of the woods, the town of Black Mountain has an activity-filled weekend coming up December 5-6:
Holly Jolly — the wonderful shops in Black Mountain will stay open late on Friday, December 5, giving you a chance to cross items off your gift list. Many of the shops will be decorated with lights and holiday decor. This event is being organized by the Black Mountain Merchants Association.
Pottery Show and Holiday Sale — Black Mountain Center for the Arts will showcase the pottery of student and resident artists on Friday, December 5. Enjoy live music as well. Visit www.blackmountainarts.org for more information.
Missions Holiday House — Handmade gifts by local artists & craftsmen will be available for purchase on Friday, December 5 (9am-9pm) and Saturday, December 6 (9am-2pm) at the parsonage house beside Black Mountain United Methodist Church. All proceeds go to fund local and intermational missions.
Black Mountain Christmas Parade — The annual Christmas Parade will start at 4pm on Saturday, December 6. The theme this year is “Music of Christmas” and Santa will make an appearance before heading to the North Pole to get ready for the big day. The parade will begin at Flat Creek Road and will proceed westward along State Street to Cragmont Road. This event is being planned by Black Mountain-Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce.
Circle of Lights — Lake Tomahawk will be lined with luminaries the evening of Saturday, December 6, for your viewing enjoyment. The free event is sponsored by Black Mountain Recreation and Parks.