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Holiday Happenings from Best Little Beer Town

Happy Holidays – and Happy Thanksgiving – from Best Little Beer Town! 

Your favorite Black Mountain shops and vendors are here to make sure your Thanksgiving needs are met by providing delicious local meats, sides, desserts, and drinks!

Whether you grab a ready-to-cook turkey from Foothills Grange, dishes and sides from Little Sprout Carryout, handcrafted pies from Blue Ridge Biscuit Co., or do your own shopping from The Grocery’s curated selection of meats, cheeses, and local goods, there is something to enjoy for the whole family! Plus, don’t forget to snag some to-go brews from Bad Craft or The Merry Wine Market to wash it all down!


Don’t Miss These Holiday Happenings + Traditions

Don’t worry- we won’t make you play holiday music before Thanksgiving (unless you want to), but we are going to tell you what special holiday and annual events are coming up so you can mark your calendars!

Dec. 1 to Jan. 2 – Deck the Trees: Experience the charm of Black Mountain and get in the holiday spirit at Deck the Trees! Enjoy the beautifully decorated Christmas trees throughout the Monte Vista Hotel as well as shops and businesses around town. Each unique, thoughtfully-decorated tree is centered around the theme: “Let Heaven and Nature Sing.” Help raise holiday cheer and funds for the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry Fuel Fund, which helps keep our neighbors warm in the winter.

Dec. 1 and 2 – Handmade Holidays: Black Mountain Center for the Arts’ Handmade Holidays local pottery and art market is your one-stop shop for crafty and thoughtful gifts this holiday season! Stop by December 1, 12-5 p.m. and December 2, 10 am-7 p.m.

Dec. 2 – Holly Jolly: The town’s annual downtown holiday market will commence at 5:15 p.m. with a performance from the Owen High School Marching Band. Enjoy refreshments, local performances, and shopping until 8 p.m. with downtown merchants!

Dec. 3 – Christmas Parade: A town favorite, this year’s Christmas parade will begin at 4 p.m. and travel along State Street from Flat Creek Road to Craigmont Road. Parade applications can be obtained by emailing:

Dec. 3 – Circle of Lights: After the Christmas Parade, enjoy a luminary walk around Lake Tomahawk. Stop by the picnic pavilion from 6-8 p.m. for complimentary sweets and drinks from Four Sisters Bakery.

Dec. 3 – Experience Joy: A special evening of music featuring the Montreat College Choir and Orchestra students, alumni, faculty, and community performances. This free concert will kick off at Anderson Auditorium at 7 p.m. to celebrate the beginning of the Advent season.

Dec. 4 – Foothills Grange Grand Opening: Commemorate 20 years of honest meats from Foothills and the grand opening of Foothills Grange at 120 Broadway, 2-8 p.m. Featuring live music by The Upbeats Ukelele Band of Black Mountain, kids cookie decorating station, a tree lighting, a special appearance from Santa, and prizes for first 50 guests.

Exciting New Eateries Coming Soon!

We love watching how our little mountain town continues to grow and evolve while maintaining the quaint, charming spirit of our community. If you want to follow along in the growth of Black Mountain, check out these amazing new businesses coming soon!

The Railyard Black Mountain, a 1.2-acre downtown, open-air multiplex, is scheduled to open later this year with food trucks, shipping containers, a huge outdoor stage, event space for over 1,000, and one of the three largest bars in Buncombe County.

The Pure & Proper is also coming soon and is a cozy downtown eatery also opening this fall where diners will find something at any time of the day. From espressos and street waffles in the morning to sitting street side for a late lunch or a date night dinner and sipping craft cocktails with friends, The Pure & Proper is located at 114 E. State Street in a former 1940s Pure Oil Station.

Taco Billy of Asheville is also slated to open a downtown Black Mountain location on Cherry Street soon.

We wish you an incredible, relaxing, and magical time in Black Mountain this holiday season. If we can help with anything along the way, feel free to email us at Happy holidays!