Lots to do in and near Asheville NC for the holiday season and Dillsboro Festival of Lights, located about 45 minutes west of Asheville, will be hosting it’s 28th year of this very classic and lovable event.  The Festival of Lights is genuine small town stuff, with more than 2,500 lit candles in white bags lining the streets of Dillsboro, emulating the Scandanavian custom of lighting the way for the Christ child.  

Mark your calendar and head to Western NC to enjoy this luminary delight held annually the first two weekends in December, in quaint and cozy Dillsboro –  December 2-3 and 9-10, 2011. Carolers fill the streets, musicians stroll through town playing Christmas favorites and Santa visits with children at Town Hall.  Horse and buggy rides are also available each evening (cost plus tip).  Definitely a journey back in time and a classic not to be missed; call 800 962-1911 for more information.  

Dillsboro is located in the Smoky Mountains of Western NC at the intersection of Hwys 19/74 and 441 about 45 minutes west of Asheville.

Stay nearby with us in Asheville NC, at Oakland Cottage B&B, an Asheville Bed and Breakfast – we have wonderful family friendly Suites and Rooms as well as Asheville Vacation Rentals and Asheville Cabin Rentals in various locations in the Mountains of Western NC – all within 10 miles of downtown Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Asheville is a great location to base out of for your mountain vacation.  See you this holiday!  Call 828 994 2627 for reservations and more information.