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December 2020

Deck The Trees

Thursday, December 3, 2020 @ 8:00 am - Monday, January 4, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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14 glorious trees at the Monte Vista Hotel - Annual Sponsor 19 beautifully decorated trees throughout the community of Black Mountain and Swannanoa. Look for a STAR in the windows of stores and businesses to indicate that inside is a whimsical, wonderfully decorated tree. To view the trees in person at their locations, download the location brochure Visit the trees in person or explore them online (after Dec. 3), pick out two or three of your favorite trees and make a…

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Christmas Lighting Contest

Thursday, December 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - Monday, January 4, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
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The spirit of Christmas in Black Mountain just gets bigger and better.  Bundle your family into the car and take a drive to view the lights. Cousins Cuban Cafe           108 Broadway St. Inn Around the Corner      109 Church St.                               Taylor Home         112 Church St. Taylor Home                        114…

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A STAR Appeared Shopping Event

Thursday, December 3 @ 9:00 am - Saturday, December 19 @ 6:00 pm
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1) Pick up a STAR Passport at participating businesses. 2) At point of transaction present the passport to receive a stamp 3) When all 5 points are completed, drop off the passport at the Black Mountain Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center 4) A drawing will be held Dec  6, 13 & 20 for a $100 prize. 5) You may enter as many passports that are completed. 6) A financial transaction must occur to receive a stamp Cousins Cuban Cafe …

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Black Mountain Center for the Arts – Artisan Market, Sip & Shop

Friday, December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pottery, ornaments, and other handcrafted gifts. Sip then shop - free beverages and cookies served on our back balcony Ceramic Arts Student & Instructors Show.  Show opening.  Exhibit  runs through January 5th

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Swannanoa Valley Museum and History Center – OPEN HOUSE

Friday, December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center, 223 W. State St
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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Celebrate the holiday season at the Swannanoa Valley Museum and Black Mountain Center for the Arts Holiday   All visitors and staff must wear masks and practice social distancing. Attendees can register to attend at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 or 8:00pm. This is to reduce crowding and provide more safety. Please register for your visit! 

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Circle of Lights

Saturday, December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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1-5 pm – Create your luminary 1-5 pm at either Lake Tomahawk or at the Old Depot, 207 Sutton Ave, Black Mountain, NC 5- 9pm-  Luminaries displayed around Lake Tomahawk, 401 Laurel Circle Dr., Black Mountain   Town of Black Mountain Recreation & Parks

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Black Mountain Virtual Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 5 @ 2:00 pm - Thursday, December 24 @ 5:00 pm
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Enjoy Black Mountain Christmas Parade from the comfort of your easy chair.  Add a cup of hot cocoa to the event as you take a walk down memory lane from Christmas' past.   Video will be available after 2pm December 5 on exploreblackmountain.com, FaceBook and YouTube for your viewing convenience through December 24.

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Outdoor Christmas Market

Saturday, December 5 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lookout Brewing, 103 S. Ridgeway Ave
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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Lookout Brewing Company, 103 S. Ridgeway, Black Mountain, NC German style holiday market, complete with local vendors, hot mulled wine, seasonal ales, and tasty treats.

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BMCA Troupe Dancers — Dancer & Dasher Drive-In Performance

Saturday, December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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At the public parking lot on Terry Estates Drive.  Limited to 10 cars per performance.

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Joshua Messick Live from Colorado

Saturday, December 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Joshua will be joining White Horse Live from Colorado for this show! You’re invited to join us for this special episode.  He breathes new life into the ancient, enchanting hammered dulcimer. Be transported as he weaves cinematic stylings and endless imagination with virtuosic performances. Joshua is a composer and innovator influenced by Celtic, World, Renaissance, Folk, and Classical music. Purchase Ticket.

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Traditional Ornament Making

Monday, December 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Learn how to make traditional Christmas ornaments from foods and spices you can find in your own home. Click on the link to register.

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