Things to do around Asheville weekend of Dec. 15


No matter your flavor of celebration, one thing is undeniable: the holiday season is almost upon us! We’ve got some great events for you this weekend that will help you get in the festive mood, get your shopping done, and chill out before the madness begins! Now, on to the GritVegas Weekend Update…

Friday, December 16

Holiday Mingle and Jingle @ Habitat Tavern and Commons

6:30-10:30 pm

Asheville’s newest brewpub hosts the Mingle and Jingle! Celebrate the season with live music from The Moon and You, tarot readings, yoga, great conversation, and fabulous beer!

Holiday Hang Benefit Show @ the Grey Eagle

8-11 pm

With live music from local Americana bands Town Mountain and the Honeycutters, the Holiday Hang is the 5th annual benefit organized by Town Mountain for MANNA Food Bank. Tickets are $12-15.

Saturday, December 17

Happy 2nd Birthday! @ Addissae Restaurant

11:30 am – 9:30 pm

Celebrate Addissae (48 Commerce St), Asheville’s beloved Ethiopian restaurant, as it turns 2 years old! Drink specials ($3 beer, $5 cocktails), coffee ceremony, and, of course, delicious food will keep you smiling all day long.

Zapow Holiday Popup @ the Refinery

12-5 pm

Zapow is still working on opening its new space, so they’re hosting a popup market at the Asheville Area Arts Council Refinery! Shop for the best in pop art, crafts, and more from local artists.

Sunday, 12/18

Burial Beer Co. Pop-up @ Burial

1-4 pm

Enjoy Burial’s famous brews, brunch from Salt & Smoke, live music from the Digs (celebrating their 2 year anniversary of playing at Burial for brunch!), and shopping from local vendors, including Spoon + Hook, Torches Herbal, Needle & Cone, and Hauntingly Familiar Vintage.