VIDEO Things to do in Asheville weekend of Christmas ’16


Happy holidays from GritVegas! We’ve got a fabulous weekend roundup that will get you out of the house and away from any relatives you are in danger of fighting with. Stay cozy and celebrate the holidays, Asheville-style!

Thursday, 12/22

Double Crown’s 4th Anniversary with the Legendary Singing Stars @ Double Crown

10 pm

Happy 4th birthday, Double Crown! To celebrate, the Legendary Singing Stars will take the stage, and Buxton Hall BBQ will be dishing out tasties. $10.

Friday, 12/23

80’s Night with the Spazmatics @ Salvage Station

9 pm

Charleston’s The Spazmatics have time-traveled from the 1980s to bring you the best in pop, new wave, rock, and more from the glitteriest decade of them all. Don’t miss this show out at Salvage Station. We encourage you to dress up. $7.

Saturday, 12/24

Holiday Lights Around Town @ Various Locations

Driving around and looking at Christmas lights displays has always been a favorite tradition of my family, and there are several spots in town where you can drive–or walk–through a sparkling winter wonderland. Check out the lights displays at  Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland at the WNC Ag Center (driving tour open through 12/28) and Winter Lights at the NC Arboretum (walking tour). Lake Julian in South Asheville hosts a light display (driving tour) that closes on Friday, 12/23.

Sunday, 12/25

The Krektones on Christmas Night @ the Lazy Diamond

10 pm

If you need to escape the house on Christmas, head on over to Lazy Diamond for live music from the Krektones, drink specials, arcade games in the backroom. Breathe deep and enjoy the absence of family drama as you dance it out.