VIDEO: Asheville Holiday Parade, Medieval Market, more weekend fun


There’s a ton of fun stuff happening this weekend, including the big Asheville Holiday Parade. Check out our video for a sneak preview of the first Medieval Market at the Odditorium in West Asheville.


-Mountainfilm on Tour, 7-10 p.m. at Highland Brewing; the local nonprofit Muddy Sneakers presents the Mountainfilm on Tour to celebrate the outdoors. Proceeds benefit Muddy Sneakers.

-Check out Science Pub at the Collider. Friday’s free talk is on the Sociology of Racism, led by Megan R. Underhill, PhD and professor at UNCA. Doors at 5:30, talk at 6:30. Mingle and nosh on snacks from Ingle’s and beverages from Asheville Brewers Alliance.

-Static Age hosts a free Hip-Hop AVL showcase with P.T.P. (Peter the Poet), SIYAH, Ziggz, Sk, The Novelist, and M!ke Live beginning at 9 p.m.


-Asheville Holiday Parade, 11 a.m. in downtown Asheville, features about 100 entries including floats, marching bands, Santa Claus and much more.

Winter Lights Downtown lighting ceremony, 6 p.m., a partnership between the city of Asheville and the N.C. Arboretum.

-The first Medieval Market at The Odditorium in West Asheville, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., featuring more than 30 vendors selling everything from capes and armor to jewelry and more.

-Get some gift shopping done at the Marshall Handmade Market, happening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Blannahassett Island. Mill around while listening to live music and noshing on food items from Bun Intended and OWL Bakery.

-Catch Laura Reed and Natural Born Leaders at Ellington Underground, 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. $12 in advance / $15 at the door.

Hammond Rum release party, 6-10 p.m., hosted by Dalton Distillery at Satellite Gallery on Broadway in downtown Asheville

-Asheville native Tyler Ramsey at the Grey Eagle, 9 p.m.


National Monopoly Day Tournament, 4-6 p.m. at Well Played board game cafe on Wall Street in downtown Asheville.

-Experience a Dream Theater Workshop from 3-5 p.m. at Asheville Raven and Crone. Write down, act out, and analyze your dreamscapes under the tutelage of instructor Bobbi Williams. Donation required for participation.