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holiday theater ashevilleThe holidays are coming up quickly, and if you find yourself in the city of Asheville, North Carolina, then you are in the right place. There are tons of fun things to do in and around Asheville during the holiday season

Often associated with Biltmore, Asheville is a wonderful city also known for its art and culture. Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, there are many reasons why people flock here each year.

Love theater? Asheville has a plethora of performances coming up this holiday season, and we have put together a list of our favorites!

Holiday Theater Fun in the Asheville Area

The Nutcracker

One of the most famous pieces of Holiday Theater of all time is Tchiakovski’s Ballet, the Nutcracker. Several ballet companies are presenting their taste of the full-length classical holiday tradition, including The Asheville Ballet at Wortham Center for the Performing Arts.

The Nutcracker! Magic of Christmas Ballet will also be putting on two performances on December 20th at the Thomas Wolf Auditorium at Harrahs Cherokee Center.

Elf The Musical

If you are a fan of Buddy the Elf, then look no further than Asheville Community Theatre’s production of Elf The Musical. Elf the Musical is the musical take on the holiday film Elf. 

It is hysterical and heartfelt and will leave you singing loud to spread holiday cheer. You can catch this show from December 2nd- December 18th at their theater on E Walnut St. 

Caroling By Gaslight

For a more adult performance, check out Caroling By Gaslight at the Magnetic Theatre in the River Arts District. This raucous take on the famous Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, will have you laughing out loud. 

Flat Rock Playhouse

While not in Asheville, the Flat Rock Playhouse is only 30 minutes south in the town of Flat Rock, NC. An entirely fresh performance of this production is presented at the Playhouse each year. This Christmas revue features a cast of Flat Rock favorites, the Flat Rock Playhouse Chorus, and Pat's School of Dance, certain to make you feel joyful and cheery!

This year Flat Rock Playhouse will also feature a new production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,”, so be sure not to miss that family favorite!

Off The Wagon Piano Bar

For those looking for more to see during the holiday season, Off the Wagon Dueling Piano Bar is one of Asheville's greatest attractions. With your friends and family, we promise you'll have a blast! Not only do we feature the best entertainment in town, but we also serve some of the best cocktails in the city. Visit our website for more information!