Are you in Asheville for the holidays? Thanksgiving and Christmas are best spent in western North Carolina, hands down. The southern Appalachians’ towering peaks provide the ideal setting for the holiday lights and ornaments.

While you’ll probably spend the holidays catching up with friends and family, you could also find yourself dealing with restless children or grownups. We can provide you with some tips if you’re looking for ways to entertain family members in Asheville over the holidays.

What to Do During the Holidays with Your Family

Events and Festivals in and Around Asheville

Night Before Christmas | Waynesville | 6 pm to 9 pm December 10

An annual Christmas celebration called “Night Before Christmas” takes place in Waynesville, about twenty minutes from Asheville.

Candlelight Stroll | Weaverville | 6 pm to 9 pm December 10

On December 10th, Main Street Weaverville will be illuminated from 6 pm to 9 pm for the Candlelight Stroll, which will include carolers, Santa, kid-friendly events, and more.

National Gingerbread House Competition | Asheville|  November 28 – January 2

The National Gingerbread House Competition has grown to be a cherished Christmas event in Asheville since it first started 30 years ago. It is a lot of fun to view the entries even if you are not joining the contest!

Christmas at Biltmore | Biltmore Estate | November 4 – January 7

One of the most magical holiday events in the Asheville area is Christmas at Biltmore. People travel here from all over the world to experience Christmas at Biltmore.

Polar Express – Great Smoky Mountain Railroad

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ with the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is back in 2022! The 1¼ hour round-trip passenger excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole.”

Book Your Black Mountain Adventure Zone Party

Sometimes, the weather doesn’t cooperate with getting outdoors. However, the kids need to burn some energy. Even the adults get antsy after several days in the same place. We have the solution at Black Mountain Adventure Zone. 

Play GellyBall at BMAZ

“Gellyball is a new, lower impact shooting experience for players as young as five and yet still exciting for teens and adults!” 

In a variety of gaming situations, players utilize our battery-powered, automated blasters to shoot at targets and other players. The unusual gel-based water orb ammo feels a lot like getting flicked with a rubber band. GellyBall is fun for ages five and up. Adults and kids both have a blast!

Play Laser Tag at BMAZ

Laser tag has come a long way since it was created. You may not have experienced the evolution of this popular game. New LaserWar taggers have replaced the function of bulky vests. Instead, comfortable head straps are used to collect data. The days of running around with and getting tangled in long, swirling wires are behind us. Laser tag’s evolution may surprise you, and it will definitely entertain you!

Play VR Games and VR Escape Rooms at BMAZ

At BMAZ, we have added VR to our menu of adventure activities. We presently provide five VR Games or seven VR Escape Rooms, depending on the type of event, age range, and the number of participants you prefer. The games during your party will be planned and overseen by your BMAZ Host. In our VR Arena, five people can play simultaneously.

Book Your BMAZ Holiday Adventure Today

If you’re in the Asheville area for Thanksgiving and Christmas, Black Mountain Adventure Zone is the perfect place to have an adventure. Reach out to us as soon as possible to ensure your party can get scheduled! 

Enjoy GellyBall, laser tag, VR Games, and more at BMAZ in Black Mountain, NC.
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