Looking for ideas of things to do in November and December during the holiday season in Asheville and western North Carolina (including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s)? We have plenty of vacation ideas for a getaway.
It’s definitely one of the best places to shop for the perfect gift since we are home to so many talented artists. Remember, weekends are always busiest, so make reservations well in advance. For better deals and less crowds, stay Sunday-Thursday nights. Also see our favorite holiday events! And take a photo tour of the Biltmore House Christmas decorations.
see our Christmas Guide.
Tips & Tricks to a
Problem: You can’t buy all the food you’ll need for the big day in a single trip.
Solution: Divide and conquer. Besides the fact that an entire feast’s worth of grocery bags is too much for one woman to carry or one trunk to hold, you’re more likely to forget a key ingredient or encounter depleted shelves if you try to buy everything in one go at the last minute.
Set your Thanksgiving dinner menu a month in advance, then make a master list of what you’ll need and divide it into perishables (dairy products, eggs, produce) and non perishables (canned goods, spices, baking supplies). Buy everything that won’t spoil as far in advance as you can. Return for the turkey, the herbs, and the cheeses a few days before you begin cooking. Use this Thanksgiving shopping list to make sure you pick up everything you need.