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Performers in A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas.

A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas

Wrapping up the best of the holiday season into one production, A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas is now on the MainStage through December 22. This holiday tradition brings audiences to their feet for a standing ovation year after year.

The white exterior of 1898 Waverly Inn.

Holiday Tour of Inns & Cookie Caper

Come home for the holidays this year and join the community on Sunday, December 16 for a self-guided tour of five of Hendersonville’s unique historic inns! Cookies and other refreshments will be available at each stop.

Etowah Elementary School staff celebrating a School of Distinction award.

Etowah Staff Celebrates “School of Distinction” Status

For the sixth year in a row, Etowah Elementary School has received recognition as a top ranking Title I school and was eligible for consideration for representing North Carolina as the National Title I Distinguished School Award.

A Great Smoky Mountains Railroad train waiting at a station.

All Aboard the Polar Express!

The 1 ¼ hour round-trip 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.

A rake on top of some dead fallen leaves.

December Gardening Chores

It’s cold outside, and the last thing you are thinking about is your lawn or garden. There are, however, some chores that need to be done in December.

A variety of winter greens spread out on a farmers market table.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This December

Sure, holiday farmers markets are focused on gifts right now, but market shoppers still want to get groceries each week. What produce and gifts can you expect to find at area farmers tailgate markets now?