Posted on December 3, 2015
Weaverville will be alive with the spirit of the holidays on Friday evening December 11th from 6-9 p.m. for our annual Candlelight Stroll. Downtown is filled with lights and music as neighbors greet each other and celebrate the season.
Main Street will be lined with luminaries; music fills the air as carolers sing from street corners. The shops and businesses downtown are open late and many host live music and warm refreshments. See how life was lived on these same streets many years ago at the Dry Ridge Museum which will be open late for revelers. Indeed, this event allows you to slow down, savor the season and soak up all the warmth our community has to offer.
New this year will be a tacky sweater contest with judges and prizes! Shock your neighbors with your tackiest sweater-wear and try to beat the local talent. The main stage near the town clock will host some fantastic local performers including the Southern Connection Cloggers who will get your feet tapping with their traditional dance, often presented with a modern flair! Weaverville Dance Academy will perform on the main stage and the youth chorus groups from North Windy Ridge and the North Buncombe High School Chamber Chorus will be performing impromptu performances of holiday carols all along Main Street. Adding to the lovely entertainment are the Montford Park Players, who stroll the streets in Dickensian costume, bringing the 1800’s to downtown Weaverville.
Santa joins the festivities around dark in a horse drawn carriage and can be visited in Keller Williams, between Shop Around the Corner and Blue Mountain Pizza. Eager children can enjoy a story from our local librarian, Jill Totman. After you drop off your list to Santa you can stroll about, perhaps running into a Dickens character or a beloved neighbor.