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Originally Appeared on Condé Nast Traveler
Why we go: Asheville is easily one of the country's best places to spend Christmas, offering all the light displays and holiday shopping—not to mention the perfect tucked-away location in the Blue Ridge Mountains—any vacationer could wish for. Some of the city's seasonal offerings include a lit-up wonderland at the North Carolina Arboretum, a national gingerbread house competition at The Omni Grove Park Inn, and the Holly Jolly Christmas Trolley weaving through the downtown area.
The one thing to get you in the spirit: Christmas at Biltmore is just as spectacular as it sounds, with 55 hand-decorated trees, 1,000 live poinsettias, and 7,500 feet of fresh evergreen garland drawing visitors through January 5, 2020.
Stay here: Cozy up in the The Foundry, a hotel opened in 2018 with a James Beard-nominated chef running its in-house restaurant.