Asheville Outlets Announces 2019 Holiday Happenings

Santa’s Arrival & Magical Tree Lighting Kick-Off Saturday, November 16th at 5 p.m.

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (November 2019) – Asheville Outlets ( is pleased to present a magical evening to kick-off the holidays and welcome Santa to his holiday home at the center on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy live music, strolling entertainment, plenty of fun games and crafts, and a festive arrival by Santa at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Santa’s Arrival & Magical Tree Lighting is sponsored by Paramount Kia.

“Asheville Outlets invites the community to enjoy Santa’s arrival and help us kick-off the holiday season” says Asheville Outlets Director of Marketing Carla De Maria. “We know families will also delight in our ever-popular FREE Santa Photo program as well,” she adds.

Holiday Happenings at Asheville Outlets this season include:

FREE Santa Photo
11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, and Christmas Eve, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Food Court
FREE Santa Photo is back! From November 16th through December 24th, every family who visits Santa will receive two FREE 4” x 6” Santa photo prints and a digital download of a single image. Additional photos and Christmas merchandise are available for purchase. FREE Santa Photo is located in the Food Court and is sponsored by The North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights.

Asheville Outlets Pet Photo Nights
December 1, 8 & 15, 2019 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Food Court
Bring your furry friend to meet Santa and capture the moment with a FREE photo package, courtesy of Asheville Outlets. Brother Wolf Animal Rescue will be on-site to share information on fostering, adopting, or volunteering this holiday season. Brother Wolf will be accepting donations to further their animal rescue causes. All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier.  

Santa Movie Night
November 24, 2019 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Food Court
Join us for treats, crafts, games, and a complimentary showing of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! This event is free to attend, but RSVP is required. To RSVP, please visit:

Breakfast with Santa
December 14, 2019 - 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Food Court
Come in your favorite PJs and join us for a jolly morning of games, arts & crafts, entertainment, and a delicious breakfast. Following, families can visit Santa for a FREE photo and take home a photo memory of their visit! Breakfast with Santa is for children 12 and under please. RSVP is required. To RSVP, please visit:

That’s A Wrap! Gift Wrapping
December 6-8, 13-15 and 19-22, 2019 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Sundays, 12 noon to 6 p.m. in Food Court
Wrap your gifts at Asheville Outlets for a good cause! Guests are invited to bring their purchases and visit the gift-wrapping station in the Food Court this holiday season. $5 minimum donation suggested. Donations to benefit Enka Marching Band Program. 

Toys for Tots Drive Marathon
December 12-14, 2019 outside Sportsman’s Warehouse
Help bring joy to a child this holiday season by donating a new unwrapped toy at the annual Toys for Tots Drive Marathon kicking off December 12th. iHeart Media, 99.9 Kiss Country, and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will be onsite along with show hosts Eddie Foxx and Sharon Green to raise awareness and collect toys for less fortunate children this Christmas. 


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