Oak Hill has decked the halls for the holidays and would like to share it with you and your family. Decorating the family Christmas tree is a tradition in many homes. Unplug the kids, take the day off and visit Western North Carolina to select and cut the perfect tree. Steaming hot cocoa and cookies await your return. Add one of the following activities and create a complete family getaway:
• Cut your own Christmas tree at a local tree farm - North Carolina has 1,600 growers producing an estimated 50 million Fraser fir Christmas trees growing on over 25,000 acres. Fraser Fir trees represent over 90% of all species grown in North Carolina. The North Carolina Christmas Tree Industry is ranked second in the nation in number of trees harvested.
• Candlelight Christmas at The Biltmore Estate –Experience a rare evening visit to Biltmore House during Candlelight Christmas Evenings. Firelight and candlelight fill the house with a warm glow and accent delicate ornaments and priceless treasures. Get into the holiday spirit with roving carolers, live music, choirs singing European carols, and ballet dancers twirling in the Winter Garden.
• Polar Express on The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad – Take a ride on The Polar Express as the GSMR is transformed into the train from what has become our favorite holiday movie. Santa visits and bestows a bell to each child, the book is read and everyone enjoys hot chocolate served by the famed baker. A do not miss for kids.
• Skiing, snowboarding and tubing at Cataloochee - Cataloochee Ski Area is just minutes away and offers skiing, snowboarding, lessons and even tubing for the less adventurous. A great family activity!
• National Gingerbread House Competition at The Grove Park Inn – Each year in November, hundreds put their gingerbread building skills to the test. It takes place at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville. The best creations will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America on December 23rd. These are not common everyday gingerbread houses!