Appalachian Advent


Deck the Halls

Dec. 3-6, 2019

Celebrate the season of Advent with a few days at Christmount. We will share stories, song, and sweets to draw us closer to the heart of an Appalachian Advent. Our theme this year is "Deck the Halls" and we will spend some time actually decking the halls of Christmount - hanging lights, putting up trees, making ornaments, and more. Do you remember stringing popcorn and cranberries? Did you ever make an ornament? Did you listen to a stack of records on the turntable?  Do you remember decorating cookies? Every participant will leave with a Christmount ornament and a stocking stuffed with goodies. 

There will also be time to explore the surrounding area - Biltmore Estate, Carl Sandberg home, Grove Park Inn, local breweries, the Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway, and downtown Asheville. 


 5:00pm      Registration / Check In

 6:00           Supper

 7:30           Welcome! Hammered Dulcimer Concert - Conference Room A

 9:00           Fireside Chat - Favorite Christmas Music Memories



 8:00 AM     Breakfast

 9:00           Deck the Halls - O Christmas Tree, Holly and Ivy

11:00          Break

Noon           Lunch

1:30pm       Deck the Halls - Decorating Cookies

3:30            Break 

4:00             Field Trip or Free Time - Groups / Individuals may opt for the Field Trip (Schedule listed below)                           or engage in free time. Field Trip participation requires advance reservations. Free Time 

                          participants will be responsible for dinner on their own. 


  • Dinner at Tupelo Honey Cafe

  • Lights & Sights at the Biltmore 

  • Dessert at French Broad Chocolates


8:30pm       Fireside Chat - Favorite Holiday Traditions


 8:00 AM     Breakfast

 9:00            Group Picture

 9:30            Deck the Halls - Garland, Lights, and More!

 11:30          Free Time and Lunch on Your Own - explore Asheville, Blue Ridge Parkway, and more

 5:00           Meet at Givens Highland Farm for Christmas Caroling
 6:30           Supper at Christmount
 7:30           White Elephant Gift Exchange


 8:00 AM     Breakfast

 8:45            Closing Circle

                    Depart - or Stay Another Day! 

Lodging: Guest House motel rooms


Meals: Dining Hall


Begins: Tuesday, 5:00 pm
Ends: Friday, 9:00am



Guest House motel room

Includes lodging, conference fee and all meals except Thursday lunch (on your own) 

Single       $420*

Double      $278* per person

Triple        $233* per person

Quad         $175* per person

*Groups of 10-19: 10% discount

*Groups of 20 or more: 15% discount


Commuters: $165 per person

Extras: Dinner out and Biltmore Lights one night = $50 / person


To Register: Call (828) 669-8977 or click here