West Asheville, NC — Support local businesses and artisans by shopping local this holiday season. On Saturday, December 12th businesses in the Haywood Road area of West Asheville host a fun filled local shopping day, from noon to 8 pm.

Over 50 businesses and artisans are participating in this Shop West Asheville day, organized by the West Asheville Business Association. Day-of-sales and holiday specials make this an excellent day to get your shopping done. Live music and a visit from Santa provide activities for all ages.

Enter the raffle drawing for gift baskets containing valuable goods and services at each participating business. The more places you visit, the more chances you have to win. Keep an eye out for decorated windows. Vote online for your favorite at

Artists’ Markets will be setup in several West Asheville locations featuring local art and crafts for one-of-a-kind gifts. Markets are located at: ShaoLin Kung Fu of Asheville, 619-A Haywood Road; West Asheville Yoga, 602 Haywood Road; and the 2nd Saturday Artist Market in Domino Lane, behind Harvest Records, 415 Haywood Road.

Four venues provide a variety of music throughout the day. At the Westville Pub from 12-2 pm enjoy the music of Daniel Barber, 2-4 pm Frenchie & George, 4-6 pm Custard Pie, 6-8 pm Peace Jones; at The Rocket Club from 3-5 pm Aaron LaFalce, 5-7 pm The Vince Junior Band, Swamp and Roll; Tollivers Crossing from 2-4 pm Dave Desmelik, 4-6 pm Jennifer Worthen, 6-8 pm Michael Gemme; and Asheville Music and Art hosts music teachers performing Christmas and other music.

Enjoy classic holiday carols sung by carolers from West Asheville churches at various locations and visit with Santa throughout the day at Pastabilities.

For up to date information and additional details including a list of specials offered that day, visit Shop West Asheville.


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