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Asheville Outlets Annual Tree Lighting

November 25, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Asheville Outlets is celebrating the holiday season with a Tree Lighting Ceremony sponsored by Paramount Kia on Saturday, November 25, 2023. Santa will light the tree at 6 p.m. in center circle near Zales Outlets and Kay Jewelers. Prior to the tree lighting, visitors will enjoy festive music from the Enka High School Marching Band, strolling magic, stilt walkers, face painting, a visit from the Polo Bear and Vineyard Vines Whale, and more!

Josh and Ariel from STAR 104.3 will broadcast live from the event from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Immediately following the tree lighting ceremony, visit Santa in the food court for a FREE photo provided by TapSnap Phototainment. Visitors receive a FREE 4” by 6” photo and digital download of a single image. (While supplies last.) Free Santa Photos are sponsored by the North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights. For more information, visit


November 25, 2023
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Asheville Outlets
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Asheville Outlets
800 Brevard Road
Asheville, 28806
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