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25 ways to support the places that make us love Asheville this Holiday Season

1. Santa Dog Selfies and Shopping 
Looking for the perfect outfit to wear to your socially-distanced holiday gathering or zoom session? Hazel Twenty has you covered with their trendy fits ready for anything your family could throw at you. Gift cards are 10% off and receive up to 50% off in their sale lounge. Also you can get a picture with Santa dog! 
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2. The Holidays Must Go On (in small, intimate groups)
With new restrictions, Bouchon’s plans for Christmas Eve stand! Enjoy a 3-course meal of a specialty menu featuring duck leg confit with royal trumpet mushroom gnocchi, a 12 oz herb-encrusted prime rib, and a roasted chestnut creme brulee.
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3. Shop and celebrate Black-owned businesses 
Saturday, December 12 Grind Coffee Cowill host a Holiday Pop-Up Shop which is part of an all-day event celebrating Black-owned businesses and will feature over a dozen vendors selling food, clothing, cosmetics, clothing, music jewelry and more. From 11am - 1pm in the River Arts District. 

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4. Asheville-made gifts with free delivery! 
Shopping small has never been so meaningful! Support all your favorite local makers by ordering your holiday gifts with The AVL Box . Available for pickup or FREE delivery to your friends who live in the Asheville area! 
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5. Mini Holiday photo sessions with Appalachian Santa
 Indulge Images, Asheville's Premiere Event Photographers, will be hosting holiday photo sessions on Saturday, December 12. Appalachian Santa can sneak into the background of your family photos and the kids will be surprised that Santa was there the whole time! OR the kids can mask up and talk to Santa and get a picture with him. From 2pm - 5pm starting at $25. Book your appointment by calling 828-337-3978
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6. The Chef's Holiday Meal
Fork Lore is offering Chef Heath’s own family Christmas menu. This Take and Bake has it all! From Duroc Hickory Smoked Ham to Gruyere and parmesan mac and cheese or even a whole pecan pie with Baileys whipped cream.
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7. Asheville-made Chocolate Orange Liquor 
This holiday season Chemist Spirits and Antidote will be featuring their brand new handcrafted Chocolate Orange Liqueur. Stop by to try a featured cocktail or pick up a bottle to take home. They are also featuring stocking stuffer Signature Gin Gift Sets.
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8. Give the gift of ORIGINAL art
As this strange year rolls to a close, supporting local businesses and artists is a gift that gives so much! Woolworth Walk has 170 local artists offering fabulous gift possibilities, including paintings, pottery, tableware, wearables, and body care items. 
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9. Get Everyone Baked!
Looking for dessert to take to your holiday meals/parties? Order a pie from Baked Pie Company with 48 hours notice or stop by and pick out a pie from the cases or grab a gift certificate for your family, friends, teachers, mail carrier, hairdresser, boss and co-workers.
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10. "Get A Box, Give A Pound"
At Dig Local, Giving Back is one of the things we love most. Our friends at Hickory Nut Gap are donating a pound of their pasture-raised meats to families in need for every Sampler Box purchased before December 31st. Boxes include steak samplers, to meat sticks, to the ultimate grill and bbq meat bundle. 
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11. Winter Wonderland at The Grove Arcade
The Grove Arcade Winter Wonderland holiday celebration is underway. This one-of-a-kind, stunning art deco gem features handcrafted local gifts, holiday-themed beverages and plenty of specials being offered by local businesses. Open through January 4th. Drop-off barrels for MANNA FoodBank food-drive can be found throughout the Arcade.
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12. Hand-curated Hemp Bundles
This holiday season, Carolina Hemp Company is excited to offer a variety of hand-curated holiday bundles including the immune-boosting bundle, skincare bundle, the coffee and tea bundle, and more! Starting December 21st through the 25th, you can get 25% off their online store to get all these deals and everything in between. Receive a discount when you donate a non-perishable canned food to support ABCCM.
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13. Yule Logs are BACK!!
The Hop has brought back their Famous Ice Cream Yule Logs for a limited time featuring rolled chocolate cakewith your choice of salted caramel, peppermint stick, or vanilla bean ice cream.There are even Vegan options or gluten-free options available to meet everyone's needs. 
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14. Locally Handmade Jewelry, Bags, and More
Embellish Asheville, located downtown at 59 Broadway, has beautiful gifts for everybody on your list, including lots of local handmade jewelry, bags & other accessories. Gift cards are available. Shop safely in-store or order online and choose local pick-up and they’ll bring your gifts out to your car! 
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15. Black Bear BBQ Holiday Take and Bakes
Black Bear BBQ is serving up a Take and Bake holiday brunch featuring all of your seasonal favorites. Enjoy savory Peach Nehi and bourbon-glazed spiral ham or eggnog french toast casserole. Check out their brunch for 6 featuring ham, baked apples, sweet potato biscuits, and roasted butternut squash for just $125. All orders have to be placed by Saturday December 19th. 
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16. Chill Out with 20% Off at Franny's Farmacy
All is calm at Franny's Farmacy this holiday season. Just mention Dig Local to one of their budtenders and receive 20% off in-store CBD purchases. That's right, all you have to do is say "Dig Local" and you get 20% off."
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17. Devil's Foot Beverage Company's End of Year Special
In light of this crazy year, Devil's Foot brewing is giving a little gift to the world. Use code 2020bye in their online shop to get 15% off for the rest of the year on signature sparkling beverages or merchandise. (We especially dig the Arnie Palmie's!)
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18. Buy a bike, or win a bike!
Liberty Bicycles is your go-to spot for all things bikes and they are currently hosting a 40th-anniversary raffle! (40 years, y'all!) Proceeds of each raffle ticket purchased will be donated to Asheville On Bikes and PISGAH SORBA. Raffle tickets can be purchased in-store or online.
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19. Holiday cocktails at Iconic Kitchen
 Iconic Kitchen and Drinks is serving up some new special beverages this holiday season. Rum, Blue Curacao, and Coco Lopez shaken with pineapple juice and garnished with sweet shredded coconut. Burrrrrrr it’s cold! OR enjoy the drunken Santa shot, filled to the brim with Cinnamon Toast Crunch liqueur and a strawberry twist! 
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20. Over 70,000 sq ft of Gift Inspiration
The Antique Tobacco Barn has 70,000sq ft of home decor, antiques, and collectibles and they're open 7 days a week! Gift certificates make awesome stocking stuffers. Receive a free coffee at Kafe Neo when you bring a warm clothing donation or donation of any kind to be donated to our friends at Homeward Bound. 
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21. Give Music and Merch this Season
From hats, jackets, t-shirts, pins, water bottles, you can give someone the gift of repping some Grey Eagle merch! If you have a concert lover in your life, this is the perfect time to give them the gift of live music. Swing by and check out the brand new line of items OR shop online through the link below.
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22. Get Creative with Claying Around
This weekend at Claying Around, you can make a reservation and stop by to create and decorate some lighted Christmas trees just in time for the holidays. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday enjoy a percentage off of these adorable little trees that make perfect gifts or table toppers.
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23. Honey Gift Bundles for your honey
We're digging this sweet deal. The Asheville Bee Charmer is offering one-of-a-kind holiday gift sets perfectly designed to help you relax and sweeten up this season. Bundles feature everything from lip balm to soaps to mugs and of course, honey. 
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24. Asheville Dispensary's Holiday Gift Packs 
This holiday, help your friends & family feel better now! Hit up Asheville Dispensary for a huge range of Hemp & CBD gifts, including these Holiday Gift Packs at a deep discount. Delivery & free curbside pickup available, just call (828) 335-2696 or visit AVLDispensary.com.
*Mention Dig Local and get a FREE 20% BONUS added to any Gift Certificates you buy, now through 12-31-20.
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25. German Stollen, Fruit Cake & Gingerbread Houses!
Geraldine's Bakery is serving up the festive tradition with their traditional German Stollen and Fruitcake as well as all of your favorite pies and sweets. Geraldine's will even be open Christmas Eve so you can get these amazing desserts up until noon! 
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Cheers to a happy and safe weekend, friends. MASK UP, practice social distancing and SHOP LOCAL.
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