Shop West Asheville for the Holidays

We are teaming with the West Asheville Business Association (WABA) to promote West Asheville this holiday season!

West Asheville Holiday Window Decorating Contest

Participating locations are asked to have their windows ready by December 4, 2015. (Online voting for Community Choice will go live December 6, 2015.) Window display must be visible from public streets and we recommend that it is lighted for after hours enjoyment.

Scroll down for entry form.

W-trophyJudges will award prizes in the following categories at our
Wrap Party
December 19, 2015
Urban Orchard Cider Co.

  • Best Use of Natural Materials – (2014 winner The Hop West)
  • Best Use of Recycled/Repurposed Materials – (2014 winner Sunny Point Café)
  • Most Humorous (Silliest) – (2014 winner Buffalo Nickel)
  • Most Traditional Feel – (2014 winner The Barleycorn)
  • Craftiest Decorations – (2014 winner Jennythreads)
  • Best Display of Store Merchandise – (2014 winner Twice Round Vintage)
  • Fanciest Decorations – (2014 winner Get it, Kitten!)

Online voting will determine the Community Choice Award (2014 winner Buffalo Nickel), with the winning location taking custody of the “W” trophy.

The “W” trophy was custom made by metal artist Chukk Bruursema! Examples of his work in West Asheville include the lion behind the The Barleycorn bar and Odd’s Café building sign.

Shop West Asheville Days

We’re focusing on the weekends of December 12-13, 2015 and December 19-20, 2015 by promoting extended hours, sales, specials and events while raising awareness about the excellent variety of local shops, restaurants, music venues and more that call West Asheville home.

Scroll down for entry form.

How can your business or organization get involved?

To participate Business/Organization must be located in West Asheville, which is defined as the area of the City of Asheville west of the French Broad River.

  1. Participate in the WABA Holiday Window Decorating Contest
    FREE to enter – use form below. (Decorations must be visible from a public street or sidewalk.)
    Let us know before December 4, 2015 if you are participating.
    If possible, have your window ready for viewing by end of day on December 4, 2015. (If you need another day or two, email and tell us at
  2. Sign Up for Shop West Asheville
    FREE to participate – use form below. Let us know by December 4, 2015 if you are participating. (Questions:
    Support WABA and more efforts like this by joining/renewing your membership.
    Only $50/year! Visit our Membership page to sign up.
  3. Attend the Wrap Party
    December 19, 2015 at Urban Orchard Cider Company and Bar, 6:00-7:30pm

    Holiday window decorating contest winners announced, raffle prizes, gift wrapping and general celebrations!

Reviews are closed.

Goes to Eleven!

2015 marks the 11th year of the West Asheville printed map. Our thanks go out to all the local businesses that have supported this project over the years.

We are especially grateful to the six businesses that have been with us every one of those years. We couldn't have done it without you!

See the list...