Magical Christmas Festivities

Magical Christmas Festivities at The Exchange in Asheville

The holiday season is upon us, and Asheville’s enchanting atmosphere is shining brighter than ever. Amidst the snow-kissed streets and twinkling lights, The Exchange in The Restoration Hotel emerges as the premier holiday decor spot, captivating the hearts of locals and visitors alike with its breathtaking decorations. This year, The Exchange has something truly special in store, offering not only a feast for the eyes but also a culinary journey to remember.  

A Winter Wonderland of Decorations 

Step into The Exchange, and you’ll be transported to a winter wonderland of holiday magic. The Restoration Hotel has outdone itself once again, adorning The Exchange with stunning decorations that evoke the spirit of the season. The moment you enter, you’ll be greeted by a symphony of colors, lights, and the sweet scent of evergreens. 

The centerpiece of The Exchange’s holiday decor is an awe-inspiring Christmas tree that stretches to the ceiling, adorned with ornaments that glisten like stars. Twinkling lights cascade from the branches, casting a warm glow over the room. The combination of traditional and contemporary decorations creates a harmonious blend that feels both nostalgic and fresh. 

As you stroll through The Exchange, you’ll discover charming nooks filled with holiday-themed decorations, from wreaths made of pinecones to candlelit displays that add a touch of romance to the ambiance. It’s a magical setting that beckons you to immerse yourself in the spirit of the season. 

A Feast for the Palate

But The Exchange isn’t just about visual delights. It’s also a place to indulge in a culinary experience that will make your Christmas memorable. The prix fixe menu, priced at $75, is a testament to the creativity and expertise of the chefs at The Restoration Hotel. 

The Menu at a Glance: 

Roasted Squash Bisque – spiced pumpkin seeds, mustard green pesto

Winter Salad – Mixed Greens, Radicchio, Pomegranate Seeds, Roasted Squash, Biscuit Crumbs, Sugar Plum Vinaigrette

Crispy Brussels Sprouts – Garlic Honey, Benne seeds

Main Course Options:

Roasted Turkey – Sumac-Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Broccoli, Turkey Gravy


Sweet Tea Ham – Jalapeño Grits, Beer-Braised Red Cabbage, Rosemary-Mustard Jus

Sticky Toffee Pudding, Ginger, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (GF) (Key Lime Pie for DF/V option)

Start your culinary journey with a velvety Roasted Squash Bisque, which offers the warmth and comfort of the holiday season in every spoonful. The Winter Salad is a delightful medley of flavors and textures, featuring pomegranate seeds, roasted squash, and a Sugar Plum Vinaigrette that dances on the palate. 

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Garlic Honey and Benne seeds are the perfect appetizer, offering a satisfying crunch and a hint of sweetness.  

For the main course, you have two exceptional options. The Roasted Turkey, accompanied by sumac-whipped sweet potatoes and roasted broccoli, is a classic Christmas dish that will make you feel right at home. Alternatively, the Sweet Tea Ham, served with jalapeño grits and beer-braised red cabbage, offers a unique twist on holiday flavors that will leave your taste buds tingling with delight.  

To conclude this gastronomic journey, indulge in the Sticky Toffee Pudding, accompanied by ginger and vanilla bean ice cream, a sweet finale that embodies the holiday spirit. For those with dietary restrictions, the Dairy-Free/Vegan option of Key Lime Pie is an equally scrumptious treat. 

Make Your Reservation Today

The Exchange in The Restoration Hotel is the quintessential destination for Christmas festivities in Asheville. With its enchanting holiday decor and a prix fixe menu that delights the senses, it’s the premier spot for creating cherished holiday memories. Make your reservation today and immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas at The Exchange, where beauty, warmth, and culinary excellence come together to create an unforgettable experience.