Deck the Trees

The Monte Vista Hotel Presents Ninth Annual ‘Deck the Trees’ 

Black Mountain, NC – Named for two years by Explore Asheville as one of the top 5 events in the Swannanoa Valley at Christmas, you are invited to come experience 25 Christmas trees that bring joy to the whole community. The public is invited to view the trees and then vote with money for their favorite tree. Every cent raised through Deck The Trees goes to the Fuel Fund for Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry. Be a part of creating something beautiful that also gives back to the community.  Prizes are awarded for the tree that raises the most money and for the tree that most represents the theme.

Calendar of Events:
Dec. 6, 2019 – Jan. 6, 2020
Visit Deck The Trees from 10 AM to 9 PM

Dec. 9, 4:30 – 7:00 PM
Photos and a Visit with Santa Claus
$15.00 per photo

Dec. 10, 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Deck The Tree Christmas Tea with Highland Farms

January 6, 2020   6:00 to 8:00
A Final Celebration
-Which tree most represents the theme?
-Which tree raised the most money for the Fuel Fund for Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry?

2019 Trees Created By:
Appalachian Angels of Western North Carolina
Black Mountain Beautification Committee
Black Mountain Family Eye Care
Black Mountain Fire Department
Black Mountain Home For Children
Black Mountain Presbyterian Weekday School
Black Mountain Savings Bank
Buckeye Kennels
Camp Lakey Gap
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association
Dreams Salon Spa
Girl Scout Troop 02498
Melinda Halford
Carolyn Johnson
Kiwanis Club of Black Mountain/Swannanoa
Lakeview Center
Monte Vista Hotel
Laurie Morgan & Meredith Greene
Oliver’s Woodworks & CMZ Designs
Paws & Effect
Sassafras on Sutton
Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry
Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League & The Red House
Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center
The Christmas Avenue
The Thread Bears

2019 Deck The Trees Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors
Highland Farms
Mark Kleive, DDS

Gold Sponsors
Cheryl Keefer
Native Kitchen
Parsec Financial
South Eastern Sports Therapy
Silver Sponsors
Cut N-Up Barber Shop
Edward Jones Financial Advisor-Scott Roy
Graybeard Realty
Susan & Larry Harris
Krista Anne’s
Penland Funeral Home
Stafford Home Builders
Tyson Furniture

During the winter, Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministries biggest expense is assisting clients with heat and power. Electricity, oil, natural gas, and propane have all risen in price over the last several years. For those who were already experiencing financial hardship, this is yet another burden. Many spend cold days and nights in unheated or under heated homes because they cannot afford to heat their homes. In 2018, Deck The Trees received extensive coverage by the Asheville Citizen Times, the Laurel of Asheville, Mountain Express and WNC Magazine. Explore Asheville, for the second year in a row, named Deck The Trees as one of the top five activities for the Christmas season. This publicity brought many folks to Black Mountain and raised an astounding $27,761.02 for the SVCM Fuel Fund in donations both large and small. Most importantly, many families had the comfort of a warm home this winter because of our community. The owners of The Monte Vista, Southern Proper Hospitality, are looking forward to hosting and supporting Deck The Trees this season. As always, every penny of every donation, sponsorship, and proceeds goes directly to the Fuel Fund of SVCM. All cost associated with Deck The Trees are absorbed by volunteers, participants and The Monte Vista Hotel.

No gift is too small to help keep your neighbor warm.

For more Information please contact:
Libba Fairleigh at