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A Small Town Christmas 

December 2-4: A Small Town Christmas 
Kicking off on Friday evening with a tree lighting and a variety show, this festival weekend is packed with holiday cheer—from visits with Santa to a candy cane hunt, plus a 5K run.

Create lasting memories during a special weekend filled with traditional holiday activities. A Small Town Christmas in Banner Elk begins Friday evening with the lighting of the town tree and a holiday variety show  performed by Ensemble Stage at the Historic Banner Elk School.

Saturday’s events begin early in the morning and stretch well into the evening. Festivities include: a 5K run, Breakfast with Santa, candy cane hunt, storytelling, ornament making, cookie decorating, train rides through luminaries in the park, visits with Santa and a synchronized light show. Shopping is available, too, and all activities are within easy walking distance in this one-stoplight resort town in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Sunday is reserved for visiting one of the many choose & cut tree farms in the surrounding countryside. Lodging packages, which include a choose & cut Christmas tree, are available.

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Dec 02 - 04 2022


All Day

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 02 - 04 2022
  • Time: All Day

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185 Azalea Circle SE Banner Elk, NC 28604
185 Azalea Circle SE Banner Elk, NC 28604