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banner elk christmas 2018.jpg A Small Town Christmas
December 7, 2018 6:30 pm - December 9, 2018 4:00 pm
Location: Downtown Banner Elk
Website: https://bannerelk.com/latest-news/a-small-town-christmas/

Escape the rush of the season and enjoy an authentic small town holiday Dec. 7-9 in Banner Elk. Festivities start Friday evening with caroling, hot chocolate and the lighting of the official town tree in the Corner On Main park at 6:30 p.m. After the tree lighting, Ensemble Stage presents “A Banner Elk Christmas” at 7 p.m. just a short walk away at the Historic Banner Elk School. Saturday’s schedule begins with a Holiday 5K race at 8:30 a.m. Next up enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa at 9:00 a.m. at Dunn’s Deli. From there, it’s an easy walk to activities throughout town. Those activities range from ornament making and cookie decorating to paw-licious hot cocoa to storytelling at the Banner Elk Book Exchange. Shopping options are plentiful in this walkabout town framed by Beech and Sugar mountains. As the sun sets, the Banner Elk Parade of Lights begins at 6 p.m. at Lees-McRae College. The parade includes traditional marching bands, cars and floats, but also surprises, such as dogs dressed in lights and Santa arriving on a fire truck. Sunday options include visiting choose & cut Christmas tree farms throughout Avery County, as well as a 2 p.m. matinee performance of Ensemble Stage’s “A Banner Elk Christmas.” For out of town visitors, weekend lodging packages are available that include a choose & cut Christmas tree from Elk River Evergreens. “The whole town gets involved with A Small Town Christmas,” says organizer Jo-Ann McMurray of the Banner Elk Chamber. “We love seeing families and couples get away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy a simpler celebration in a small town. And what better way to end the weekend than visiting a tree farm and driving home with a hand-picked tree on top of the car?”
https://highcountryhost.com/images/events/banner elk christmas 2018.jpgA Small Town ChristmasA Small Town Christmas2018-12-07 18:30:002018-12-09 16:00:00Downtown Banner ElkDowntown Banner ElkEscape the rush of the season and enjoy an authentic small town holiday Dec. 7-9 in Banner Elk. Festivities start Friday evening with caroling, hot chocolate and the lighting of the official town tree in the Corner On Main park at 6:30 p.m. After the tree lighting, Ensemble Stage presents “A Banner Elk Christmas” at 7 p.m. just a short walk away at the Historic Banner Elk School. Saturday’s schedule begins with a Holiday 5K race at 8:30 a.m. Next up enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa at 9:00 a.m. at Dunn’s Deli. From there, it’s an easy walk to activities throughout town. Those activities range from ornament making and cookie decorating to paw-licious hot cocoa to storytelling at the Banner Elk Book Exchange. Shopping options are plentiful in this walkabout town framed by Beech and Sugar mountains. As the sun sets, the Banner Elk Parade of Lights begins at 6 p.m. at Lees-McRae College. The parade includes traditional marching bands, cars and floats, but also surprises, such as dogs dressed in lights and Santa arriving on a fire truck. Sunday options include visiting choose & cut Christmas tree farms throughout Avery County, as well as a 2 p.m. matinee performance of Ensemble Stage’s “A Banner Elk Christmas.” For out of town visitors, weekend lodging packages are available that include a choose & cut Christmas tree from Elk River Evergreens. “The whole town gets involved with A Small Town Christmas,” says organizer Jo-Ann McMurray of the Banner Elk Chamber. “We love seeing families and couples get away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy a simpler celebration in a small town. And what better way to end the weekend than visiting a tree farm and driving home with a hand-picked tree on top of the car?”