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Pickwick state park to hold Christmas event

Pickwick state park to hold Christmas event

Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 8:00 pm

Tennessee’s Pickwick Landing State Park will kick off the holidays with its 8th annual Christmas in the Park festival Friday and Saturday.
Participants can enjoy Pickwick Landing’s Festival of Lights via trolley or a horse-drawn carriage ride through the park, viewing the beautiful luminaries and lighted displays. In addition, more than 50 local retailers and crafters will be on hand, displaying and offering unique items at the park’s Holiday Mart. The Holiday Mart times are Friday from noon until 9 p.m. and Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Luminary displays and rides through the park will be held from 6 to 9 both nights.  
Little ones also will enjoy a special visit from Santa and his elves — complete with a holiday train ride, bedtime stories by the fire each evening, and a special breakfast with Santa planned for Saturday morning. Santa Claus and his elves will arrive in the park’s inn each night at 6 and bedtime stories will begin at 8. Saturday’s breakfast with Santa will be held 7-10.
“This is a great two-day holiday event and there’s something for everyone,” said Guy Garner, park manager for Pickwick Landing. “We encourage everyone to join us at Pickwick Landing for this wonderful holiday tradition and catch the spirit of the season.”
Pickwick Landing State Park is located just south of Pickwick Dam and 12 miles south of Savannah. The lake and river offer excellent fishing, boating, swimming and a marina. Accommodations in the park include a modern inn and restaurant, cabins and camping. The park is made up of 1,400 acres of forested hills and hollows, with a 2.8-mile trail to explore and enjoy the wildlife and plant life around the lake. Picnicking, swimming, golfing and play fields are just a few of the amenities.
For more information, call 1-800-250-8615 or visit

Published in The Messenger 12.12.12