Holiday Events Feature 5K, Visit from Santa and Cashiers Tree Lighting

The turkey, cornbread dressing, pumpkin pie, football and family time…so many reasons

to love Thanksgiving! Did we mention pie? Each family has its own activities and

traditions to look forward to the holiday. This year The Village Green is adding to that

offering with a 5K Run/Walk turkey trot, Gobble On the Green. The Thanksgiving Day

run will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 22 at The Village Green Commons on

Frank Allen Road. The 5K will be an enjoyable out and back around Cashiers Lake and

the Kids Fun Run will be through the park. (Note that the 5K will involve some road and

lane closures around the race route, so please drive with caution and attention.

Patience and understanding are appreciated in advance!)

Registration for Gobble On the Green is $30 with a t-shirt while supplies last. A one-mile

fun run for children ages 5-10 years beginning at 9:30 a.m. The fun run is free with

registration with t-shirts purchased separately. In addition to age group awards, prizes

will be given for the most creative and holiday festive race attire. To register as a race

visit There will be no day of race registrations.

So, make plans now to Gobble On the Green before your feast and do the Turkey Day


The next day “Christmas On the Green” kicks off the holiday season with an afternoon

and evening of festivities Friday, November 23. Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit with

children of all ages from 2-5 p.m. at the Gazebo of The Village Green at

the crossroads of Highways 64 and 107 in Cashiers. Bring your wishes and a camera

for a photo with the jolly couple. The evening continues with holiday music for the

Cashiers Christmas Tree Lighting celebration from 5-6 p.m. “Christmas

On the Green” will also feature warm drinks and tasty treats, including s-more making

around The Village Green fire pit. The magic holiday sparkle happens when the switch

is flipped to illuminate the beautiful 65-foot spruce in the center of the village of

Cashiers. The 13-acre park in the heart of Cashiers features thousands of twinkling

lights that will make spirits merry and bright.

For more information on these events or The Village Green, Cashiers privately

conserved 13-acre park for public enjoyment email

or call 828-743-3434. Follow on social media @cashiersgreen or visit

VillageGreenCashiersNC.Com to learn more.

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