Hundreds of people gathered at The Village Green for the Cashiers Christmas Tree lighting last month and many in attendance said the event was everything visitors have come to expect from the annual holiday tradition.
Santa Claus made an appearance, smores were cooking over an open fire, people were singing their favorite Christmas carols, and to top it all off, the Christmas tree was lit up with thousands of lights.
The Village Green Director Ann Self said this is the eighth year the VG has hosted this event and it has become a charming and cherished holiday tradition for Cashiers.
“The turnout was fantastic,” said Self. “It was great weather which helped, especially after the brutally cold, windy weather the day before. Several hundred came to make their spirits merry and bright with the village lights.”
Cashiers Community Chorus was on hand singing all the classic holiday hits while people roasted marshmallows over a fire pit, and Santa visited with children in the gazebo.
“The Cashiers Community Chorus came this year to lead caroling, which was a festive addition to the event,” said Self.
The 45th Annual Cashiers Christmas Parade is tomorrow at noon. The route takes the parade through the Crossroads ending at Highway 64 and Frank Allen Road. Click HERE for more information.