Christmas House comes to Cashiers, Sapphire and Highlands, NC

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Living in WNC, Things to Do | Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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High atop the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, the happy little elves of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau are busy making plans to deck the halls for the region’s First-Annual Christmas House. Hosted at the site of the former Library Restaurant in the heart of Sapphire Valley, proceeds from the Christmas House will benefit the Village Green — a sprawling 12-acre community park in downtown Cashiers. This inaugural holiday event is sponsored by Silver Creek Real Estate Group — whose founder, Jochen Lucke, serves as the chairman of the Board of the Village Green.

Says Lucke, “2011 has been a very busy year for the Village Green. We played host to over 50 wonderful events — from private affairs such as birthday parties and weddings to public events like craft shows, outdoor concerts, and the Leaf Festival, which drew thousands of visitors to the area this fall. What better way to end the year than with an event dedicated to community and holiday cheer?”

The Christmas House will be magically transformed into an elegant holiday home furnished and decorated by local interior designers and merchants. Touring room after room filled with home décor items, sweet treats, live music, and the Jolly Old Elf himself will prove a terrific way to get into the holiday spirit while viewing the work of these talented folks and checking some items off of one’s gift list.

“We hope the Christmas House becomes a tradition that locals and visitors alike will look forward to attending,” states Lucke. “All of the proceeds from the event will support the continued maintenance and operation of the Village Green.

A wonderful asset to the area, we continue to make much needed improvements to the Village Green, which most recently included the chip and sealing of the parking lot at the Village Green Commons. All of these improvements are paid for by fundraising efforts, private grants, and donations to the Village Green. We receive no funds from local and state government, so our fundraising and continued generosity of visitors is crucial.” The house will be open starting Nov. 25 to Dec. 18, on Friday and Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday 11-4. For additional information, please call 828-743-1999.

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