Come Spend the Holidays in Highlands NC. Join us at Kelsey-Hutchinson Park for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Saturday November 26th at 6:30pm. Drink Hot Chocolate and Nosh on cookies, and sing Christmas carols as we wait for Santa and his helpers to arrive to light the Christmas Tree. Once Santa has officially lit the tree, he will visit with children and here there Christmas wishes. The Ice skating rink will also open after the Tree Lighting. Lace up your skates and join your friends and family on the ice. On Saturday December 3rd at 11:00am the Highlands Olde Mountain Christmas Parade will begin. See a true local mountain small town Christmas Parade as community organizations, marching bands, school groups, Churches, A live Nativity including Camels and other live animals, The famous Mountain Garden Club Dancing Ladies, and Old Saint Nick himself will make an appearance. After the Parade take a stroll over to Kelsey-Hutchinson Park to visit with Santa. The ice rink will also we open for anyone that would like to skate. Santa will be at Kelsey-Hutchinson Park the next two Saturdays, December 10th and the 17th from 11:00am-3:00pm to visit and take photos with Children. We invite you and your family to spend the Holidays in Highlands.