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‘Tis the Season at Pickwick Landing State Park’s 8th Annual Christmas Fest

Press release from the Department of Environment & Conservation; December 6, 2012: 

PICKWICK DAM, Tenn. – Pickwick Landing State Park will kick off the holidays with its 8th Annual Christmas in the Park festival December 14-15.

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 p.m. 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 p.m., and bedtime stories will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday’s breakfast with Santa will begin at 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.

“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, Tenn. 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 about Pickwick Landing State Park’s 8th Annual Christmas in the Park or to make reservations, please call 1-800-250-8615. Additional information about the park can also be found on the park’s Web site at

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