News from Noel, the Christmas Tree Elf…
The very young, along with the young-at-heart, celebrated together last week at Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm and Elf Village.
Despite the wet weather, we were once again blessed as families came dressed for the weather to Choose & Cut their trees. “We refused to let the weather dampen our spirits!” one couple was heard to say.
We also enjoyed visits by several large groups! Some carpooled from their church so that 45 friends could play with us in our Elf Village. They had the best time dressing up as elves, taking photos together, and helping each other pick out trees. It’s so cute to see big people dress up like us elves!
The highlight of our week was on Thursday when two nursing homes and two preschools bused their groups over to sing and share Christmas joy together. Little ones from the preschool at Cashiers United Methodist Church, and the Hampton Preschool and Early Learning Center had fun making ornaments in the Elf Village, melted their S’mores at the fire pit, then gathered together to sing Christmas carols.
Seniors from nursing homes in Highlands and Sylva parked near the door of our Gathering Hall and were wheeled inside. While they enjoyed cider and cookies, the children sang “Away in a Manger” and “Jingle Bells.” The seniors spent several hours at the Farm, and young and old alike had a chance to whisper in Santa’s ear before they left, lighter of heart and filled with warm memories and the Spirit of Christmas.
We will be offering one more date for group visits this season. Call Nicole to reserve your spot at (828) 508-6631 or email Nicole@SawyerFamilyFarmstead.com.
Caroling all the way,
~Noel, the Christmas Tree Elf
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Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm and Elf Village is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina on the Highlands/Cashiers Plateau overlooking Lake Glenville.
Just 6 miles from the Village of Cashiers, we invite you to Choose ‘n Cut your own Christmas tree, or we’ll cut one for you, then experience our magical Elf Village (weekends only) for lots of fun family and holiday festivities. The Tree Farm is Open Daily until December 23.