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Santa heads to Chimney Rock State Park each December to practice going down all those chimneys.
Even those who don't drink beer
stock up on this blend for holiday
baking. Here's a recipe for Ninja
Balls featuring the beer as a main
ingredient: (bit.ly/2vflVad). Consider
baking some as a new twist for your
cookie exchange this year.
Three Sisters Vineyards in
Dahlonega, Georgia, offer a special
tasting each year before Thanksgiving and during December weekends. Guests will take the winery's
Dahlonega Gold Dessert Wine, Georgia Port and Georgia Cuvee' wines
John Nolan, owner of Greenville
History Tours in Greenville, South
Carolina, says many families are
heading out on food tours as part
of their family holiday traditions.
It gives them a chance to enjoy a
shared activity and bond over savory
food and drink. The tours are also a
great gift idea. Nolan offers several
food tours including a Greenville
Breakfast Tour and BBQ Trail Tour
Santa has his own tradition at a
popular attraction in Western North
Carolina. He gets in shape for all
those chimneys he climbs down by
visiting Chimney Rock State Park
(chimneyrockpark.com). The Jolly
Old Elf is headed there Saturday,
December 2, to climb between 11
a.m. and 2 p.m. Along with the hot
chocolate, cookies and live holiday
music, there's a chance to win a free
climb with Santa's elves.
Hop aboard the Santa Express
Train Ride (bit.ly/2vmF1Lq) hosted
by the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad in
Blue Ridge, Georgia. Santa will be
on hand for this fun journey that
includes a reading of "'Twas the
Night Before Christmas," Christmas
carols, and treats.
Step back in time and catch a
glimpse of Santa in period clothes.
He'll be at the 35th Annual Dickens
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