Asheville Outlets Santa Arrival, Tree Lighting, and Free Santa Photos

Holiday Season Kicks off Saturday, November 18, with FREE Santa Photos through December 24, 2017

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (Holiday 2017) – Asheville Outlets is pleased to welcome Santa Claus on Saturday, November 18 at 5 p.m. Santa will lead a parade featuring Enka Candler Fire Department and Enka High School Band leading all the through the center to officially light the 24-foot tree located in front of Forever 21. Paramount Kia of Asheville, iHeart Radio - Asheville and The North Carolina Arboretum will sponsor Santa’s festive arrival.

Immediately following the tree lighting, Santa will be available through Christmas Eve for FREE photos.



FREE Santa photos will be available at the center through December 24 at the North Carolina Arboretum sponsored Santa Set. Every family who visits Santa at Asheville Outlets will receive two FREE 4” x 6” Santa photo prints and a digital download of a single image. Free Santa Photo is hosted by Great Beginning Great Smiles.  

(Additional photos and Christmas merchandise are available for purchase. One giveaway per family, per Christmas season. Some restrictions may apply. Valid only through December 24, 2017.)



In addition to FREE Santa photos, Asheville Outlets will also host FREE Pet photos with Santa. Pet photos will be available on November 30, December 7, December 14 and December 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“The magic of the holiday season is on full display at Asheville Outlets as we prepare for Santa’s arrival and FREE photos with Santa,” states Asheville Outlets, General Manager, Sharon Morgan. “We thank our partners and sponsors for their help to create a very special holiday experience for our shoppers this year,” she continued.


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For over 40 years, New England Development has taken a creative, entrepreneurial approach to real estate development and management, delivering and sustaining successful projects across a wide range of property types and across the country. New England Development’s growing portfolio of retail projects includes an exciting mix of outlet centers including Asheville Outlets in Asheville, North Carolina; Clarksburg Premium Outlets in Clarksburg, Maryland; Outlets of Des Moines in Altoona, IA; Outlets of Little Rock in Little Rock, Arkansas; and Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach, Florida.