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Santa Claus Has Made It to Town; Santa Will Be at The Boone Mall This Weekend to Hear Children’s Wishes

by Madison V. Fisler

Dec. 6, 2013. Even with an unseasonably warm few days, it’s clear to everyone in the High Country that Christmas is on its way. The snowflakes are up on King Street, the stores are lighting up their windows and the parades are starting up for yet another year of holiday cheer.

But nothing says Christmas in the High Country like Santa Claus, so it’s a good thing that he has made his way down from the North Pole to The Boone Mall, so children can sit on his lap, take a picture and tell Kris Kringle exactly what they want to find under their Christmas Tree. 

Santa Claus will be at the Boone Mall this weekend, Friday from 4-9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 6 p.m. He will be available during those times to listen to children’s wishes and snap a photo or two for the Christmas cards. 

Santa will also be available every weekend through Christmas, as well as Monday and Tuesday Dec. 23 and 24. 

Photographers are available to take photos with Santa, including two Appalachian State University students, junior Kayla Capps and senior Shey Chandler. 

Photos can be purchased in single prints or packages with pricing as posted below:


  • 4×6 – $10
  • 5×7 – $12
  • 8×10 – $15


  • 1 (4×6) and 1 (5×7) – $20
  • 2 (4×6) and 2 (5×7) – $32
  • 2 (4×6) and 2 (5×7) and 1 (8×10) – $38

The Boone Mall is located at 1180 Blowing Rock Road in Boone. For more information, call 828-264-7286 or visit the Boone Mall website here

Check out some photos of Santa in the High Country, all the way from the North Pole!

Photos by Madison V. Fisler

Santa Claus waves before the first child arrives


Santa waits for the first child of the night


Santa’s sleigh is still packed from the trip from the north pole


Ten minutes before Santa arrived there was already a line full of excited kids