Banner Elk’s Small Town Christmas celebration is this weekend, and includes the first annual Polar Plunge.

The event includes the tree lighting and Ensemble Stage: "A Banner Elk Christmas 2" - A Holiday Musical Variety Show holiday musical variety show on Friday, the 5k Reindeer Run, Breakfast with Santa and the Polar Plunge at Wildcat Lake on Satuday, and then on Sunday another presentation of "A Banner Elk Christmas 2" - Variety Show.

You can find out more and see the full schedule of events at And lots of other holiday events are posted on our website,