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Santa's Calling

Make a special memory for your child (ages 8 and under) this holiday season with a personal message from the big man himself, Santa Claus! Select for your child to receive either a phone call or a letter from Santa.

To sign up, please complete an information form at Holidaypalooza on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., under The Sails on the Square in downtown Hickory. You can also submit an online form here or pick up a paper form at Highland Recreation Center, 1451 8th St Dr NE, Hickory, NC 28601. A form must be completed for each child individually. Information forms must be received by Nov. 30.

Calls will be placed on Monday, Dec. 4, or Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 6-8 p.m. Every attempt will be made to reach children registered for the program, but no guarantees are made. Please accept calls from the City of Hickory's Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism phone number, 828-261-2254. Letters will be mailed by Friday, Dec. 8.

For more information about Santa's Calling, contact Events Coordinator Lance Riddile at 828-261-2254 or