The City of Hickory is holding its annual holiday festival this week.
"A Hickory Holiday" includes free wagon rides, crafts, holiday music and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Many stores will remain open during the event.
Festivities are taking place in downtown Hickory, Thursday Decemeber 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
For more information about the event, call 828-322-1121.