Hickory – On December 2, 2019 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm Exodus Homes will showcase their newly renovated properties in the Ridgeview neighborhood at 122 8th Ave Dr. SW in Hickory 28602 in their 16th annual Christmas Lights Festival which will feature a “Santa’s House”. The faith-based United Way agency’s outdoor holiday festival is a tradition in this area and free fun for the whole family – rain or shine.

Families can stroll around the beautiful lights while enjoying the St. Stephen’s High School Step Team, the music of the Exodus Gospel choir, and sample delicious food from Mountain Fried Chicken, Olive Garden, Long Horn Steakhouse. Pizza Hut, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Texas Roadhouse, Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse, Brownies by Tina, The Hickory Soup Kitchen, Pepsi Cola, and more. This year Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus (Chris and Lakeisha Johnson) will have their own house in the festival and everyone who takes a picture with Santa will get a treat bag with Christmas candy to share.

Door prizes for premium car details by Exodus Works will be drawn at 7:15pm, and other surprises are in store. Exodus Homes’ William Mangum Honor Cards will be on sale in the Exodus office. Hickory Mayor Hank Guess will light the roof top Christmas Tree at 5:30pm and then let the fun begin! Participants are encouraged to come early to get a good parking space near the festival. The Rev. Susan Smith Walker, Exodus Assistant Executive Director says “We are excited to show our supporters the tremendous improvements we have made in our properties as a result of our recent capital campaign”, and Executive Director the Rev. Reggie Longcrier agrees saying “Come and see what the Lord has done at Exodus Homes!”
Photo: Mr. & Mrs. Claus with Mayor Hank Guess.