Holiday Express Yourself Wreath Challenge


Entry Deadline Nov. 19th – 21st

The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center, in conjunction with their annual Christmas at the Lucas Mansion decorations and exhibits, is seeking participation in a new holiday decorating challenge.

Inspired by a beloved holiday train themed book and movie, all three floors of the Center’s Lucas Mansion will be decorated in the theme: “All Aboard the Holiday Express!”

The public is invited to take part by creating decorative wreaths that interpret the theme of holiday trains, the original story that inspired the Holiday Express decor, the North Pole, or Santa’s workshop.

Download and share our flyer:

Holiday Express Yourself Wreath Challenge Flyer


Wreaths will be displayed on the third floor of the Lucas Mansion, which will be transformed into the Holiday Express train’s destination: the North Pole and Santa’s Workshop.

This FREE “Holiday Express Yourself Wreath Challenge” is open to everyone – all ages and levels of experience are welcome.  The challenge is a fun, creative way for individuals, groups, family, and friends, to enjoy Christmas at the Lucas Mansion.

Participants are encouraged to express themselves with any materials they wish to use – all mediums are accepted! Wreaths should be a standard size and should have a hanging device on the back.

Entries are due to be delivered to the Center’s Lucas Mansion (316 Hiddenite Church Road) November 19th – 21st.  Call (828) 632-6966 to learn more, for entry forms, or to confirm your participation.

A People’s Choice award, chosen by the popular vote of Lucas Mansion visitors, and prizes will be given to the top three vote getters. Voting will remain open December 6 – December 21, 2018. Participants may pick up their wreaths January 2 – 4, 2019.

To learn more about the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center call (828) 632-6966, email