Santa Trades Sleigh for a Big Rig

Monday, Nov 9, 8:42AM
Collierville, Tenn. – Rudolph and his friends will be able to take some time off this November when Santa arrives at The Avenue Carriage Crossing. He has traded in his sleigh for a big rig truck customized and driven by the cast of CMT’s hit series “Trick My Truck.” On Tuesday, Nov. 24, the “tricked out” truck carrying Santa will arrive in Collierville at The Avenue Carriage Crossing.
“Santa is arriving in high gear this holiday season,” said Eugene Schmitt – general manager, The Avenue Carriage Crossing. “We want families to start a new holiday tradition enjoying The Avenue Carriage Crossing’s Santa arrival - the most distinctive around.”
Families will be able to track Santa’s progress on his journey from the North Pole to Collierville through The Avenue Carriage Crossing’s Facebook page,
Santa has a special surprise planned for the boys and girls of Collierville once he arrives – he will unveil the 2009 Habitat for Humanity playhouse, which will be permanently housed in The Children’s Park at The Avenue Carriage Crossing for all to enjoy. In addition to the unveiling, families will be able to enjoy complimentary cookie decorating, photos with Santa and the six-member cast of “Trick My Truck,” music, train rides and more.
Activities begin at 7 p.m., and Santa will visit with children until 9 p.m. For more information on upcoming events at The Avenue Carriage Crossing, including Breakfast with Santa, train rides, Santa photos, and holiday sales and promotions, visit
About The Avenue®
The Avenue, introduced by Cousins Properties Incorporated in 1998, is an outdoor lifestyle center concept with eight locations throughout the Southeast. The Avenue offers a dynamic mix of premier national retailers, select local merchants and specialty restaurants reflective of local demand and fashion trends. The shopping destination features an open-air, pedestrian friendly setting convenient to major metropolitan areas. Shoppers can visit The Avenue at one of its five metro Atlanta locations, or in suburban Nashville, Tenn., suburban Memphis, Tenn. or Viera, Fla. For more information about The Avenue, please visit
About “Trick My Truck”
“Trick My Truck” debuted in 2006 as the highest-rated regularly-scheduled premier for CMT. The six-member cast features big rig truck mechanics who customize the rigs of lucky truck drivers with custom artwork, electronics enhancements and mechanical upgrades. For more information, visit