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Santa Claus is Visiting Yates Mill!

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Have your picture made inside Yates Mill with  Santa Claus!

Saturday, Dec. 2

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Photographs will be taken by the team at Photo Miracles. You’ll be able to select and order your pictures almost immediately at the park center.

How does it work?

    • Drop by the park center at any time between 9 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. on Dec. 2nd to sign up with YMA volunteers and purchase your ticket. No appointment is necessary.
    • For $15, you’ll receive one ticket for a family group to pose in the mill with Santa Claus. Cash, check AND CHARGE CARDS will be accepted.
    • Walk down to the mill, where another volunteer will greet you at the door. When it’s your turn, you’ll step inside to meet Santa and take several poses.
    • Next, play “reindeer games”, take a walk in the park or enjoy free refreshments while your photos are uploaded.
    • Then return to the park center to view your images. You may order as many prints as you like. The $15 ticket you purchased will be credited to your entire order.

Photo prices (one each except where noted):

      • 4×6 for $15
      • 5×7 for $15
      • 4 wallets for $15
      • 8×10 for $22
      • 20×30 for $65
      • Digital image for $35

Join us at historic Yates Mill to celebrate the season with Santa Claus!


Yates Mill Associates is solely responsible for the maintenance, repair and upkeep of Yates Mill. You can help us keep the wheel turning by making a secure online donation right here on our website, or by downloading a form to mail a check to us.

We can’t do it without you — thank you!



Yates Mill is a fully restored, circa-1756 gristmill located in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is the centerpiece of Historic Yates Mill County Park, located in central Wake County. The mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the only restored, operational automatic mill in North Carolina and one of just a few in the country.

Yates Mill Associates Inc. is the guardian of this unique cultural and historic site. YMA was formed in 1989 to restore, preserve and operate the mill, and we are solely responsible for funding its upkeep and repair. Yates Mill Associates developed partnerships with Wake County and North Carolina State University, the mill owner and guardian, to develop a park around this significant relic. Today, this community resource also includes the A. E. Finley Center for Education and Research, and a 174-acre nature preserve.

Become a member today.

Yates Mill Associates
P.O. Box 10512
Raleigh NC 27605-0512

info@yatesmill.org