This is a great time of year with Holiday festivities throughout the Metro Atlanta area. Here are a few of our favorites:
In Alpharetta, city officials will begin a series of road closures and detours Friday morning, December 5, in preparation for the 37th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting event. Festivities begin at 5pm Friday with the tree lighting at 7:30pm. Try to go to the event if you can but avoid the area otherwise as traffic will be heavy.
Woodstock holds the annual Woodstock Christmas Jubilee and Parade of Lights this Saturday, December 6 in Downtown Woodstock. The Parade will start at 5:30 with the Jubilee afterwards in the Park at City Center. New this year is a change in the parade route; in year’s past, the parade would kick off in the old Wal-Mart lot at Hwy 92, then going North on Main St thru Downtown Woodstock. Learn more here.
This year, officials have changed the route due to imminent construction of a Sam’s Club at the site. The new route will start and end at Woodstock Elementary School, traveling south on Rope Mill Road continuing on Main Street. It will turn right onto Towne Lake Parkway to Mill Street and take a left. Once on Mill Street, the parade will follow Mill Street to Market Street and take a right, then travel down Market Street to Fowler Street and turn left to Main Street. At Main Street, the parade will turn left and follow Main Street back to Rope Mill Road ending back at Woodstock Elementary School. Because the parade route is doubling, officials are encouraging more vehicles and lighted floats and limiting the number of walkers.
Milton has 2 events scheduled this year, kicked off by the 7th annual Christmas in Crabapple on Saturday, December 6, from 2-5 pm, with festivities throughout the Crabapple area of Milton. At the Broadwell Cottage there will be Christmas, Hanukkah and holiday music favorites, Santa Claus with photography available from Blencoe and Co. Photographic Arts, face painting, hot chocolate, a bonfire and the return of the “North Pole Passport” program featuring local businesses. And if you happen to miss Santa that day, go have pancakes with him at Fire Station 43 in Milton on December 13 from 8-10 am. The event is totally free though an unwrapped toy donation for Toys for Tots will be accepted and greatly appreciated. Here is more information about both Milton events.
This is just a sampling of great fun in the area. Let us know if you have a fun event to promote!