From a BBQ competition to Christmas tree farms opening, there are lots of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend. Check out our roundup and let us know if there is anything else going on!
Friday, November 21
11:15 am – Cumming Library – Read, Build, Play story time. Read, Build, Play is an interactive story time that encourages development of early literacy in preschoolers. The program is designed for children ages 2-5 accompanied by a caregiver and is approximately 45 minutes long. It includes stories, music, activites, and play time all related to a creative theme.
11:15 am – 11:45 am – Hampton Park Library – Preschool Pals Story time – These 30 minute programs are designed to promote language, listening, and pre-reading skills by offering vocabulary development, experiences with a variety of literature, and participation in language-related activities. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader. This program is suggested for children, ages 3-5, with a caregiver. Advance registration is not required for this program.
5:15 pm – Post Road Library – Katniss & Peeta Movie marathon. It’s opening night for “Mockingjay!” Want to see all THREE movies tonight?
Watch the first two movies starring Katniss, Peeta and all the other tributes on our big screen with surround sound! At the marathon, enter the drawing to win two free tickets with concessions to Mockingjay TONIGHT, then go see the late showing of “Mockingjay” at the AMC Theater at the Collection. Pizza and themed snacks will be served. For middle and high school students only. No registration required.
7:00 pm – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Linkee trivia tournament. Linkee is a simple, fast and fun shout-out quiz game with a twist. You don’t win by answering the questions, but by guessing the link between the answers. Recommended for ages 14 and up.
Saturday, November 22
9:00 am – dark. Bottoms Christmas Tree farm opens for season.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: DIY felt stocking. Let the kids craft while you shop, and then they get to take their creativity home with them! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!
10:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Create with art folds. Customers are invited to transform a book into a piece of art or create an origami heart card using the ArtFolds techniques. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Please arrive early; space and supplies are limited.
11:00 am – Learn to draw like Mo Willems at Barnes & Noble. Story time and activity. Booksellers will help children learn how to draw the beloved Pigeon from Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! with instructions created by the award-winning author and illustrator. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime. Start your weekend off right at the Post Road Library. We’ll have stories, dancing, and fun! This storytime is great for the whole family!
1:00 pm – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Puppet making and holiday sing-along. Kids are invited to make a puppet and sing holiday songs with our booksellers and their newfound puppet friends. Please arrive early; space and supplies are limited. Recommended for children ages 4 and up.
7:00 pm – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Holiday Fluxx game night. Get introduced to this unexpected holiday card game with ever-changing rules — even the object of the game changes as often as you draw a card and say, “Go”! Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Sunday, November 23
1:00 pm – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Snowmen at Night story time. Ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree branch arms have moved? Discover and experience the secret life of snowmen at night. Recommended for children ages 4 and up.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Sharon Forks Library. Teen trivia! Join us for an afternoon of team trivia at the Sharon Forks Library. All questions will be general trivia and we’ll be giving away awesome prizes. This program is for teens grades 6 and up. No registration required!
The National BBQ Cup at the Cumming Fairgrounds – With a variety of different food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, product demonstrations, live entertainment, and a kids zone that will contain a huge variety of fun for the kids and at the heart, of course, the KCBS sanctioned bbq cook-off that will include an opportunity for you to taste championship Que!
Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA 30040
Friday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
$7.00 entry, $5 for five taste tickets.
9:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday & Sunday – Kinsey Family Farm – Christmas tree farm opens for the season!
Lanier Islands Christmas – NOVEMBER 21 – DECEMBER 31, new price $30.00 per car on weekends. Daily admission to Lanier Islands Christmas includes the drive through our twinkling light tour, as well as access to Holiday Village, located at the end of the tour. Also included with daily admission is access to the live nativity (select dates). Admission is per vehicle and is based on what the vehicle has the capacity to hold, not the number of passengers.
Drive across the Lanier Islands bridge and into a world of lights! This year, Magical Nights of Lights has transformed into Lanier islands Christmas complete with your favorite lights, FREE skating after 5pm, our Live Nativity, lots of shopping at Bucky’s, Christmas Carnival and more!
Your Lanier Islands Christmas journey doesn’t stop with the lights. Our Holiday Village is a must-see for everyone, complete with a bonfire for roasting marshmallows, delicious holiday fare, amusement rides, shopping and much more. Look for that perfect Christmas tree ornament to commemorate your annual visit. And, what holiday spectacle would be complete without a visit with Jolly Old St. Nick? Kids of all ages can take a break from roasting marshmallows to have their photo taken and discuss their holiday wish lists with Santa himself at the Santa Shop. Nominal charges apply to the Santa photos, amusement rides, and marshmallow roasting.