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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for December 6 – December 8, 2013

xmasparadeIt may not feel like it outside, but the holiday celebrations have begun! There are lots of fun family events in store this weekend in Forsyth County, GA! As always, please comment and let us know if you hear of any other things to do!

Friday, December 6

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Celebration of Lights at Northside Hospital – Forsyth with live entertainment from local schools and groups, children activities, photos with Santa and the lighting of the giant Christmas tree atop the hospital.

7:00 pm – Barnes & Noble – A Polar Express story time. Wear your pajamas and come aboard for a special Polar Express Storytime. We’ll have yummy snacks, giveaways and much more.

Saturday, December 7

7:30 am registration, Race at 8:30 am – The Jingle Jog 5K takes you down Mary Alice Park Road and back to Market Place Boulevard.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm – Kinsey Family Farm – pick out a Christmas tree or wreath, enjoy roasted marshmallows and shop their market for items like Sweets by Sarah’s pumpkin rolls, salsa, jams, honey and much more!

9:00 am – dark – Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm – pick out a tree, go for a hayride, roast marshmallows, see the animals and more!

10:30 am – 11:30 am – Market Place Christmas Parade. Kick back and enjoy the season with your community, family and friends to cheer on the festive floats in the Cumming Christmas Parade.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time. Join us as we read stories from Disney’s new movie, Frozen – A Sister More Like Me. Great for all ages!

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – South Forsyth High School German Christmas Market – Lots of FREE seasonal activities for children K-5. SFHS students will
guide little ones to complete various seasonal arts and crafts activities. Fun for the entire family! Music, goodies and the traditional St. Nick filling of the shoes! Sponsored by the German department of SFHS.

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Complimentary Carriage Rides, Story Time and Pictures with Santa at The Collection Forsyth. Kick off the holiday season with this annual tradition. Complimentary carriage rides, Santa story time and pictures with Santa! Complimentary Photos with Santa (Bring your own camera) from 2pm to 5pm. Carriage Rides – (every Saturday 1pm to 5pm) and Stories with Santa at 1pm.

4:30 pm – The ICE presents “Christmas at the Movies” Figure Skating Show to benefit St. Joseph’s Food Pantry on December 7, 2013. Enjoy a fun night of entertainment, starting at 4:30 pm with “Christmas at the Movies” Figure skating ice show, followed by open public skating at The ICE (7-9 pm).

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Marie’s Italian Deli, Bakery & Market – Santa visit! From  4:30-5:30 – decorate sugar cookies, have face painting and spend time with Santa! Bring the kids!!! And while you’re here… join us for dinner! Let the Season Begin!

Sunday, December 8

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Deck the Stalls is on December 8 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Save the Horses in Cumming, GA. This family friendly event includes roasting s’mores and hot dogs, stuffing stockings for the horses, cake walk, petting zoo and pony rides. Get your photo taken with a horse or buffalo and order your Christmas cards right there on the spot! Free parking & free admission!  Some activities have a small fee. Proceeds benefit the Horse Rescue Relief & Retirement Fund, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charity. Save the Horses Rescue Center, 1786 New Green Rd., Cumming, GA 30028.


Check out the local Christmas light shows in the area all weekend and weekdays too!

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Happy 10th Anniversary! Celebrate their decade of flea market goodness and see what holiday treasures you can find at the market. All weekend. Hours: Friday ~ 9 – 5, Saturday ~ 9 – 6, Sunday ~ 10-5. Admission: $3.00. Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free. Bring your precious loved ones to visit our wonderful Santa, Sunday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Bring your camera for great pictures!


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