Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for December 8 – December 10, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaIt’s a snowy weekend in December and only 17 days until Christmas! Here are some fun things to do things weekend in Forsyth County, GA! Also check out my Christmas and Santa events and Christmas Light Shows posts.

Friday, December 8

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Christmas in Cumming Arts and Crafts Festival at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Christmas is an exciting time in the City of Cumming. Each year the City of Cumming lines the streets with beautiful Christmas lights and offer Christmas festivities at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Free pictures with Santa! Arts and Crafts Festival Friday, Dec. 8th at 4 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, Dec. 9th at 10 AM – 5 PM, Free Photos with Santa Friday, Dec. 8th at 6 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, Dec. 9th at 12 PM – 3 PM, Arts & Crafts Admission Adults………$1.00 Children 12 and under……..Free.

7:00 pm – Studio West Productions is proud to present their 2017 Holiday Showcase. Each year Studio West looks forward to celebrating the Holiday season with our local crowd and enjoy spreading some Holiday Cheer! Come out and get your Holiday off to a great start with the joyous sounds of some Holiday Favorites and great dance numbers to get your feet tapping. Director: Eric Gray Performance Times: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm All Tickets $10.00 – Available at the Door. WFHS Studio West Productions 2017-2018, 4155 Drew Rd, Cumming, Georgia 30040.

7:00 pm – Miracle on 34th Street – Forsyth Central Stage – Here’s one for the troops. The performances of the 1940’s Radio Stage Play of Miracle on 34th Street are all dedicated to our troops stationed here and abroad. To say thank you for their service, we are asking the community coming to the show to donate suggested items that will be packaged and sent to the troops for the holidays. December 7 & 8th at 7:00 pm, December 9th at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm. $7 for adults, $3 for students. Forsyth Central High School, Forsyth Central Performing Arts Center, 131 Almon C. Hill Drive, Cumming, GA 30040.

Saturday, December 9
10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Saturday, December 9 – Christmas in Cumming Arts and Crafts Festival at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Christmas is an exciting time in the City of Cumming. Each year the City of Cumming lines the streets with beautiful Christmas lights and offer Christmas festivities at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Free pictures with Santa! Arts and Crafts Festival Friday, Dec. 8th at 4 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, Dec. 9th at 10 AM – 5 PM, Free Photos with Santa Friday, Dec. 8th at 6 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, Dec. 9th at 12 PM – 3 PM, Arts & Crafts Admission Adults………$1.00 Children 12 and under……..Free.
December 9 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Santa at the Farm – Little Dreamers Farm, 7560 Wallace Tatum Rd, Cumming, GA 30028. ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TOO: Unseen Hands Ministries  ​ ​ Bring the kids for a private session with Santa and Mrs Claus! Take your own photos! Hot cocoa, hay rides, petting zoo and more! ​ $30.00 a Family!

December 9 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm – All Aboard the Polar Farm Express! at Warbington Farms
Fare: $7 per person *purchase tickets at gate. Experience a magical journey of Christmas fun at Warbington Farms. *Pictures with SANTA (bring or own camera or purchase professional pictures). There will be a photo area complete with Santa, his sleigh and SNOW! Santa Pop will be at farm from 4-8pm. Must be in line by 7:30 to have picture taken with Santa.
*Polar Express themed area
*Visit with the Conductor
*Train Rides by Wayne’s Train ($3 per ride)
*Kids can write letters to Santa
*Vendors
*Kids will make a craft
*Hayrides
*Petting Zoo
*Fun Park
*Bonfire
*Concessions
*Christmas Lights around the farm (at dark)
*SNOW PIT (our corn crib will be transformed into a SNOW PIT!)
**will be held outside, so dress appropriately for the weather

3:00 pm show and 7:00 pm show – Miracle on 34th Street – Forsyth Central Stage – Here’s one for the troops. The performances of the 1940’s Radio Stage Play of Miracle on 34th Street are all dedicated to our troops stationed here and abroad. To say thank you for their service, we are asking the community coming to the show to donate suggested items that will be packaged and sent to the troops for the holidays. December 7 & 8th at 7:00 pm, December 9th at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm. $7 for adults, $3 for students. Forsyth Central High School, Forsyth Central Performing Arts Center, 131 Almon C. Hill Drive, Cumming, GA 30040.

ALL WEEKEND

December 2 – December 23 – Santa at The Collection Forsyth
Bring your own camera to take pictures with Santa every Saturday and Sunday from December 2nd to December 23rd from 1pm to 5pm. Santa will be at Shop 360 (In between Origins and Lane Bryant). Click here for more information. 
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides at The Collection Forsyth run December 2nd – December 17, 1-5pm. Enjoy a holiday tradition for locals and guests alike. These cozy, horse-drawn carriage rides through The Collection are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas at The Collection with your family and friends!
Nov. 17, 2017 – Jan. 3, 2018: Magical Nights of Lights 25th Anniversary at Lanier Islands – Drive through larger-than-life holiday light displays at Lanier Islands while you hear songs of the season on your radio or smartphone. Enhance the experience with the companion app, and stop at the Holiday Village to visit Santa, shop for gifts, and ride carnival rides. Admission to the 25th Anniversary of Magical Nights of Lights and Holiday Village is just $45/vehicle* when purchased at the gate and $35/vehicle* when purchased in advance online. Magical Nights of Lights and Holiday Village operates from 5pm – 10pm nightly from November 17 – January 3.

The Ice Rink @ North Georgia is a seasonal outdoor ice rink at the North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall in Dawsonville, GA open from Nov 17 – Jan 5.

Christmas in Castille – Opens November 30! The light show runs Thursday – Saturdays from 6-9pm until December 23rd. Turn your radio dial to 89.9 and enjoy the Christmas lights on this magical street. 4220 Tivoli Way, Alpharetta, GA. The light show is free and they are taking donations for a local charity through the West Forsyth DECA Club.

Santa at Rucker PetSanta will be flying by and stopping in at Rucker Pet locations over 3 weekends:

December 9 & 10 || 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rucker Pet – Kelly Mill
4335 Bethelview Rd, Cumming, GA 30040

ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT the Humane Society of Forsyth County, GA.

Activities include:
• Pictures With Santa Paws
• Face Painting
• Christmas Music & Caroling
• Activities For Children
• S’mores, Hot Chocolate, Wassail, Cookies
• Personalized Christmas Stockings & Elves

Pictures are $20 per sitting. This includes a flash drive with all of your pictures so that you may share them with all your friends
and family.

Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm – Monday – Friday 3:00 PM – DARK, Saturday 9:00 AM – DARK, CLOSED ON SUNDAY. 2017 Season: November 18th – December 23rd. Santa will be visiting Saturday, December 9th  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Fresh homemade wreaths, mailbox swags, and Christmas Bows are made daily and also available for sale. Also at BTF, we have hayrides, available on the weekends, hot apple cider, petting zoo, kids play zone, fresh made jams and jellies, Santa Claus (see website for certain dates), bon-fire, and many other fun activities.

Kinsey Family Farm – Our Christmas festivities, including wagon rides, hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting, Christmas tree picking and general merriment, have begun! If you would like some quality time with your family please feel free to come out and join us! The 2017 Christmas season will be in operation from Saturday, November 18th until December 20th. Due to our desire to celebrate the holidays with our own families we will not be open on Thanksgiving day or Christmas Eve.

  • M-F 12:00 until 7:00
  • Sat-Sun 9:00 until 6:00

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Christmas Holiday Events in Cumming, GA for 2017

holiday festivals, bazaars and craft fairs in forsyth county, GAHoliday events are a fun way to start shopping for and celebrate the holiday season.

Here is a list of upcoming holiday craft fairs, events and festivals in Cumming, GA.

Studio West Productions is proud to present their 2017 Holiday Showcase. Each year Studio West looks forward to celebrating the Holiday season with our local crowd and enjoy spreading some Holiday Cheer! Come out and get your Holiday off to a great start with the joyous sounds of some Holiday Favorites and great dance numbers to get your feet tapping. Director: Eric Gray Performance Times: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm All Tickets $10.00 – Available at the Door. WFHS Studio West Productions 2017-2018, 4155 Drew Rd, Cumming, Georgia 30040.

12/7, 12/8, 12/9 – Miracle on 34th Street – Forsyth Central Stage – Here’s one for the troops. The performances of the 1940’s Radio Stage Play of Miracle on 34th Street are all dedicated to our troops stationed here and abroad. To say thank you for their service, we are asking the community coming to the show to donate suggested items that will be packaged and sent to the troops for the holidays. December 7 & 8th at 7:00 pm, December 9th at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm. $7 for adults, $3 for students. Forsyth Central High School, Forsyth Central Performing Arts Center, 131 Almon C. Hill Drive, Cumming, GA 30040.

Friday, December 8 & Saturday, December 9 – Christmas in Cumming Arts and Crafts Festival at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Christmas is an exciting time in the City of Cumming. Each year the City of Cumming lines the streets with beautiful Christmas lights and offer Christmas festivities at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Free pictures with Santa! Arts and Crafts Festival Friday, Dec. 8th at 4 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, Dec. 9th at 10 AM – 5 PM, Free Photos with Santa Friday, Dec. 8th at 6 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, Dec. 9th at 12 PM – 3 PM, Arts & Crafts Admission Adults………$1.00 Children 12 and under……..Free.
December 9 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Santa at the Farm – Little Dreamers Farm, 7560 Wallace Tatum Rd, Cumming, GA 30028. ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TOO: Unseen Hands Ministries  ​ ​ Bring the kids for a private session with Santa and Mrs Claus! Take your own photos! Hot cocoa, hay rides, petting zoo and more! ​ $30.00 a Family!

December 9 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm – All Aboard the Polar Farm Express! at Warbington Farms
Fare: $7 per person *purchase tickets at gate. Experience a magical journey of Christmas fun at Warbington Farms. *Pictures with SANTA (bring or own camera or purchase professional pictures). There will be a photo area complete with Santa, his sleigh and SNOW! Santa Pop will be at farm from 4-8pm. Must be in line by 7:30 to have picture taken with Santa.
*Polar Express themed area
*Visit with the Conductor
*Train Rides by Wayne’s Train ($3 per ride)
*Kids can write letters to Santa
*Vendors
*Kids will make a craft
*Hayrides
*Petting Zoo
*Fun Park
*Bonfire
*Concessions
*Christmas Lights around the farm (at dark)
*SNOW PIT (our corn crib will be transformed into a SNOW PIT!)
**will be held outside, so dress appropriately for the weather

December 16 – December 17 – Sawnee Ballet Theater presents The Nutcracker. Performances at North Forsyth High School. Sawnee Ballet Theater’s 26th Annual full-length production of The Nutcracker. Performances are:
Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm
December 17 – Ashebrooke Subdivision Night of Lights – The 12th Annual Night of Lights is a festive way to spend an evening viewing luminaries and a live nativity scene. It is a great fundraiser and a fun holiday event. Located off Bethelview Rd between Kelly Mill and Hwy. 20 in Cumming, GA.
December 2 – December 23 – Santa at The Collection Forsyth
Bring your own camera to take pictures with Santa every Saturday and Sunday from December 2nd to December 23rd from 1pm to 5pm. Santa will be at Shop 360 (In between Origins and Lane Bryant). Click here for more information. 
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides at The Collection Forsyth run December 2nd – December 17, 1-5pm. Enjoy a holiday tradition for locals and guests alike. These cozy, horse-drawn carriage rides through The Collection are the perfect way to enjoy the lights, sights, and sounds of Christmas at The Collection with your family and friends!
Nov. 17, 2017 – Jan. 3, 2018: Magical Nights of Lights 25th Anniversary at Lanier Islands – Drive through larger-than-life holiday light displays at Lanier Islands while you hear songs of the season on your radio or smartphone. Enhance the experience with the companion app, and stop at the Holiday Village to visit Santa, shop for gifts, and ride carnival rides. Admission to the 25th Anniversary of Magical Nights of Lights and Holiday Village is just $45/vehicle* when purchased at the gate and $35/vehicle* when purchased in advance online. Magical Nights of Lights and Holiday Village operates from 5pm – 10pm nightly from November 17 – January 3.

The Ice Rink @ North Georgia is a seasonal outdoor ice rink at the North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall in Dawsonville, GA open from Nov 17 – Jan 5.

Christmas in Castille – Opens November 30! The light show runs Thursday – Saturdays from 6-9pm until December 23rd. Turn your radio dial to 89.9 and enjoy the Christmas lights on this magical street. 4220 Tivoli Way, Alpharetta, GA. The light show is free and they are taking donations for a local charity through the West Forsyth DECA Club.

Santa at Rucker PetSanta will be flying by and stopping in at Rucker Pet locations over 3 weekends:

December 2 & 3 || 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rucker Pet – Hammond’s Crossing
3540 Keith Bridge Rd, Cumming, GA 30041

December 9 & 10 || 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rucker Pet – Kelly Mill
4335 Bethelview Rd, Cumming, GA 30040

December 16 || 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Rucker Pet – Windermere
2990 Buford Hwy, Cumming, GA 30041

ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT the Humane Society of Forsyth County, GA.

Activities include:
• Pictures With Santa Paws
• Face Painting
• Christmas Music & Caroling
• Activities For Children
• S’mores, Hot Chocolate, Wassail, Cookies
• Personalized Christmas Stockings & Elves

Pictures are $20 per sitting. This includes a flash drive with all of your pictures so that you may share them with all your friends
and family.

Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm – Monday – Friday 3:00 PM – DARK, Saturday 9:00 AM – DARK, CLOSED ON SUNDAY. 2017 Season: November 18th – December 23rd. Santa will be visiting Saturday, December 9th  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Fresh homemade wreaths, mailbox swags, and Christmas Bows are made daily and also available for sale. Also at BTF, we have hayrides, available on the weekends, hot apple cider, petting zoo, kids play zone, fresh made jams and jellies, Santa Claus (see website for certain dates), bon-fire, and many other fun activities.

Kinsey Family Farm – Our Christmas festivities, including wagon rides, hot chocolate and marshmallow roasting, Christmas tree picking and general merriment, have begun! If you would like some quality time with your family please feel free to come out and join us! The 2017 Christmas season will be in operation from Saturday, November 18th until December 20th. Due to our desire to celebrate the holidays with our own families we will not be open on Thanksgiving day or Christmas Eve.

  • M-F 12:00 until 7:00
  • Sat-Sun 9:00 until 6:00

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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for December 16 – December 18, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe holiday season is in full swing! Check out these fun family friendly activities this weekend in Forsyth County, GA!

If you missed my other holiday posts, here are a few to reference:

Santa Arrival and Tree Lighting on November 27, 2016 at The Collection Forsyth

Holiday Events in Forsyth County, GA for Christmas 2016

Christmas Tree Farms in Forsyth County, GA for 2016

Christmas Light Shows Around Forsyth County, GA in 2016

Friday, December 16

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders 

7:00 pm – The Warehouse – Free Christmas Movie! 5095 Post Road, Cumming, GA. Elf!

Saturday, December 17

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Grand Re-Opening of Stars & Strikes Cumming! From 10am-4pm, enjoy free hot dogs, popcorn, and new video games! From 7pm-midnight, enjoy a free game of laser tag! Stars and Strikes Cumming unveils the NEW TWO-STORY LASER TAG along with a ton of new video & redemption games in our arcade! Join us for a Grand Opening celebration of these new attractions on Saturday, December 17th! Visit us on the 17th from 10am until 4pm for FREE hot dogs & popcorn and play each of our new arcade games once for FREE!  Visit us on the 17th from 7pm until midnight and you’ll be able to play ONE FREE GAME in our new Two-Story Laser Tag Arena! Visit www.StarsandStrikes.com for more info!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. It’s a magical Christmas Eve, and all of the children in your town are sleeping. Well, all of the children but you! How could you possibly fall asleep when you know Santa and his sleigh are on their way? Join us for Storytime and activities featuring Santa’s Sleigh Is on Its Way!

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Post Road Polar Express Party 

1:15 PM – Post Road Library  Post Road Polar Express Party 

3:15 PM – Post Road Library Post Road Polar Express Party 

Sunday, December 11

1:45 PM – Post Road Library Sensitive Santa for Children with Special Needs 

ALL WEEKEND

Complimentary Photos with Santa and Horse Drawn Carriage Rides – the first 3 weekends of December – The Collection Forsyth.

Saturdays in December from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm photos with Santa and carriage rides
Sundays in December from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm photos with Santa.
Bring your own camera!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for December 9 – December 11, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe holiday season is in full swing! Check out these fun family friendly activities this weekend in Forsyth County, GA!

If you missed my other holiday posts, here are a few to reference:

Santa Arrival and Tree Lighting on November 27, 2016 at The Collection Forsyth

Holiday Events in Forsyth County, GA for Christmas 2016

Christmas Tree Farms in Forsyth County, GA for 2016

Friday, December 9

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – 1,000 Books With If You Give a Mouse A Cookie! 

1:15 PM – Post Road Library – 1,000 Books With If You Give a Mouse A Cookie! 

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Christmas in Cumming – Arts & Crafts Festival and More.  Friday & Saturday at the Cumming Fairgrounds.  Arts & Craft Shopping 4pm to 9pm (Friday) and 10am to 5pm (Saturday).  $1 Admission – Children 12 & Under FREE.

7:00 pm – The Warehouse – Free Christmas Movie! 5095 Post Road, Cumming, GA. Polar Express!

Saturday, December 10

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a clay pot elf! 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 – 5:00 pm – Christmas in Cumming – Arts & Crafts Festival and More.  Friday & Saturday at the Cumming Fairgrounds.  Arts & Craft Shopping 4pm to 9pm (Friday) and 10am to 5pm (Saturday).  $1 Admission – Children 12 & Under FREE.

10:30 AM – Cumming Library – Sensitive Santa 

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth.  Join us for a Storytime featuring If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, one of the most beloved children’s books of all time. Coloring and activities to follow.

11:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – 1,000 Books With If You Give a Mouse A Cookie! 

1:00 PM – Post Road Library – Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs 

2:00 PM – Cumming Library – Holiday Vase Craft for Teens 

2:00 PM – Hampton Park Library – Sensitive Santa 

Sunday, December 11

2:00 PM – Cumming Library – Hobby Share Fair 2016 

2:15 PM – Post Road Library – Teen Holiday Gift Crafting 

ALL WEEKEND

Complimentary Photos with Santa and Horse Drawn Carriage Rides – the first 3 weekends of December – The Collection Forsyth.

Saturdays in December from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm photos with Santa and carriage rides
Sundays in December from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm photos with Santa.
Bring your own camera!

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for December 2 – December 4, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county ga‘Tis the season for some fun holiday shopping events! Here’s a roundup of weekend activities in Forsyth County, GA.

If you missed my other holiday posts, here are a few to reference:

Santa Arrival and Tree Lighting on November 27, 2016 at The Collection Forsyth

Holiday Events in Forsyth County, GA for Christmas 2016

Christmas Tree Farms in Forsyth County, GA for 2016

Friday December 2

10:00 am – 8:00 pm – Vickery Village Artists Market, 5814 N.Vickery Street , Cumming, GA 30040. Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts created by talented local artists during this fine arts show at charming Vickery Village. The work of over 30 artists will available for purchase. Items include jewelry, paintings, mixed media, home décor, edibles, greenery and more. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of the wonderful restaurants in Vickery Village during your visit.

10:00 AM – Cumming Library  American Red Cross – Blood Drive – Give back this holiday season. The American Red Cross needs your help.

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library Growing Young Minds

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Northside Hospital Forsyth’s Celebration of Lights – Start the weekend off on Friday at the 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. Northside Hospital – Forsyth, 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive, Cumming, GA 30041.

Saturday, December 3

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Christmas with Silver City Farm. Silver City Farm is going to be decked out and ready for Christmas. Purchase tickets online or at the farm.  Admission is $18 for adults, $12 for kids 1 and older. If you’ve never been to Silver City Farm you’ll be amazed at our incredible venue which is rich in history and includes a gorgeous enclosed barn, old-time saloon, historic service station, barber shop and so much more. It’s a guaranteed way to take your family back in time this Christmas season! Special events include:

  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Live music
  • Cookie decorating
  • Coloring Christmas cards
  • Professional pictures with Santa
  • And more!

10:00 am – 8:00 pm – Vickery Village Artists Market, 5814 N.Vickery Street , Cumming, GA 30040. Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts created by talented local artists during this fine arts show at charming Vickery Village. The work of over 30 artists will available for purchase. Items include jewelry, paintings, mixed media, home décor, edibles, greenery and more. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of the wonderful restaurants in Vickery Village during your visit.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a felt character 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!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth.  “Grow Your Heart 3 Sizes!” and celebrate all things Grinch with a reading of the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas! We will have good deed badges and tracking booklets for kids to log all the good things they do this holiday season. Activities to follow.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Elf on the Shelf Welcome Party  – The Elf on the Shelf is coming to the library! Join us for a special storytime and puppet show on Thursday Dec. 1 or Saturday Dec. 3 at 11:15 to welcome our holiday elf to the library. Afterward, make holiday elf crafts! When you come back throughout the month of December, check out what our elf has been up to each evening when we go home! For preschool and elementary aged children. No registration required. Space is limited. Please arrive 30 minutes before the program to get a ticket.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Cumming Fairgrounds – North Georgia Quarter Midget Association – Arrive and Drive Event. Only $10 per child, all equipment provided! Child must have adult present. Kids ages 5 – 15. Calling all future racers!

Sunday, December 4

2:30 PM – Post Road Library American Girl Holiday Tea  – You and your American Girl doll can join us for a holiday tea party at the library! Dress as your favorite American Girl character, enjoy tasty treats and fruity tea, try out the photo booth and make crafts for you and your doll to share! For ages 5-10. Registration requested. Register Here!

ALL WEEKEND

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA. Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-5. Lakewood 400 Antiques Market, The Marketplace for Classic Antiques & Collectibles, Unique Home & Garden Decor, Jewelry & Art. Over 475 booths. $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 are free. Sign up for their newsletter and get a coupon!

Complimentary Photos with Santa and Carriage Rides – the first 3 weekends of December – The Collection Forsyth

Saturdays in December from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm photos with Santa and carriage rides
Sundays in December from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm photos with Santa.
Bring your own camera!

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

thankfulI am thankful for many things this holiday season, including you all – my readers.

Thank you for reading Forsyth for Families. I hope it has helped you to create many family memories that you will cherish in the years to come.

I am taking a break this Thanksgiving weekend to spend time with my family so there won’t be a weekend update.

Here are a few recent links and things to do in the area in the meantime. See you next week!

Jenni

Check out my Thanksgiving Pinterest board for some Thanksgiving placemats, mad libs and other printable fun stuff for the kids as you celebrate.

Santa Arrival and Tree Lighting on November 27, 2016 at The Collection Forsyth

Community Thanksgiving Dinners in Forsyth County, GA

Holiday Events in Forsyth County, GA for Christmas 2016

Christmas Tree Farms in Forsyth County, GA for 2016

 

Happy Thanksgiving 2015

thankfulI am thankful for many things this holiday season, including my readers.

Thank you for reading Forsyth for Families. I hope it has helped create many family memories that you will cherish in the years to come.

I am taking a break this Thanksgiving weekend to spend time with my family so there won’t be a weekend update.

Here are a few recent links and things to do in the area in the meantime. See you next week!

Jenni

Santa Arrival and Tree Lighting on November 28, 2015 at The Collection Forsyth

One of our favorite things to do in Forsyth County, GA is to celebrate the holidays at fun, free family events like Santa’s Arrival and the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at The Collection Forsyth.

Tree Lighting Celebration at The Collection Forsyth

Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy a storytime, carriage rides, live holiday music and welcome Santa as he lights their 50 ft. Christmas Tree. Browse holiday gift displays provided by The Collection Forsyth retailers. The tree lighting ceremony is at 5:00 pm. *Please note Santa will not be available for pictures at this event.

Christmas Light Shows around Forsyth County, GA

Christmas Tree Farms in Cumming, GA

Holiday Festivals, Bazaars and Craft Fairs in Forsyth County, GA for Christmas 2015

Helping Hand: 5 Ways to Give Back in Forsyth County, GA This Holiday Season

Breakfast with Santa and Pictures with Santa Events in Forsyth County, GA

Check out my Thanksgiving Pinterest board for some Thanksgiving placemats, mad libs and other printable fun stuff for the kids as you celebrate.

Breakfast with Santa and Pictures with Santa Events in Forsyth County, GA for December 2015

breakfast with santa forsyth county gaThere are a few Breakfast with Santa and Pictures with Santa events going on in and around Forsyth County, GA. Here are a few places where you can see the jolly man!

Also check out our list of holiday fairs, festivals and bazaars where Santa may appear.

Friday, December 4

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Start the weekend off on Friday at the 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. Northside Hospital – Forsyth, 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive, Cumming, GA 30041.

Friday, December 11 & Saturday, December 12
Christmas in Cumming Arts and Crafts Festival at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Christmas is an exciting time in the City of Cumming. Each year the City of Cumming lines the streets with beautiful Christmas lights and offer Christmas festivities at the Cumming Fairgrounds.
Christmas in Cumming Events
Arts and Crafts Festival Friday, Dec. 11th at 4 PM – 9 PM. Saturday, Dec. 12th at 10 AM – 5 PM
Free Photos with Santa Friday, Dec. 11th at 6 PM – 9 PM, Saturday, Dec. 12th at 12 PM – 3 PM
Arts & Crafts Admission Adults………$1.00 Children 12 and under……..Free
For more information on Art & Craft Show contact JRM Management at 770-423-1330
Hay Rides  Friday, Dec. 11th at 7 PM – 9 PM

Saturday, December 12

9:00 am – 11:00 am – Lanier United Methodist Church invites you to have breakfast with Santa! There are two dining times of 9:00 am and 10:00 am. Picture will be taken that can be purchased on Shutterfly. They will also have crafts for the kids while they wait to see Santa. Tickets are $10 at the door, $8 in advance.

Multiple Dates

Complimentary Photos with Santa and Carriage Rides at The Collection Forsyth

Saturdays in December from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm photos with Santa and carriage rides.
Sundays in December from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm photos with Santa.

Bring your camera! Enjoy complimentary pictures with Santa and Carriage Rides at The Collection Forsyth every Saturday and photos with Santa every Sunday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm in December. For special offers and extended holiday hours, visit collectionforsyth.com.

Breakfast with Santa at Lanier Islands – Enjoy this year’s Breakfast with Santa buffet with made to order Omelets and Waffles, Fresh Baked Biscuits with Homemade Sausage Gravy, delicious breakfast pastries and MORE! Santa Claus and his Elves will hand out candy and trinkets, and be available for pictures with children. Guests will also be able to enjoy Elf face painting during Breakfast with Santa.

Legacy Lodge has Christmas shopping available at the gift shop. This year, we’ll also have a Cookie Decorating Class for an additional cost available at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Hours:  9 am – 11:30 am (last seating)
Dates: November 28th & 29th, December 5th & 6th, 12th & 13th, 19th – 24th. Call 770.945.8787 for more information.

 

Phone Calls from Santa!

Santa Will Be Calling Local Children Again this Year

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation presenting program December 8-9

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce their annual Santa’s Calling program. Santa has set aside two special evenings to call children ages 3 through 10 to listen to their personal Christmas wishes. The phone calls will take place on Tuesday, December 8 and Wednesday, December 9 between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. Santa is very busy during this time of year. If the first phone call does not go through, Santa will try one more time.

To receive a free phone call, please register by December 4. Registration forms are available online at www.forsythco.com/parks or at the county’s three recreation centers located at Central Park, Fowler Park and Old Atlanta Park. For more information, please visit www.forsythco.com/parks or call (770) 205-4646. Please note this is not a social services gift request.

Santa Events Near Forsyth County

Get your holiday photo taken for free at the Alpharetta Welcome Center, 178 South Main Street, Suite 200, on December 5, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Stop in for an individual or family photo with Santa and have the photo printed and emailed to you to share with friends and family. This is a free event and refreshments will be served. No reservations required. No pets please. The photographer will be using a “green screen” so it is recommended that attendees not wear green. For more information on the event visit www.awesomealpharetta.com or email Layne Mitchell at layne@awesomealpharetta.com. The Alpharetta Welcome Center is located at 178 South Main Street, Suite 200 and is the best source for information on Alpharetta and all that it offers in the way of shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation, for visitors and residents alike.  Its hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the Welcome Center call 678-297-2811.

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for December 19 – December 21, 2014

the collection forsyth santaWe are in full holiday season swing! Whether you are traveling or staying home for the holidays, I hope you have a wonderful time with friends and family.

Here is a roundup of weekend events in Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, December 19

11:15 am – ‘Tis the Season Story time at Hampton Park Library. Enjoy seasonal stories, merry songs, and a festive puppet show! All ages.  No need to register.

1:15 pm – ‘Tis the Season Story time at Hampton Park Library. Enjoy seasonal stories, merry songs, and a festive puppet show! All ages.  No need to register.

7:00 pm – Barnes & Noble – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer special story time. Join us for a special Holiday Storytime on Friday, December 19 at 7:00 pm featuring holiday classics such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Night Before Christmas. Kids, come in your PJs for stories and fun.

Saturday, December 20

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Join us for a Hanukah Storytime featuring Honeyky Hanukah by Woody Guthrie. It’s Honeyky Hanukah time! A fun story celebrating Hanukah with accompanying CD.

11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 1:15 p.m. – ‘Tis the Season Story time at Post Road Library. Enjoy seasonal stories, merry songs, and a festive puppet show! All ages.  No need to register.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – The Collection Forsyth’s Complimentary Photos with Santa, Santa Story Time and Carriage RidesBring your camera! Enjoy complimentary pictures with Santa in The Park near Coldwater Creek from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Carriage Rides at The Collection Forsyth every Saturday from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm from November 29 – December 20, 2014. A special Santa story time in the park will be held at 1:00 pm. For special offers and extended holiday hours, visit collectionforsyth.com. (Santa photos are located in Santa’s HQ by Carta Bella.)

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Sharon Forks Library. Teen Coffee House – Are you a teen who loves to perform? Or love to listen and see original art? Bring writing, art, songs, and more to share, or just come on in to hang out with your friends. Coffee and treats will be served. All teens welcome!

Also don’t forget to check out these holiday activities:

Christmas Light Shows around Forsyth County, GA

Christmas Tree Farms in Cumming, GA

Helping Hand: 5 Ways to Give Back in Forsyth County, GA This Holiday Season

Sawnee Ballet Theatre Performs The Nutcracker at SFHS from December 18 – 21, 2014

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for December 12 – December 14, 2014

Lots of fun holiday events are on tap this weekend in Forsyth County, GA! Check out the list of festive things to do and enjoy your weekend!

Christmas in CummingFriday, December 12

4:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Christmas in Cumming Arts and Crafts Festival at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Christmas is an exciting time in the City of Cumming. Each year the City of Cumming lines the streets with beautiful Christmas lights and offer Christmas festivities at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

Christmas in Cumming Schedule
Arts and Crafts Festival Friday, Dec. 12th at 4 PM – 10 PM.
Free Photos with Santa Friday, Dec. 12th at 6 PM – 9 PM
Arts & Crafts Admission Adults………$1.00, Children 12 and under……..Free
For more information on Art & Craft Show contact JRM Management at 770-423-1330
Hay Rides  Friday, Dec. 12th at 7 PM – 10 PM

7:00 pm – Barnes & Noble – The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition special story time. Join us for The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition Storytime and Elf Adoption Event. This holiday season, begin a new family tradition – We will have a special visit from Santa himself!

Saturday, December 13

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Christmas in Cumming Arts and Crafts Festival at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Christmas is an exciting time in the City of Cumming. Each year the City of Cumming lines the streets with beautiful Christmas lights and offer Christmas festivities at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

Christmas in Cumming Schedule
Arts and Crafts Festival Saturday, Dec. 13th at 10 AM – 5 PM
Free Photos with Santa Saturday, Dec. 13th at 10 AM – 2 PM
Arts & Crafts Admission Adults………$1.00, Children 12 and under……..Free

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Save the Horses Holiday EventSave the Grinch! We’re in a Pinch! Help Us Find The Grinch! One of our volunteers has spotted The Grinch in our barn, and we need to get him out! Join us in our search for the Grinch by dropping in anytime Saturday Dec 13 between 11am – 4pm. If you find a Grinch, you’ll be entered into our Grand Prize drawing for a weekend night at the Westin Peachtree, complete with dinner & valet parking. Runner-up receives a 2-hour trail ride w/ lunch ($100 value) at Southern Cross Guest Ranch in Madison, GA! Come and hear the live 80’s band, The Retro Rock-its.

There is fun for the entire family!

> Grinch Scavenger Hunt
> Light buffet & music
> Pin the Heart on the Grinch (like Pin the Tail on the Donkey)
> Grinch ornament-making
> Roasting hot dogs & s’mores
> Vendors (buy unique holiday gifts)
> STH t-shirts available to purchase
> Pony rides for $3

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Cute yarn snowman canvas. 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 – 11:00 am – Lowe’s Build & Grow special holiday edition. Holiday train engine! The holidays are right around the corner! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build this festive Train Engine!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? story time. Join us as we find out what kind of mischief our favorite dinosaurs get into while preparing for Christmas.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – The Collection Forsyth’s Complimentary Photos with Santa, Santa Story Time and Carriage RidesBring your camera! Enjoy complimentary pictures with Santa in The Park near Coldwater Creek from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Carriage Rides at The Collection Forsyth every Saturday from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm from November 29 – December 20, 2014. A special Santa story time in the park will be held at 1:00 pm. For special offers and extended holiday hours, visit collectionforsyth.com. (Santa photos are located in Santa’s HQ by Carta Bella.)

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Sensitive Santa at Hampton Park Library – registration required. Parents of children with sensory or other special needs can sign their children up to visit Santa for a 10-minute session. This gives the child time to get familiar with Santa and warm up to the idea of sitting on his lap or talking to him, rather than being rushed through the visit.

Also don’t forget to check out these holiday activities:

Christmas Light Shows around Forsyth County, GA

Christmas Tree Farms in Cumming, GA

Holiday Festivals, Bazaars and Craft Fairs in Forsyth County, GA for Christmas 2014

Helping Hand: 5 Ways to Give Back in Forsyth County, GA This Holiday Season

Sawnee Ballet Theatre Performs The Nutcracker at SFHS from December 18 – 21, 2014


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