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 Light Shows Around Forsyth County and Cumming, GA for 2017

Christmas Light Shows in Cumming, GAIt’s holiday festivity time, and with it comes light shows! Pack the kids in the car, brew some hot chocolate and enjoy an evening drive of viewing Christmas lights.

Here are local Christmas light shows in and around Forsyth County, GA for the 2017 holiday season!

The Christmas in Castille light show is located at 4220 Tivoli Way, Alpharetta, GA 30004. The show starts at 6 PM and runs until 9 PM on Thursdays – Saturdays through Dec 23rd. The neighborhood is gated so when the gates close for the night, the show ends. When you drive up, tune your radio to 89.9FM. Check out their FB page for updates and weather alerts.

Lanier Islands Christmas – nightly – 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Get ready to be amazed by one of the best holiday light displays in the southeast. Drive through miles of dazzling lights and experience the joy of the season here at Lanier Islands! For a quarter century Lanier Islands has been the ultimate place to visit near Atlanta for holiday light displays.

For those unfamiliar with Magical Lights, it is 7 miles of lighting extravaganza that winds along the Lanier Islands’ roadways. Starting at the animated Carousel, down through the Toy Soldiers, up past the illuminated diamond wonder light, under the snowflake bridge, then all the way to Santa’s Workshop, the Christmas Carnival and more!

Your journey does not stop with the lights. Our Holiday Village is a must-see for everyone, complete with a bonfires for roasting marshmallows, delicious holiday fare, amusement rides, holiday shopping and much more. Buy 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 Santa’s Workshop. $45.00 carload at the gate, $35.00 advance online purchase.

Sunday, December 17 at 7:00 pm – Ashebrooke Night of Lights: Ashebrooke Subdivisions – Bethelview Road (between Kelly Mill and Hwy 20.) Visit Ashebrooke Subdivision for the 11th annual “Night of Lights” –  the residents of Ashebrooke light up their streets and their homes with luminary bags & candles to put on a great display of lights in an effort to help raise money for a worthy cause.  5005 Luke Dr, Cumming GA 30040

Please note: For traffic flow, Ashebrooke is requesting visitors enter through the Luke Dr. entrance (Address listed above) and exit via Northridge Dr. Exit 13 – West from GA 400.

Dawson Junction Subdivision – nightly through December 25 – 121 Switchman Lane, Dawsonville GA 30534. Sun – Thur 5:30- 10pm and Friday & Saturday 5:30 – 11pm. Tune your radio station to 107.7 to make the light show start.

Happy House in Cumming, 5455 Young Deer Dr Cumming GA 30041. The Christmas lights are on daily from 6pm until 10pm from now til January 1. Happy House has 100,000 + lights and named Happy House by the children in the neighborhood. No fancy music or wild flashing lights more like an Old Fashioned Christmas enjoyed by young and old.

Canton Christmas Light Show

Holiday Lights at Veterans Park, 7345 Cumming Highway, Canton, GA 30115. The new park in Cherokee Co. on Highway 20 North side just outside Forsyth has an unbelievable one million lights display. It’s $20 a car load! Nightly at 6:00 pm through January 6, 2018.

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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 1 – December 3, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaDecember is here. Can you believe it? Here’s a roundup of fun family things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, GA.

The holiday season is upon us. Also, it is a time to give back and help others. Helping Hand: Five Ways to Give Back During This Holiday Season.

Friday, December 1

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders

10:00 AM – Cumming Library – American Red Cross – Blood Drive EXTRA!

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library Preschool Fairy Tale STEAM
Saturday, December 2

10:00 am – 12:30 pm – Free photo with Santa at The Gibson Co. Bring your own camera! Also plan for holiday shopping! You will find a variety of unique and updated antique furnishings, handmade home decor and other local goods from creatives all around the state of Georgia.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make unicorn slime! 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 at The Collection Forsyth – How the Grinch Stole Christmas Story time – This classic, heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit will grow even the coldest and smallest of hearts three sizes. Activities to follow.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – See Santa at Bottoms Tree Farm while you shop for a Christmas tree, take a hayride and roast marshmallows at this 50-acre farm.

11:15 am – Post Road Library  Elf on the Shelf Welcome Celebration

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Christmas on the Farm – Join Warbington Farms and Harmony Grove Baptist Church as we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Take a trip back in time and experience the story of the birth of our Savior as Harmony Grove Baptist Church Youth Group presents a LIVE Nativity. Admission is $7 per person (under three free) and portions of proceeds benefit Harmony Grove Baptist Church Youth Group.

*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 4-7pm. Must be in line by 6:30 to have picture taken with Santa.
*Christmas Slime Station (donations to church accepted)
*Ornament Station (dontations to church accepted)
*Gift Baskets and Church cookbooks available for purchase
*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
*Email warbingtonfarmsinfo@gmail.com for group discounts!

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – VFW Post 9143 Saturday Night Bingo – Post 9143 Hosts BINGO Every Saturday (Except for certain holidays). First call is promptly at 7 pm. No Smoking in the Building! No Children under 6 permitted. Minors between 6 and 18 must be with Parent or legal Guardian. Concessions available!

Sunday, December 3

2:00 PM – Post Road Library Sensitive Santa

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Grinch Candy Cane Hunt at Warbington Farms. Help! The Grinch has discovered that Santa’s elves have hidden candy canes at one of their favorite places….Warbington Farms. He’s planning on finding them and turning them green! Please help us find them all before it’s too late! The event is 2:00-6:00 but Santa Pop will be at farm from 4-6 and Candy Cane Hunts will be at 3:00 and 4:30. Admission is $7 per person (under three free) and includes:

*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 4-6pm. Must be in line by 5:30 to have picture taken with Santa.
*Visit with the Grinch
*Candy Cane Hunt
Hunts will be at 3:00 and 4:00
*Prize candy canes
*Hayrides
*Petting Zoo
*Fun Park
*Bonfire
*Concessions (extra charge)
*SNOW PIT (our corn crib will be transformed into a SNOW PIT!)
**will be held outside, so dress appropriately for the weather
**purchase tickets at gate.

ALL WEEKEND

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Gift Market – The Gift Market is this weekend! Dealers and craftsmen from all over the United States will bring their best holiday picks and finds for you! Antiques, Holiday decor, dining tables, serving ware, gifts, re-purposed creations, artwork, vintage, primitives, farm house, architectural salvage, shabby chic, furniture, holiday decorations and so much more! See you this Friday, Saturday and Sunday – share with your friends! Friday ~ 9am to 5pm, Saturday ~ 9am to 6pm, Sunday ~ 10am to 5pm. $3 Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.

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.

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Christmas Light Shows Around Forsyth County, GA in 2016

Christmas Light Shows in Cumming, GAIt’s holiday festivity time, and with it comes light shows! Pack the kids in the car, brew some hot chocolate and enjoy an evening drive of viewing Christmas lights.

There are local Christmas light shows in Forsyth County, GA, Alpharetta and Dawsonville for the 2016 holiday season as well as the Lanier Islands Christmas!

The Christmas in Castille light show is located at 4220 Tivoli Way, Alpharetta, GA 30004. The show starts at 6 PM and runs until 9 PM on Thursdays – Saturdays beginning on Dec 1st through Dec 24th. The neighborhood is gated so when the gates close for the night, the show ends. When you drive up, tune your radio to 89.9FM. Check out their FB page for updates and weather alerts.

Lanier Islands Christmas – nightly – 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Get ready to be amazed by one of the best holiday light displays in the southeast. Drive through miles of dazzling lights and experience the joy of the season here at Lanier Islands! Magical Lights FROM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016 TO TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017. The arrival of Magical Lights, is a Georgia holiday tradition. For a quarter century Lanier Islands has been the ultimate place to visit near Atlanta for holiday light displays.

For those unfamiliar with Magical Lights, it is 7 miles of lighting extravaganza that winds along the Lanier Islands’ roadways. Starting at the animated Carousel, down through the Toy Soldiers, up past the illuminated diamond wonder light, under the snowflake bridge, then all the way to Santa’s Workshop, the Christmas Carnival and more!

Your journey does not stop with the lights. Our Holiday Village is a must-see for everyone, complete with a bonfires for roasting marshmallows, delicious holiday fare, amusement rides, holiday shopping and much more. Buy 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 Santa’s Workshop. $45.00 carload, $36.00 advance online purchase.

Sunday, December 18 at 7:00 pm – Ashebrooke Night of Lights: Ashebrooke Subdivisions – Bethelview Road (between Kelly Mill and Hwy 20.) Visit Ashebrooke Subdivision for the 11th annual “Night of Lights” –  the residents of Ashebrooke light up their streets and their homes with luminary bags & candles to put on a great display of lights in an effort to help raise money for a worthy cause.  5005 Luke Dr, Cumming GA 30040

Please note: For traffic flow, Ashebrooke is requesting visitors enter through the Luke Dr. entrance (Address listed above) and exit via Northridge Dr. Exit 13 – West from GA 400.

 

Christmas Light Shows Around Forsyth County, GA in 2015

christmas in castleIt’s holiday festivity time, and with it comes light shows! Pack the kids in the car, brew some hot chocolate and enjoy an evening drive of viewing Christmas lights.

There are local Christmas light shows in Forsyth County, GA, Alpharetta and Dawsonville for the 2015 holiday season as well as the Lanier Islands Christmas!

Blink Midwinter is a residential synchronized Christmas lights display in Cumming, GA. It is located at: 7020 Cole Court, Cumming, Georgia 30028. Blinkmidwinter.com is a Christmas light display that supports local charities. They blink Christmas lights to music every night from dark til 10. Once here dial 92.7 on your radio. It’s a great way to enjoy a little Christmas spirit with the family and support a wonderful charity. General Information: The show runs from Thanksgiving night through January 1st. Times TBA.

The Christmas in Castille light show is located at 4220 Tivoli Way, Alpharetta, GA 30004. The show starts at 6 PM and runs until 9 PM on Thursdays – Saturdays beginning on Dec 3rd through Dec 26th. The neighborhood is gated so when the gates close for the night, the show ends. When you drive up, tune your radio to 89.9FM. Check out their FB page for updates and weather alerts.

Red Hawk Christmas is another Christmas light show in Dawsonville, GA. This show has not yet announced its schedule. TBD. If possible, they’ll post an update on our Facebook page if the show is not running for any reason. A Residential Animated Christmas Light Show Located in Dawsonville GA. Link to their house –http://goo.gl/E8Qp5N. They have an Animated Christmas Light Show at their home in North Georgia. This year they have 10,000+ lights timed to several Christmas Carols. The show is free and any donations will benefit KARE for Kids. A local non profit that gives local children in need the Christmas they deserve. Located at 173 Aplomado Lane West, Dawsonville, GA 30534. The show will run, but may be turned off in heavy rain.

The Soroka Family Lights has over 16,000 lights with 176 Channels synchronized to your favorite Christmas songs.  Tune to Channel 103.1 FM.  Light show starts at dusk and goes until 10pm.  Always adding more lights and songs up till Christmas.  Need to add another 4,000 lights so we can get over 20,000 this year.  The show may be off during heavy rains.  Located in Forest Brooke subdivision just a mile west of Ga 400 exit 13 located at 5460 Sandstone Ct. Cumming, GA.

Lanier Islands Christmas – 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA. November 27 – January 3 nightly from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Magical Nights of Lights and Winter Adventure!

Drive across the Lanier Islands bridge and into a world of lights! Magical Nights of Lights, our Christmas classic, continues when the sun sets on Lanier Islands this holiday season. Twinkling lights come to life, transforming the landscape with pictures of Christmas wishes, millions of twinkling lights color the Islands throughout the holidays at our Magical Nights of Lights. Journey to Santa’s Holiday Village, where kids can share their Christmas wishes with the big man himself, and grab a photo memory of their special meeting. While you’re here, shop for that special Christmas gift for someone in your circle of friends and family.

In December, a live nativity, presented by area churches, adds a special touch to your Christmas celebration. Tune in with your smart phone or radio to hear songs of the season and enhance the experience with our brand new companion app! The magic is back at Lanier Islands.

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.

Enjoy a brand new adventure this year with Winter Adventure:  a snow-packed winter playland perfect for building a snowman, delightful tubing and thrilling sledding! Winter Adventure is the perfect adventure for the family that will keep them thrilled throughout the day. We’ve transformed the summer landscape of LanierWorld and made it ready for winter! Where else can you zoom down slides on sleds and snow tube in a wave pool? We’ve also created large snow play areas where you can build a snow fort and defend it with an army of snowmen and snowballs.

Let your imagination run wild here at Winter Adventure! We’ve actually let our own imagination run wild this year as we’ve created 2 exciting new attractions you won’t find anywhere else around: Bubble Skating and Knockerball. Glide across our synthetic rink while having a bubble party or hit the Knockerball court at Sunset Cove for a crazy game where players each wear a giant inflatable ball.

Save BIG with our COMBO PACK ticket options that include not only Winter Adventure, but also Magical Nights of Lights and unlimited carnival rides! Opens November 27, 2015.

Christmas Light Shows Around Forsyth County, GA in 2014

christmas in castille light showIt’s holiday time, and with it comes light shows! Pack the kids in the car, brew some hot chocolate and enjoy an evening drive of viewing Christmas lights.

There are two local Christmas light shows in Forsyth County, GA and one in Dawsonville, GA for the 2014 holiday season as well as the Lanier Islands Christmas with new pricing and ice skating!

Blink Midwinter is a residential synchronized Christmas lights display in Cumming, GA. It is located at: 7020 Cole Court, Cumming, Georgia 30028. Blinkmidwinter.com is a Christmas light display that supports local charities. They blink Christmas lights to music every night from dark til 10. Once here dial 92.7 on your radio. It’s a great way to enjoy a little Christmas spirit with the family and support a wonderful charity.
General Information:

The show runs from Thanksgiving through January 1st. Times TBA.

The Christmas in Castille light show is located at 4220 Tivoli Way, Alpharetta, GA 30004. The show starts at 6 PM and runs until 9 PM on Thursdays – Saturdays beginning on Dec 4th and going until Dec 27th. The neighborhood is gated so when the gates close for the night, the show ends. When you drive up, tune your radio to 89.9FM. Check out their FB page for updates and weather alerts.

Red Hawk Christmas is another Christmas light show in Dawsonville, GA. The show will be on nightly starting at 5:30pm. A Residential Animated Christmas Light Show Located in Dawsonville GA. Link to our house –http://goo.gl/E8Qp5N. We have an Animated Christmas Light Show on our home in North Georgia. This year we have 10,000+ lights timed to several Christmas Carols. The show is free and any donations will benefit KARE for Kids. A local non profit that gives local children in need the Christmas they deserve. Located at 173 Aplomado Lane West, Dawsonville, GA 30534.

Weather, traffic and technical issues permitting, the show hours for A Red Hawk Christmas are:

  • 5:30pm to 9:30pm Monday through Thursday
  • 5:30pm to 10:30pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday

The show will run through Monday, December 31st, but may be turned off in heavy rain. If possible, we’ll post an update on our Facebook page if the show is not running for any reason.

We’re located in the Red Hawk Ridge Subdivision, off Burt Creek Road in Dawson County, Georgia. From 400: Take 53 West into Downtown Dawsonville. Take a right onto Shoal Creek RD (Just past the old Julias Deli, as you enter the square) Turn Right onto Burt Creek Rd (3rd road on your right) The subdivision is on the right. Once inside the subdivision, take a left at the stop sign and another left at the next stop sign. We’re at the house at the bottom of the hill with the blinky lights.

Lanier Islands Christmas – 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA. November 21 – December 31 nightly from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. There is a new price this year of $30.00 per car and ice skating is included!

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.

Lanier Islands Christmas

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.

SnowWorld is also a new attraction this year – you can go sledding in the snow (separate cost)! Check their FB page for more details.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for December 20 – December 22, 2013

santa-photos-01School is out and it’s officially winter break! Here are some fun things to do in Forsyth County this weekend as you begin to celebrate the holidays!

Friday, December 20

10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Uniquely Inspired Kids Camp – Nick in Time *Pottery Painting * Crafts for gifts. Bring a Lunch. $35+tax/child. Reservations & Prepayment Required.

11:15 am – 12:15 pm Tis the Season for Stories at Hamption Park library. Enjoy seasonal stories, merry songs, and a festive puppet show featuring the one, the only, Pete the Cat! Holiday fun for the whole family! No need to register to attend.
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Let’s Roll Skate & Fun Center Holiday hours.
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Winter Craft afternoon at Sharon Forks Library. Drop-in anytime and join us for seasonal crafts! We’ll be making seasonal cards, wreaths, personalized gift tags, ornaments, and more. All ages are welcome!
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Special FCPL Holiday Cinema at Hampton Park Library. Join us for a special showing of this classic holiday film. Can you guess this movie? “You’ll shoot your eye out!”
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Paul Douglas Sanner Music will be playing LIVE at Pizzeria Azzurri this Friday, December 20th, from 7-10…FREE!!

Saturday, December 21 – FIRST DAY OF WINTER!

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.

Sunday, December 22

2:00 pm – Movie Matinee at Hampton Park Library.

ALL WEEKEND

The Sawnee Ballet Theatre Presents The Nutcracker at South Forsyth High School! Starts on 12/19/13!

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

Still need to get your Christmas tree or a wreath? See our roundup of local Christmas Tree Farms.

Christmas Light Shows in and around Forsyth County, GA in 2013

blink midwinterUpdate: This post is from 2013. See the 2015 Christmas Light Show post here.

There are two local Christmas light shows in Cumming, GA and one in Dawsonville, GA for the 2013 holiday season as well as the Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier Islands. Pack the kids in the car, brew some hot chocolate and enjoy an evening drive of viewing Christmas lights.

Blink Midwinter is a residential synchronized Christmas lights display in Cumming, GA. It is located at: 7020 Cole Court, Cumming, Georgia 30028. Blinkmidwinter.com is a Christmas light display that supports www.canineassistants.org. We blink Christmas lights to music every night from dark til 10. Once here dial 92.7 on your radio. Enjoy! Canine Assistants brings the dogs every Saturday night from 7-9 pm. It’s a great way to learn about canine, enjoy a little Christmas with the family and support this wonderful charity.
General Information:

The show runs from November 24th through January 1st.
Sunday – Thursday from 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Friday – Saturday from 5:30pm to 11:00pm

The Christmas in Cumming light show will brighten the Christmas season once again. The 2013 show will be a drive through show only. No parking will be allowed this year. You’ll be free to drive though as many times as you like to enjoy the music and lights.

The show will start Dec.1 at 6:00 pm and end Christmas night. Music will be broadcast once again on 88.1 FM. It is located at 4730 Bryn Ridge Court, Cumming, GA 30028.

The Christmas in Castille light show is located at 4220 Tivoli Way, Alpharetta, GA 30004. The show starts at 6 PM and runs until 9 PM on Sun – Thur and 10 PM on Fri and Sat beginning on Dec 1st and going until Jan 5th. The neighborhood is gated so when the gates close for the night, the show ends. When you drive up, tune your radio to 89.9FM. Check out their FB page for updates.

Red Hawk Christmas is another Christmas light show in Dawsonville, GA. The show will be on nightly starting at 5:30pm. A Residential Animated Christmas Light Show Located in Dawsonville GA. Link to our house –http://goo.gl/E8Qp5N. We have an Animated Christmas Light Show on our home in North Georgia. This year we have 10,000+ lights timed to several Christmas Carols. The show is Free and any donations will benefit KARE for Kids. A local non profit that gives local children in need the Christmas they deserve. Located at 173 Aplomado Lane West, Dawsonville, GA 30534.

Weather, traffic and technical issues permitting, the show hours for A Red Hawk Christmas are:
*UPDATED HOURS*

  • 5:30pm to 9:30pm Monday through Thursday
  • 5:30pm to 10:30pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday

The show will run through Monday, December 31st, but may be turned off in heavy rain. If possible, we’ll post an update on our Facebook page if the show is not running for any reason.

We’re located in the Red Hawk Ridge Subdivision, off Burt Creek Road in Dawson County, Georgia. From 400: Take 53 West into Downtown Dawsonville. Take a right onto Shoal Creek RD (Just past the old Julias Deli, as you enter the square) Turn Right onto Burt Creek Rd (3rd road on your right) The subdivision is on the right. Once inside the subdivision, take a left at the stop sign and another left at the next stop sign. We’re at the house at the bottom of the hill with the blinky lights.

Twenty First Annual Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier Islands 2013

magical-nights-of-lights-at-lake-lanier-islandsAs the holidays approach, it’s fun to celebrate by gathering the family in the car and driving around and enjoying the Christmas lights in the area.

One place that is sure to impress is Lake Lanier Islands. In its 21st year, the Annual Magical Nights of Lights is full of lights and entertainment and runs November 15 – December 31. There is a new ice skating rink ($12.00 per person, skates included) and live nativity show (schedule TBD).

Visit Nightly Beginning Friday, November 15 at 5 p.m. through December 31st (Open Late!)

Daily admission to Magical Nights of Lights includes the drive through their sparkling 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 (dates coming soon).  Admission is per vehicle and is based on what the vehicle has the capacity to hold, not the number of passengers. Coupons are available at any of our partner locations: Publix, Chik-fil-A, McDonalds, QT, Audi & Lenny’s Sub Shop. November is also Double Coupon Month for Magical Nights of Lights. See our coupon calendar on the website for more details!

Drive over the magnificent snowflake bridge, down through the 12 days of Christmas, past your classic favorites and all the way to the dancing Holiday House, Santa’s Workshop, Christmas Carnival and more!

Your Magical Nights of Lights 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, pony and amusement rides, holiday 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 and riding ponies 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, pony rides and marshmallow roasting.

When planning your trip to experience Magical Nights of Lights, be sure to remember to pack your vehicle full because unlike other holiday driving experiences, you pay by the carload and not per person! Load up the car with up to 9 people and pay just 1 flat price!

Special Treats to See This Year:

  • Live Nativity Scene
  • Verizon Wireless Ice Skating Rink
  • Mingle with our mascot, Bucky Beaver
  • Visit with Santa & his elves
  • Traditional carnival rides and holiday village
  • An amazing collection of lights and attractions

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