Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 19 – January 21, 2018

weekend events in forsyth county gaTGIF y’all! Here’s a roundup of fun family things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, January 19

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Homeschool Nature Club: Ocean STEAM

11:00 AM – Cumming Library  Read, Build, Play

11:15 AM – Post Road Library Preschoolers @ Post – KidCraft

2:00 PM – Cumming Library  Green Crafters

4:00 PM – Post Road Library  Masterminds LEGO® Lounge

6:30 PM – Post Road Library  A Night Among the Stars – An Astronomy Event for Teens

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Pinspiration Georgia at Vickery Village Parents Night Out – NEED A PARENT’S NIGHT OUT? Enjoy a night out in Cumming, Georgia or out and about at Vickery Village Shops, Restaurants and Events, and relax while your children have fun crafting indoors at Pinspiration Georgia!

Parents Night is held every Friday from 5-9pm and includes:
-Fun crafts
-Activities
-Pizza
-Movie
$25 per child. Both boy/girl friendly. School-aged kids (5 and up). Just $10 for every additional child in same family. Please email -Atlanta@pinspiration.com to receive registration form or sign up online on our calendar.

Saturday, January 20

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make pony bead snowflakes! 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 – Storytime – A life full of adventure first requires big dreams, and big dreams need big encouragement. From world-renowned author and artist Sandra Magsamen comes the new book You!, offering inspiration and hope to readers of all ages. Activities to follow.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library Saturday Family Storytime at Post

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – VFW Post 9143 Bingo Night – 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! 1045 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, Georgia 30040.

ALL WEEKEND

Lakewood Antiques Market – Join us this weekend for the first market of the year! Dealers and Artisans have traveled from all over the United States bringing their best picks and finds for you! Antiques, primitives, furniture, re-purposed creations, architectural salvage, artwork, jewelry, shabby chic, farmhouse, garden decor and more

Educator Appreciation Days at Barnes & Noble every Saturday & Sunday in January – Pre-K through Grade 12 educators, join us in store every Saturday and Sunday in January and enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, music, and more. Plus, shop online at BN.com on Saturday, January 27th and Sunday, January 28th and save 25% on most orders.

Avalon on Ice – ice skating at Avalon through January 21 – Tis’ the season to lace up your skates and glide into the holiday spirit at Avalon on Ice.  Our monumental Rockefeller-inspired ice skating rink is back starting November 19th, 2017 through January 21st, 2018.

Spring softball and baseball registration is now open for Forsyth County, GA.

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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 12 – January 14, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaTGIF y’all! Here’s a roundup of fun family things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, GA. It is about to get really cold again, so bundle up!

Friday, January 12

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders

11:00 AM – Cumming Library  Read, Build, Play

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Preschoolers @ Post – STEM 4 Pre-K

2:00 PM – Cumming Library  Creative Circle

4:00 PM – Post Road Library  Masterminds LEGO® Lounge

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Pinspiration Georgia at Vickery Village Parents Night Out – NEED A PARENT’S NIGHT OUT? Enjoy a night out in Cumming, Georgia or out and about at Vickery Village Shops, Restaurants and Events, and relax while your children have fun crafting indoors at Pinspiration Georgia!

Parents Night is held every Friday from 5-9pm and includes:
-Fun crafts
-Activities
-Pizza
-Movie
$25 per child. Both boy/girl friendly. School-aged kids (5 and up). Just $10 for every additional child in same family. Please email -Atlanta@pinspiration.com to receive registration form or sign up online on our calendar.

Saturday, January 13

9:00 AM – Hampton Park Library Special Needs Library Hour & Sensory Storytime

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a snowman page marker! 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 – Storytime – Over 50 years ago, a small bear set out on the adventure of a lifetime. Since then, Paddington has charmed readers around the world with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. Join us for Storytime featuring this beloved classic, in theaters now.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library Saturday Family Storytime at Post

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Michaels Make Break – Clay Slime – mix clear slime and Crayola model magic to make clay slime!

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – VFW Post 9143 Bingo Night – 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! 1045 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, Georgia 30040.

ALL WEEKEND

Educator Appreciation Days at Barnes & Noble every Saturday & Sunday in January – Pre-K through Grade 12 educators, join us in store every Saturday and Sunday in January and enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, music, and more. Plus, shop online at BN.com on Saturday, January 27th and Sunday, January 28th and save 25% on most orders.

Avalon on Ice – ice skating at Avalon through January 21 – Tis’ the season to lace up your skates and glide into the holiday spirit at Avalon on Ice.  Our monumental Rockefeller-inspired ice skating rink is back starting November 19th, 2017 through January 21st, 2018.

Spring softball and baseball registration is now open for Forsyth County, GA.

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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for January 5 – January 7, 2018

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy New Year! I hope you and your family enjoyed the holiday break. I enjoyed time with my family and even took a break from the blog. Now we’re back at it in 2018! Here’s a roundup of fun family things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, January 5

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

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library – Preschool Fairytale STEAM

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Winter Break Family Movie Picnic – Annie Sing Along (PG)

4:00 PM – Post Road Library – Masterminds LEGO® Lounge

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Pinspiration Georgia at Vickery Village Parents Night Out – NEED A PARENT’S NIGHT OUT? Enjoy a night out in Cumming, Georgia or out and about at Vickery Village Shops, Restaurants and Events, and relax while your children have fun crafting indoors at Pinspiration Georgia!

Parents Night is held every Friday from 5-9pm and includes:
-Fun crafts
-Activities
-Pizza
-Movie
$25 per child. Both boy/girl friendly. School-aged kids (5 and up). Just $10 for every additional child in same family. Please email -Atlanta@pinspiration.com to receive registration form or sign up online on our calendar.

Saturday, January 6

Pinspiration Georgia at Vickery Village – Winter break is nearly over and there is still time to get in and make as a family! Schedule a splatter session this weekend, and be sure to head to our website at pinspiration.com ‘Choose my DIY’ to check out all our current project options! pinspiration.com/classes

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop. Make a block calendar. Get organized for 2018 in our hands-on Workshop where you and your child can assemble a wooden block calendar to kick off the new year. Useful year-round, the block calendar is perfect for a tabletop display. Once the calendar construction is complete, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron, and pin.

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

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Storytime – The final book in the award-winning What Do You Do With …? picture book series by bestselling author Kobi Yamada and illustrator Mae Besom, What Do You Do With a Chance? inspires kids of all ages to find the courage to go for the opportunities that come their way.

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – You Lucky Dog Rescue Adoption Meet and Greet – Rucker Pet (2990 Buford Hwy, Cumming, GA) 2990 Buford Hwy, Cumming, Georgia 30041. They are also seeking fosters for their dogs!

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – VFW Post 9143 Bingo Night – 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! 1045 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, Georgia 30040.

ALL WEEKEND

Educator Appreciation Days at Barnes & Noble every Saturday & Sunday in January – Pre-K through Grade 12 educators, join us in store every Saturday and Sunday in January and enjoy 25% off most books, toys, games, movies, music, and more. Plus, shop online at BN.com on Saturday, January 27th and Sunday, January 28th and save 25% on most orders.

Avalon on Ice – ice skating at Avalon through January 21 – Tis’ the season to lace up your skates and glide into the holiday spirit at Avalon on Ice.  Our monumental Rockefeller-inspired ice skating rink is back starting November 19th, 2017 through January 21st, 2018.

Spring softball and baseball registration is now open for Forsyth County, GA.

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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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Summer Things to Do in Forsyth County, GA in 2017

things to do in cumming, ga in the summerLooking for fun things to do this summer with your kids in Cumming, GA? Here is a roundup of ideas from Forsyth for Families.

We like to kick off summer by making a summer bucket list! You can make one on paper like an 8.5 x 11 or posterboard. The kids love checking off all the cool things that they do in the summertime.

Take advantage of the Kids Bowl Free program at Stars & Strikes. Stay on your budget and enjoy being able to go out and get some exercise with the family.

Hike Sawnee Mountain and have a picnic. Enjoy the views of our beautiful city from the mountain top!

Go to a free outdoor summer movieSouthern Outdoor Cinema and The Chill Hill are hosting a free outdoor movie series Movies in the Park at Vickery Village.

See a free movie this summer! Movies 400 Summer Movie Series is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am at Movies 400 in Cumming, GA.

Pick your own sunflowers in Forsyth County, GA. July is the prime season and the sunflowers will be blooming then at The Anderson Family’s Farm. Check their Facebook page for updates.

Visit the Cumming Aquatic Center and the Fountains and Spray Parks in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Visit the new spray pad at Old Atlanta Park.

See an outdoor concert. Concerts at The Collection are every other Thursday. Sawnee Mountain Music has a summer music series as well.

Shop at a Farmers Market. There are lots of markets in the area to learn about fruits and vegetables as well as buy homemade goodies from local businesses.

Visit the Forsyth County Public Library for story times, games, and more. Sign up for a summer reading program and earn a free book! Forsyth County Public Library has reading programs throughout the summer.

Cool off and go ice skating at The ICE. Chill out from the summer heat and learn to skate a figure 8!

Go on a camping adventure. Explore the campgrounds around Lake Lanier and go on a family camping trek. Rent a camper at Sugar Mill Creek RV Resort and enjoy a camping experience near Helen, GA without major gas or RV rental costs.

Ride bikes at the Big Creek Greenway. We walk at Fowler Park and take our dogs to the dog park there. There are lots of trails and fun things to do.

Cool off at Poole’s Mill Park. Slide down a rock waterslide and wade in the stream.

Go on a geocaching adventure. There are lots of hidden gems when you geocache in North Georgia.

Enjoy crafts and construction projects at Michaels and Home Depot this summer.

Swim in Lake Lanier. Visit one of the Lake Lanier beaches and enjoy a day on the lake.

Visit LanierWorld. Lake Lanier Islands coupons from Chick-fil-A, Publix and QT offer discounts.

See the Zeedonk. Visit Chestatee Wildlife Preserve and see the zeedonk and lots of other exotic animals!

Play lazer tag, challenge a friend in the lazer maze, ride bumper cars and go bowling. Play in the arcade at the newly updated Stars & Strikes.

Go fishing at Lake Lanier!

Visit Dutch Monkey Doughnuts and watch how they make them through the window!

Visit a farm.  Visit Kinsey Family Farm and enjoy seasonal events.

Visit a gold mine in Dahlonega. Go spelunking in a cave, pan for gold and hear the tales of the gold rush!

The sky’s the limit. What is your favorite thing to do in summer?

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.

Things to Do This Summer 2015 in Forsyth County, GA

things to do in cumming, ga in the summerLooking for fun things to do this summer with your kids in Cumming, GA? Here is a roundup of ideas from Forsyth for Families.

We like to kick off summer by making a summer bucket list! You can make one on paper like an 8.5 x 11 or posterboard. The kids love checking off all the cool things that they do in the summertime.

Take advantage of the Kids Bowl Free program at Stars & Strikes and Kids Skate Free program at Let’s Roll Skate & Fun Center. Stay on your budget and enjoy being able to go out and get some exercise with the family.

Hike Sawnee Mountain and have a picnic. Enjoy the views of our beautiful city from the mountain top!

Go to a free outdoor summer movieSouthern Outdoor Cinema and The Chill Hill are hosting a free outdoor movie series at Vickery Village.

See a free movie this summer! Carmike Kids Summer Series is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am at Movies 400 in Cumming, GA.

Pick your own sunflowers in Forsyth County, GA. July is the prime season and the sunflowers will be blooming then at The Anderson Family’s Farm. Check their Facebook page for updates.

Visit the Cumming Aquatic Center and the Fountains and Spray Parks in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Visit the new spray pad at Old Atlanta Park.

See an outdoor concert. Concerts at The Collection are every other Thursday. Sawnee Mountain Music has a summer music series as well.

Shop at a Farmers Market. There are lots of markets in the area to learn about fruits and vegetables as well as buy homemade goodies from local businesses. There is a Farmer’s Produce Market at 4310 Settendown Village Road, Cumming, GA 30041 and City Produce is in town.

Visit the Forsyth County Public Library for story times, games, and more. Sign up for a summer reading program and earn a free book! Barnes & Noble and FCPL have reading programs throughout the summer.

Cool off and go ice skating at The ICE. Chill out from the summer heat and learn to skate a figure 8!

Go on a camping adventure. Explore the campgrounds around Lake Lanier and go on a family camping trek. Rent a camper at Sugar Mill Creek RV Resort and enjoy a camping experience near Helen, GA without major gas or RV rental costs.

Ride bikes at the Big Creek Greenway. We walk at Fowler Park and take our dogs to the dog park there. There are lots of trails and fun things to do.

Cool off at Poole’s Mill Park. Slide down a rock waterslide and wade in the stream.

Go on a geocaching adventure. There are lots of hidden gems when you geocache in North Georgia.

Enjoy crafts and construction projects at MichaelsHome Depot and Lowe’s this summer.

Swim in Lake Lanier. Visit one of the Lake Lanier beaches and enjoy a day on the lake.

Visit LanierWorld. Lake Lanier Islands coupons from Chick-fil-A are buy one ticket, get one free on Wednesdays. Publix and QT also have discount coupons.

See the Zeedonk. Visit Chestatee Wildlife Preserve and see the zeedonk and lots of other exotic animals!

Play lazer tag, challenge a friend in the lazer maze, ride bumper cars and go bowling. Play in the arcade at Stars & Strikes.

Go fishing at Lake Lanier!

Visit a farm.  Visit Kinsey Family Farm and enjoy seasonal events. Warbington Farms is a fun place to visit for pick your own strawberry season in May and June and for seasonal fun in the fall.

The sky’s the limit. What is your favorite thing to do in summer?

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.

Things to Do This Summer in Cumming, GA for 2014

things to do this summer in cumming, gaLooking for some ideas of things to do this summer with kids in Forsyth County, GA? Here is a roundup of ideas from Forsyth for Families.

There’s still time to make a summer bucket list and check off some activities! Just make it on smaller paper like an 8.5 x 11 or smaller posterboard. The kids love checking off all the cool things that they do in the summertime.

Take advantage of the Kids Bowl Free program at Stars & Strikes and Kids Skate Free program at Let’s Roll Skate & Fun Center. Stay on your budget and enjoy being able to go out and get some exercise with the family.

Hike Sawnee Mountain and have a picnic. Enjoy the views of our beautiful city from the mountain top!

Go to a free outdoor summer movieSouthern Outdoor Cinema, The Chill Hill and Sidney’s Pizza is hosting a free outdoor movie at Vickery Village.

See a free movie this summer! Carmike Kids Summer Series is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am.

Pick your own sunflowers in Forsyth County, GA. July is the prime season and the sunflowers will be blooming then at The Anderson Family’s Farm. Check their Facebook page for updates.

Visit the Cumming Aquatic Center and the Fountains and Spray Parks in and around Forsyth County, GA. Visit the new spray pad at Old Atlanta Park.

See an outdoor concert. Concerts at The Collection are every other Thursday. Sawnee Mountain Music has a summer music series as well.

Shop at a Farmers Market. There are lots of markets in the area to learn about fruits and vegetables as well as buy homemade goodies from local businesses. There is a new Farmer’s Produce Market going in at 4310 Settendown Village Road, Cumming, GA 30041 and opens in mid-June 2014.

Visit the Forsyth County Public Library for story times, games, and more. Sign up for a summer reading program and earn a free book or free pizza from Mia’sBarnes & NobleFCPL all have reading programs through the summer.

Cool off and go ice skating at The ICE. Chill out from the summer heat and learn to skate a figure 8!

Go on a camping adventure. Explore the campgrounds around Lake Lanier and go on a family camping trek. Rent a camper at Sugar Mill Creek RV Resort and enjoy a camping experience near Helen, GA without major gas or RV rental costs.

Ride bikes at the Big Creek Greenway. We walk at Fowler Park and take our dogs to the dog park there. There are lots of trails and fun things to do.

Cool off at Poole’s Mill Park. Slide down a rock waterslide and wade in the stream.

Go on a geocaching adventure. There are lots of hidden gems when you geocache in North Georgia.

Enjoy crafts and construction projects at MichaelsHome Depot and Lowe’s this summer.

Swim in Lake Lanier. Visit one of the Lake Lanier beaches and enjoy a day on the lake.

Visit LanierWorld. Lake Lanier Islands coupons from Chick-fil-A are buy one ticket, get one free on Wednesdays. Publix and QT also have discount coupons.

See the Zeedonk. Visit Chestatee Wildlife Preserve and see the zeedonk and lots of other exotic animals!

Play lazer tag, challenge a friend in the lazer maze, ride bumper cars and go bowling. Play in the arcade at Stars & Strikes.

Go fishing at Lake Lanier!

Visit a farm. See an Alpaca farm right here in Cumming, GA (call before you visit). Visit Kinsey Family Farm and enjoy seasonal events. Warbington Farms is a fun place to visit for strawberry season and in the fall.

The sky’s the limit. What is your favorite thing to do in summer?


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