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 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.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for November 15 – November 17, 2013

X-mas-in-Central-ParkIt’s hard to believe the holidays are just around the corner. There are holiday shopping events as well as a bunch of fun family events going on this weekend. Here’s a roundup of things to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, November 15

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Happy 10th Anniversary! Celebrate their decade of flea market goodness and see what treasures you can find at the market. All weekend. Hours: Friday ~ 9 – 5, Saturday ~ 9 – 6, Sunday ~ 10-5. Admission: $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Farmers Market at Vickery Village. Check out their smaller off season market. They are still there – just not as large as the summer market! Check out their FB page for details.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Favorites at Market 334 – A collection of the finest Artisans and Entrepreneurs will be joining in the Market 334 fun for a night of shopping! Complimentary refreshments, fabulous gifts and goodies! And will repeat again December 20th so mark your calendars and join us for some great unique holiday shopping! Indoor boutique will be chock full too!!

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm – The National Barbecue Cup comes to the Cumming Fairgrounds in Cumming, GA. Located at: 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA 30040. Friday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, $5.00 entry, Kids under 12 free.

Saturday, November 16

9:00 am – 6:00 pm Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Happy 10th Anniversary! Celebrate their decade of flea market goodness and see what treasures you can find at the market. All weekend. Hours: Friday ~ 9 – 5, Saturday ~ 9 – 6, Sunday ~ 10-5. Admission: $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.

10:00 am – 6:00 pm Christmas in Central Park. Admission to the festival is free. The event will feature live entertainment, as well as unique handcrafted products, jewelry, glass, pottery, woodwork and sweets from about 90 vendors. The family-friendly event gives parents the opportunity to capture their child’s visit with a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. New this year is Santa’s workshop, a creative interactive playground with supervised activities for children ages 3 – 12 (fees apply). Forsyth Central Park is located at 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming. For more information, call 678-936-6422 or visit www.christmasincentralpark.com.

10:00 am – 6:00 pm – The National Barbecue Cup comes to the Cumming Fairgrounds in Cumming, GA. Located at: 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA 30040. Friday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, $5.00 entry, Kids under 12 free.

11:00 am Barnes & Noble storytime. You may not believe this, but it’s a Dr. Seuss Storytime. Come join us as we read some of our favorite stories by Dr. Seuss! Great for all Seuss fans.

11:00 am Canvas 4 Kids – Uniquely Inspired – Paint some Pilgrims on a 12×16 Canvas. $20+tax/child (all supplies included.) Reservations and Prepayment Required, Call 678-947-5499 to Reserve your seat(s.)

Sunday, November 17
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Happy 10th Anniversary! Celebrate their decade of flea market goodness and see what treasures you can find at the market. All weekend. Hours: Friday ~ 9 – 5, Saturday ~ 9 – 6, Sunday ~ 10-5. Admission: $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Christmas in Central Park Admission to the festival is free. The event will feature live entertainment, as well as unique handcrafted products, jewelry, glass, pottery, woodwork and sweets from about 90 vendors. The family-friendly event gives parents the opportunity to capture their child’s visit with a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. New this year is Santa’s workshop, a creative interactive playground with supervised activities for children ages 3 – 12 (fees apply). Forsyth Central Park is located at 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming. For more information, call 678-936-6422 or visit www.christmasincentralpark.com.
ALL WEEKEND

North Forsyth High School Drama department will be showing The Little Mermaid Jr this week! Tickets for the show are $7 and $10 reserved. The Wednesday performance has limited seats left. Breakfast with Ariel on Saturday morning at 9:00 am and 11:00 am is $10 per person. Buy tickets onlineFriday November 15 at 6:30 PM, Saturday November 16 at 2:30 PM & 6:30 PM 

Lake Lanier Islands – Annual Magical Nights of Lights. 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 $60 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 their coupon calendar on the website for more details!

The National Barbecue Cup comes to the Cumming Fairgrounds in Cumming, GA. Located at: 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA 30040. Friday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, $5.00 entry, Kids under 12 free.

  • Over $20,000 in cash prizes to winning Pro & Backyard Teams!
  • Food vendors
  • Arts and crafts vendors
  • Product demonstrations
  • Live entertainment
  • Kids zone – huge variety of fun for the kids and the kids at heart

 

 

 

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

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for December 28 – December 30, 2012

The weekend after the holidays is here! I hope you all had a peaceful holiday with friends and family. There are a few things going on in and around Forsyth County, GA if you are looking for some fun family things to do! As always, please comment and share if you know of any other events.

Friday, December 28

8:00 pm – Kids Night at Glazed & Fired – Drop the kids off for three hours of G&F fun!  We’ll paint pottery and Starry Night canvas plus have pizza.  All for $35 +tax.  All G&F camps are for first graders and up!

Saturday, December 29

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble Storytime at The Avenues Forsyth. Ten on a Sled story time. We are going on an adventure as we read about ten friends as they speed down a snowy slope on their giant toboggan. How many of them will end up together at the bottom? Come join us to find out! Great for all ages!

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Petco – Humane Society of Forsyth County Pet Adoptions. We like to stop by and love on all the sweet animals. Donate, volunteer, foster – they need our help.

ALL WEEKEND

5:30 pm – Blink Midwinter Christmas Light Show –

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Lake Lanier Islands Magical Nights of Lights – sign up for their newsletter and they are running a 50% off coupon for Magical Nights of Lights.

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for December 14 – December 16, 2012

The holidays are in full swing with lots of fun family events and things to do in Forsyth County this weekend. Here’s a roundup!

Friday, December 14

11:15 am – ‘Tis the Season for Stories storytime at Hampton Park Library. Enjoy seasonal stories, holiday songs and a festive puppet show.

5:30 pm – Barnes & Noble at The Avenue Forsyth –  Special Event. Big Creek Elementary Holiday Musical Performance and Book Fair.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Sweet & Sassy at The Avenue Forsyth – Girls Night Out. Holiday spa day! Spa pampering, Rudolph craft, Winter makeovers, hot chocolate and marshmallows, group photo, runway show, dancing and a limo ride! Call 770-781-0300 for reservations – $25.00. Come in your favorite pajamas!

Saturday, December 15

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Avenue Forsyth – Storytime. Merry Christmas Splat. Fun for all ages!

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – The Avenue Forsyth – Complimentary Pictures with Santa and Carriage Rides at The Avenue Forsyth.

Sunday, December 16

5:00 pm – Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Sexton Hall Enrichment Center, 2115 Chloe Rd, Cumming, GA. Music Authority and The Forsyth Community Chorale present, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”  This holiday concert will feature the music of the season as the Chorale and the Music Authority Ensembles (Jazz, Guitar, and Percussion) all strut their stuff for a family friendly evening of fun and music. Admission is free, and we are collecting canned goods to help the hungry this holiday season.

ALL WEEKEND

Sawnee Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker at South Forsyth High School.

5:30 pm – Blink Midwinter Christmas Light Show

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Lake Lanier Islands Magical Nights of Lights

Kinsey Family Christmas Tree Farm Open for Holidays

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market– 10th Annual Antique & Gift Show. Antiques~Vintage~Art~Home Decor~Clothing~Christmas~Garden ~And the Unusual we have it all! Hours: Friday ~ 9 – 5, Saturday ~ 9-6, Sunday ~ 10-5. Admission: $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.

ATLANTA

Sunday 12/16 – Disney Live! Presents Mickey’s Music Festival at Philips Arena. One day only!

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for December 7 – December 9, 2012

Festive holiday events are in full swing in Forsyth County, GA this weekend! What do you have planned? If you know of any other fun things to do this weekend, please comment and share!

Friday, December 7

4:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Christmas in Cumming Arts and Crafts Show at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Sweet & Sassy’s Girl’s Night Out at The Avenue Forsyth. Activities include: Spa Pampering, Winter Makeovers, Rudolph Craft, Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows, Group Photo, Runway Show, Dancing and a LIMO RIDE!! Only $25 per girl! Come in your favorite PJs. For reservations, call 770-781-0300.

7:00 pm – Barnes & Noble at The Avenue Forsyth special event – Polar Express storytime. Join us for a heart-warming holiday tradition, our Polar Express Storytime, on Friday, December 7 at 7:00 pm. The evening will include holiday treats and activities.

Saturday, December 8

8:00 am – 11:00 am – Breakfast with Santa. Santa Claus is coming to the Sexton Hall Enrichment Center and Forsyth County Senior Services invites families to welcome him.

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow clinic. Build a gingerbread house for the holidays!

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Christmas in Cumming Arts and Crafts Show at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Avenue Forsyth storytime – Mousetranaut. Join us for a fun Storytime as we read Mark Kelly’s Mousetranaut. Bring a friend; it is sure to be a fun time.

11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Christmas on the Farm at Warbington Farms. Live music, vendors, and regular weekend activities such as hayrides, petting zoo, and pony rides. Festival will be from 11-5, Santa will be there from 12-4. Warbington Farms, 5555 Crow Road, Cumming, Georgia 30041.

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – A Native Nativity “Cherokee Christmas” with Save the Horses. Native Stories, Flute, Crafts, Native Dance, Drumming, Singing, Face Painting, Horses, “Thunder” – The Red Nosed Buffalo, Visit the Magic Manger and meet a menagerie of animals up close and personal. 1768 Newt Green Rd, Cumming, GA.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Complimentary Pictures with Santa and Carriage Rides at The Avenue Forsyth.

ALL WEEKEND

5:30 pm – Blink Midwinter Christmas Light Show

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Lake Lanier Islands Magical Nights of Lights

Kinsey Family Christmas Tree Farm Open for Holidays

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for November 30 – December 1, 2012

joyful noise shopping event in cumming, gaDecember is upon us and we have lots of family events going on as we prepare for the holidays! As always, please share if you hear of any other events this weekend in Forsyth County, GA!

Saturday, December 1

9:00 am – Jingle Jog 5k at Marketplace Blvd. REgistrations begins at 7:30 am.2085 Market Place Blvd. at Cumming Town Center.

9:00 am – Home Depot Free Kids Workshop – Build a winter-themed picture frame. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – A special day of shopping, Joyful Noise, is set for Saturday, December 1st from 10am-4pm at The Warehouse (5095 Post Road, Cumming, GA 30040). Over 40 local vendors, a baked goods sale, raffle prizes, live Christmas music performances, and a Christmas photo booth are part of this event. Proceeds benefit The Warehouse and Childhood Cancer Research at the Van Andel Institute.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Avenue Forsyth – An Elf on the Shelf Storytime With Santa’s Elves. It’s that special time of year when we get a visit from Santa’s Elves. Come join us for a very special Storytime. Will have lots of great stories and treats!

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Pictures with Santa and Carriage Rides at The Avenue Forsyth.

3:30 pm – Cumming Christmas Parade! Market Place Blvd. Cumming, GA

4:30 pm – Celebration of Lights – Northside Hospital Forsyth – Celebrate after the parade with this festival and watch the tree lighting at 6:30 pm.

4:30-4:40 – Lynn Jackson – Introductions of Santa Claus and Fred Blankenship
4:40-4:55 – Coal Mountain Elementary
5:00-5:10 – Nia Holloway, Alpharetta High School
5:15-5:30 – Sawnee Ballet Theater
5:35-5:50 – Haw Creek Elementary
5:55-6:05 – Forsyth Central High Chamber Singers
6:10-6:25 – Piney Grove Middle School Show choir
6:30 – Tree Lighting and Forsyth Central High Chamber Singers

ALL WEEKEND

Annie the Musical at The Cumming Playhouse

5:30 pm – Blink Midwinter Christmas Light Show

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Lake Lanier Islands Magical Nights of Lights

Kinsey Family Christmas Tree Farm Open for Holidays

Twentieth Annual Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier Islands

magical nights of lightsAs the holidays grow near, 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 20th year, the Annual Magical Nights of Lights is chock full of lights and entertainment. New this year is an ice skating rink ($10.00 per person) and live nativity show (starting 12/1).

Friday, November 16 through Monday, December 31 – 20th Annual Magical Nights of Lights

Gaze at thousands of shining Christmas lights displayed along a seven-mile driving tour. Amusement rides, pony rides, pictures with Santa, ice skating, nativity show, holiday shopping and holiday treats are available.
Lake Lanier Islands, 7000 Holiday Road, Lake Lanier, Ga 30518
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
You can get a $10 coupon at participating sponsors including Chick-fil-A, Publix and McDonald’s.  November is double coupon month, so you’ll get $20 off per car with the $10 off coupon.
Tune your radio to 103.7 Chuck FM, Lake Lanier Islands’ partner for continuous Holiday favorites throughout the season.
Drive over the magnificent snowflake bridge, down through the 12 days of Christmas, up past the illuminated diamond wonder light, under the blanket-lit bridge, all the way to the dancing Holiday House, Santa’s Workshop, Christmas Carnival and more! Starting Friday, November 16th until Monday, December 31st, come celebrate our 20th Anniversary of Magical Nights of Lights featuring miles of illuminated characters and millions of twinkling lights!

You’re 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.

Special Treats to See This Year:

  • Celebrate Santa’s Grand Arrival Accompanied by Fireworks on Saturday, November 17th
  • Live Nativity Scene back by popular demand! (December 1st – 25th)
  • Verizon Wireless Ice Skating Rink
  • New Animated Lights Holiday House
  • Mingle with our mascot, Bucky Beaver
  • Visit with Santa & his elves
  • Traditional carnival rides
  • NEW collection of lights and attractions

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