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

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

Friday, December 8

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

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

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

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

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

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

ALL WEEKEND

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Christmas Holiday Events in Cumming, GA for 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for December 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 Arts & Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech on November 11 and 12

The Sawnee Association of the Arts Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech will be held on November 11th – 9 AM to 6:00 PM and November 12th – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at The Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College which is located at 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd; Cumming, GA 30040; just off GA 400 exit 13 (RT 141) FREE ADMISSION!!!

This will be the 14th year that SAA is hosting this family-oriented community event. The Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech is the largest indoor/outdoor arts and crafts festival in Forsyth County, with over 100+ vendors; it has become an established community event with local residents.

Children will have the opportunity to play in two Moonwalks (weather permitting) and help raise funds for the SAFFT organization; Shop for gifts in the Elf Corner, a special shop where only kids can shop! Elves will help them choose gifts for friends and family; gift wrapping included. Parents can capture their children’s special visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus using their own cameras for a small donation. Food trucks, food vendors and kettle corn will be available outside, along with twelve non-profit organizations that SAA is hosting as part of our community outreach program.

This juried Festival will feature original, handcrafted works by professional artisans & craftsmen in the following mediums: painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, pottery, wood working, glass, fiber and food.

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Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech on November 12 & 13, 2016

Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival in Cumming, GAThe Sawnee Association of the Arts Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech will be held on November 12th – 9 AM to 6:00 PM and November 13th – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at The Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College which is located at 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd; Cumming, GA 30040; just off GA 400 exit 13 (RT 141) FREE ADMISSION!!!

This will be the 13th year that SAA is hosting this family-oriented community event. The Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech is the largest indoor/outdoor arts and crafts festival in Forsyth County, with over 100+ vendors; it has become an established community event with local residents.

Children will have the opportunity to play in two Moonwalks (weather permitting) and help raise funds for the SAFFT organization; Shop for gifts in the Elf Corner, a special shop where only kids can shop! Elves will help them choose gifts for friends and family; gift wrapping included. Parents can capture their children’s special visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus using their own cameras for a small donation. Food trucks, food vendors and kettle corn will be available outside, along with twelve non-profit organizations that SAA is hosting as part of our community outreach program.

This juried Festival will feature original, handcrafted works by professional artisans & craftsmen in the following mediums: painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, pottery, wood working, glass, fiber and food.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for December 18 – December 20, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaIt’s the last weekend before Christmas! Are you ready? I am not! Here is a round up of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, December 18

10:00 am – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders. Let’s build something together! Did you know that playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills? Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

Saturday, December 19

11:00 AM – Sharon Forks Library  Sensitive SantaChildren will sign up for 10-minute Santa sessions. This gives the child time to get familiar with Santa and warm up to the idea of sitting on his lap or talking to him, rather than being rushed through the visit. Please let us know if your child will need a longer time or special consideration. Registration is required to attend.  To register, please email joycec@forsythpl.org to schedule a visit.

11:00 AM – Sharon Forks Library  Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs – A story time for children with special needs. No registration required.

11:00 AM – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth –  Join us for Storytime and activities featuring How to Catch Santa.

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

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Hampton Park Library Saturday Santa. HO HO HO! Head on over to the library for an opportunity to take your picture with the one, the only, Santa Claus!! Join us for a special storytime, make crafts, and play games while you wait.
This program is for children of all ages. Registration is not required — drop in anytime!

Sunday, December 20

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

1:30 PM – Post Road Library  You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch! Holiday Program  – Stink!  Stank!  Stunk!  Are you as cuddly as a cactus or as charming as an eel?  If so then head to the library and get in the holiday spirit. We’ll celebrate the beloved classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Don’t forget to wear your PJs, too!  We’ll watch the 1966 animated movie and then enjoy Grinch-themed treats and crafts. And who knows? Maybe we’ll even have a special visitor! This program is for Grinches of all ages!

2:45 PM – Post Road Library  You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch! Holiday Program 

4:00 PM – Post Road Library You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch! Holiday Program 

Here are some other holiday happenings:

Christmas Light Shows around Forsyth County, GA

Christmas Tree Farms in Cumming, GA

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

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

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

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for December 11 – December 13, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaDecember brings lots of festive and fun events for families in Forsyth County, GA. Check out some neat things to do this holiday season.

Friday, December 11

8:00 am – 3:00 pm – American Girl Yard Sale – 7510 Fields Drive, Cumming, GA 30041. This is a friend’s garage sale and it is one of the best that I have ever seen! Huge garage sale with a lot of American Girl items to sell! Almost all of the American Girl items are new in boxes. Literally hundreds of items to sell including clothing, books, furniture, and accessories that were purchased new at an American Girl warehouse sale. We also have a number of American Girl Dolls that were purchased at the Children’s Museum Benefit Sale. These dolls are like new, but have a small “x” (the size of a small ant) on their bottom (see pictures of one of the dolls). They are a great deal and awesome for children to play with, but I wouldn’t recommend them for doll collectors. We should have hundreds of items for sale, but limited quantities!!! We will also have a limited number of Ivy dolls available (again, with the small “x”, but they also have a small green stain on one of their legs from the dye of her green pants . . . most cloths and tights cover this blemish). We also have lots of children’s clothes, toys and books. We’re also selling many designer brands of clothing and shoes for children and adults.

10:00 am – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders. Let’s build something together! Did you know that playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills? Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Christmas in Cumming Arts and Crafts Festival at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Christmas is an exciting time in the City of Cumming. Each year the City of Cumming lines the streets with beautiful Christmas lights and offer Christmas festivities at the Cumming Fairgrounds.
Christmas in Cumming Events
Arts and Crafts Festival Friday, Dec. 11th at 4 PM – 9 PM. Saturday, Dec. 12th at 10 AM – 5 PM
Free Photos with Santa Friday, Dec. 11th at 6 PM – 9 PM, Saturday, Dec. 12th at 12 PM – 3 PM
Arts & Crafts Admission Adults………$1.00 Children 12 and under……..Free
For more information on Art & Craft Show contact JRM Management at 770-423-1330
Hay Rides  Friday, Dec. 11th at 7 PM – 9 PM

Saturday, December 12

8:00 am – 3:00 pm – American Girl Yard Sale – 7510 Fields Drive, Cumming, GA 30041. This is a friend’s garage sale and it is one of the best that I have ever seen! Huge garage sale with a lot of American Girl items to sell! Almost all of the American Girl items are new in boxes. Literally hundreds of items to sell including clothing, books, furniture, and accessories that were purchased new at an American Girl warehouse sale. We also have a number of American Girl Dolls that were purchased at the Children’s Museum Benefit Sale. These dolls are like new, but have a small “x” (the size of a small ant) on their bottom (see pictures of one of the dolls). They are a great deal and awesome for children to play with, but I wouldn’t recommend them for doll collectors. We should have hundreds of items for sale, but limited quantities!!! We will also have a limited number of Ivy dolls available (again, with the small “x”, but they also have a small green stain on one of their legs from the dye of her green pants . . . most cloths and tights cover this blemish). We also have lots of children’s clothes, toys and books. We’re also selling many designer brands of clothing and shoes for children and adults.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: KIDS CLUB® Perler® Santa Belt Coaster. Let the kids craft while you shop, and then they get to take their creativity home with them! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow. The holidays are right around the corner! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build this festive Train Engine!

10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Olde Atlanta Club 2015 Holiday Shop. We have a show with approximately 20 booths on December 12th in our clubhouse from 10AM-6pm. 5750 Olde Atlanta Parkway.

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

Christmas in Cumming Events
Arts and Crafts Festival Friday, Dec. 11th at 4 PM – 9 PM. Saturday, Dec. 12th at 10 AM – 5 PM
Free Photos with Santa Friday, Dec. 11th at 6 PM – 9 PM, Saturday, Dec. 12th at 12 PM – 3 PM
Arts & Crafts Admission Adults………$1.00 Children 12 and under……..Free
For more information on Art & Craft Show contact JRM Management at 770-423-1330
Hay Rides  Friday, Dec. 11th at 7 PM – 9 PM

11:00 AM Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth. Join us for Storytime and activities featuring Waiting Is Not Easy!

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

2:00 pm – Hampton Park Library – Sensitive Santa – These special Santa visits are designed specifically for children with sensory or other special needs and their families.  Registration is required to attend.  To register, please contact our library branches directly using the contact information below.

Sunday, December 13

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

7:00 pm – Ashebrooke Night of Lights – Looking for some local light displays? Come to Ashebrooke Night of Lights Sunday evening. Beautiful lights, live nativity, hot chocolate… you will not be disappointed! Proceeds benefit CASA of Forsyth County, Inc.. Bethelview Road between Kelly Mill and Hwy 20.

Here are some other holiday happenings:

Christmas Light Shows around Forsyth County, GA

Christmas Tree Farms in Cumming, GA

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

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

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

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for December 4 – December 6, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe first weekend of December brings lots of festive and fun events for families in Forsyth County. Check out some neat things to do this holiday season.

Friday, December 4

10:00 am – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders. Let’s build something together! Did you know that playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills? Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Start the weekend off on Friday at the Celebration of Lights at Northside Hospital – Forsyth with live entertainment from local schools and groups, children activities, photos with Santa and the lighting of the giant Christmas tree atop the hospital. Northside Hospital – Forsyth, 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive, Cumming, GA 30041.

7:00 PM – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth. Polar Express story time. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Polar Express, we will be hosting a pajama party. There will be games, crafts and tons of fun!

Saturday, December 5

7:30 am registration, 8:30 race starts – MarketPlace Christmas – Jingle Jog 5K –  On Saturday, participate in a short run/walk in the Jingle Jog 5K that takes you down Mary Alice Park Road and back to Market Place Boulevard. 2056 Market Place Blvd.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop – Holiday Stacking Blocks

  • Join our hands-on workshop and build fun holiday stacking blocks. Then, decorate your project with fun stickers and different paint colors.
  • 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: Clothespin characters! Let the kids craft while you shop, and then they get to take their creativity home with them! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

10:30 AM – Cumming Library Sensitive Santa – These special Santa visits are designed specifically for children with sensory or other special needs and their families.  Registration is required to attend.  To register, please contact our library branches directly using the contact information below.

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

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm –  Little Mill Middle School’s Annual Holiday Market featuring over 50 local vendors to shop from, including locally handcrafted items, pottery, jewelry, candles, food, home décor, skincare, and many more!  Enter our raffles for great prizes from over 50 vendor items, large gift baskets from local area business partners.  Event details: Saturday, December 5th from 1pm-5pm at Little Mill Middle School, 6800 Little Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30041. Free Admission!

Cumming Library Saturday, December 5 starting at 10:30 a.m. Please call (770) 781-9840 ext. 9919 to schedule a visit.

11:00 AM Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth. How the Grinch Stole Christmas story time. Join us for a coloring and activities Storytime as we celebrate all things Grinch with a special event featuring the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Sunday, December 6

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

2:00 PM – Cumming Library One World Forsyth – Scotland – Dancing, treats and crafts await while the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society performs traditional Scottish dance! No registration required.

2:15 PM – Post Road Library Sensitive Santa – These special Santa visits are designed specifically for children with sensory or other special needs and their families.  Registration is required to attend.  To register, please contact our library branches directly using the contact information below.

Post Road Library Sunday, December 6 starting at 2:15 p.m. Please email echolsl@forsythpl.org to schedule a visit.
ALL WEEKEND

South Forsyth Performing Arts presents
Elf Jr., the Musical

Thursday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm
Friday, December 4th at 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 5th at 3:00 pm
Sautrday, December 5th at 7:00 pm

Here are some other holiday happenings:

Christmas Light Shows around Forsyth County, GA

Christmas Tree Farms in Cumming, GA

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

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

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

Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival in Cumming, GA on November 15 & 16, 2014

sawneeThe Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival is November 15 & 16, 2014 at Lanier Tech, (formerly Christmas in Central Park.) The 11th Annual Festival is at a new location this year at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College, 3410 Ronald Regan Blvd, Cumming, GA 30041. 

Hosted by the Sawnee Artists Association, this family-oriented community event offers photos with Santa, child-oriented activities, and local entertainment. The hours are: Saturday, November 15 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday, November 16 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

This will be the 11th year that Sawnee Artists Association is hosting this family-oriented community event. This year they will be hosting over 90 artisans and craftsman, all with handcrafted merchandise in one of the largest art and craft shows in the county! Family oriented fun; Food Trucks and Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus! This is a perfect opportunity to capture your child’s visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, sitting fees apply.

Over 90 vendors featuring unique handcrafted items including stained glass, scarves, purses, kiln formed fused glass, jewelry, pottery, candles, soaps, hand turned woodcraft, honey, photography, paintings, holiday ornaments, food, quilts, fiber arts and more! FREE ADMISSION!!!!

For more information contact 678-936-6422.

christmasartsandcrafts

 

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.


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