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

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

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

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

Holiday Events in Forsyth County, GA for Christmas 2016

Christmas Tree Farms in Forsyth County, GA for 2016

Christmas Light Shows Around Forsyth County, GA in 2016

Friday, December 16

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders 

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

Saturday, December 17

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, December 11

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

ALL WEEKEND

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

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

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

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

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

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

Holiday Events in Forsyth County, GA for Christmas 2016

Christmas Tree Farms in Forsyth County, GA for 2016

Friday, December 9

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders 

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

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

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

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

Saturday, December 10

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a clay pot elf! Let the kids craft while you shop, and then they get to take their creativity home with them! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

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

10:30 AM – Cumming Library – Sensitive Santa 

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

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

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

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

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

2:00 PM – Hampton Park Library – Sensitive Santa 

Sunday, December 11

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

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

ALL WEEKEND

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Holiday Events in Forsyth County, GA for Christmas 2016

Christmas Tree Farms in Forsyth County, GA for 2016

Friday December 2

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

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

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library Growing Young Minds

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

Saturday, December 3

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

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

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

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a felt character stocking! Let the kids craft while you shop, and then they get to take their creativity home with them! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

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

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

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

Sunday, December 4

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

ALL WEEKEND

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

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

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

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

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

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

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

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

Jenni

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

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

Community Thanksgiving Dinners in Forsyth County, GA

Holiday Events in Forsyth County, GA for Christmas 2016

Christmas Tree Farms in Forsyth County, GA for 2016

 

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

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

Tree Lighting Celebration at The Collection Forsyth

Saturday, November 27, 2016 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

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

Happy Thanksgiving 2015

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

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

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

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

Jenni

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

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

Tree Lighting Celebration at The Collection Forsyth

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

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

Christmas Light Shows around Forsyth County, GA

Christmas Tree Farms in Cumming, GA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, December 4

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

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

Saturday, December 12

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

Multiple Dates

Complimentary Photos with Santa and Carriage Rides at The Collection Forsyth

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

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

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

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

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

 

Phone Calls from Santa!

Santa Will Be Calling Local Children Again this Year

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation presenting program December 8-9

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

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

Santa Events Near Forsyth County

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


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