Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas in Crabapple promotes local businesses.

by Angela Spencer; Neighbor Newspapers

Milton residents are getting a holiday gift from the city at this year’s Crabapple holiday event: A new park between Crabapple Crossings Elementary and Northwestern Middle School.

As part of the Christmas in Crabapple celebration, the city will open and unveil the name of the new park in downtown Crabapple.

This is the fifth annual Christmas in Crabapple will take place Dec. 1 from 2 to 5 p.m., and Crabapple Community Association President Peyton Jamison said this is one way to combine a holiday celebration with the promotion of local businesses.

Children will be able to participate in the North Pole Passport program to earn prizes while visiting shops around downtown Crabapple.

“All the local merchants are going to be open and children are going to be able to go to each location and get a stamp on their passport,” Jamison said. “If you complete your passport you get a goody bag.”

Each location will have holiday activities for the kids, and adults can get goody bags with coupons and gift certificates from the businesses as well.

There will be a horse-drawn carriage ride from downtown Crabapple to the new park, which will have plenty do to. There will be holiday music sung by the Crabapple Crossing Elementary School chorus and singer Emily Hall, bounce houses, train rides and a bonfire with s’mores and hot chocolate.

“There will be tons of activities for kids and the whole family, and we’re going to have activities as well down Broadwell, Mid-Broadwell Road,” Jamison said.

Santa Claus will be available to take photos with the kids in downtown Crabapple.

The new park is at 12785 Birmingham Highway between the elementary and middle schools.

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