Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dec. 4 to feature two holiday events in Milton.


Christmas in Crabapple: 2 to 5 p.m. 2nd Annual Tree Lighting: 7 to 9 p.m.

MILTON, GA, Nov. 18, 2010 - Saturday, Dec. 4 is sure to have heaps of holiday cheer in Milton, as the city will hold an entire day of festivities for residents in two locations.

For complete, up-to-date information on both events, click here.

CHRISTMAS IN CRABAPPLE: 2 to 5 p.m. in CrabappleKicking things off is the third annual Christmas in Crabapple festival, held in historic downtown Crabapple (click here for directions).

This year's festival features pictures with Santa Claus at Ashley Blencoe Photography, roving carolers from the Milton High School Chorale group, crafts at the Broadwell Cottage, a visit from the Gingerbread Man, carriage rides, hot chocolate, a bonfire and a baked goods sale.

In addition, all businesses in Crabapple will be open for holiday shopping.

There will also be vocal performances throughout the day, including:

2:45 p.m. Goddard School of Crabapple Children's Chorus
3:30 p.m. Northwestern Middle School Choir
4:15 p.m. Milton High School Chorale

And make someone else's holiday bright! Bring warm coats, hats, gloves and scarves to contribute to the Crabapple Community Association's clothing drive for Roswell-based the Drake House. This drive will continue through Dec. 17 at multiple locations throughout the city.

2nd ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING: 7 to 9 p.m. at the corner of Ga. 9 and Webb Road
After the sun goes down, Milton will for the second time light its town Christmas Tree, located at the corner of Ga. 9 and Webb Road (
click here for directions)

Please note that the tree lighting ceremony will last 30 minutes, from 7 to 7:30 p.m., and include performances by the Hopewell Middle School and Bright Horizons at Deerfield choirs and local songstress Kaylin McClure singing "O Holy Night.

Finally, Milton's Mayor and City Council will count down to the big moment - the tree lighting.

After the tree is lit, Good St. Nick will arrive by horse-drawn carriage, flanked by Milton's Police and Fire departments to the tune of "Here Comes Santa Claus."

Following the ceremony, there will be refreshments, crafts, photos with Santa Claus and holiday music. It's an evening of fellowship with your neighbors - not to mention a perfect opportunity to get some holiday shopping done at one of Deerfield Place's many retailers.

Make sure to bring a new, unwrapped toy in original packaging for Toys for Tots. Two United States Marines will be on hand to take monetary and toy donations for the popular program - all of which stay in metro Atlanta.

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