Milton kicks off the holiday season with its fourth annual Tree Lighting today, Nov. 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the corner of Ga. 9 and Webb Road.
The tree lighting ceremony will be held in front of the Deerfield Place shopping center at Webb Road and Ga. 9.
“Help bring the holiday season to our home town,” said Special Events Coordinator Angela Thompson. “I can’t wait to light that tree and continue this great tradition.”
The tree lighting ceremony will last 30 minutes, from 6:30 to 7 p.m., and include performances by the Milton High School Chorus and dance troupe Off Broadway Expressions, according to a release from Milton Communications Manager Jason Wright. Then Milton’s Mayor and City Council will count down to the big moment with Alpharetta High School student Hayden Moore, who has lit the tree for the last three years.
After the tree is lit, good St. Nick will arrive by fire truck to the tune of “Here Comes Santa Claus.” Following the ceremony, there will be refreshments, photos with Santa Claus courtesy of Blencoe and Co. Photographic Arts and holiday music.
To get an idea of what the night will be like, check out the video with this article.
It’s an evening of fellowship with your neighbors – not to mention a perfect opportunity to get some holiday shopping done at one of the Ga. 9/Deerfield Parkway corridor’s many retailers.
And don’t forget about Christmas in Crabapple, the city’s daytime holiday event, just two days later, Dec. 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. in historic downtown Crabapple.
For more information on either of these holiday events, email Angela Thompson or call her at 678-242-2530.