Christmas in Crabapple this year comes complete with a gift from the city of Milton to its residents, the city's first completed park at the site of the festivities on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Milton, in partnership with the Crabapple Community Association (CCA), presents the fifth annual Christmas in Crabapple. The city will open the park officially for the holiday party and unveil its name, and the CCA will provide activities throughout Crabapple, according to a news release from the city's Communications Manager, Jason Wright.
"This is going to be a big event for the city and its residents," said Jim Cregge, interim director of parks and recreation. "It's a perfect way to celebrate the city's sixth birthday - only this time, our citizens get the present."
This year's Christmas in Crabapple is truly a celebration throughout the Crabapple Crossroads. At the park, which will open that afternoon and have its name unveiled, there will be Christmas, Hanukkah and holiday music favorites, bounce houses, a bonfire with s'mores and hot chocolate, a holiday train circling the park and horse drawn carriage and trolley rides to downtown Crabapple.
Plus, there will be a special giveaway for all the good boys and girls who come to the park opening. Come early, because supplies will go fast!
In historic downtown Crabapple, the CCA is offering photos with Santa Claus at Blencoe and Co. Photographic Arts, music, a bonfire and the return of the "North Pole Passport" program featuring local businesses.
Click here for directions to the park, located at 12785 Birmingham Highway between Crabapple Crossing Elementary and Northwestern Middle schools. Click here for directions to historic downtown Crabapple.
And don't forget that two days earlier, Thursday, Nov. 29, Milton will hold the fourth annual Christmas tree lighting at the corner of Webb Road and Ga. 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
For more information on either of these holiday events, contact special events coordinator Angela Thompson at 678-242-2530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.