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Wednesday, 05 December 2018 08:17

The Christmas Parade is Back and so much more!

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- The holiday season is upon us and the City of Cumming has plenty of events scheduled to help make this a very merry and bright time of year.

Christmas in Cumming Arts & Crafts Festival: Need some unique Christmas gift ideas? Check out this event at the Cumming Fairgrounds on Dec. 7 (4-10 p.m.) and Dec. 8 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). All items are handcrafted and sold by artisans from all over the Southeast.

Jingle Jog: This 5K begins at 3 p.m. at the Cumming Fairgrounds on Dec. 15, prior to the Cumming Christmas Parade. It is a fundraiser for Forsyth County Community Connection, benefiting local foster families. Click here to register.

Cumming Christmas Parade & Festival: On Dec. 15 at 5 p.m., we will present our first lighted Christmas parade through downtown. Route begins at Forsyth Central High School and ends at the Cumming Fairgrounds with a Christmas Festivalfrom 6-9 p.m. featuring photos with Santa, vendors, Christmas lights and music, s'mores, hot cocoa, and more! There are no admission or parking fees for the festival. Thank you to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta for sponsoring the parade!

REMINDER: Any group, organization or individual wishing to be in the parade must complete a registration form and return it to Crystal Ledford before 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 in order to participate. Email Crystal at [email protected] to obtain the form. No entries will be admitted into the parade after Dec. 7! Anyone interested in being a parade sponsor or vendor at the festival, should contact the Cumming Fairgrounds at 770-781-3491.

Winter Wonderland in Cumming: Ice skating inside a covered, outdoor rink continues at the Fairgrounds daily through Jan. 7. Cost is $12 per person for approximately 1-hour of skate time and includes skate rental. Thank you to Andean Chevrolet for sponsoring Winter Wonderland in Cumming! Click here for complete rink hours.

Cumming Playhouse Holiday Shows: The December lineup at the Playhouse includes a full slate of various holiday-themed performances. The fun kicks off Nov. 29-Dec.16 with "Christmas in Dixie: The Musical" (very few tickets still available for this show!) and is followed by the North Georgia Barbershop Singers on Dec. 19, the Cumming Playhouse Singers on Dec. 20, and the Sounds of Sawnee Concert Band on Dec. 21. Click here for tickets.

Nativities from Around the World: The Sawnee Association of the Arts will present this special Christmas art display at the Brannon-Heard House from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, Dec. 4 to Jan. 6 (not open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve or New Year's Day). Click here to learn more.

Did you know? This is the first year in several decades that the City of Cumming will present a Christmas Parade. Bringing the parade back to downtown Cumming was a goal of Mayor Troy Brumbalow. 

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