‘Tis the season for Christmas festivities in Madison County.
A number of holiday activities are planned over the next two weeks in the county. Here’s a rundown of some Christmas-time fun:
Colbert to hold ‘Old-Fashioned Christmas’ Friday
The City of Colbert will have an “Old Fashioned Christmas in Colbert” Friday, Dec. 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Christmas music will begin at the pavilion with the Colbert Elementary School Choir under the direction of Paula Drake. There will be a cakewalk, face painting, marshmallow roast, hayride, and other activities. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available to talk with the children at the old log house. Hot dogs, hot chocolate, drinks, popcorn balls and other goodies will be available. All activities are free. Door prizes will be given away at the end of the evening. Participants must be present to win a door prize.
Officials ask participants to bring an unwrapped toy and non-perishable food item for the Madison County Food Bank to be distributed to those less fortunate this Christmas season.
“You are invited to come and enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas in the City of Colbert,” leaders said.
Christmas parade set for Saturday afternoon
The 2013 Christmas in Comer Celebration is set for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8.
The highlight of the festivities will be the Christmas parade that will begin Saturday at 2 p.m. The theme for this year’s parade is “A Cotton Candy Christmas.” Maggie’s Café will host “Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus,” who will be on hand after the parade to greet children in the median across from Maggie’s to give out candy and pose for pictures.
Reindeer run/walk set for Sat. morning
The annual Reindeer Run/Walk sponsored by the Madison County Recreation Department will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. at Arnold Park in Comer. The festival will also begin at 10 a.m. downtown in the area near the new gazebo. Vendors and crafters from the area will have booths set up for those that wish to shop for that special unique Christmas gift or purchase decorations of the season.
Comer chicken barbecue to be held Sat.
The Comer Elementary School will sponsor a chicken barbecue beginning at 11 a.m. Plates are $7 and will include a chicken half plus the fixings.
A number of choirs, most notably the Comer Elementary School Choir, will provide entertainment beginning at 1 p.m. at the grandstand on Main Street.
Comer tree lighting to be held Sunday
The Christmas Tree Lighting sponsored by local churches is scheduled for Sunday evening, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. The new gazebo recently constructed by the Comer Lions Club at the corner of Main Street and North Avenue will be the new location for this event and will include choirs from local schools and churches performing the songs of the season.
The numbers to call for more information are 706-783-4552 or 706-783-5678.
Camp Kiwanis to hold ‘Breakfast with Santa’
Camp Kiwanis will hold a “Breakfast with Santa” at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 7.
“Camp Kiwanis invites you to join jolly ol’ Saint Nick himself, fireside at Franklin Hall for a breakfast like no other!” organizers said.
The event is $10 per child, and $5 per adult.
“You can work in the Elves Workshop for a take home craft and have a chat on Santa’s lap and let him know if you have been a good boy or girl,” organizers said. “Photography ops will be available to all.”
Space is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 706-795-2098.
‘Santa’s Elves’ to stop by rec dept. Dec. 10
Santa’s elves will be stopping by the Madison County Recreation Department daily from now until Dec. 10 to pick up his mail.
Children who would like to mail Santa their special Christmas wishes may mail their letters to Santa Claus, P.O. Box 248, Danielsville, Ga. 30633.
“Santa has requested that children write the letters themselves if at all possible,” recreation staff members said. Parents are asked to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with their child’s letter. For more information, call “Santa” at the recreation department at 795-6270.
Also, “Santa Claus” has reserved Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to telephone boys and girls who have been especially good this year. Parents who would like for Santa to call their child (ren) should contact the Madison County Recreation Department at 706-795-6270.
“Please be prepared to provide a phone number, brief wish list and how good your kids have been this year,” said recreation staff members.
MCHS, MCMS Christmas concert to be held Dec. 10
The Madison County High School and Middle School bands will hold a Christmas concert at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the middle school gym. Those attending are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Madison County Food Bank.
Booger Hill – Moon’s Grove Luminaries set for Dec. 21
The annual Booger Hill – Moon’s Grove Church Road Luminaries and Live Nativity will be held this year on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. Those making the drive for this event should enter Booger Hill Road off Hwy. 29 just south of Danielsville and follow the route to take a left onto Moon’s Grove Church Road. Traffic should exit back onto Hwy. 29 South at the end of Moon’s Grove Road. The Nativity is located on Booger Hill Road one mile from Hwy. 29 on the right.
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