Fayetteville Christmas Parade to light up this evening’s skies

December 1, 2012 by  

This year’s Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting will take place this evening, December 1, with many folks expected to turn out for another night of fun and festivities.

Now in its third year, it represents the real start of the fayetteville Main Street Holiday Season. Poster printing and leaflet printing will no doubt already be in full swing to make sure everyone knows about it. Once again, there is to be a great deal going on.

The highlights of course are the Downtown Christmas Parade and the lighting of the tree. However, with free rides with Santa for the kids, stalls aplenty full of food and drink, and music going on, there will be many options for all.

The fun gets started at 5:00 pm tonight, as the parade travels along Georgia Highway 85. It will make its way to the downtown square, so road closures are going to be in place.

The parade will culminate in the tree festivities. These will include a show from local singers, groups, and entertainers, while Santa will give free rides for the kids – provided in a horse drawn carriage. Rides will get started at 6:00 pm and run through 8:00 pm.

Throughout the evening, hot cocoa, popcorn, and a host other food will be available in the Gazebo across from the square.

The big event – the switching on of the lights – will once again be performed by a local citizen. This year, Alex Sheffield, a pupil at The Joseph Sams School, will do the honors. Many of his fellow pupils, as well as their teachers, will perform at the lighting ceremony too.