Milton plans holiday events, gift to community

4th annual Tree Lighting Nov. 29, 5th annual Christmas in Crabapple Dec. 1

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MILTON, Ga. — Perk up those ears for sleigh bells and pack the mittens, because the city of Milton will once again provide two holiday events for residents – the fourth annual Milton Tree Lighting on Thursday, Nov. 29 and, in partnership with the Crabapple Community Association (CCA), the fifth annual Christmas in Crabapple on Saturday, Dec. 1.

This year, the city is giving a big gift to the community – Milton’s first completed park, the site of the city’s festivities for 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.

Fourth annual Milton Tree Lighting

Milton’s holiday season will kick off Thursday, Nov. 29 with the fourth annual Milton Tree Lighting ceremony from 6:30 – 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.

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 Off Broadway Expressions and Milton’s mayor and City Council counting down to the big moment with Alpharetta High School student Hayden Moore.

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. It’s an evening of fellowship with neighbors – not to mention a perfect opportunity to get holiday shopping done at one of the Ga. 9/Deerfield Parkway corridor’s many retailers.

Fifth annual Christmas in Crabapple

Saturday, Dec. 1 is sure to have heaps of holiday cheer in Milton as the city, in partnership with the CCA, hosts the fifth annual Christmas in Crabapple from 2 to 5 p.m. at Milton’s first completed park and in historic downtown Crabapple.

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 from the Crabapple Crossing Elementary School chorus and singer Emily Hall, holiday bounce houses, a bonfire with s’mores and hot chocolate, holiday train rides and a horse-drawn carriage ride to downtown Crabapple.

In historic downtown Crabapple, the CCA is offering photos with Santa Claus at Blencoe and Co. Photographic Arts, a bonfire and the return of the “North Pole Passport” program featuring local businesses.

To RSVP for the North Pole Passport program, visit the CCA’s event page at www.crabapplecommunityassociation.org.

The park is located at 12785 Birmingham Highway between Crabapple Crossing Elementary and Northwestern Middle schools. Click here for directions to historic downtown Crabapple.

For more information on either of these holiday events, contact special events coordinator Angela Thompson at 678-242-2530 or angela.thompson@cityofmiltonga.us.