Milton to light its holiday tree

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MILTON, Ga. – Kick off the holiday season with the city of Milton as it holds the fourth annual Tree Lighting on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6:30 to 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.

“Help bring the holiday season to our hometown,” said Special Events Coordinator Angela Thompson. “I can’t wait to light that tree and continue this great tradition.”

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 dance troupe Off Broadway Expressions. Then, Milton’s mayor and City Council will count down to the big moment with Alpharetta High School student Hayden Moore, who has lit the tree for the last three years.

After the tree is lit, good St. Nick will arrive by firetruck 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 some holiday shopping done at one of the Ga. 9/Deerfield Parkway corridor’s many retailers.

And don’t forget about Christmas in Crabapple, the city’s daytime holiday event, just two days later, Dec. 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. in historic downtown Crabapple.

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