Toccoa, GA, November 28, 2011 – The city of Toccoa will be welcoming in the Christmas season on December 2 – 3, 2011 in the Historic Downtown area. The fourth annual Christmas fest will begin at 5:30 p.m. until 8:30.
Take in the sounds of the holiday season during this special evening. This year there will be Victorian Carolers who will stroll down the streets and in the stores throughout the evening, serenading the shoppers. A beautiful carriage will take you through the town’s historic district to see the beautifully lit streets. The carriage rides are $1 for children and $3 per adult and begin on Doyle St near the Toccoa Record.
The live nativity will allow the children to enter into the stall, pet the animals and experience what it may have been like on the first Christmas.
Santa will be located on Doyle St for visits and pictures and to take the children’s letters. Also for the children, Santa’s Express train will take the little riders around the town. Rides are $3.00 per person.
The Festival of Trees will be in the Stephens County Historic Courthouse from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Friday and noon to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. With ten beautifully decorated trees, visitors will be able to vote for their favorite. Entrance is free but it is $1.00 per vote. Proceeds of the contest will go to the charity or nonprofit organization represented. The winning tree will receive a grand prize sponsored by local businesses. Classic guitarist, John Oliverus will perform throughout the evening in the courtroom.
Special entertainment will be performed at the stage located in front of the city Christmas Tree on the courthouse lawn. The Rhythm Academy Dance School will perform at 6:00 p.m. followed by the local group, Ray of Hope.
At 7:30 p.m. City Commissioner Bob Troup will count down from 10 to 1 and the city tree will be lit for the 2011 Christmas season. This year the tree will be on Sage St across from the Whistle Stop caboose.
For more information go to www.mainstreet.com or call 706-282-3309.