Contact: Sharon Crosby/City of Toccoa
Date: November 14, 2016
Re: Christmas Fest
Toccoa, GA November 14, 2016 - Main Street Toccoa will sponsor the seventh annual Christmas Fest and Festival of Trees on December 2 – 3, 2016 in historic downtown Toccoa. Many activities will take place during this special weekend.
The downtown streets will be turned into a magical place Friday night December 2 at 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. as Santa will greet the young and old alike. He will be there to talk with the children and for the children to get their pictures taken with him. Santa’s Express train, a horse and carriage ride, and a live nativity will be a part of this special evening.
Christmas entertainment will begin at 5:00– 8:00 and will be located at the intersection of Tugalo St. and Sage St. under the city’s Christmas tree. The lighting of the tree will be at 8:00 p.m.
For those who like to shop, several downtown businesses and restaurants will be open with special sales and refreshments during the evening.
The Christmas Sage Market will be located in the Star Theater at 47 W Doyle St. It will be open on Friday from 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Over twenty local artists and crafters will have Christmas decorations as well as Christmas gifts.
Beautifully decorated trees will be on display at the Festival of Trees located in the Stephens County Historic Courthouse. Beginning on Wednesday, November 30 until Thursday, December 1, visitors will be able to view the trees from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Friday, December 2. Visitors may vote on their favorite tree Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.
On Saturday morning, December 3, the X-Factor Grill will be offering a Breakfast with Santa from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Price is $5.00. The Christmas Sage Market will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
There will be ice skating again this year during the Christmas Fest and throughout the entire month of December. The rink will be located on Tugalo St in the parking lot. Starting on Dec. 2, 3pm- 9pm, it will continue throughout the month of December. Each Friday it will be open from 3 pm – 9 pm, Saturday, 10 am – 9 pm, and Sundays, 1 pm – 8 pm. The fee is $10 per hour.