Downtown Greensboro Prepares to light the Big Tree
(Greensboro, Ga. --- November 27, 2015) Downtown Greensboro will light the Big Tree this Friday, December 4. The event is Greensboro’s official kick off for the holiday season and will take place from 6 to 8 pm.
Bring the whole family for an evening of music, food, holiday fun, shopping, and of course Santa in downtown Greensboro. It is rumored that Santa will arrive on a big red tractor this year…instead of his sleigh; so children, get your wish lists ready and be sure to be in historic downtown Greensboro when he arrives at 6 pm. Santa will be available on North Main Street, and parents get your camera’s ready to snap that perfect picture!
Activities for the children include visiting the craft tent on Main Street in front of the Court House where they can make a Christmas Ornament for their trees at home, or take a tractor pulled hay ride around town.
Come for dinner at the event! Find a warm, cozy booth at one of Greensboro’s downtown restaurants, visit the Washington Grass Inn’s Christmas Café under the big tent in North Main Street for homemade soup and barbeque “sammies”. Stay warm with a cup of hot apple cider prepared by the Knights of Columbus.
Be sure to visit the craft vendors and pick up a holiday gift for a loved one. New items this year include gingerbread houses, calligraphy items and of course baked goodies!
Christmas carolers and community churches will be singing favorite holiday tunes on stage in front of the Court House lawn. Beginning at 6pm, the Little Scholars Academy will perform a few holiday favorites with the little one’s dressed in Angel costumes. Around 6:30pm, the Pete Nance Boys & Girls club will perform some holiday cheer. Then at 7pm, the Honorable Mayor Glenn Wright will welcome the Webb family to the stage to thank them for donating their tree for the Courthouse lawn. Then the Mayor will lead everyone in the countdown to light the tree. Up next will be The Eatonton Harmonttes performing all of your favorite Christmas songs. And last, but not least, the Southern Spice Dance Academy will perform dance number to get you in the holiday spirit. It is not too late to for other church choirs or singing groups to join in the fun. Groups that are interested in performing downtown during the event should contact the Kendrick Ward in the Greensboro Main Street office at (706) 453-7674.
Greensboro begins preparations for holiday season celebrations
(Greensboro, Ga. – November 13, 2015) There are only five weeks until Christmas, and Downtown Greensboro is already working to help you and your family enjoy the holidays in your hometown!
The Downtown Tree Lighting celebration will start at 6pm on Friday, December 4. Mark your calendars! Santa will be available for children to visit, there will be an old-fashioned hayride through town for one dollar, and your favorite holiday tunes sung ‘round the tree!
Local organizations and non-profits can participate in the event by offering winter goodies such as hot chocolate, baked goods, or other holiday favorites. A few local groups have already signed up to participate in the tree lighting. These groups include; The Knights of Columbus, Liberty Methodist Church, Calligraphy by Claire, and more. Choirs and choral groups are invited to carol the historic downtown throughout the evening. To register your organization, please contact the Main Street office at (706) 453-7674.
Greensboro has chosen its Christmas Tree! After an appeal to the community for just the right tree, the Greensboro Main Street program announces that the city’s official Christmas Tree will be donated by the Webb Family.
“In the past, Greensboro has been fortunate to have a tree donated from someone in the community,” explains Main Street Manager, Kendrick Ward. “The tree serves as the centerpiece for all of our holiday activities in downtown and helps to create a festive mood during the holiday shopping season.”
Greensboro’s friendly merchants are ready to help you get all of your holiday shopping done this season – without the hectic traffic and crowds of your typical shopping mall. Shoppers can take advantage of extended holiday shopping hours on Friday and Saturday evenings from now and continuing through December 23.
Keep an eye on your local news for additional details as Greensboro’s Holiday Plans progress and don’t forget to Shop Greensboro First this holiday season!
Greensboro Selects Christmas Tree
(Greensboro, Ga. – November 21, 2014) Greensboro has chosen its Christmas Tree!
After an appeal to the community for just the right tree, the Greensboro Main Street program announces that the city’s official Christmas Tree will be donated by the Webb family in memory of their son, Jeffery Lynn Webb.
“Mrs. Mildred Webb called to tell us that she had tree she would like to donate,” explains Kendrick Ward, Greensboro Main Street Manager. “Mrs. Webb’s told us her tree was planted 19 years ago and their Leyland Cypress will make a wonderful Christmas tree for all of Greene County to enjoy this holiday season”.
City workers will deliver the tree to the Court House lawn the week after Thanksgiving where it will be decorated in time for the downtown tree lighting. The tree lighting celebration will take place on the Courthouse lawn from 6-8 pm on Friday, December 4.
There will be an old-fashioned hayride for one dollar through town, and your favorite holiday tunes sung ‘round the tree! Greensboro’s Tree Lighting event is a family favorite for the Lake Oconee area with an evening of music, food, holiday fun, and of course Santa!
The City of Greensboro reports that they have received a special request from the North Pole for a tractor pulled hay ride escort the evening of the tree lighting. City officials can only imagine that the escort must be for Santa himself! “We figure with the lack of snow in Greensboro that Santa’s sleigh just wouldn’t be able to make the trip into town,” comments an anonymous city employee. Children, be sure to be in historic downtown Greensboro when Santa makes his entrance at 6 pm.
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