Greensboro begins preparations for holiday season celebrations
(Greensboro, Ga. – November 4, 2014) There are only seven weeks until Christmas, and Downtown Greensboro is already working to help you and your family enjoy the holidays in your hometown!
Downtown Greensboro kicked off its holiday season with the downtown merchant’s Holiday Open House, Saturday, November 8. 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 throughout the season.
The search is on for the perfect tree to help Downtown Greensboro celebrate the holidays. City leaders and downtown business owners are looking for a tree that will serve as the town tree this holiday season.
“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 Christmas shopping season.”
Greensboro’s tree is typically a fresh cut evergreen. Past trees have ranged from 20 to 30 feet in height. The selected tree will stand on the Court House Lawn in historic Greensboro throughout the holiday season. Organizers hope to have the tree in place by early December.
Everyone is invited to the annual Downtown Tree Lighting on December 5. The tree lighting celebration will take place in Downtown Greensboro on the Courthouse Lawn from 6-8 pm. This is an evening of music, food, and holiday fun. It is rumored that Santa will be in town for pictures. Children, be sure to bring your wish list to historic Downtown Greensboro to give to Santa in person.
There will be an old-fashioned hayride through town and your favorite holiday tunes sung ‘round the tree! Don’t miss everyone’s favorite activity, marshmallow roast hosted by Greene County’ Future Farmers of America. Local organizations and non-profits are encouraged to participate in the event. Your organization is invited to take this opportunity to fundraise with goodies such as hot chocolate, baked goods, hot apple cider, candied apples, and other holiday favorites. Choirs and choral groups are invited to carol the historic downtown throughout the evening. To suggest or offer a tree or to register an organization, choir, or choral group, please contact the Main Street office at (706) 453-7674.
Keep an eye on your local news or check out the new Greensboro Holiday website at www.GreensboroHoliday.com for additional details as Greensboro’s Holiday Plans progress and don’t forget to Shop Greensboro First this holiday season!