Looking for fun, free (or mostly free) Christmas holiday activities for your family? Here is a list of activities guaranteed to bring your family the laughter and memories of which traditions are made!
CUT YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS TREE! Our family has been cutting our own trees at Minter”s Farm for over 20 years. Rick, Joanne, Stephanie and Tammy love sharing about their family farm! Tree prices range from $7-$49! (Our 9 foot Leyland Cyprus tree is always $40 or less, Virginia Pine are even less for that size!) They will also cut the tree for you, or let you choose from a selection of freshly cut trees. In my experience, Minter”s trees are the BEST VALUE AROUND. There are FREE hayrides on weekends and they sell hot cider, gifts, and goodies in their Christmas shop. Minter”s is open starting on Thanksgiving day, through December, from 9 a.m. till dark!
As part of Coweta Fayette Familie”s #shopcowetafayette Promotion: MINTER”S FARM IS GIVING AWAY A HOMEGROWN CHRISTMAS TREE TO ONE OF OUR LUCKY READERS! You may choose to choose and cut it yourself, or select from their pre-cut, homegrown trees. (Trees not grown at Minter”s are excluded.) We will select a name from all entries received at 11:29pm on Thanksgiving (11/28). Check your e-mail first thing Friday morning! Winners may pick up their tree up until December 20! Enter here!
DOWNTOWN NEWNAN MINGLE WITH KRINGLE–NOVEMBER 29. Bring the family and bring your cameras from 6-8 to capture your children”s visit with Santa
ASHLEY PARK NEWNAN TREE LIGHTING–NOVEMBER 30. Entertainment starts at 4:45. Santa will arrive by sleigh at dusk. Santa will be available at noon, at the former Limetree location, to visit with children. Local singers, musicians and dancers will provide entertainment prior to the lighting.
FAYETTEVILLE PARADE, SANTA CARRIAGE RIDES, & TREE LIGHTING–DECEMBER 7. The 4th annual Christmas Parade starts at 5 p.m, followed by the tree lighting program. There will be FREE carriage rides with Santa, along with FREE hot chocolate and popcorn. Holliday Dorsey Fife House Museum volunteers are sponsoring the opportunity to make FREE old fashioned Christmas ornaments at the Lane Brown Gazebo in the parking lot casino online of the County Complex at the intersection of Georgia 85 and Eastbound Georgia 54.
PEACHTREE CITY TREE LIGHTING & CHILDREN”S VILLAGE TENT–DECEMBER 7. There will be a Children”s Village Tent, Concessions, and visits with Santa to mark the official tree lighting at City Hall Plaza from 5-9 p.m.
PICKIN” ON THE NEWNAN SQUARE–DECEMBER 7 & 21. Come listen or join in with other musicians, acoustical only. All musical genres welcome. 11 a.m.-until?
CITY OF NEWNAN CHRISTMAS PARADE–DECEMBER 8 Parade starts at 3 p.m. Check the link for the parade route!
TYRONE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING–DECEMBER 8 4-8 p.m. Santa”s elves, pictures with Santa, performances by local talent, FREE carriage rides by the lake, tree lighting, and FREE cookies and cocoa.
LIVING CHRISTMAS TREE AT NEW HOPE BAPTIST IN FAYETTEVILLE–DECEMBER 10-15 This long-standing Fayette County tradition utilizes 0ver 400 volunteers to bring to life the presentation that includes a 50 foot “tree,” made up of human singers and thousands of computerized lights! The event is FREE but requires advance tickets. Performances fill up quickly.
We”d love for you to add additional events in the comments!