(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.