Downtown Shops Welcome Shoppers with Sales and Specials this Saturday
(Greensboro, Ga. – November 5, 2012) Downtown Greensboro prepares to kick off the holiday season with the merchant’s Holiday Open House from 10 am- 6 pm on this Saturday, November 10. 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.
Shopper will find free food tastings, live music, and new holiday inventory at the shops and boutiques of downtown. Sip a warm cup of wassail, watch one of Greensboro’s talented local artists at work, and experience the holidays in Lake Oconee’s hometown.
You can also purchase a light on Greensboro’s Tree of Love Christmas Tree presented by the Greensboro Council of the Knights of Columbus. Lights can be purchased in honor or memory of a loved one for $5 at participating downtown and Greene County businesses and at the Greene County Chamber of Commerce. Those honored with Tree of Love lights will be recognized throughout the community this holiday season. Proceeds from Tree of Love Christmas Tree will benefit the Greene County Christmas Stocking Fund, Greene County Special Olympics, and the Greene County Food Pantry.
Everyone is invited to the annual Downtown Tree Lighting November 30 for an evening of music, food, and holiday fun. The tree lighting celebration takes place in Downtown Greensboro on the Courthouse Lawn from 6-8 pm. There will be an old-fashioned hayride through town and your favorite holiday tunes sung ‘round the tree! It is rumored that Santa will be in town for pictures. So children, be sure to bring your wish list to Downtown Greensboro to give Santa in person!
Local organizations and non-profits are encouraged to participate in the Downtown Tree Lighting. Your organization is invited to take this opportunity to fundraise with goodies such as hot chocolate, baked goods, hot apple cider, candied apples and or other holiday favorites. Choirs and choral groups are invited to carol the historic downtown throughout the evening. To register an organization, choir, or choral group, please contact the Better Hometown office at (706) 453-7674.
Keep an eye on your local news for additional details as Greensboro’s Holiday Plans progress or visit Greensboro’s new holiday website at www.greensboroholiday.com for a complete list of holiday shopping ideas and downtown events.