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Peachtree City kicks off big Hometown Holiday Dec. 4

The holidays are upon us and once again Peachtree City invites you to celebrate in style with an evening full of entertainment for all ages.

From hunting candy canes, to music of the season, the tree lighting, and of course golf carts, don’t miss this annual Peachtree City tradition Saturday, Dec. 4.

Festivities will begin with the Candy Cane Hunt at 5:15 p.m. on Shakerag Knoll, located on McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. Hometown Holiday continues at 6 p.m. with a musical program at “The Fred,” sponsored by Sam’s Club.

The evening concludes with the Lighting of the Grand Christmas Tree approximately 8 p.m. at City Hall located on Ga. Highway 54.

Kick off the evening with a Candy Cane Hunt at 5:15 p.m., as children age 2 to 10 are invited to find the candy canes “hidden” on Shakerag Knoll.

There will be separate age groups for the children: 2-4, 5-7, and 8-10. Those arriving via golf carts will be directed to a designated parking area at Shakerag so that they will have easier access to the Trail of Lights following the concert at The Fred.

Following the Candy Cane hunt, stroll over to the Frederick Brown Jr. “The Fred” Amphitheater for a musical celebration of the holiday, presented by Sam’s Club.

The program begins at 6 p.m. featuring performances by the Peachtree Wind Ensemble, Peachtree City School of Dance and local singer-songwriter Paige McCauley. The family can join in the fun by singing favorite carols, and possibly get a glimpse of the big man himself, Santa Claus.

Those attending the event are encouraged to get in the true spirit of the season with two great ways to give back during the evening’s festivities. The Fred will be collecting new toys for the Toys for Tots campaign during the holiday season, and a collection bin will be on-site at the entrance that evening. Also, purchase a cup of Starbucks coffee or hot cocoa at The Fred for $1 and proceeds will be used to purchase coffee for the troops.

At 7 p.m., join us as Santa leads the golf cart Trail of Lights procession from The Fred parking lot, along Lake Peachtree.

The festivities culminate at City Hall for the lighting of the Grand Christmas Tree, and children can visit with Santa Claus.

The Peachtree City Youth Council will also be on hand with hot cocoa and other treats available for purchase. The events at City Hall will begin once the golf cart procession arrives which is between 7:45 and 8 p.m.

Hometown Holiday is an event presented in combination with the Peachtree City Parks & Recreation Department and the Frederick Brown Jr., Amphitheater.

For more information about the evening’s events, visit the city website at, or Or, call The Fred at 770-631-0630, or the Recreation Department at 770-631-2542.



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