Azalea City Christmas: Holiday events designed for South Georgia

VALDOSTA — ’Tis scarcely a deteriorate to share a Christmas cheer.

With a holiday deteriorate fast approaching, preparations for a festivities are commencement to take place around town.

– From 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, a animal rescue non-profit BARC Humane Society of Valdosta will horde a Christmas wreath-making category during Park Avenue United Methodist Church in a girl public room.

Ribbon and decoration materials will be accessible and deduction will go to BARC, according to a group’s Facebook page.

Tickets are $45 and can be purchased by; Park Avenue UMC is located during 100 E. Park Ave.

– For people who suffer holiday traditions, there will be a city Christmas tree lighting rite that will embark during 5:30 p.m., Dec. 1, during City Hall, 300 N. Lee St.

Mayor John Gayle is set to give a speech, and Santa Claus will also make an appearance, according to Valdosta Main Street.

– City events will continue with a Christmas parade, 5-7 p.m., Dec. 2, starting during Woodrow Wilson Drive and finale during a Department of Health, according to Valdosta Main Street.

Overall appearance, special effects, creativity, workmanship and use of a thesis are partial of a judging criteria for a participating floats, Valdosta Main Street said.

For information about a lighting or a parade, hit Valdosta Main Street during (229) 259-3577.

– Santa will make his approach to a Urban Garden for holiday wishes from 10 a.m.-noon, Dec. 2. The Urban Garden is an alfresco plant marketplace and is located during 102 N. Ashley St., according to organizers.

– Also on Santa’s report is a revisit to Valdosta Mall for “Santa Cares” from 9-11 a.m., Dec. 3, yet he is currently accessible for photos and will continue to be accessible by December. Packages can be purchased.

During “Santa Cares,” a sensor-friendly Santa will acquire children with special needs to share their wishes and take photos before a mall opens a doors for unchanging business hours, according to CBL Properties.

The giveaway eventuality is in partnership with Autism Speaks, and families can make time reservations during

– At 7 p.m., Dec. 3 and Dec. 4, Crossroads Baptist Church will horde dual nights of ceremony with “Christmas Makes Everything New.”

The accepting will embody of homemade cookies, wassail and a Christmas environment that visitors can use to set a stage for photos. Carolers will be in attendance, according to Crossroads.

Childcare will be supposing for children ages 3 and under.

Reservations were full for Dec. 3, though there are openings for Dec. 4, and reservations can be done on

– Tickets will go on sale Nov. 23 for a Theatre Guild Valdosta’s “A Christmas Spectacular during The Dosta,” 122 N. Ashley St., and can be purchased during

Show times and dates embody 7:30 p.m., Dec. 7-8; 2 p.m. Dec. 9, and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14-16.

Actors, singers and instrumentalists will be featured to emanate a Winter Wonderland setting, according to a Theatre Guild.

– Families are speedy to widespread out Dec. 8 on a grass behind a Historic Lowndes County Courthouse on Valley Street to watch “Arthur Christmas.”

The charcterised film will start 6 p.m. Popcorn will be accessible and assemblage is free.

– Jessie’s Restaurant and Catering, 205 N. Ashley St., invites a village to a breakfast buffet, 9 a.m.-noon, Dec. 9, for “Breakfast with Santa.”

For children ages 2-12, tickets are $8, and for those ages 13 and up; tickets are $12.

Mimosas and bloody marys will be accessible for adults only.

– Have a Wild Adventures Christmas during a thesis park commencement Dec. 9 by a month on name days.

Safari Santa will accommodate and hail visitors, and Mrs. Claus will be there to lay around a glow and toast s’mores with families, according to a thesis park.

Park acknowledgment includes any Christmas event, and can be purchased on

For some-more information, revisit

Amanda Usher is a contributor during The Valdosta Daily Times. She can be contacted during 229-244-3400 ext.1274.

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