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Christmas in Roswell and other Holiday Celebrations

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Experience the magic and wonder of the holiday season in Roswell, Georgia.
The Southern Trilogy sites: Bulloch Hall, Barrington Hall and Smith Plantation, will be dressed in seasonal splendor and open for tours. Santa sightings, Holiday Tours, Musical Performances, High Teas, Re-enactments of Mittie Bulloch’s Christmastime 1853 wedding to Theodore Roosevelt, theatrical performances, art, open houses, dance and of course fabulous shopping on Georgia’s officially recognized Great Places In Georgia – Great Street, Canton Street, and all around Roswell

 

 

 

 

 

COME, ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS AS THEY ONCE WERE – IN HISTORIC ROSWELL

Nov 1st, 2013 (Fri) — Dec 31st, 2013 (Tue) Christmas in RoswellA variety of celebrations in numerous locations as the historic homes are dressed in seasonal splendor and open for tours, festivities in the historic shopping districts, musical and dance performances, art, theatre, a special 1850s Heirloom Holidays “Living History” Weekend, and more. www.visitroswellga.com or 770-640-3253.
Nov 10th, 2013 (Sun) — Dec 31st, 2013 (Tue) Holiday Photos at Plum Café1055 Canton Street # 110 – Roswell 30075; Free; 770-518-7586; www.plumcafe.net; Stop by and take holiday photo among the twinkling lights in the Plum Café decorated gazebo, featuring spicy hot chocolate, made with Brazilian Cocoa.  Don’t forget your cameras!
Nov 11th, 2013 (Mon) — Dec 30th, 2013 (Mon) Images of Christmas at Smith Plantation HomeDecorations by Roswell Garden Club, will capture the magic of Christmas images, complete with uniquely decorated trees, fireplace mantels, wreaths and garland. Each room will elegantly reflect images of this special holiday. Visitors will take away some decorating ideas for their own homes. 770-641-3978 or www.archibaldsmithplantation.org
Nov 13th, 2013 (Wed) — Dec 30th, 2013 (Mon) Make-A-Wreath for Make-A-Wish at Barrington HallFestive Holiday wreaths displayed throughout the home and available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Nov 15th, 2013 (Fri) — Jan 3rd, 2014 (Fri) Twelve Days of Christmas – TreeRoswell Visitors Center 617 Atlanta Street – Roswell 770-640-3253; www.visitroswellga.comFirst Published in 1780, the carol Twelve Days of Christmas has   its roots in 18th-century England as a memory-and-forfeit game sung by   British children. The verses come to life at the Roswell Visitors Center   this holiday as its tree glitters in copper, gold, plum and symbolism.   Take a step back in time to learn the real meaning of this iconic song.    While at the Visitors Center, pick up the latest holiday information to   share with family and friends.
Nov 16th, 2013 (Sat) — Dec 30th, 2013 (Mon) Best Loved Stories of the 1800sBest Loved Stories of the 1800s, at historic Bulloch Hall.  Self-guided tours available Mon. – Sat. from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.;  Sun. from 1 – 4 p.m.  Enjoy your favorite tales of the 19th century right in front of your very own eyes as you enjoy this holiday themed home.  $8 adults;  $7 seniors;  $6 ages 6 – 18.  www.bullochhall.org or 770-992-1731.  (closed Thanksgiving day, Christmas day,  and January 1 – 6).
Nov 17th, 2013 (Sun) — Dec 31st, 2013 (Tue) Holiday Photos at Plum Café1055 Canton Street # 110 770-518-7586 or www.plumcafe.net Stop by and take a holiday photo among the twinkling lights in the Plum Café decorated gazebo, featuring spicy hot chocolate, made with Brazilian Cocoa.  Don’t forget your cameras!
Dec 1st, 2013 (Sun) — Dec 14th, 2013 (Sat) Santa’s ScrollRoswell Visitors Center 617 Atlanta Street – Roswell 30075 Bike Roswell’s Santa Scroll is available for all youth to sign, entering a drawing for cycling prizes.  Entrants receive a ticket upon signing.  Sign-up ends at noon on Dec. 14. 770-643-8010; fallondesign@mindspring.com
Dec 1st, 2013 (Sun) — Jan 1st, 2014 (Wed) Holiday Wonderland at The Fringe Miniature Golf5100 Commerce Pkwy. 770-518-0977;  www.a51fun.com Enjoy the holiday wonderland that takes over the miniature golf course at The Fringe.  Fun for the entire family.
Dec 10th, 2013 (Tue) Christmas High Tea at Historic Bulloch HallA relaxing and enjoyable holiday tradition as ladies in period dress serve a two course High Tea in the magnificent home, decorated for Christmas.  The event also includes a holiday tour of the home.  www.bullochhall.org or 770-992-1731 to register.
Dec 12th, 2013 (Thu) — Dec 13th, 2013 (Fri) Glory of Christmas Concert at Roswell Presbyterian Church755 Mimosa Blvd. – Roswell 30075 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary – Free 770-993-6316;  www.roswellpres.org Unique evening of music, featuring a festive performance by RPC’s choir and orchestra.
Dec 12th, 2013 (Thu) Christmas High Tea at Historic Bulloch HallA relaxing and enjoyable holiday tradition as ladies in period dress serve a two course High Tea in the magnificent home, decorated for Christmas.  The event also includes a holiday tour of the home.  www.bullochhall.org or 770-992-1731 to register.
Dec 13th, 2013 (Fri) Santa Night – Presented by the Child Development Association and 5 Seasons Brewing CompanySanta Night – Presented by the Child Development Association and 5 Seasons Brewing Company.  A group of not very good singers, some dressed as Santas or Elves, will be caroling throughout the community at local establishments (called Rooftops) raising money for the children and families  of the Child Development Association.    Event begins at 5 p.m.  at the 5 Season’s Brewing Company. Audience:  Adults;  Admission $150; www.santanight.com/atlanta/; www.cdakids.org; 770-992-4339
Dec 13th, 2013 (Fri) — Dec 14th, 2013 (Sat) Babes In Toyland and The Nutcracker Land of SweetsRoswell Cultural Arts Center Fri at 7:30 p.m.;  Sat. at 10 a.m.;  2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. 950 Forrest St. – Roswell 30075 All ages 404-438-3028 Visit www.atlantadancetheatre.org to buy tickets.
Dec 13th, 2013 (Fri) A Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol by Kudzu Players at the Osage Terrace Room at Bulloch Hall.A Christmas Classic that is sure to make your holiday season extra merry and bright. For tickets and information please call 770-992-1731 or visit www.bullochhall.org
Dec 13th, 2013 (Fri) RUMC Christmas Festival Concerts  7:30 PMFree, but tickets are required. 814 Mimosa Blvd. – Roswell 30075 770-594-0512; www.rumc.com Experience the sights and sounds of the Season at these popular annual community Christmas celebrations.  All ages (preschool childcare provided).
Dec 14th, 2013 (Sat) Jingle Bell Ride sponsored by Bike RoswellJingle Bell Ride sponsored by Bike Roswell Riverside park; 3:00 p.m. Open to all riders and their families.  A gentle pace ride on Riverside/Azalea Multi-Use Trail followed by Hot Chocolate and cookies.  Riders must supply their own bicycles and helmets.  Must have a helmet to participate.  Drawing for final prize for the youth Santa Scroll will take place. 770-643-8010; fallondesign@mindspring.com
Dec 14th, 2013 (Sat) Night at the Polar Express6:30 – 10:00 p.m.;  all ages $8 Roswell residents; $12 non-residents East Roswell Recreation Center 9000 Fouts Road – Roswell 30076 770-594-6134 – Reservation required Family movie night.  Com in comfy clothes and watch Polar Express on the big screen;  Popcorn, hot chocolate and goodies provided.  Parents are free; children must register individually.
Dec 14th, 2013 (Sat) Christmas for Kids at historic Bulloch HallChristmas for Kids at historic Bulloch Hall.  A tradition at the magnificent home, as children enjoy a candy cane hunt, holiday crafts, snacks, hunt for the yule log, storytelling and a visit from an extraordinary couple, Mr. & Mrs. Claus.  Reservations required.  770-992-1731 or www.bullochhall.org
Dec 14th, 2013 (Sat) Gingerbread Christmas at Smith Plantation Home$10 admission; advanced registration required. Ages 6 – 11; 935 Alpharetta St. – Roswell 30075 Three 30-minute workshops scheduled for 10:30 a.m.;  11:30 a.m.;  and 1:00 p.m.  Each workshop includes preparing and decorating Christmas themed cookies and participants will assist with baking the cookies over the open hearth in the plantation outdoor cookhouse.  Children also prepare a craft to take home.
Dec 15th, 2013 (Sun) Reindeer Day at Chattahoochee Nature CenterReindeer Day at Chattahoochee Nature Center 9135 Willeo Road – Roswell, 30075 1 – 4 p.m.  770-992-2055;  www.chattnaturecenter.org A unique holiday tradition.  Live reindeer will be making a special holiday appearance. Create reindeer crafts and warm up with campfire treats.
Dec 15th, 2013 (Sun) Dinner with Santa and Mrs. Claus at DieselDiesel Pizza & Pub 994 Alpharetta St. – Roswell 30075 770-641-1080; www.diesel-pizza.com 5 – 9 p.m. Enjoy a fun-filled evening with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Sundays in December.  Reservations suggested.
Dec 15th, 2013 (Sun) A Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol by Kudzu Players at the Osage Terrace Room at Bulloch Hall.A Christmas Classic that is sure to make your holiday season extra merry and bright. For tickets and information please call 770-992-1731 or visit www.bullochhall.org
Dec 15th, 2013 (Sun) Visions of Christmas: Christmas Through the Eyes of Isaiah (Advent)Visions of Christmas: Christmas Through the Eyes of Isaiah (Advent) Roswell Presbyterian Church 755 Mimosa Blvd. – Roswell 30075 770-993-6316;  www.roswellpres.org 8:15 a.m.; 9:45 & 11:15 a.m. (Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.) Childcare available for all services;  Visit the Welcome in the Narthex.
Dec 15th, 2013 (Sun) Barrington Hall Free Open HouseBarrington Hall Free Open House to Benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Festive Holiday wreaths displatyed and available for purchase and all proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish.
Dec 15th, 2013 (Sun) RUMC Christmas Festival Concerts  3:00 PMFree, but tickets are required. 814 Mimosa Blvd. – Roswell 30075 770-594-0512; www.rumc.com Experience the sights and sounds of the Season at these popular annual community Christmas celebrations.  All ages (preschool childcare provided).
Dec 15th, 2013 (Sun) Christmas Concert featuring the group ‘Vocal Authority’  6:00 PMAtlanta Street Baptist Church along with Thousand Hills Coffee will host a Christmas Concert featuring the group “Vocal Authority” from Bethel University’s Renaissance Program. at 6pm. Join in singing a-long to your favorite Christmas Holiday Classics. Dress in your most festive Holiday sweater and you may win a special gift. Free Coffee and Hot Chocolate provided. Church next to Land of A Thousands Hill Coffee at 340 Atlanta Street in Roswell
Dec 17th, 2013 (Tue) Christmas High Tea at Historic Bulloch HallA relaxing and enjoyable holiday tradition as ladies in period dress serve a two course High Tea in the magnificent home, decorated for Christmas.  The event also includes a holiday tour of the home.  www.bullochhall.org or 770-992-1731 to register.
Dec 19th, 2013 (Thu) Reenactment of Mittie and Thee’s 1853 WeddingReenactment of Mittie & Thee’s 1853 Wedding at historic Bulloch Hall.  Be a special guest at the wedding of Mittie Bulloch & Theodore Roosevelt (Sr.). Little did those in attendance realize this union would produce a U.S. President, Teddy Roosevelt, and that Margaret Mitchell would be so enamored with the event she would interview the last living bridesmaid and do an extensive article for The Atlanta Constitution.  Step back in time and be a “guest” at Mittie’s wedding. Hear the conversations of the gentlemen in the library discussing politics of the day and the ladies in the parlor talking about fashion and the special frozen dessert to be served this evening.  $12 adults;  $5 ages 6 – 18;   Reservations required.    770-992-1731 or www.bullochhall.org
Dec 20th, 2013 (Fri) A Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol by Kudzu Players at the Osage Terrace Room at Bulloch Hall.A Christmas Classic that is sure to make your holiday season extra merry and bright. For tickets and information please call 770-992-1731 or visit www.bullochhall.org
Dec 20th, 2013 (Fri) — Dec 21st, 2013 (Sat) The Nutcracker SwingsDecember 20 – 7:00 p.m. December 21 – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. The Nutcracker Swings Roswell Cultural Arts Center 770-578-8272 Presented by the British Academy Performing Arts.
Dec 21st, 2013 (Sat) A Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol by Kudzu Players at the Osage Terrace Room at Bulloch Hall.A Christmas Classic that is sure to make your holiday season extra merry and bright. For tickets and information please call 770-992-1731 or visit www.bullochhall.org
Dec 21st, 2013 (Sat) Cookies with Mrs. Claus at Barrington HallChildren help decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus and write letter to Santa. A very special postman arrives to pick up those letters. Two sessions each day 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. www.southerntrilogy.com or 770-640-3855.
Dec 22nd, 2013 (Sun) Visions of Christmas: Christmas Through the Eyes of Isaiah (Advent)Visions of Christmas: Christmas Through the Eyes of Isaiah (Advent) Roswell Presbyterian Church 755 Mimosa Blvd. – Roswell 30075 770-993-6316;  www.roswellpres.org 8:15 a.m.; 9:45 & 11:15 a.m. (Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.) Childcare available for all services;  Visit the Welcome in the Narthex.
Dec 22nd, 2013 (Sun) A Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol by Kudzu Players at the Osage Terrace Room at Bulloch Hall.A Christmas Classic that is sure to make your holiday season extra merry and bright. For tickets and information please call 770-992-1731 or visit www.bullochhall.org
Dec 22nd, 2013 (Sun) 8th Annual Messiah Sing-Along8th Annual Messiah Sing-Along $10 admission;  general audiences Roswell United Methodist Church 814 Mimosa Blvd. 770-594-7974; www.mosingers.com Join voices with hundreds of singers on this community performance of Handels’ glorious masterpiece, Messiah.  Presented by Michael O’Neal Singers
Dec 22nd, 2013 (Sun) Dinner with Santa and Mrs. Claus at DieselDiesel Pizza & Pub 994 Alpharetta St. – Roswell 30075 770-641-1080; www.diesel-pizza.com 5 – 9 p.m. Enjoy a fun-filled evening with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Sundays in December.  Reservations suggested.
Dec 22nd, 2013 (Sun) Carol SingCarol Sing Roswell Presbyterian Church 7:00 p.m. in the Historic Sanctuary Free – all welcome 755 Mimosa Blvd. – Roswell 30075 770-993-6316; www.roswellpres.org Join RPs as they celebrate the season with a traditional carol sing.
Dec 23rd, 2013 (Mon) A Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol by Kudzu Players at the Osage Terrace Room at Bulloch Hall.A Christmas Classic that is sure to make your holiday season extra merry and bright. For tickets and information please call 770-992-1731 or visit www.bullochhall.org
Dec 23rd, 2013 (Mon) Cookies with Mrs. Claus at Barrington HallChildren help decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus and write letter to Santa. A very special postman arrives to pick up those letters. Two sessions each day 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. www.southerntrilogy.com or 770-640-3855.
Dec 24th, 2013 (Tue) Roswell UMC Chapel and SanctuaryChristmas Eve Services Roswell UMC Chapel & Sanctuary 814 Mimosa Blvd. – Roswell  30075 10 a.m. – Worship & Communion in Chapel 4 p.m. – Family worship inSanctuary 6 p.m. – Lessons and Carols in Sanctuary 11 p.m. – Candles & Communion in Chapel 770-993-6218; www.rumc.com
Dec 24th, 2013 (Tue) Visions of Christmas: Christmas Through the Eyes of IsaiahChristmas Eve Worship Services Visions of Christmas: Christmas Through the Eyes of Isaiah 7 & 9 p.m.;  Communion Service at 11 p.m.; Please check website for other services  Roswell Presbyterian Church 755 Mimosa Blvd. – Roswell 30075 770-993-6316; www.roswellpres.org Something for everyone, including children; young families, celebration in song and Scripture and candlelight Communion service.  Early arrival recommended for all services.
Dec 24th, 2013 (Tue) Candlelight Communion ServiceCandlelight Communion Service First Baptist Church of Roswell 710 Mimosa Blvd. – Roswell 30075 5:00 p.m.  –  Child Friendly Service 11:00 p.m.  –  Traditional Service Presented by the Music Ministry of First Baptist Church 770-587-6980 or www.rfbc.org
Dec 6th, 2014 (Sat) Back-to-Nature Holiday Market at Chattahoochee Nature  Center  11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Back-to-Nature Holiday Market at Chattahoochee Nature  Center.  11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; www.chattnaturecenter.org
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