Braselton holiday celebration begins Saturday with tree-lighting

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The Chattahoochee Chain Gang is back on the entertainment schedule for Saturday’s tree-lighting event in Braselton.

The Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of the Braselton Antique Mall starts the Celebrating the Holidays season for the Town of Braselton.

The Braselton Rotary Club decorates the 20-foot tall tree and helps to sponsor this event each year. The tree will be going up this week in anticipation to the Saturday tree-lighting event.

The Chattahoochee Chain Gang from Cleveland is back on the musical entertainment lineup. Earlier in the week, the group had cancelled and Doug Thompson performing his Elvis music, had been added.

This year’s ceremony begins at 5 p.m. Bleachers will be provided but lawn chairs are welcomed.

The tradition started by the Braselton Brothers of providing children and senior citizens with a bag containing an apple, an orange and some candy will continue. A few other prizes will be given away between 6:30-7 p.m.

The theme for this year’s event is “The Holidays are Going to the Dogs” and everyone is guessing who will be the special guest to light the tree at 7 p.m.

“The guest will be a surprise and the method used to light the tree will also be a surprise but will delight the children and adults,” say organizers.

Arthur Christmas is the free movie in the park under the holiday stars beginning at 8 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, Nov. 10

5-7 p.m. – Lighting of the Tree Events, Braselton Brothers Store

Chattahoochee Chain Gang plays 5- 6:30 p.m.

Then there will be prize give a ways and special guests

Tree will be lit at approximately 7 p.m.

At 8 p.m.. the Movie under the Stars in the Braselton Park, featuring Arthur Christmas

 Saturday, Nov. 17

10:30 a.m. – Parade down Highway 53

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. -  Festival in the Braselton Park

 On Stage

10 a.m. to noon – The Gobers

 Noon to 12:30 p.m. – Santa’s Magic Show

 12:45 1:15 p.m. – Studio One Dance Company Performance

 1:30-2 p.m. – City of Winder Drug Dog Demonstration

 3- 5 p.m. – The Tams

 In the Park

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Face Painters

 Noon to 2 p.m. – Pony Rides

 2- 4 p.m. – Clown

 Special Event

2 p.m. Cookies with Santa

Tickets must be pre-purchased for this event

 For more information, visit www.BraseltonFestivals.com or come to the Braselton Town Hall