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From colorful Christmas lights to mistletoe, Forsyth County is coming to life with holiday cheer. It’s one of the most magical times of the year to make memories with your special someone! From the traditional cutting down the Christmas tree date to designing decorations together at Halcyon’s Pine & Pigment, there are so many ways to spark romance. Don’t let the grinch get in your way! Check out our list below to start planning your festive holi-dates in Forsyth County, GA. 

  1. Pick Out A Tree at Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm
Pick out a tree at Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm

Bottoms Tree Farm FB Page

Picking out a Christmas tree is a long-lived couples tradition for a reason! There’s a sort of deep bonding that comes from scouring through hundreds of pines together, only to find the one that you both agree feels just right. It’s made even more special knowing Bottoms Tree Farm has been family-owned and operated since 1997. The caring atmosphere spurs a contagious merriness in the air that you just can’t help but join in on. Don’t forget to stop by Santa’s Snack Shack for some hot chocolate and cookies to share after you find that perfect tree!

  1. Experience Unforgettable Christmas Cheer with the Ashebrooke Night of Lights 
Ashebrooke Night of Lights 
Photo Credit: @ashebrookenightoflights on Instagram

Over 300 homes in the Ashebrooke neighborhood come together for a one night event of spectacular light displays all in the name of giving back to the community since 2006. Over the years, the event has grown to add features like a live Nativity, a hot chocolate station, and an appearance by Santa himself. You’re never too old to enjoy the lights!

Don’t worry, if you miss the event itself, the majority of homes in the neighborhood keep their displays going after the NOL is complete. 

  1. Plan an Ice Skating Date at The ICE Complex 
Plan an ice skating date at The ICE Complex

Imagine gliding across the ice, holding hands with your sweetheart, while the uplifting tunes of Christmas music fill the arena. If you’re new to skating, the date might look more like falling on the ice laughing together. Both options are cute and sure to spark memories to last a lifetime! The ICE Center in Cumming has two-hour public skate sessions open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It’s the perfect amount of time to enjoy a physical activity and then grab a bite to eat after. 

  1. Make Holiday Decorations at a Pine + Pigment Workshop 
Make holiday decorations at a Pine + Pigment workshop
Photo Credit: Pine + Pigment website

If you don’t do some sort of holiday craft together, are you really a couple? Pine + Pigment takes the hard part out of crafting, providing you with a DIY workshop space and all the materials. The decorations that come out of here look professionally made and are just the thing to spruce up your home with holiday vibes. Choose from a variety of options to make together from Christmas countdown signs to cozy blankets and more. You can even bring your own drinks and snacks to stretch out the evening. 

  1. Go Christmas Shopping at Vickery Village Shops
Go Christmas shopping at Vickery Village Shops
Photo Credit: Vickery Village Shops FB page

Sometimes the most fun holi-dates are the simplest. There’s nothing better than being out on the town with your favorite person on your arm, taking in the sights and smells of the holidays. Vickery Village Shops has tons of boutiques for you to pick out little gifts for the people in your life. You might even want to buy an ornament together to put on the Christmas tree! In between shopping, you can relax at Nido Cafe with some coffee and sweets, grab a drink at Cherry Street Brewing or have a nice meal at Village Italian

  1. Watch the Cumming Christmas Parade Together
Watch the Cumming Christmas Parade
Photo Credit: Cumming Christmas Parade website

Last and most exciting on our list, is to attend the Christmas Parade together! Starting from Forsyth Central High School at 5pm on December 3rd, the parade is an event you don’t want to miss. Hundreds of people line the streets of Cumming to watch the dazzling lighted floats. Find a good spot to delight in the show and festivities. After the parade, enjoy the Christmas tree lighting, crafts and tons of vendors to shop from. If you two have never been together, it’s sure to become a holiday tradition! 

That’s a wrap on our holi-date ideas. It’s time to start planning your magical season together in  Forsyth County. Cheers to building lots of santamental memories with your special someone! We’ll see you at the Christmas parade.