Norcross Weekend Planner: Holiday Fun, Football and More

Get ready for a weekend of more Sparkle! festivities, in addition to a few other events.

Let's hope you're not sick of the holiday fun just yet! There are tons of things lined up this weekend.

The Norcross High Players presents the story of the cold-hearted, miserly Scrooge in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Having debuted already Wednesday, the performance also will run at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Tickets are $7 for general admission and $10 for priority seating.

Although not entirely holiday-related, nothing screams the end of the year like a football game. The Norcross High Blue Devils will be playing at home against Colquitt County in the semifinals this Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, and apparently, Colquitt has requested 3,000 tickets, so expect a large crowd.

If you haven't already, check out the Santa photos and free carriage rides as part of Historic Downtown Norcross' Sparkle! celebration. The big guy in the red suit will be hanging out at 45 South Cafe, and the horses will start picking up riders in front of the Taste of Britain store on South Peachtree Street from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Photos with Santa are printed on site and cost $15.

Sparkle! doesn't stop there, either. The Holiday Farmers' Market is here for the second and last time in 2012, so get those fresh, seasonal veggies and homemade treats before they're gone. The market will be in Thrasher Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

And at 4 p.m., Historian Gene Ramsay will play host to the Norcross City Cemetery Tour. Learn about many of the local souls resting in the cemetery, and then at 5:30 p.m., the city will hold its annual luminaries event, the Celebration of Lights.

Also running Saturday at 4 p.m., the Norcross Old Library at 65 N. Peachtree St. is hosting the Norcross Woman's Club Annual Open House and Toy Drive. See the newly restored historic establishment while mingling and enjoying refreshments. Don't forget to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Norcross Cooperative Ministry to give to one of the 800-plus families it's helping this season.

Sunday may be a rest for some, but that's not the case this time for Norcross. Get ready to bust out the candles with Norcross' Menorah Lighting & Chanukah Celebration at 6 p.m. in Thrasher Park. Take part in the Jewish holiday with the lighting of the 10-foot menorah and traditional Jewish treats and music.

Will you be attending any of these events? Share your photos from the outings in our Pics & Clips gallery and it could be featured on Norcross Patch's mainpage.

Do you have an upcoming event in Norcross? Post it in our Events section on Patch!

See also:

  • Viewfinder: Sparkle! in Downtown Norcross
  • Share Your Favorite Holiday Recipes on Patch

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