From Friday Art Walk to Heirloom Holidays Tour

This weekend's got plenty in store in and around Roswell, especially for Christmas revelers.

The weather is expected to be gloomy all weekend, but there's too much going on in Roswell to dampen the holiday spirit. 

Here's a quick look at what's coming up from Friday through Sunday, including Santa Claus coming to town and the Heirloom Holiday Tour.

But because rain's in the forecast all weekend, you may want to check before heading out for outdoor activities. 

Friday, Dec. 6

'Works in Clay' Holiday Event -- Ceramic works of local artists will be on sale from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon at Roswell Art Center West, 1355 Woodstock Road.

First Fridays Art Walk -- The usual stroll amid the eight galleries of the Art District includes the sounds of Alpharetta High School's acappella ensemble singing holiday favorites. Starting at 6 p.m.

'The Nutcracker' at Roswell Cultural Arts Center -- The curtain closes on this Roswell Dance Theatre tradition this weekend. There will be two shows on Friday Saturday and the grand finale is a Sugar Plum Tea on Sunday. 

Saturday, Dec. 7

Bulky Trash Amnesty Day -- Roswell and Milton residents can bring a whole host of items (see what's acceptable by going to the link) between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the City of Roswell Public Works Division, 1810 Hembree Road. They'll be checking residency, and delays dropping off items are possible. 

Roswell Child Development Association Fundraiser -- It starts at 9 a.m. at Heritage Sandy Springs, 6110 Blue Stone Road, Sandy Springs. The event includes brunch and the charge is $10 per person plus and unwrapped toy for child (ages 1-5 yrs).

North Georgia Art Ramble -- The Roswell Clay Collective and Cowgirl are the Roswell stops on this 44-gallery, self-guided tours throughout north Georgia. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

Bizarre Bazaar -- Shop for holiday gifts at the Roswell Arts Center East, 9100 Fouts Road, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturday and from 1-4 p.m. Sunday. 

Back to Nature Holiday Market and Festival -- Admission to the Chattahoochee Nature Center is free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, as the goods of local green-friendly artisans will be on sale. Lunch and desserts will be available. 9135 Willeo Road.

1850s Heirloom Holiday Tour -- Living history is on display all weekend, with a tour of homes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, children's activities, a holiday bazaar at Barrington Hall and Sunday caroling on Canton Street from 5-7:30 p.m. (Here are more details about what's on tap)

Annual Lighting of Roswell's Historic Town Square -- The festivities get underway with Christmas music at 5 p.m., and Santa's Secret Gift Shop will be open at the Roswell Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road from 6-9 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. 


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