Deck the stalls
What: Save the Horses, a local nonprofit that has rescued abused, abandoned and neglected horses and other animals since 1998, hosts their annual holiday event that serves as one of the organization’s biggest fundraisers. The event will offer holiday treats, a petting zoo, sleigh-hay and “reindeer” (pony) rides, games, as well as face painting and other food and craft vendors.
When: Saturday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Save the Horses, at 1768 Newt Green Road in Cumming.
A Christmas parade on ice
What: The ICE Complex is holding its 9th Annual A Parade of Christmas. Those in attendance are asked to bring a canned food donation to benefit the St. Joseph’s Food Pantry at St. Brendan The Navigator Catholic Church.
When: Saturday, Dec. 8, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: The ICE Complex, at 1345 Atlanta Highway in Cumming.
Cost: $7, ages 10 and older; $3 ages 6-9; free for ages 5 and under.
Joy, lights and a gift
What: Every year since 2006, the Ashebrooke subdivision lights up their more than 300 homes to bring joy to the area and raise funds for a local cause. People are encouraged to visit throughout December after 7 p.m., but the neighborhood dedicates one night as its “Night of Lights,” a spectacle of Christmas festivity that in past years has featured Santa, falling snow, hot cocoa and cider, reindeer, bagpipers, a live Nativity scene and more.
When: Sunday, Dec. 16
Where: Enter at 3095 Northridge Drive or 5010 Luke Drive in Cumming.
Cost: Free. Donations are encouraged to go toward an individual in the community going through trying circumstances or a local organization.
-- Compiled by Brian Paglia, email@example.com