The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, everyone is filled with Christmas cheer, and the Very Perry Christmas Parade will soon be here!  The parade takes place Saturday, December 2nd and begins at 4:00 pm on Washington Street in downtown Perry.  It will move up to Main Street and down General Courtney Hodges Boulevard. Don’t miss seeing Santa and experiencing this community tradition with your family!

Contact Michelle Mari (757-438-9845) or Tiffany Pope (478-951-2137) for more info or an application to enter your float in the parade or visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/PerryGeorgiaChristmasParade.

Perry’s first-ever Festival of Trees will be held Thurs. Nov. 30th-Sun. Dec. 3rd at the Perry Welcome Center.
The Festival features a dozen 7.5-foot Christmas trees beautifully decorated for viewing and silent auction by local civic and community groups. There will be gingerbread houses & a private collection of antique German nutcrackers on display.
Enjoy a wreath-making demonstration by local interior designer and decorator Cory Jones at the Christmas Spirits event on Friday, Dec. 1st, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm with live music & refreshments.  Be sure to visit his shop, Nine Hundred Ten by Jones and Company, on Carroll St. in Perry’s historic downtown for even more exquisite holiday decorations. 
Create something fun at Santa’s Workshop on Sun., Dec. 3rd, from 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm. Kids will have the opportunity to build their own wooden toy & a photographer will be there to capture visits with Santa.
Hours are:
Thurs. & Fri. 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (Free)
Friday evening Christmas Spirits 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm ($10)
Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Free)
Sun. 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm (Free)
This event is sponsored by the Perry Public Arts Commission and the Perry Area Historical Society. For more info and for tickets to the Christmas Spirits event, please call Gail Albrecht at 478-283-8021. 

Perry Players Theatre is proud to announce their Christmas musical, ANNIE!
Annie tells the extraordinary story of a little orphan who spends Christmas in the lap of luxury with Depression-era billionaire Oliver Warbucks. Unlike most of the other children at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage, spunky Annie believes that her parents are still alive and will one day return to claim her. So when Mr. Warbucks offers to adopt her, she asks the most powerful man in America to help find her real mom and dad instead, and he agrees. Warbucks’ whopping reward for Annie’s parents attracts the attention of con artists Rooster, Lily and the wicked Miss Hannigan, who hatch a plot to kidnap Annie. But don’t fret: This classic family musical has a happy ending for Annie, Daddy Warbucks, and the whole gang. Don’t miss out on the musical everyone will be talking about this holiday season! See you there!

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.”

Tickets prices range from $12.00 – $20.00 and can be purchased online at www.perryplayers.org/purchase-tickets

Tickets go on sale Thursday, November 16th!

Many little boys and girls dream of being a firefighter and riding on that big red fire engine when they grow up.  Now they have a chance to experience a small part of that excitement.

They can ride with Perry firefighters in their fire truck AND visit with Santa Claus on Friday, Dec. 1st from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.!   This FREE event is hosted by the Perry Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary Group and takes place at Perry City Hall at 1211 Washington Street.

Visit the City of Perry’s calendar of events on their website or visit Christmas at the Crossroads on Facebook for more info.

 

This red carpet fundraiser for the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce will be held Thursday, November 30th, from 6:30 pm -9:00 pm.  Attendees enjoy specialties unique to Middle Georgia while also discovering new flavors and new friends from neighboring communities.   Along with the great food,  attendees will sample beer, wine, and a variety of other beverages while shopping for the holidays at silent and live auctions. Items include fabulous trips, electronics, jewelry and much more. Tickets are $30.00.  Visit the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce website at perrygachamber.com for more info.

Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year.  This is the day we celebrate the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the United States.   

The Perry Downtown Merchants Association and Perry Main Street Program will host historic downtown Perry’s third observance of Small Business Saturday on November 25th at participating shops from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Free shopping totes will be distributed while supplies last.  The Perry Downtown Merchants Association is offering a passport shopping promotion in which shoppers may get a card stamped at participating businesses and then turn in their completed passport card for a chance to win a drawing for 300 downtown dollars.  No purchase is necessary to participate in the passport shopping promotion.  For more information about Small Business Saturday, please visit the Perry Downtown Merchants Association on Facebook or their website at www.perrydowntownmerchants.org.

Spend a Fall night with your family under the stars exploring a new era of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. Perry Leisure Services is hosting an outdoor movie on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, and will be showing the family-friendly Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. The movie will start at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at Rozar Park, 1060 Keith Dr., Perry, GA 31069. The event is open to the public and there is FREE admission. Please bring own your chairs, blankets and picnic. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be canceled.

For more information, please call Perry Leisure Services at 478-988-2860.

Perry’s first-ever Festival of Trees will be held Thurs. Nov. 30th-Sun. Dec. 3rd at the Perry Welcome Center.
The Festival features 20 decorated 7.5-foot Christmas trees for viewing and silent auction. Each tree is decorated by local nonprofit, civic, and community groups. There will be gingerbread houses & a private collection of antique German nutcrackers on display.
Enjoy a wreath-making demonstration by local interior designer Cory Jones at the Christmas Spirits event on Friday, Dec. 1st, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm with live music & refreshments.  Be sure to visit his shop, Nine Hundred Ten by Jones and Company, on Carroll St. in Perry’s historic downtown. 
Create something fun at Santa’s Workshop on Sun., Dec. 3rd, 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm. Kids will have the opportunity to build their own wooden toy & a photographer will be there to capture visits with Santa. Face painting will also be available.
Hours are:
Thurs. & Fri. 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (Free)
Friday evening Christmas Spirits 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm ($10)
Sat. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Free)
Sun. 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm (Free)
This event is sponsored by the Perry Public Arts Commission and the Perry Area Historical Society. For more info and for tickets to the Christmas Spirits event, please call Gail Albrecht at 478-283-8021. 

Like you, we were very excited about this event.  However, a lower than expected number of registrations forced the cancellation of this gathering.  We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you will understand the circumstances.

Visit perry-ga.gov/leisure-services for more info.

This event has been canceled as a result of the expected rain.  It presents a number of issues pertaining to public safety. Please spread the word. Thank you all for your support. It was exciting to see the community rally around this new event. We hope to try it again in the future!

Visit perry-ga.gov/events/event/georgia-florida-tailgate-party for more info.

Artwork by Jack Davis.