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Santa To Make 2012 Appearance in Old Town Suwanee

The annual Caboose Lighting and festival is set for Friday, November 30.

Thanksgiving is past, and in Suwanee, that means Christmas cheer in Old Town is not far behind.

The city's annual Caboose Lighting and Holiday Festival will be held Friday, November 30, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the end of Main Street near the red caboose, according to a city news release.

The familiar routine will be in effect again. Student choruses from Level Creek, Riverside, Roberts, and Suwanee elementary schools will perform, and Santa will arrive in a tractor-pulled sleigh. (See the attached Patch video from the 2011 event).

Later, Santa will hear childrens' Christmas wishes at the Burnette-Rogers Pavilion, and parents can snap their childrens' pictures.

Hot chocolate, cookies, and s'mores will be served, and craft activities will be available. This event is free and open to the public.

-- What are your favorite memories of the Christmas Caboose Lighting in Old Town? Share them in the comments below.


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Eric Miller November 27, 2012 at 12:55 PM
I had to share one humorous behind the scenes moment from the Suwanee caboose lighting several years ago. Amidst all of the bustle around the choirs and hot chocolate, Linnea and I were taking some photos of the kids by the caboose. There were quite a few kids going up and down the ladders of the caboose like usual, but one child happened to step a light strand and pull out the electrical wire - which means there was going to be no caboose lighting when Santa came! Luckily, Officer Mooney was on the scene, and with his electrical background and some electrical tape from his squad car, he was able to repair the damaged wires literally just moments before the lighting happened. That night we had both the fun of the Suwanee caboose lighting and some added suspense to make it doublely intereresting.
Steve Burns (Editor) November 27, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Thanks, Eric.

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