Winner: Best holiday activity| Best of Alpharetta

As families begin to celebrate the holidays, the votes are in on the best festive activity in Alpharetta.

The Atlanta suburb annually hosts events fit for the whole family and this year is no exception.

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From ice skating to watching the timeless tale of “A Christmas Carol” live on stage, here’s what residents say is worth doing this holiday season.

The Season of Celebration landed in fifth place with 12% of votes. Held Dec. 6, music and snowfall will cover downtown as the 55-foot spruce tree in Ole Milton Park covered in over 40,000 lights stands aglow.

At fourth place with 16% of votes is “Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts.” The family-friendly play tells the story of the Styckes-Upon-Thump Repertory Theatre Company embarking on their fifteenth yearly farewell tour to share Charles Dickens’ tale amid chaos. The play runs Dec. 6-22 at ACT1 Theater.

It was a close call for Avalon on Ice and Arts Alpharetta Holiday Artists Market. They tied for in third and second place with each earning 23% of votes. The skating rink open now through January 26 at the Avalon, while the  Artists Market sells original artwork Dec. 6-9.

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So what’s the must-do holiday activity in Alpharetta?

That title goes to Jolly Jingle Jam, which snagged 26% of the votes.  At the Alpharetta Community Center Dec. 13, families can craft and get a photo with Santa.