Christmas parade, festival in Braselton today
The Braselton Christmas Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. today with the theme “A Victorian Christmas” and Scrooge and Tiny Tim as the grand marshals. Suggested parking areas are Northeast Georgia Bank, Town Hall, Police and Municipal Building, Braselton Library, Frances Street and Brassie Lane. The parade will begin and end at the Braselton Tech Center on Highway 53, traveling on Henry, Harrison and Davis Streets. DowntownBraselton.com/Christmas-Parade.html, 706-684-0369. Then the Holiday Festival in the Park is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in Braselton Park, 115 Harrison St. with food booths, informational and crafts booths and live entertainment.
Aviation school open house
Aviation Career Enrichment Inc. hosts its 15th annual open house 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Fulton County Airport, Brown Field, 3940 Aviation Circle NW, Atlanta. The free event includes static aircraft displays, simulator demonstrations, facility tours, a vendor show, concessions and aircraft rides ($25). Learn more about aviation career opportunities and ACE’s aviation-based youth mentorship and career readiness programs designed for students ages 9 to 18. flyace.org or 404-691-0441
Sing with North Georgia Live Singing Tree
The American Heritage Society of Georgia, Inc. and Harvesting Hope Ministries, Inc. present the North Georgia Live Singing Christmas Tree at 7 p.m. today and 6 p.m. Sunday at Historic Old Milton High School, Milton Center, 86 School Drive, Alpharetta. Adults, youth, children and praise teams are welcome. Bring flashlights, blankets, chairs and stadium seats for this outdoor event. Earlier both days, visit “Christmas Traditions” Bazaar and Fair 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, also at this site. Cost: $5, ages 10 and up or an unwrapped new toy for Harvesting Hope Ministries/Atlanta Ronald McDonald House or canned goods and/or clean, gently used coats, scarves, hats, gloves or sweaters for North Fulton Community Charities. AmericanHeritageSocietyOfGeorgia.com/Christmas_Traditions.htm, 678-580-5800.
Free Autumn Owl Prowl tonight
The National Parks Service hosts its free Autumn Owl Prowl 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center, 8615 Barnwell Road, Johns Creek, including a campfire, night hikes and live owl programs on the upper deck of the center’s lodge. Participants will roast marshmallows, drink hot apple cider, listen to ranger stories and songs and learn about nocturnal habits of local wildlife. Dressing for the weather with comfortable hiking shoes and a flashlight are suggested. Reservations: 678-538-1200. nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=299020-245777.
Bulloch Hall opens for Christmas today
Owned by Roswell, Bulloch Hall, the 1839 childhood home of Mittie Bulloch, the mother of President Teddy Roosevelt, is now decorated for Christmas, beginning at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Dec. 30, at 180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell, one block west of the Historic Roswell Square. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day except for 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays and closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Costs: $8, adults; $7, senior citizens; $6, ages 6 to 18; free, under 6. BullochHall.org/christmas-at-bulloch-hall.html, 770-992-1731.