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Lights going up for Christmas

Twinkling lights and holiday decorations adorn most Houston and Peach county roads.

Cities have hung decorations in preparation for the most wonderful time of the year.

Several events, such as tree lighting ceremonies, workshops and shopping events also are coming to the area to help people get into the spirit of Christmas.

Fort Valley’s Blessing and Lighting of the city’s Christmas lights will be today at 5:30 p.m.

The ceremony will take place in downtown Fincher Park at the bandstand in Fort Valley.

Warner Robins will host a tree lighting Dec. 2 at City Hall.

From 5-6 p.m., there will be hot chocolate, music and a hay ride from 5-6 p.m. At 6 p.m., Warner Robins Mayor Randy Toms will light the tree.

Houston Healthcare will have its annual tree lighting Dec. 4 in the lobby of the North Tower from 6-7:15 p.m.

Lights are available for $5 in the gift shops at both Houston Medical Center and Perry Hospital. All donations will benefit the hospitals’ auxiliaries.

Chick-fil-A at 790 Ga. 96 in Bonaire will host its fourth annual Legacy of Lights.

The community lighting of the Christmas tree will be Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Ashley Keltner, resource development director at Houston County Habitat for Humanity, said both Santa and the Chick-fil-A cow will be at the lighting. There also will be giveaways for the first 100 people at the lighting.

Donations at area locations will go to Habitat for Humanity to help build more homes.

The light show will run from Nov. 29-Dec 31.

Perry’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place Dec. 7.

Christmas on Carroll on Nov. 28 will feature carollers and a ride on an antique fire truck, said Sandi E. Smeltzer, executive director at the Perry Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

There also will be “snow” and a visit by Santa.

“It is a family-friendly event,” Smeltzer said.

One week later, Christmas At The Square will take place Dec. 7 on Carroll Street. The annual candlelight service is sponsored by the Perry Ministerial Association.

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