The Mill on Etowah will be a holiday destination this weekend for those looking to have family fun and get started on holiday shopping.
“Christmas at the Mill” returns to Canton Friday and will continue through Saturday, bringing a number of holiday activities.
The festivities will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at The Mill on Etowah, 225 Reformation Parkway, with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. The pair will be at the mill from 2 to 6 p.m. to take pictures with kids. At 6 p.m., The Grinch and Cindy-Lou Who will make an appearance to visit with families and take pictures, leading into a showing of “The Grinch.” Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and with The Grinch and Cindy-Lou Who will be free. Families will take their own pictures, and are invited to wear pajamas, organizer Gary Lamb said.
Friday’s activities will also include The Mill on Etowah’s ice skating rink, set up in the parking lot of the mill next to the green, Lamb said. Tickets to the rink are $10 per person, and $7.50 for active military and veterans.
The holiday euphoria will continue into Saturday morning and carry into the evening with the annual Holiday Market. Starting at 10 a.m. and running until 6 p.m. that day, food trucks and over 200 vendors will line up at the mill as part of the market.
“We will have a variety of makers, bakers, and creators there for this event,” Lamb said. “The Holiday Market is the epitome of shopping local and supporting small businesses. The shops and restaurants at the mill will be open as well.”
After the Holiday Market at 7 p.m., the tree at the mill will light up the area to kick off the holiday season. Also that day from 5 to 9 p.m., the mill will see the return of Santa and Mrs. Claus for photos to end the night.
“If you’re looking for that perfect or unique Christmas item, you should look no further than the Holiday Market and the mill,” Lamb said.