Oakwood Baptist Presents The Chickamauga Christmas Celebration

Friday, November 8, 2013

Oakwood Baptist Church is teaming with The Downtown Chickamauga Merchants Association and the city of Chickamauga to present the Chickamauga Christmas Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 3-6 p.m. in downtown Chickamauga.     


The Chickamauga Christmas Celebration will feature holiday goodies, deals from downtown merchants with a free gift wrapping booth, plus a live nativity and animal petting zoo,  Gingerbread man decorating table for the kids, family picture booth, live music, and more.

 It wraps up with the Chickamauga Christmas Celebration parade.

“A wonderful season in this beautiful city truly makes this a celebration for the whole family,” said Michael Haney, Chickamauga City manager.


Sandi Townlee, owner of Chocolate Therapy and president of the Chickamauga Merchant Association said, “I’m thrilled to have Oakwood involved because they have a way of making things fun and enjoyable for whole family.”


“At Oakwood, we are always looking for opportunities to love on our community, this time we get to share the greatest gift of all,” said Oakwood’s Lead Pastor Allen Farris.


The Chickamauga Christmas Festival takes place in downtown Chickamauga. There is no admission charge. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ChickamaugaChristmasCelebration or call 706 375-5760.  


The Chickamauga Christmas Celebration is presented by Oakwood Baptist Church. Oakwood is one church that worships in two locations, Chickamauga and on Cloud Springs Road in Ringgold.    


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