It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays around here. ‘Tis the season to be merry and bright and there are many festive events available to get you in the holiday spirit. Take a look at all happenings both in and around Soleil:
Soleil Singers Holiday Concert
When: 2:00 PM on December 1, 2018
Where: Ballroom at the Clubhouse
Details: All resident are invited to enjoy a free holiday concert by the ever-popular Soleil Singers. This event is a great way to kick off the new month and get into the holiday spirit.
Canton Christmas Parade
When: 6:00 PM on December 1, 2018
Where: Historic Downtown Canton Loop, East Main Street
Details: Festivities begin at noon with both live entertainment and the Canton Optimist Club Christmas Market. Santa will be hanging out in the gazebo too. The parade starts at 6:00 PM.
Wreath Making Class
When: 4:00 PM on December 3, 2018
Cost: $30.00 per person
Where: Arts & Crafts room at the Clubhouse
Details: At this class, we’ll learn to make a beautiful wreath for the upcoming holiday season. It doesn’t matter if you consider yourself “crafty” or not — this project is quick and easy to make. You’ll go home with a festive wreath to proudly display for years to come.
Silver Sounds Chorale Holiday Concert
When: 4:00 PM on December 4, 2018
Details: All Soleil residents are invited to join us as we zigzag via song from the U.S. to France, England, Australia, and back to the U.S.A. There will be several slideshows to stimulate attendee’s eyes and ears. There will also be a few fun surprises! The concert is free, but donations would be appreciated to help defray costs of the professional musicians.
Soleil Holiday Cheer
When: 4:00-7:00 PM on December 7, 2018
Cost: $8.00 per person
Where: Clubhouse Ballroom
Details: This is a fun holiday party with live music by the Jazz Jones Trio. Plenty of divine hors-d’oeuvres, decadent desserts, and delicious drinks will be served.
“White Christmas” Classic Movie Showing
When: 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM showings on December 9, 2018
Where: Historic Canton Theatre, 171 Main Street
Details: Enjoy viewing the classic movie from 1954, “White Christmas.” It’ll be fantastic to watch in the beautiful, historic Canton Theatre. For information call the theatre at (770) 704-0755.
Soleil Golf Cart Parade
When: 4:00-8:00 PM on December 14, 2018 (Parade begins at 5:00 PM)
Where: Parade through Soleil which ends at the Clubhouse fire pit
Details: All Soleil residents are invited to decorate their golf cart (or to rent one from Fairways of Canton) and parade their festive handiwork through the Soleil community for all to enjoy. Afterward, everyone will meet up at the firepit for hot chocolate. Please bring holiday cookies to share there with friends.
Cocoa & Cookies With Santa
When: 1:00-5:00 PM on December 15, 2018
Cost: $3.00 per child
Where: Ballroom and Arts & Crafts rooms at the Clubhouse
Details: Santa is coming to Soleil! To celebrate, we’ll have cookies, a cocoa bar, crafts, music, and more. The Photography Club will be taking photos of your grandchildren with Santa too, so come dressed in your holiday best.
Soleil Holiday Tour of Homes
When: 3:00-7:00 PM on December 15, 2018
Cost: $12.00 (tax-deductible minimum donation)
Where: Soleil Laurel Canyon
Details: Touted as one of the best events at Soleil, there will be four unique, beautifully decorated homes on display this year. At each one, you’ll learn about the home, the decor, and the homeowner’s fascinating stories that surround each. All proceeds go to help the children of Cherokee County.
Gingerbread House Decorating
When: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM on December 16, 2018
Cost: $22.00 per gingerbread house
Where: Arts & Crafts Room at the Clubhouse
Details: Grab your grandkids and celebrate the season by decorating an already assembled gingerbread house. All the “fixins” will be provided, and the helpful Canyon Cooker “Elves” will be on hand to provide refreshments and assistance, if needed.
Khristmas Karaoke Night
When: 7:00 PM on December 21, 2018
Where: The ballroom at the Clubhouse
Details: This holiday karaoke event is open to all Soleil residents. Come to the Ballroom to listen to some great singers …or to have fun belting out your own tunes. No sign-up required. Just show up and BYOB and snacks.
Soleil Railroaders Train Display
When: Daily from 1:00 – 4:00 PM on December 26-29, 2018
Where: The ballroom at the Clubhouse
Details: This fun, annual holiday tradition continues! The Soleil Railroaders Club will have a train display that kids (and kids young-at-heart) are sure to love. There will be an HO-Scale model of the ever-popular Thomas the Tank Engine too.
As you can see, the social scene at Soleil is quite lively indeed. Our events (holiday-themed or not) are an excellent way for our residents to bond with neighbors and make lifelong friends. Come visit us to see what all the fuss is about. You’ll be glad you did.