This time of year is full of annual Holiday traditions including tree lightings, Santa sightings, shopping and so much more! AlpharettaMoms has your list of local tree lightings which include fun family festivities! Happy Holidays!
Saturday, November 29, 2018 6pm – 8pm Newtown Park, Park Place Event Lawn
The jolly old elf himself, Santa Claus, makes an early appearance at this festive party highlighted by the traditional lighting of a giant dreidel and 30-foot Christmas tree at Newtown Park (Park Place event lawn & clubhouse partking lot).
Date: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Newtown Park – Park Place event lawn & clubhouse parking lot, 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek
Children can give Santa their holiday wish list and participate in a variety of kids’ activities. Hot chocolate, holiday treats, and live music make this a fun filled family event.
Boxes for the “Toys for Tots” annual toy drive will be on hand to accept new, unwrapped toys or games. Toys can also be dropped of at Park Place Senior Center or one of the city’s fire stations. Toys are accepted until mid-December.
Also part of this event, guests are invited to sign the giant holiday cards designed by Johns Creek elementary school students for military personnel at our three Georgia veterans hospitals. The cards will be available for signing at the tree lighting and City Hall through the first week of December.
Saturday, December 1, 2018 Alpharetta Downtown Historic District will light up at the 41st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting! This is always a fun event to bring the family to kick off the Holiday season! The kids crafts are always a big hit as well as the Mayor’s reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Celebration fills the downtown streets in with musical performances, Santa, snow, food trucks, roasting marshmallows, a farmer’s market, live viewing area of the GA SEC Championship Football Game on the big screen, and more.
2018 Event Schedule
Downtown Festivities on Milton Ave 4 – 8 pm
- Tree Lighting at 6:15 pm
- Photos with Santa
- Enjoy strolling holiday characters
- Enjoy community holiday performances on stage
- Dinner and warm beverages with downtown businesses and food trucks
- Have fun catching snowflakes in the falling snow
- Roast marshmallows around a warm fire
- FREE children’s crafts, face painting, balloon twisting and much more
- Cheer on your favorite team with a LIVE broadcast of the SEC Championship Game on the big screen!
Saturday, December 1, 2018 2-7pm (formerly the Duluth Tree Lighting event)
Bring in the holiday spirit in Duluth! Enjoy live music, beautiful decorations, kids’ activities such as inflatables, face painting, games, ornament making, a snow playground, snow slide and more are on Duluth Town Green.
Chat with City Council Members during City Hall’s Open House from 4pm-5pm and check out the beautiful decorations. Light refreshments will be available. Don’t forget to stop by and say hi to Santa. The event is brought to you by the City of Duluth & Duluth Fall Festival. It is free to the public!
Saturday December 1 from 2pm – 6pm
We’ve added to the fun of Christmas in Crabapple! Join us on Saturday, December 1, for this hometown tradition that includes lighting Milton’s Christmas tree!
The 11th annual Christmas in Crabapple will kick off the holiday season with free Santa photos, caroling with local school choral groups, s’mores, hot cocoa, crafts, and fun! When the sun sets, we’ll gather around the Christmas tree for the classic Milton caroling & countdown and then light it together!
For more information please contact Community Outreach Manager Courtney Spriggs at email@example.com or (678) 242-2533.
Friday December 7, 5:30 – 8:30 pm Thrasher Park
Join us for the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree in Thrasher Park and enjoy music from Norcross United Methodist Church. The City of Norcross will once again be honored to have Norcross resident Steven Howington officially light the Christmas tree. For over 30 years, Howington, who has Down Syndrome, has lit the City of Norcross’ Christmas tree. Santa will be busy checking his list in his workshop in the park and will be available for photos with all the good little boys and girls. Enjoy free hot cocoa and cookies (while supplies last) courtesy of the Norcross Masonic Lodge and the Norcross Lions Club, and s’mores courtesy of the City of Norcross. Tiff’s Treats will be on site to hand out fresh, warm cookies as well! “Polar Express” will be playing on the big screen while you wait in line to meet Santa. A local group of Disney princess performers as well as the one, the only, The Grinch will also be on hand to add to the Christmas magic. They will be available for photos and to visit with families during the event. Join in on the awe and excitement on December 7 at 5:30 p.m. in Thrasher Park.