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!
Saturday, December 2nd Alpharetta Downtown Historic District will light up at the 40th 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.
2017 EVENT SCHEDULE
4 pm Downtown Festivities Begin
• Visits and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus
• Enjoy community holiday performances
• Have dinner and warm beverages with downtown businesses and food trucks
• Shop the Alpharetta Christmas Farmers Market
• Have fun in the snow playground on Old Roswell Street
• Roast marshmallows around a fire on Old Roswell Street
• Enjoy free children’s crafts, face painting, balloon twisting and much more
Plus ~ Cheer on your favorite team with a LIVE broadcast of the Georgia SEC Championship Game!
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas read-along with Mayor Belle Isle and his family
6:15 p.m. Lighting of the Tree
FREE PARKING Alpharetta City Hall Parking Deck (2 Park Plaza)
Milton Center (86 School Drive) For more information about current downtown parking, including temporary parking lot locations, please click HERE or call 678-297-6000
ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION:
The following roads will be closed on Sat, Dec. 2, at 6am through Sun, Dec. 3, at 4am:
- Milton Ave – Closed from SR 9 to Roswell St/Canton St
- Old Roswell St
- Old Canton St
Friday December 1, 2017 5:30 – 8:30 pm Thrasher Park
Deck the Hall December 2 from 2pm – 7pm FREE
Bring in the holiday spirit in Duluth! Enjoy live music, beautiful decorations, kids’ activities such as inflatables, face painting, games, ornament making, snow playground, giant snow slide, TREE LIGHTING and more 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 2 from 2pm – 6pm On Saturday, December 2, join Milton for their hometown tradition with a new feature–lighting Milton’s big new Christmas tree!
The 10th 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 courtney.spriggs@cityofmil
6:00 p.m. Nov. 30 at Newtown Park, Park Place Event Lawn
The City of Johns Creek usher in the 2017 holiday season with the lighting of its 30-foot Christmas tree and Dreidel display at Newtown Park. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30.
You can expect to see Santa Claus, his reindeer, Christmas carols sang by local elementary school students, crafts, kids’ activities, music and the tree and Dreidel lighting on display at the Park Place event lawn. Of course, Santa will be on hand to take your youngsters’ wish lists.
If you want to munch on a snack, Big C’s Chicago Kitchen food truck will be selling pizza, hot dogs and other tasty treats. If you’re thirsty, the city will have free hot chocolate and coffee as well as s’mores while those goodies last. The Johns Creek Veterans Association will also be selling food.
The celebration concludes at 8 p.m., guests will be invited to sign giant holiday cards for military personnel at our three Georgia veterans’ hospitals. The city is also collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots, so be sure to bring one to the event or to drop off at City Hall at 10700 Abbotts Bridge Road Suite 190. Donations are being accepted through mid-December.
Friday, December 1 hosted by Emory Johns Creek Hospital from 6 – 8 p.m. The event will include choral performances from Barnwell Elementary School, Findley Oaks Elementary School and Woodward North. Local families and hospital staff will also enjoy arts and crafts for children, pictures with Santa, a tree lighting ceremony and holiday lights along Johns Creek Parkway.
The Boy Scouts of America Cub Scout Pack 4143, which Emory Johns Creek Hospital charters, will also help children create ornaments at the holiday celebration. The tree will be donated to a needy family. Johns Creek Fire Department will sell dinner plates at the event to benefit the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. The department is pre-selling food by the pound until Nov. 27.