YOUR OCG GUIDE TO SANTA, CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Written by Joshua Smith

DEKALB


Stone Mountain to welcome Santa, light village tree

NOV. 29: The City of Stone Mountain will host its annual Stone Mountain Village Christmas Celebratio from 4 – 7:10 p.m.

 

The celebration, which takes place the day after Thanksgiving every year, will kick off  with Christmas music, arts and crafts, activities for children, holiday shopping with downtown merchants and vendors, marshmallow roasting and storytelling.

Santa will arrive to lead the Christmas parade at 6 p.m. and will visit with children until he lights the Christmas tree at 7 p.m. The celebration will end with a fireworks finale at 7:10 p.m.

 

For more information, contact Main Street Stone Mountain at 770-413-0607.

 

Christmas tree lighting, Santa highlight Avondale celebration

DEC. 2: The City of Avondale Estates Christmas celebration begins with the lighting of the

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Christmas tree at 6 p.m. at the intersection of Clarendon Avenue and South Avondale Road.

 

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Avondale First Baptist Church will begin caroling at 6:30 p.m. The tree lighting will follow and cider and donuts will be served at 7 p.m. After the tree lighting, Santa will officially ring in the Christmas season.

 

Avondale will continue its Christmas celebration with the 17th annual lighting of the “Christmas Tree on the Lake” on Saturday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m. at the City of Avondale’s Lake on Lakeshore Drive.

 

Lithonia sets tree lighting, caroling

DEC. 8: The City of Lithonia will hold its annual Christmas tree lighting at 5 p.m. at the city’s Kelly Park, at the center of town at Max Cleland Blvd., Lithonia.

 

Join city officials and Lithonia residents for holiday songs and refreshments. 770-482-8136.

 

ATLANTA

 

Atlantic Station: lights, music, snow and live reindeer

NOV. 23: Atlantic Station, 1380 Atlantic Drive, N.W., Atlanta, will host a Christmas celebration on Saturday, Nov. 23, 12 – 9 p.m.

 

Atlantic Station is having an all-day celebration with live music, arts, live reindeer, winter treats and activities the whole family can enjoy. Children's activities fill East and West District Streets from noon to 6 p.m. Special holiday performances take place throughout the day in Central Park. Atlantic Station will cap off the

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day at 8 p.m. with the arrival of Santa and a tree lighting featuring more than 250,000 lights, a “snow show,” and a fireworks show.

 

 

Centennial Olympic Park transforms to winter wonderland

NOV. 23: Centennial Olympic Park will be transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of lights. Visitors can see the “Holiday in Lights,” an Atlanta tradition, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

 

The park is open daily, including Dec. 25, Christmas Day. The display runs through the first week of January.

 

Macy’s prepares for 66th annual tree lighting

NOV. 28: More than 100,000 people are expected to attend this year’s “Lighting of the Macy’s Great Tree” at Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Road, N.E., Atlanta on Thanksgiving night, 6 - 7 p.m.

 

This holiday tradition continues with country singer and songwriter Brett Eldredge taking the stage. There also will be performances by Megan Hilty from Smash and The Voice season four finalist Judith Hill.

 

The celebration will be capped off with a firework finale set to

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holiday music. “The Great Tree” will be on display from Thursday, Nov. 28 through Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.

This year’s tree stands 56 feet tall and is adorned with 45,000 white and multi-color LED lights. More than eight miles of light strings will be draped around the tree. The giant star atop the Great Tree will shine more than 56 feet above onlookers.

 

WSB Channel 2’s Jovita Moore and David Chandley will host the program. 404-233-6767.

 

Atlanta to host Christmas/Kwanza parade

Dec. 14: The City of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed will host the 23rd Annual Christmas/Kwanza Parade on 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at 2435 Cascade Road, Atlanta.

The parade route will start at the Kroger parking lot on Cascade Road and end at Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 2295 Benjamin E. Mays Drive.

 

The parade will feature area high school sports teams, marching bands, community leaders, and other civic organizations, as well as a special guest appearance by Santa Claus.

 

Seniors and children can also enjoy give-a-ways. For more information, call Yvonner Shaw at 404-565-7269 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

GWINNETT

 

Gwinnett Courthouse to host annual tree lighting

NOV. 28: Gwinnett County Parks and 404 Not Found Recreation will host its annual Tree Lighting, 5 p.m., at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 West Crogan St., Lawrenceville.

 

You can bring your family to enjoy this festive tradition as attendees await Santa’s arrival on the grounds of


the Gwinnet Historic Courthouse. Enjoy live music, local vendors, photos with Santa in his sleigh and a Christmas parade. Dance teams will perform and children can enjoy activities such as face painting. 770-822-5450.

 

CONYERS

 

Olde Town welcomes Christmas

DEC. 6: Conyers will also host its annual Olde Town Christmas Party from 5 – 8 p.m. in Olde Town Conyers. The party will offer several Christmas vendors and Christmas-themed refreshments to get you and yours in the holiday spirit. Come visit with Santa, enjoy special sales in Olde Town shops and complimentary carriage and train rides. The party is free to attend.

 

DEC. 7: Conyers will light its Christmas tree and host a holiday parade, Dec. 7, 4:30 – 7 p.m., down Main Street in Olde Town. More than 70 floats will travel down Main Street heralding the

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Attendees can also enjoy performances from local choirs and dance groups. The Rockdale County Fraternal Order of Firefighters will be on site selling snacks such as pizza, popcorn and hot chocolate. Proceeds will help families in need requesting assistance with holiday meals.

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GWINNETT

Gwinnett Courthouse to host annual tree lighting

NOV. 28: Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation will host its annual Tree Lighting, 5 p.m., at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 West Crogan St., Lawrenceville.

 

You can bring your family to enjoy this festive tradition as attendees await Santa’s arrival on the grounds of the Gwinnet Historic Courthouse. Enjoy live music, local vendors, photos with Santa in his sleigh and a Christmas parade. Dance teams will perform and children can enjoy activities such as face painting. 770-822-5450.

 

 

CONYERS

Olde Town welcomes Christmas

DEC. 6: Conyers will also host its annual Olde Town Christmas Party from 5 – 8 p.m. in Olde Town Conyers. The party will offer several Christmas vendors and Christmas-themed refreshments to get you and yours in the holiday spirit. Come visit with Santa, enjoy special sales in Olde Town shops and complimentary carriage and train rides. The party is free to attend.

 

DEC. 7: Conyers will light its Christmas tree and host a holiday parade, Dec. 7, 4:30 – 7 p.m., down Main Street in Olde Town. More than 70 floats will travel down Main Street heralding the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus for the Conyers Hometown Holiday Parade, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The “Lights, Camera, Action, Christmas!” community tree lighting takes place immediately following the parade at 6 p.m. at the Rockdale County Courthouse, 922 Court St., N.E., Conyers.

 

Attendees can also enjoy performances from local choirs and dance groups. The Rockdale County Fraternal Order of Firefighters will be on site selling snacks such as pizza, popcorn and hot chocolate. Proceeds will help families in need requesting assistance with holiday meals.

 

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