Oh, Christmas Tree! Oh, Christmas Tree! Atlanta has so many Christmas Trees! What better way to kick off the Christmas season than to go check out some lighting of Christmas Trees? We have created a list for you of some of the best lighting around town.
Atlanta Holiday Tree Lightings
November 17, 7 pm
Atlanta History Center
Atlanta History Center will kick off the holiday season with a new annual tradition and you’re invited! Join us in Veteran’s Park for a special tree lighting ceremony with our new 50 ft. Christmas tree followed by music, children’s activities, a cash bar, roaming pictures with Santa, and more in the museum. Special performances will take place throughout the night from the SCAD HoneyBees, Atlanta Classical Academy, and The Dickens Carolers.
November 18, 6 pm
Cumming City Center
Start your holiday season with lots of family-friendly fun at the Cumming City Center on Saturday, November 18th! Following the Winter Market, Local Church Forsyth and Lou Sobh Automotive present a Christmas Tree Lighting Event beginning at 6 p.m. with live music from the Big Beyond, family activities, warm beverages, and desserts from local vendors!
November 18, 5 pm to 9:30 pm
Help us light our 50-foot tree on Atlantic Green for the first time of the season! This FREE event will feature lots of holiday fun for kids, a book reading by Tiny Doors founder Karen Anderson Singer, live music, special performances, characters, and more!
November 19, 2 pm to 9 pm
A celebration for the season you won’t want to miss! Get in the holiday spirit with festive music and free activities for the whole family. From the annual opening of Avalon on Ice to the magnificent tree lighting, and an appearance from Jolly Old Saint Nick himself, there’s something exciting for all to enjoy.
November 18, 5 pm to 9 pm
Alpharetta Town Green
Kick off the holiday season with a 50 ft. tree lighting in Downtown Alpharetta and enjoy live music, snow flurries, vignettes from Metropolitan Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker, sing-alongs, and more! To top it all off, Santa and friends will make a guest appearance! Join us for this unforgettable experience with family and friends.
November 25, 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Join us for the sixth annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 26! Activities begin at 5:30 pm with A-Town A-List on the Georgia Power Pavilion Stage to entertain the crowd. Mark Owens & Blooper will be helping us welcome Santa to The Battery Atlanta to light the tree at 7 p.m. Families can make a fun night of the event as immediately following the tree lighting, we will show The Grinch on the screen on the Georgia Power Pavilion screen.
November 28, 5 pm to 9 pm
Smyrna City Hall
Join us in our downtown around City Hall for the annual kick-off celebration for the holiday season, tree lighting, and more! Santa will arrive at 7:00 p.m. and light the giant Christmas Tree!
Enjoy music and song and come along with us for the Coming Home for the Holidays in 2023.
Visit Santa in the Market Village after the tree lighting ceremony.
December 1, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Peachtree Corners Town Green
Peachtree Corners will be celebrating the holiday season by lighting a 6-foot Menorah and an innovative LED tree at the Town Green with the Holiday Glow! The event will kick off at 5:30 pm with a special live performance by the Simpson Elementary School Singers. Event attendees can cozy up with complimentary hot chocolate while enjoying holiday sing-along. A very special guest from the North Pole will help light up the Town Green and then introduce a holiday concert from Geek Squad. Santa will have a special mailbox at the Town Green located next to his Peachtree Corners camper so children of all ages can leave letters for him!
Craft snowball bath bombs with Buff City Soap, Pet stocking stuffers by Hollywood Feed, Decorate holiday cookie boxes with Tiff’s treats, glowing giveaways by Illuminating Designs, and more to come!
December 2, 3 pm to 7 pm
Lilburn City Park
Join your friends and neighbors as the City of Lilburn proudly presents the annual Lilburn Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 2, 2023. The parade starts at 4 p.m. and will travel down Main Street, ending at Lilburn City Park around 5:30 p.m. After the parade join us in Lilburn City Park as we countdown to the lighting of the big tree! Take a selfie with Santa, a train ride around the park, balloon-twisting elves, and musical entertainment by local school and church groups at the bandshell.
December 1, 6 pm to 8 pm
It’s official – the most wonderful time of the year is almost here. Spread some holiday cheer by joining us at the annual Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting for the 37th year! This event is full of fun for the whole family. This year, guests can expect classic Christmas carols performed by singing elves, the Whitefield Academy Jazz band, and the Campbell Middle School Chorus, as well as train rides, ornament decorating, face painting, and of course, the lighting of the beautiful Christmas tree and even a visit from a special guest – Santa Claus!
December 2, 2 pm to 6 pm
Crabapple Market, Milton
The City of Milton hosts the Annual Christmas in Crabapple annually in early December. This quaint holiday event takes place in historic downtown Crabapple at the Broadwell Pavilion
December 7, 6 pm
Head out to the square for our annual tradition of holiday carols, hot cocoa, and “snow.” At 7 p.m. sharp, Santa himself flips the switch to light the tree above the east entrance of the Decatur MARTA station (Church Street side). Free and family-friendly.
November 30, 4 pm to 8 pm
The City of Marietta’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting returns!! Let’s kick off this holiday season with Santa’s arrival at the square. The fun begins at 4 pm with performances by local school and church choirs, and then Santa makes his Grand Entrance to help the Mayor and the City of Marietta light the tree!
Did we miss any holiday tree lightings in your community? Let us know in the comments! Posts are updated periodically.
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