If it hasn’t hit you, the spirit of the holiday season will be sure to take over this Sunday as Santa Claus comes to town to kick off the Light Up Dunwoody celebration at the Cheek-Spruill Farmhouse.
For more than 10 years, the festive tradition sponsored by the Dunwoody Homeowners’ Association and Crier Newspapers has brought thousands in the community together with entertainment, carols, Santa and the official lighting of the tree.
This year, enjoy entertainment beginning at 3 p.m. from the Mt. Vernon Middle School chorus, Atlanta Jazz Theatre Dance Company, Once Upon a Ballet, the Dunwoody United Methodist Youth Choir and more.
Watch your child’s smile ‘light up’ as they make reindeer hats with Reising Orthodonics, drink hot chocolate with the Dunwoody Nature Center, decorate cookies and make cards for service men and women with the Dunwoody Preservation Trust, and get their face painted by the Dunwoody Homeowners’ Association.
‘Light up’ another child’s smile by bringing a toy to donate to the Dunwoody Police toy drive for Christmas Kids. Toys for all ages are welcome, with a special need for ages 10-12.
Bring your camera to top the night off with a picture with Santa and his reindeer and enjoy refreshments from vendors and food trucks.
Following the performances, chosen community volunteers Jim Redovian and Penny Forman, along with the Dunwoody High School girls’ and boys’ cross country teams, will pull the switches that will light up the tree and the heart of Dunwoody as the community joins to sing “The First Noel” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”
Join your neighbors and friends at this charming event as we celebrate the beginning of the holiday season this Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m.