Avondale, Decatur, and Emory to hold tree lighting eventsSanta Claus makes his exit after lighting the tree on top of Little Shop of Stories during the annual lighting of the tree in Decatur. Photo: Jonathan Phillips
‘Tis the season for tree lightings, and Avondale Estates, Emory Healthcare and Decatur are each hosting events this year.
The first of the three will be in Avondale on Nov. 26, held at the intersection of Clarendon Avenue and South Avondale Road.
There will be caroling from the Avondale Estates First Baptist church at 6:30 p.m. Then, Avondale’s tree lighting will happen between 6:45 and 7 p.m.
In addition, Santa is making a guest appearance at the event.
Following Avondale’s tree lighting, Emory Healthcare is hosting its Night of Lights celebrations, which is three days and locations of tree lightings, as follows:
– Tuesday, Dec. 4: Emory Hillandale Hospital, located at 2801 DeKalb Medical Parkway, Lithonia in the main lobby.
– Wednesday, Dec. 5: Emory Long-Term Acute Care, located at 450 N. Candler Street, Decatur in the main lobby.
– Thursday, Dec. 6: Emory Decatur Hospital, located at 2701 N. Decatur Road, Decatur in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey Tower Auditorium.
Each night of tree lightings at Emory Healthcare will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and include refreshments and live music as well as gingerbread creations.
The “lights on the trees represent and honor loved ones,” according to a recent press release.
On Thursday, Dec. 6, Decatur will continue its tree lighting tradition, this time on the Decatur Square MARTA Plaza. Starting at 7 p.m., attendees can enjoy hot cocoa, “snow,” carols, and a guest appearance by Santa.
In addition to Christmas celebrations, on Dec. 2, there will be a Chanukah celebration starting at 4 p.m.
Held on the Decatur Square, there will be latkes, hot beverages, music and photo opportunities with Mr. Dreidel.
For more information, go to: chabadintown.org.
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