Tree Lighting Events Kick Off Christmas Season

The Holiday Season kicks off with Christmas Tree Lightings, Santa visits, and food and fun and music for all in the Smyrna-Vinings and South Cobb area.


Join Santa as he lights the Christmas Tree on Smyrna’s Village Green amid music, fun and food on Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 5 -8 p.m. for “Coming Home for the Holidays.”

Enjoy holiday festivities and musical performances by school choirs at the Smyrna Community Center and see Santa light the big Christmas Tree on the Village Green at 7 p.m.

Bring the entire family for all of it and ring in the season downtown. This event marks the first official evening of holiday lights in the downtown.

Watch Santa light the big Christmas Tree in the middle of the Village Green at 7 p.m. and transform downtown Smyrna with brilliant lights. Enjoy holiday festivities, musical performances by local church and school choral groups, activities for the kids, parade and a visit with Santa at the Smyrna Community Center.

This annual event marks the beginning of the season of lights in our downtown. Each evening through the holidays, enjoy the lights downtown.


Vinings Jubilee Tree Lighting Thursday, Dec. 3 from 6-8 p.m. in front of the Clock Tower.


Santa Claus is coming to Smyrna to check his list and have his picture taken with children young and old. The City of Smyrna and the Smyrna Optimist Club will welcome Santa again this year at Aunt Fanny’s cabin on Atlanta Road across from the Smyrna Market Village. The schedule for this Holiday season is:

Tuesday, Dec 1 – Coming Home for the Holidays, Smyrna Community Center 6 – 8 p.m. At the Welcome Center Friday, Saturday and Sunday 6pm to 8 pm. Dec 4,5,6; Dec 11, 12,13; Dec 18,19,20; Monday Dec 20 and Tuesday Dec 21.

Contributions are welcome! All proceeds support the Smyrna Public Safety Foundation’s Shop with a Hero program.

The Santa House is sponsored by the Smyrna Optimist Club and the City of Smyrna.

Austell Tree Lighting

The City of Austell will hold its Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 4. This free community event will begin at 6 p.m. at Collar Park, 2625 Joe Jerkins Boulevard, adjacent to the City Hall/Police Department Complex.

The event is sponsored annually by Mayor Joe Jerkins and the Austell City Council to welcome the holiday season.

In addition to the tree lighting, all of the holiday lights in the city will be turned on.

Local school choirs will provide musical entertainment. Free hot dogs, hot chocolate, and pastries will be served. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive on his sleigh and everyone will have the opportunity to tell him their favorite Christmas wish.

For more information, please call 770-944-4309.

Christmas on the Lawn

The City of Powder Springs invites you to an Old Fashioned Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. on the town square lawn in downtown Powder Springs.

Join us for Christmas carols, hot chocolate and cookies, and pictures with Santa.

From the November 2015 issue of The Bright Side, Cobb County Georgia’s Newspaper covering Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton, Powder Springs and Austell, GA.