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CELEBRATE THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR WITH VININGS’ OLDEST HOLIDAY TRADITION

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/15/21

Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting, a Beloved Annual Event, Returns Dec. 2!

WHAT:
Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting featuring special guest Santa Claus

WHEN:
Thursday, Dec. 2 from 6-8 p.m.

WHERE:
Vinings Jubilee at Tower Stage
4300 Paces Ferry Road SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

COST:
FREE to Attend

 Ring in the holiday season on a cheery and bright note by gathering at Paces Properties’ 2021 Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 6-8 p.m. at the Tower Stage. This annual event transforms Vinings Jubilee into a holiday wonderland for the entire family to enjoy and is free for all to attend.

“We are thrilled to host the Christmas Tree Lighting at Vinings Jubilee again this year,” said David Cochran, CEO of Paces Properties. “We look forward to this event every year, as do families across the metro Atlanta area who have made this event their own family tradition for 36 years. To have the chance to gather with our loved ones in a cheerful and festive setting is part of what makes this time of year incredibly special.”

The Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting would not be complete without a visit from the one and only, Santa Claus. The jolly man will be available for photo opportunities with families and taking wish list requests because he’s making a list and checking it twice! This year’s event is decked out with fun holiday activities that cannot be missed! Throughout the evening, guests can decorate their own ornaments to take home, and there will be a balloon artist and face painting. Don’t forget to make time to hop on Santa’s train as it scoots around the center before creating your own puppet and checking out the live puppet show that is open for all ages.

There’s no better way to get in the spirit of the season than enjoying live Christmas music. A group of 40’s style carolers will be singing beloved holiday classics for all to hear throughout the evening! Also on the roster for the night is Whitefield Academy’s Jazz Band playing ensembles that will match the joyful ambience. Before the celebrations begin, stop in for a bite or a sweet treat from one of Vinings’ delicious eateries which include Another Broken Egg Café, Café at Pharr, SOHO, Paces & Vine, Mellow Mushroom, Stockyard Burgers, Southern Baked Pie Company and Cold Stone Creamery.

This open-air event will be taking plenty of safety precautions including providing hand sanitizing stations and encouraging mask wearing and social distancing. For more information, follow along on Vinings Jubilee’s Facebook and Instagram.

VININGS JUBILEE’S 35th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/18/20

BRING HOLIDAY CHEER TO THE YEAR
WITH VININGS JUBILEE’S 35th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Vinings’ Longest Standing Holiday Tradition to Offer In-Person and Virtual Options This Year

Virtual option: Livestream Option via Vinings Jubilee YouTube Page

Make this holiday season merry and bright by kicking it off at Paces Properties’ 2020 Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 6-8 p.m. This annual Vinings tradition is free to attend and features both in-person and virtual options, making it viewable from anywhere, including the comfort of home. The event is guaranteed to be full of festive cheer featuring a variety of entertainment and performances including carolers, a singing Santa, and so much more.

The Magnolias, a 1940s style caroling group, will be in attendance singing everyone’s favorite classics. Guests can expect a grand entrance from Singing Santa performing holiday tunes and spreading Christmas cheer from a safe distance. The fun won’t stop there! Smooth jazz hits will be played live and afterward a performance will be put on for the children by Piccadilly Puppets – complete with Santa’s elves and the famous Battle with the Mouse King from the Nutcracker. Want to continue the celebration at home? Ornament decorating bags will be distributed for families to take home and decorate on their own.

“The safety and wellbeing of our community, patrons and staff has always been the #1 priority when hosting our community events, but when planning the 35th annual Christmas Tree Lighting we had to flip the script to provide a fun and festive evening that was safe and socially distanced,” said David Cochran, CEO of Paces Properties and owner of Vinings Jubilee. “Our community has come together on this evening for the past 34 years and we just couldn’t allow this special night to be another loss during a year where so many have already lost so much. We hope this 35th year will fill the hearts of all ages with hope, joy and wonder for the holiday season and beyond.”

This open-air event will be taking plenty of safety precautions including providing hand sanitizing stations, requiring masks for entry, and encouraging social distancing. Prefer to stay home for the holidays? The Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting will also be streaming live on their YouTube so families interested in virtually attending can easily access the festivities. For more information, stay tuned on Vinings Jubilee’s Facebook and Instagram.

HOLIDAY ACTIVITES AT THE BATTERY ATLANTA 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/10/19

The Battery Atlanta will celebrate with their annual Tree Lighting event on November 23, free visits with Santa throughout December and third annual New Year’s Eve Bash

The Battery Atlanta is full of activities throughout the holiday season, with their annual Tree Lighting, FREE Santa visits presented by SunTrust at the SunTrust onUp Experience and New Year’s Eve festivities.

“For the third year in a row, The Battery Atlanta has transformed into a holiday destination,” said Jeremy Strife, senior vice president and general manager of The Battery Atlanta. “We are excited to welcome family, friends, and neighbors to The Battery Atlanta to celebrate the holidays all season long.”

The Battery Atlanta will begin the holiday season on November 23 with the Tree Lighting ceremony at the Georgia Power Pavilion and will be hosted by Greer Howard and feature special guests, including Santa and his reindeer, a Braves player, and BLOOPER. Following the festivities, the final film in the Xfinity Movie Series, The Grinch, will be shown on the plaza screen.

Santa will return this season at the SunTrust onUp Experience, with visits Thursdays through Sundays through Christmas Eve. All Santa visits are free and include a digital and printed photo. Santa has some special visits planned, including Sensitive Santa Sundays, a low sensory Santa experience for families with special needs, Santa Paws Nights with treats provided by Hollywood Feed for four-legged family members on December 8 and 15, and Noche con Santa for Spanish speaking families on December 12 and 19.

On December 14, the Jingle Bell Run, the longest-running, holiday-themed 5K race series, will be at The Battery Atlanta, with 100% of the registration fees and fundraising efforts benefiting the Arthritis Foundation. Registration is available at http://bit.ly/JingleBellRunATL .

The Battery Atlanta will celebrate the New Year in style with their third annual New Year’s Eve Bash, featuring an early countdown geared towards families and a traditional late-night show leading into the New Year. Braves in-game host Mark Owens will emcee the entire evening of programming. The early innings, for those wishing to ring in the New Year early, will start at 6 p.m. in the Plaza. The Heavy Hitters and BLOOPER will be on hand as well as David Girabaldi, a performance painter who transforms blank canvas in minutes to music. At 8 p.m., balloon baseballs will drop in celebration of the New Year. The late innings festivities start at 9 p.m., with the 12South Band providing the entertainment from the Georgia Power Pavilion Stage. The midnight countdown will include pyrotechnics and 2020 will begin with a confetti and aerial fireworks display.

Free parking is available in the Red, Green and Purple Decks for four hours on non-event days at The Coca-Cola Roxy.