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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.

VININGS JUBILEE RESTAURANTS AND RETAILERS PIVOT TO CONTINUE SERVING COMMUNITY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/19/20

Latest Updates on How Lifestyle Center is Adjusting in Light of Current Events 
For decades, Vinings Jubilee has been a centerpiece of historic Vinings, bringing the community together over delicious food, great shopping and a family-centric neighborhood experience. While the continually evolving developments surrounding COVID-19 affect the day-to-day, the tenants at Vinings Jubilee are taking necessary precautions and adjusting. Whether updating business hours, policies, or temporarily closing, each business is doing what is best to continue to serve the community and for the safety of Vinings Jubilee. Restaurants are making dining at home as easy as ever, Southern Baked Pie and Whimsy Cookie Co. are still serving up their delicious treats and many retail stores have pivoted to online shopping options.

“While the landscape of COVID-19 is ever evolving, the health and safety of our tenants and patrons is our number one priority. We plan to follow all the guidelines set forth by the government and respect any decisions our retailers choose to make for their best interest,” said David Cochran, President and CEO of Paces Properties. “We have always loved being a gathering place for our community to enjoy and we look forward to being able to serve them all again in a safe manner.”

Learn more about some of what Vinings Jubilee’s tenants are offering:

Café at Pharr
Nothing says comfort food like a chicken salad sandwich. Café at Pharr is still open for business, offering curbside pickup and delivery to select locations. Follow along on Facebook or Instagram for updates.

Cold Stone Creamery
Social distancing doesn’t have to put a hold on your ice cream craving with Cold Stone Creamery. The nationwide favorite is scooping and offering curbside pickup, so patrons can enjoy all their menu offerings. For updates, check Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Fab’rik
Spring cleaning is upon us and that means there is plenty of time for new threads from Fab’rik. The store is closed but their online store is up and running, offering everything from spring dresses to comfortable loungewear that is perfect for working from home. Stay up-to-date on Facebook or Instagram.

Mellow Mushroom
Mellow Mushroom Vinings is open for business and offering curbside pickup, delivery through third party services and convenient meal packages to switch up your dinners including a movie night package with pizza and wings and a “Veg Head” package with hummus and salad. For more details and updates, follow along on Facebook.

Southern Baked Pie Company
Vinings’ favorite pie shop is serving up all the delicious pies guests know and love in a safe and sanitized manner. Whether you want the Chicken Pot Pie for lunch or a slice of Caramel Pecan Pie for dessert, they have you set. Call ahead to place your order and arrange for curbside delivery. If you’re looking to stay home, they also offer delivery and shipping to make indulging even easier. Check Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for updates.

Waiting on Martha Everyday + Waiting on Martha HOME
Retail therapy doesn’t have to wait. While Waiting on Martha Everyday and Waiting on Martha HOME are temporarily closed, they are continuing to offer online shopping to curb your retail fix. Whether you’re sprucing up your home, redecorating or looking for some fun at-home activities, they offer it all from trendy kitchenware to vibrant adulting coloring books and paint by numbers kits. For updates, follow Waiting on Martha Everyday on Facebook or Instagram and Waiting on Martha HOME on Facebook or Instagram.

The Whimsy Cookie Company
Cure your sweet tooth with The Whimsy Cookie Company. They are open for business and not only delivering your favorite sweets, but also offering care packages to mail to friends and family, including decorating kits that are perfect for channeling your inner chef while staying safe at home. Ideal for kids, these decorating kits offer fun shapes and colors like dinosaurs, princesses and of course, the delicious icing Whimsy Cookie is so famous for. Call or visit online to enjoy. Stay in the know on Facebook or Instagram.

A+ Pediatrics, Another Broken Egg, Banana Republic, Boardroom Salon, Dermani Medspa, Etc. East, HotBox, J. McLaughlin, Loft, Orangetheory, Paces & Vine, Pure Barre, Read Shop by the Merchant, SOHO, and Stockyard Burgers & Bones are all temporarily closed until further notice. The details above are subject to change. Stay up-to-date on the latest developments by visiting the Vinings Jubilee website and following on Facebook and Instagram.

2019 VININGS JUBILEE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/15/19

Thursday, December 5th 6 to 8 pm

HAVE A MERRY AND BRIGHT START TO THE SEASON
WITH VININGS’ OLDEST HOLIDAY TRADITION
The Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting to Feature Photos with Santa,
Live Music, Holiday Activities, and More!
Free to attend!
Paces Properties invites the community to light up their holiday season at the 2019 Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting. This annual event is decked out with all sorts of family fun from visits with Santa to live music that’s sure to have the whole family rocking around the Christmas tree.

The Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting is filled with a list of cherished festivities and most exciting of all, Santa heard the news and is coming to join the party! The big man himself will be available for family photos, holiday wishes, and of course, pleas for the nice list. Two Santa Express Trains will be chugging along all evening, and guests can enjoy balloon twisting and ornament decorating. Additionally, Vinings United Methodist Church will be on-site decorating holiday cookies with guests for a tasty treat.

“It’s an honor of ours to continue the Christmas Tree Lighting tradition at Vinings Jubilee for the 33rd year,” said David Cochran, CEO of Paces Properties. “Bringing families from across the metro-Atlanta area together for this event is what makes Christmas special, and we are proud to welcome a place for holiday spirit, community, and life-long memories.”

To add some extra sparkle to the holiday celebration, local schools and studios will provide live music and entertainment. Whitefield Academy Jazz Band and Campbell Middle School Chorus are back for another year of excellent performances, and new to the lineup this year is the Like The Dickens Carolers. 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, Guaco Joes, Mellow Mushroom, Stockyard Burgers, Southern Baked Pie Company and Cold Stone Creamery.

VININGS JUBILEE JAZZ AND WINE STROLL 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/2/19

Thursday, October 10th at 6 pm

Following its summer concert, historic neighborhood shopping district Vinings Jubilee is set to host another music-filled night this fall. On Thursday, October 10, internationally-known jazz artist Jabari Walker will bring his soulful sounds to Vinings. Taking place at the Tower Stage, this family-friendly event will be held place from 6pm-8pm.

Jabari Walker, originally from Oklahoma, is known among the jazz community for his relaxing, smooth sounds that effortlessly blend jazz with blues and soul. After touring internationally and performing at festivals across the country, Walker is excited to share his talents with the Vinings community.

For the first time at Vinings Jubilee, the event will also feature a wine stroll, allowing adult guests to peruse various retail stores after hours with wine in hand. Restaurant Paces & Vine will be offering a variety of delicious wines ranging from red, to white, to rosé and each 6oz. pour will be priced at $6 and include branded Vinings Jubilee cups.

Attendees are also invited to shop at the plethora of unique stores on-site including The Read Shop, Fab’rik, Etc. East, Talbots, Waiting on Martha Everyday, Waiting on Martha Home, and The Southern Baked Pie Co. which will remain open for guests to enjoy.