About Colony Square
At the corner of 14th and Peachtree Streets sits Colony Square, the first-ever mixed-use development to rise in the Southeast. For more than 50 years, the iconic destination has anchored the Midtown Atlanta community and served as the heartbeat of the city. Owned and operated by North American Properties (NAP), the reimagined Colony Square brings the Art of Modern Life to Midtown and features nearly one million square feet of class A office, 160,000 square feet of best-in-class retail, restaurants and entertainment, a 20,000-square-foot food hall featuring an all-local lineup of culinary talent, 40,000 square feet of open-air greenspace, 262 luxury residences and a 466-room hotel. Since its inception in the early 1970s, Colony Square has brought an unmatched energy to the streets of Midtown, and now, the destination has once again re-emerged as the crown jewel of the vibrant district. The reimagined Colony Square is a foodie haven; shopping mecca; events destination; and a beautiful, amenity-rich and arts-infused place to gather with the community and soak up Midtown's vibe. Open, walkable, full of greenspace and transit friendly, The Square is alive with possibility.
About North American Properties
Founded in 1954, North American Properties is a privately held, multi-regional real estate operating and development company that has acquired, developed and managed more than $7 billion of mixed-use, retail, multifamily and office properties across the United States. Rooted in its purpose-driven approach to development, North American Properties is creating great places that connect people to each other; cities to their souls; partners to opportunities; and individuals to experiences that move them. Headquartered in Cincinnati, with offices in Atlanta, Dallas and Fort Myers, Florida, the company has developed 22 million square feet of commercial space and 19,000 residential units in 15 states and 67 cities. In the past three years, North American Properties has launched 36 projects totaling $2.2 billion in total capitalization. In metro Atlanta, North American Properties led the turnaround of Atlantic Station and the ground up development of Avalon. Currently, the company’s mixed-use pipeline includes: Avalon in Alpharetta, Georgia; Colony Square in Midtown Atlanta; Newport on the Levee in Newport, Kentucky; Riverton in the New York metro area; and Birkdale Village in Huntersville, North Carolina. For more information, visit naproperties.com.
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WHAT: Ring in the holidays in Midtown Atlanta this Saturday during the inaugural Lighting at Colony Square, an all-day family friendly celebration benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Children’s). Festivities kick off at 10 a.m. as Children’s brings an extravaganza of street performers, dance groups and more to Colony Square’s Front Loop and Peachtree Street, which will be closed to pedestrian-only traffic between 14th and 15th Streets from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Beginning at noon until 4 p.m., the Front Loop at Colony Square will be activated with face painting, balloon artists and other gleeful surprises. Event attendees can also capture Santa photos in The Grove and enjoy a live DJ along with ice-skating performances in The Plaza from noon to 4 p.m. Politan Row’s Patio Bar will also be open from 1 to 7 p.m.
Live music by the A-Town A-List Band starts at 4:30 p.m. on the Main Stage in the Front Loop. The Lighting Ceremony and Show begins at 5:30 p.m. with live showcases from the Atlanta Music Project Choir and Angelica Hale, a former runner-up on America’s Got Talent and Children’s patient. Just before 6 p.m., the community will join Santa and his Honorary Helpers from Children’s in a countdown to light the Square. Note: Premium viewing of the tree will be near the ice rink, while prime viewing of the Main Stage performances will be in the Front Loop.
Following the official ceremony, Colony Square will host nightly tree lighting shows at the top of every hour from 5 to 8 p.m. starting December 6 through 25.
Additionally, Colony Square is partnering with Children’s on a festive fundraiser throughout the remainder of the season. Guests who donate $50 or more to the organization at Concierge will be invited to push a button and experience a magical surprise.
For full details about The Lighting at Colony Square, visit go.colonysquare.com/thelighting
WHEN: Saturday, December 4 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Colony Square
1175 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30361
COST: The Lighting at Colony Square is complimentary for the public to attend.