The Lighting at Colony Square

December 2nd + December 3rd
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Join us for an exciting two-day celebration as we officially kick off the holiday season benefitting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta! Experience live music as well as jolly entertainment, activities + more as we await the arrival of Santa and kick off the holidays, making Midtown merry and bright.

Schedule of Events

Friday, December 2nd

  • Holiday Entertainment: 5pm-7pm

Experience a holiday spectacular celebration featuring live music from A-Town A-List, festive photo opportunities, jolly entertainment + more.

  • Tree Lighting Ceremony: 6pm

Gather around The Plaza stage to kick off the official ceremony with host Kelly Crull with Bally Sports. Countdown to the lighting of our magnificent tree with Santa + our honorary tree lighter from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Saturday, December 3rd

  • Smiles For The Season Breakfast: 8am-10am

Enjoy a festive holiday breakfast with Santa + friends at 5Church Midtown. Click here for additional details and ticket information. Proceeds benefitting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

  • Children's Holly Jolly Celebration: 10am-12pm

The celebration will feature exciting street activations, community performances, roaming characters, + additional entertainment on Peachtree Street between 14th and 15th Streets.

  • Festivities On The Square: 12pm-3pm

Enjoy live music, family-friendly fun, and more from The Front Loop to The Plaza. Plus enjoy a special book reading at 1pm with chef, author, + television host, Carla Hall.

The event is free to attend. No ticketing required.

Transportation + Road Closures:

  • We encourage guests to use alternative methods of transportation including Marta, rideshare, walking and biking
  • Bike parking is available in The Grove off 14th Street
  • Self-parking will be available in the parking garage at cost. Due to road closures on Saturday, December 3, visit the entrance located on 14th Street + Juniper for access. 

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