Get in the Holiday Spirit at Alpharetta’s Annual Tree Lighting Event

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The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau is excited to announce that the city of Alpharetta will hold its 36th Annual Tree Lighting event on December 6 in Milton Square City Park in downtown Alpharetta.

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All of the magic of Christmas glistens at Alpharetta’s 36th Annual Tree Lighting event on December 6 in Milton Square City Park in downtown Alpharetta. The celebration begins at 5 p.m. and will fill the downtown streets with musical performances, Santa, the Christmas Farmer’s Market, food trucks and more. The event is free to attend.

Pre-Event Festivities
The fun starts at 5 p.m., with pre-event festivities including strolling elves creating free balloon sculptures, trolley rides, holiday crafts and the Alpharetta Christmas Farmers Market that will surely put everyone in the holiday spirit. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting children at the gazebo beginning at 5 p.m. The North Fulton Jaycees will be taking free online photos, or parents may bring their cameras to take photos. Slide down the giant “Snowzilla” slide into a pile of snow, throw snowballs and make a snowman with your friends, and then step inside the giant inflatable winter wonderland snow globe to explore the holiday décor to create a snow experience that you will never forget.

North Point Community Church will present its Christmas program on the large performance stage which will be filled with great music, exciting dramas and lots of fun for the whole family. The children’s classic book, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,’ will be read by Mayor David Belle Isle, his wife Candice and their two children.

Christmas Tree Lighting
Around 7:30 p.m. the 45 foot live spruce tree will light up with 10,000 white lights and fill the night with sparkle and enchantment. Parking is available at City Hall and Milton Center (the old Milton High School).

Christmas festivities do not end with the tree lighting. Shop with downtown merchants during the Alpharetta Christmas Farmers Market. The surrounding stores will stay open so moms and dads can get some holiday shopping in. Stroll the streets and take in the holiday cheer that will fill the area. Have a bite to eat at the Food Truck Village beginning at 5 p.m. And don’t forget to look for Elfaretta and his friends. They will be mischievously hiding in stores through December 20 for customers to find them and qualify to win exciting prizes. For more information visit    

Schedule of Events:
5-9 p.m. – Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by fire truck and visit until 9 p.m. with complimentary photos taken, Food Truck Village open with 8’X 12’ LED screen showing holiday classics, Alpharetta Christmas Farmers Market, snow playground, snow tubing slide and giant snow globe for a photo opportunity open
5-6:45 p.m. – Community performances on stage
5-7:30 p.m. –Trolley rides to the Alpharetta Historic Log Cabin for rustic Christmas tours
7-8 p.m. – Music performances by North Point Community Church
7:25 p.m. – Mayor David Belle Isle and his family read a Christmas Classic
7:30 p.m. – Lighting of the Christmas tree

About The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau serves as the official destination marketing organization for the city of Alpharetta, promoting tourism and attracting visitors to all 23 of Alpharetta’s upscale and modern hotels. Visit for more information.

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