Founders Day Parade – Saturday, Dec. 5 at 10 A.M.:
State Bridge between Kimball Bridge & West Morton roads
Since its inception (Dec. 2007), the parade has grown to more than 80 units and thousands of participants, including Shriner clowns, local high school clubs and bands, and colorful floats from area businesses, organizations and neighborhoods.
Special entries this year include: Seed & Feed Marching Abominable Band, Atholl Highlanders Pipes and Drums of Stone Mountain, knights and maidens from Medieval Times, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile and more.
The parade route travels west on State Bridge at West Morton and ends at Kimball Bridge Road at Ocee Elementary School.
Groups wishing to participate should apply by Nov. 13 at City Hall or online [PDF]. All floats should incorporate this year's theme: "Holidays on the Creek." There will be three categories of judging: neighborhoods, schools and business.
Remember, there's only one Santa, and floats can't be more than 15 feet high. Questions? Call Elizabeth Warren (678-512-3296) or Grant Hickey (678-512-3351).
City Hall Tree Lighting – Monday, Nov. 30, 6:30 P.M.
City Hall, parking lot
Santa Claus makes an early appearance at a party highlighted by the traditional lighting of a giant dreidel and 30-foot Christmas tree. Children can give him their wishlist and participate in kids' activities.
Local elementary school choruses accentuate the festive air with a selection of seasonal favorites before the Mayor throws the switch!
"Toys for Tots" drop-off & Card Signing also available at the Tree Lighting.
Cards for Veterans – Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 8:30 A.M.-5 P.M.
City Hall, 4th floor
Sign the giant holiday cards designed by JC 5th graders for military personnel at our three Georgia veterans hospitals. The cards will be available for signing at the tree lighting and City Hall through Dec. 5th.
"Toys for Tots" – Nov. 16-Dec. 18, 8:30 A.M.-5 P.M.
City Hall (4th floor), Park Place, fire stations
"Bring the joy of Christmas to America's needy children." To participate, simply bring a new, unwrapped toy or game and put it in the box at City Hall, Park Place, or one of the fire stations from Nov. 17 through Dec. 19.