Acworth has planned several festive events planned to celebrate the Holidays, from Santa arriving virtually, to a drive-in Menorah Lighting Celebration and of course the Grinch will be here to help collect toys for the Acworth Police.
Santa’s Arrival Virtual Event
Although Santa will not make his usual big arrival to downtown this year, he knows that Christmas is alive in Acworth. Join Mayor Tommy Allegood and special guests for some holiday traditions in Acworth’s Virtual Santa’s Arrival. The City of Acworth has partnered with their friends at NorthStar Church to capture the Christmas spirit. This holiday video will be released on December 4 at 6:30 p.m. on the Acworth Parks, Recreation, and Community Resource Department Facebook page (@acworthparksandrec) and www.acworthparksandrecreation.org.
Santa Visiting Downtown Acworth
On Saturday, December 5, and Saturday, December 12, we will celebrate Christmas in Acworth. Santa will visit downtown Acworth from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to take socially distanced pictures with families. Pictures are free of charge, but families must pre-register for appointment times. Appointments may be made at www.acworthparksandrecreation.org or by calling 770-917-1234. Make sure to bring your own camera to capture this special moment, as no photographer will be on-site. In addition to pictures, there will also be free horse and carriage rides available from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on December 5 departing from Center Street. We hope to see you this holiday season for Christmas in Acworth!
Drive-in Menorah Lighting
The City of Acworth will hold a Menorah Lighting Ceremony on the first night of Chanukkah, Thursday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m. This year’s ceremony will be held at Logan Farm Park, 4405 Cherokee Street. To maintain social distance, the City of Acworth asks that all attendees stay in or next to their vehicle during the ceremony.
The Grinch Saves Christmas
Help the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes at the Grinch Saves Christmas Toy Drive. The Grinch is back in Acworth and this time he is collecting toys to support the Acworth Police Department’s Shop with a Cop program. Whos of all ages are invited to visit the Grinch for socially distant photos and fun at Frana Brown Park (4901 North Main Street) in downtown Acworth on December 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. To enter the event, we are asking families to show the Grinch what Christmas is all about by donating a toy at the gate. These donations will help spread joy to local elementary school students. For further information, please visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org.
Letters to Santa
Parents and caregivers can save the postage and bring their children’s letters to Santa to the Acworth Community Center beginning November 30! The Acworth Parks, Recreation, and Community Resource Department Team has the honor of hosting one of Santa’s very own mailboxes at their facility. The City delivers these letters to jolly old Saint Nick personally! Children will then receive a handwritten letter back from Santa! Although Santa’s eyes twinkle, he will not admit he needs reading glasses. Parents, please provide some notation to children with creative handwriting. This free program will be available to the public through December 16.
Santa Claus is Calling the Town
Santa and his elves will be making phone calls to all the children of Acworth on December 15 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and December 16 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Participating is easy! Please request a form from Jessy Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org and return by Monday, December 14. Calls will be made on the night you request on the form.
Festival of Trees
While enjoying Acworth’s downtown holiday shopping, visitors will not want to miss the eighth annual Festival of Trees. This year, trees decorated by local families, businesses, and other organizations will be on display at Cherokee Plaza, located at 4358 Southside Drive. This is a great opportunity to get some holiday photos with twenty unique trees and Acworth’s Coca-Cola mural.