Sparkle! Celebration


Every year, the City of Norcross hosts a plethora of activities for the holidays through its annual event ‘Sparkle! A Celebration of Kids, Creativity and Magic.’ This year is no different, with carriage rides, marshmallow-roasting, a Christmas tree lighting, concerts and more taking over the month of December in the city. So what are you waiting for? Come and get your ‘Sparkle’ on in Norcross! 

**Please check back, as additional details will be added when available.**

Tree Lighting

Date: Friday, December 2nd
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Thrasher Park

Join us for the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree in Thrasher Park! Let there be light! The City of Norcross will once again be honored to have Norcross resident Steven Howington officially light the Christmas tree. For over 30 years, Howington, who has Down Syndrome, has lit our tree.

Performers (TBA) will delight audiences from the Thrasher Park stage.

Santa Claus is coming to Norcross in his big red...firetruck? Be there to greet his arrival, then follow him to his workshop in the park where he will be busy checking his list and taking photos with all the good little boys and girls.

Enjoy free hot cocoa and s’mores (while supplies last) and watch a holiday classic movie on the big screen while you wait in line to meet Santa. A local group of Disney princess performers (as well as the one, the only, The Grinch) will also be on hand to add to the Christmas magic.

Carriage Rides

Date: Month of December, Days Vary (TBA)
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Downtown Norcross (In Front of Taste of Britain)

Carriage rides will be dashing through Norcross throughout the month of December, boarding in front of Taste of Britain. Joe Watkins has provided carriage rides to the city for more than 20 years— come be a part of a Norcross Christmas Tradition!

Photos with Santa

Date: Month of December, Days Vary (TBA)
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Downtown Norcross (45 South Cafe)

We hope you’ve been nice this year because Santa himself will be visiting Downtown Norcross! Come take a photo* and whisper your special Christmas wish. 

*Photos with Santa at the Tree Lighting on December 2nd are free of charge courtesy of the City of Norcross; the photographer charges a nominal fee for photos taken downtown on other dates.