White lights twinkle in downtown trees. Horse drawn carriages roll through the streets and the sounds of laughter and holiday music fill the air. Little kids whisper wishes in Santa’s ear, while shoppers peek into gift-filled windows and revelers raise their holiday cups to toast another year.
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December 3 - 20 Carriage Rides
They’re incredibly romantic or plain good fun, depending on who you’re with! Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, FREE, Downtown Historic Norcross
December 4 - Chanukah
It’s the last night of celebration and the Rabbi’s providing a “Hip hop” Concert with “head-bobbing tunes with the fire of inspiration.” Free if you RSVP online $4 at the park entrance. 6pm – 7pm, Thrasher Park, 95 Park Drive.
December 5 - “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”
Lionheart Theatre presents this beloved classic thru 14 about 6 very unruly children who teach a whole church about the true meaning of the birth of Christ. Tickets and show times online. More Details
December 5 - The Dazzling Dames
They dance, they sing, they entertain and they’ll put you in the mood for the holidays! Join this fabulous troupe of Miss Senior Georgia’s for an afternoon of festive fun. 2pm, FREE, Norcross Community Center, 10 College St. More Details
December 6 - Santa Comes to Norcross!
6pm Enjoy live choral concert, the annual Community Tree Lighting, hot chocolate and cookies. Free, Thrasher Park, 95 Park Drive.
7pm Santa arrives! Photos with the jolly dude are free, & so is postage on letters to the North Pole. Kids can watch a Christmas movie on the large outdoor screen while you wait in line for the photos. Free, Thrasher Park Ampitheatre, 95 Park Drive.
December 7 - Celebration of Lights
4pm The celebration begins with a special history tour hosted by local historian Gene Ramsay. Stroll with him through Norcross’ Historic Cemetery & hear stories about the site’s most beloved & interesting residents. Free, S. Cemetery St.
5:30pm(ish) When the sun dips low, the candles are lit – 100’s of luminaries glow amongst the paths and headstones in this century-old cemetery. You’re invited to help light them - it’s a beautiful community tradition that celebrates the memories of all those who were loved. Free, S. Cemetery St.
6:30pm The Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra performs time-honored Christmas classics and new compositions that embrace the joy and wonder of the holiday season. Free, Open to the Public, Norcross First United Methodist Church, 2500 Beaver Ruin Road
December 9 - Monday at the Movies
“The Great Wedding” 1:30pm, Free, Norcross Community Center, 10 College St.
December 10 thru 20 - Photos with Santa
Affordable photography packages that preserve your holiday memories forever! Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, inside 45 South Café on S. Peachtree St. More Details
December 11 - The Holiday Party
Holiday music by the Mainstreet Strings, libations and chances to win a Christmas ornament handpainted by two noted artists. Find out more Free, 6pm – 8pm, Norcross Arts Center, 17 College St.
December 13 & 14 - Free Giftwrapping Downtown
Bring your gifts & while you wait for these to be wrapped, buy your stocking stuffers downtown! Downtown Historic Norcross (look for the balloons on the sidewalk) Friday 6pm - 8pm & Saturday 11am – 4pm.
December 19 - Outdoors Holiday Concert
Norcross Elementary School Choir will perform your holiday favorites on the corner of Jones & S. Peachtree streets. Stop and listen on your to or from lunch – it’s a lovely treat & the kids are so excited to sing! Noon (for about 30 minutes) Free, Downtown Historic Norcross (rain date 12/20)
December 20 thru 22 - “Holiday Punch”
Lionheart Theatre presents an evening of original short plays and a Christmas party with food, a DJ and dancing! Details online.
December 23 - Monday at the Movies
“The Great Gatsby” 1:30pm, Free, Norcross Community Center, 10 College St.