Christmas in Acworth
Drop by the Plaza next to Acworth City Hall from 1-5 p.m. Dec. 9 to see Santa. (Santa arrived Dec. 1 in Acworth). Bring your camera, as no photographer will be onsite. There is no charge to take photos. Free horse and carriage rides depart from the plaza.
Festival of Trees
In December, stop by Frana Brown Park at the north end of Main Street to view trees decorated by local schools and merchants. Trees are donated by Home Depot. For more information visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org, or call the Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department at 770-917-1234.
Menorah Lighting Ceremony
The City of Acworth invites everyone to the annual menorah lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Dec. 13.
This will be the second night of Hanukkah. The menorah is located at the corner of Cowan Road and Main Street in downtown Acworth. Rabbi Zalman Charytan from the Chabad Jewish Center will officiate the lighting with Mayor Tommy Allegood assisting.
The eight-day Jewish holiday commemorates the Jewish Maccabees’ military victory over Syrian-Greek oppression more than 2,000 years ago. During Hanukkah, Jews across the world celebrate the miracle of light that burned for eight days out of a single day’s worth of oil found in the temple. The holiday is a celebration of religious freedom and hope. For more information visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org or call the Parks and Recreation office at 770-917-1234.
Smoot Family Lights for Lupus
The annual Smoot Family Lights for Lupus at 3699 Autumn View Drive, Acworth, takes place each night through Dec. 31.
The family decorates their home with a variety of lights and fixtures that are synchronized to music, and collects donations for the Lupus Foundation of North Georgia in honor of Jeremy Smoot’s mother, Debbie Founds, who passed away from complications of Lupus.
Lights are on 5:30-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 5:30-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
On Saturday nights, the family provides free hot chocolate and cookies for everyone who stops by to enjoy the lights.