Update: Dec. 3, 2016 –
The tree has been lit, the concert is over, but the best is yet to come. Don’t miss the annual Christmas Parade in Loganville at 6 p.m. tonight!
The parade route begins at the Bay Creek Church Road, along Highway 20, up Main Street Loganville and ends at the alley between Braxton’s Auction and My Sister’s Antiques.
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is one of those enjoyable tales of the holiday season, one where we are taught that the holiday is more than just what is bought in a store. The Grinch stole everything, but the people of Whoville still joined together and celebrated the spirit of Christmas.
And that is what the City of Loganville is going to put on display with its annual lineup of holiday events.
“That mean ol’ Grinch’s heart melted when he saw the people of Whoville gather around singing where there used to be a Christmas tree. That is what is great about the Christmas season is the joy that is easily found,” said Kristy Peters, events and marketing director for the City of Loganville. “We have such a great community here and it is always so enjoyable to see people gathering for our events, celebrating the arrival of the Christmas season and our community. From the kids lining up for the free pictures with Santa at our tree lighting to faces old and young smiling as the parade makes its way down Main Street, we could easily melt the ice on the Grinch’s heart here in Loganville.”
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting – 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25
Leading off the city’s holiday events – when bellies are full with Thanksgiving Day leftovers and wallets a little lighter from Black Friday shopping – is the annual lighting of the city’s Christmas tree. The event will start at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 25th, on the Town Green. In addition to the tree lighting, there will be free pictures with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides for $5 and other activities.
Sock Hops in Concert – 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2
There will also be a concert on Friday, December 2nd beginning at 6:30 p.m.at the Rock Gym featuring the Sock Hops, who have been a favorite of locals dating back to 2013 when the idea of the Groovin’ on the Green concert series was first taking shape. The group will be offering a walk down memory lane with songs from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and offer some holiday favorites as well.
Annual Christmas Parade – 6 p.m. on Dec. 3
The City of Loganville will end its festivities with the annual Christmas parade beginning at 6 p.m. on December 3rd along Main Street. Space is still available for local businesses, civic groups, churches, school groups and other organizations to take part.
“Our theme is ‘What the Grinch Couldn’t Steal: The Spirit of Christmas’ and with the great community we have here in Loganville, I know that there will be some great examples of what the spirit of Christmas means,” Peters said. “These events are such a great way for us as a community to come together to celebrate the holidays, and we truly do enjoy so much support from our community at these events. So make sure to mark your calendar for these upcoming events and join us in celebrating the spirit of Christmas.”
There is not entry fee to participate in the annual Christmas parade in Loganville and the deadline to reserve space in the event is Wednesday, Nov. 23rd. The event serves as a fundraiser for the Shepherd’s Staff, a local food bank, and the entry fee is one canned good or unwrapped toy for each person participating. For more information call Peters at 770-466-1165 or download an application packet at www.loganvilleevents.com.