Acworth Menorah Lighting Ceremony
The City of Acworth invites everyone to its annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m.  The Menorah will be 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 burnt for eight days out of a single-days-worth of oil found in the Temple.  One Hanukkah candle is lit the first night and an additional candle is lit each successive night.  The holiday is a celebration of religious freedom and hope.

A reception will take place at Dogwood Forest of Acworth immediately following the ceremony.

For more information call the Parks and Recreation office at 770-917-1234. 

Santa's Arrival
SantasArrivalLogoThe City of Acworth, along with NorthStar Church, is excited to host this year's Santa’s Arrival!  Santa arrives in Historic Downtown Acworth on Senator Russell Avenue on Friday, December 7.  Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. and Santa is scheduled to arrive at 6:30 p.m.  There will be a host of live performances and activities until 8:30 p.m. to help Santa kickoff the holiday season. 

Bring the entire family to hear Mayor Tommy Allegood read The Night Before Christmas and watch the lighting of the tree on the Plaza behind Henry's.  Enjoy pictures with Mr. Claus, eating candy canes with all his elves, and filling the streets with the holiday spirit.  Pictures with Santa are free each year and begin at 6:45 p.m.  There will not be a photographer onsite, so please plan on bringing your camera to capture the special moment. 

Don’t forget to visit Frana Brown Park, where you can peruse the beautiful Festival of Trees!   

For questions pertaining to this event, please contact Kim Watt at kwatt@acworth.org

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Christmas in Acworth
Christmas-in-AcworthSaturdays in December are fun all month long!  The activities are family friendly and the perfect way to entertain the kiddos while getting some holiday shopping done.  Shop the sales and sample treats in our downtown stores.  On the north end of Main Street, stroll through Frana Brown Park to see the festival of trees.  Local school groups and businesses decorate Christmas trees donated by the Acworth Home Depot. 

On Saturday, December 8 and Saturday, December 15, we will be celebrating “Christmas in Acworth”!  Santa will be at the Plaza beside Acworth City Hall for pictures from 1-5 p.m. both days.  Pictures are free of charge.  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 on both Saturdays departing from the Plaza.  We hope to see you this holiday season for Christmas in Acworth!  

Christmas in Acworth is sponsored by the Acworth Downtown Development Authority. 

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