Lighting of the Great Tree

Thu Nov 25, 2021
5:00pm to 8:30pm ET
2 and older

Families head to the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse on Thanksgiving night to enjoy the 34-year-old tradition of the lighting of the Great Tree. This year families can attend in person or watch online. 

For those attending in person, the event includes s'mores, cocoa, crafts and a visit from Santa. 


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