Head to Norcross on Friday, December 1st for Sparkle! A Celebration of Kids, Creativity and Magic, which includes carriage rides, photos with Santa, a Christmas tree lighting in the park, holiday entertainment and more. Watch the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree in Thrasher Park at 5:30pm, where Santa will be busy checking his list in his workshop  – but not too busy for photos. Enjoy free hot cocoa and cookies (while supplies last) courtesy of the Norcross Masonic Lodge and the Norcross Lions Club, as well as s’mores courtesy of the City of Norcross, while watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas on the big screen as you wait in line to meet Santa. Stay from 7-9pm for the Holiday First Friday Concert with the Rhythm Jets, and don’t miss the carriage rides through Norcross December 1 through December 22 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evening from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in front of Taste of Britain.

Looking for a more grown up vibe? Check out Château Elan’s BIG Little Office Party on Friday, December 1st. Designed for the small business, this event is a unique alternative to a traditional annual holiday celebration. You and your team will be among a host of revelers out to celebrate the year’s successes while toasting the holidays in style at your own private table. Experience the festive party atmosphere, complete with holiday décor, cocktails, dinner and dancing into the wee hours.

Featuring live entertainment, crafts for the kids, a polar express train ride, a snow playground, Santa and a giant snow slide, Deck the Hall on Saturday, December 2nd on the Duluth Town Green is an event that you won’t want to miss. Chat with City Council members during City Hall’s Open House from 5-6pm, and check out the beautiful decorations. Light refreshments will be available.