On Monday, December 7 at 7 p.m., the City of Snellville will celebrate its 28th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on the lawn at City Hall. The theme this year is “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” Snellville’s own Deborah Rich will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. Featured performers include Jackie O. Ginn, Jackie Howard, Renee Walker, Britt Elementary School 4th-5th Grade Chorus, Snellville Middle School 6th Grade Chorus, South Gwinnett High School Choir and Marching Band, First Baptist Snellville Children’s and Joyful Sound Adult Choirs, and St. Oliver’s Catholic Church Ladies Quartet. Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer will lead the countdown to the lighting of the tree just prior to Santa’s arrival.
Children will have the opportunity to visit Santa. Picture packages will be available for a small fee. The Snellville Keenager Club will be hosting refreshments inside City Hall. Marines with Toys for Tots will be our guests and collecting toys for Christmas. We urge you to find the true meaning of the season and bring a small, unwrapped toy for a child in need or make a monetary donation to this worthy cause. In addition to collecting toys, the City will be collecting canned goods for the Southeast Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry as part of the “Can Do” initiative with the Gwinnett Municipal Association.
The City of Snellville would like to thank Walton EMC, Snellville Downtown Development Authority, Summit Chase Country Club, Deborah and Harry Rich, United Community Bank, Georgia Property Restoration, Odd Job Bob, Beck Law Firm, Rotary Club of Gwinnett Sunrise, Akil A. Patel, D.D.S., P.C. and Niko’s Corner for their generous donations to make this event possible this year.
Don’t miss this festive celebration! Please contact the Snellville Parks and Recreation Department for more information at 770-985-3535. This is a rain or shine event.