Fayetteville Main Street officially marks the beginning of the Main Street Holiday Season with its annual Downtown Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting festivities.  The public is invited to gather downtown for this massive celebration that includes music, food, and free carriage rides with Santa.  The parade starts at 5pm and will work its way up through the downtown square.  Alongside the parade route at the Gazebo, the Olde Courthouse Tavern will have food/drinks, and the Main Street tent will have the new 2014 Christmas ornament (the American Legion Post), as well as other holiday gift items.

Immediately following the parade, the tree lighting program will commence and features a variety of local performers and groups.  During the program, members of Rolling Hills Baptist Church will serve free hot chocolate, and Gospel Community Church will serve free popcorn.

Also during the festivities, children of all ages can take a free ride with Santa in his very own horse-drawn carriage.  Rides will begin shortly after the parade from 6pm – 8pm.

This year’s honored guest at the lighting of the tree will be 6 year-old Addison Tilton, a student in the Primary Program from the Joseph Sams School.  The Joseph Sams School, staff and children will also perform during the tree lighting program.  For more information on this and other Main Street events, please call 770-719-4173 or visit Fayetteville-GA.gov/Events.