ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA– Rockdale County officials will kick off the holiday season with the return of the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m., at the Historic Rockdale County Courthouse on Main Street, Conyers.
The evening will feature family-friendly activities, performances by Derrick Monk, local community performers, and an appearance by Santa Claus, who will flip the switch and light the Christmas Tree. The event is free and open to the public.
“We are super excited to hold the 2022 Holiday Christmas Tree Lighting this year at the Historic Rockdale County Courthouse and invite everyone to come out and join in the festivities,” said Rockdale County Chairman Oz Nesbitt, Sr. “This event is a holiday tradition for our Rockdale County citizens and is designed to provide a fantastic opportunity for the community to gather together safely outdoors and celebrate the holidays.”
The 18-foot majestic mountain pine tree will be placed in front of the Historic Rockdale County Courthouse. Eventgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs should they want to sit during the brief celebration.
The Christmas tree lighting will follow the City of Conyers Christmas Parade, which will be held on Dec. 3, at 2 p.m., in Olde Town Conyers.The parade begins at Rockdale County High School at the intersection of Rowland Road and Pine Log Road and continues on Pine Street to Main Street, where it will end at the Rockdale County Courthouse on Milstead Avenue.
The 2022 parade theme is “Superheroes Save Christmas.” Trophies will be awarded to participating entries in the following categories: Mayor’s Choice, Best Non-Float Entry (i.e. antique vehicles, marching bands, dance groups, scout troops), Best Float