Another tradition that COVID-19 has impacted this year is the annual Thanksgiving Christmas Tree Lighting on the Town Green in Loganville. It has always brought out crowds for the fun event, the prized photograph with Santa and the traditional lighting of the tree.
However, this year that will not happen. Instead, Santa will light the tree at the end of the Christmas Parade on Dec. 5.
Kristy Daniel, events and marketing co-ordinator for Loganville, said it would not be possible to social distance the children, and Santa and parents, for the 300 to 400 photographs that are usually taken at the tree lighting. So instead of two separate events, some of the events will happen at the end of the parade on Dec. 5 and at that time Santa will flip the switch to light the tree.
This year’s theme for the annual Christmas parade is a “Groovy Christmas.” You’re invited to “Dig up your bell bottom jeans and tie-dye shirts” for the occasion. The parade will leave Bay Creek Elementary beginning at 5:30 p.m. and make its way down Main Street. Applications can be found online at: https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/…/5f9967455a56796421da9…
“Please remember that we do not charge an entry fee to be a part of the event but do ask for donations of canned goods to benefit the Shepherd’s Staff,” Daniel said.
There will also be live entertainment following the parade.
Click on the image below for a video from last year’s Loganville Christmas Parade.