The Conyers’ holiday season will kick off with the Olde Town Christmas Party on Friday, Dec. 1, 5 p.m., and the 18th Annual Conyers Christmas Parade and Community Tree Lighting on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m.
On Friday, The Olde Town Merchants Association hosts a Secret Santa Shop for children in the Depot Warehouse on Railroad Street. Gifts range in price from $1 to $5 with giftwrapping included. There also will be photos with Santa for purchase, hay rides, train rides and marshmallow roasting as “The Polar Express” plays on the big screen. A free crafts workshop for kids, presented by The Home Depot, will be offered and storytelling will take place in the Conyers-Rockdale Council for the Arts Black Box Theater at 6 p.m. Carolers from the Covington-Conyers Choral Guild will entertain those strolling the streets and shops, which will offer special holiday sales.
On Saturday, Dec. 2, approximately 70 entries in the Conyers Christmas Parade will wind their way through Olde Town Conyers beginning at Rockdale County High School on Pine Log Road to Main Street and will conclude on Milstead Avenue at Pine Street.
The theme of this year’s parade is “My Favorite Christmas Movie”
“All of the events in Olde Town the weekend of December 1 are the perfect way to usher in the holiday season in Conyers and Rockdale County,” said Olde Town Event Coordinator Sandy Fowler. “There’s really something for everyone to enjoy.”
The parade will be followed by the annual tree lighting celebration at the Rockdale County Auditorium at 903 Main Street.
The city of Conyers and Rockdale County government are co-sponsoring the events.
For more information on these and other holiday events, including the Rockdale Emergency Relief’s 20th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes on Dec. 8 and 9 and the 38th Annual Atlanta Boy Choir Concert at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit on Dec. 9, contact the Conyers Welcome Center at 770-602-2606 or visit www.conyersga.com.