The Sparkle Sandy Springs celebrations returns for 2023! It all takes place on Sunday, December 3, 2023 at the City Springs campus. There are multiple components to this year’s festivities, and we have them all listed below.
The festivities begin on Sunday at 4 p.m., with the parade stepping off at 6 p.m. (see details below), and the event wraps up at 7 p.m.
NEW! Sparkle Wonderland
This new, walk-thru attraction features snow machines, huge character inflatables, photo opps and concessions. Get some cocoa and snap some pics! It’s at the start of the parade route. More info
The musical entertainment features The Rupert’s Orchestra — performing on the City Green From 4:30 to 6 p.m.
From 4 to 7 p.m., food vendors will be dishing up meals along Blue Stone Road.
Sparkle Holiday Gift Market
Shop for gifts or for yourself, from 4 to 7 p.m! The vendor booths will be lined up along Blue Stone Rd, at the edge of the City Green.
The parade steps off at 6 p.m. It starts at the corner of Mount Vernon Hwy and Lake Forest Drive. and continued down Mount Vernon to the City Green. View the route & best viewing spots
Tree Lighting & Menorah Lighting
The parade concludes with a menorah lighting ceremony at 6:40 p.m. and a tree lighting ceremony at 6:50 p.m. It also ushers in the Sparkle Village, a month-long display of miniature lit homes. These six-foot-tall wooden houses are decorated by local businesses, schools, and nonprofits.
NEW! Skate City Springs
The ice rink on the City Green is open from Nov. 24, 2023 to Jan. 21, 2024. Adult skate rental and admission is $15; kids (12 and under) are $13. You’ll need to reserve your time slot online.
More info & tickets
You’ll find plenty of FREE parking nearby — including in the City Springs underground parking areas, and at local banks and churches. There is a parking map and list of lots online. There is a fee to park underground. Surface parking is free, but is limited to two hours.
Sparkle Village light display runs all month long
Sparkle Village features a collection of holiday-themed miniature houses, decorated with lights. These six-foot-tall wooden houses are created by local businesses, schools, and nonprofits.
The surrounding trees are also illuminated with color-changing bulbs.
The lights are on from Nov. 24, 2023 to Jan. 1, 2024.
You can see the dazzling holiday lights at City Springs complex. Just set your GPS for 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.
There is 2 hours of free parking in surface spots, and paid parking in the underground garage.
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