Light Up Dunwoody in 2014
Light Up Dunwoody in 2014

Light Up Dunwoody returns Nov. 22 to Dunwoody Village. The Cheek-Spruill Farmhouse will host the traditional lights, and Santa in his sleigh with reindeer will be in the driveway.

“Bring your own camera. Pictures are free of charge,” said City Councilwoman Pam Tallmadge, who organized the event at 5455 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road.

After a dispute between the Dunwoody Homeowners Association, which sponsors the annual holiday event, and the Dunwoody Preservation Trust, which owns the farmhouse, over the placement of a six-foot menorah in the display, the Christmas tree and menorah will stand at the Dunwoody Animal Hospital, located behind Dunkin’ Donuts on Chamblee-Dunwoody Road.

“The tree and the menorah will be on the grassy area of the vet hospital,” Tallmadge said. “The piece of land is in the middle of Nandina Lane and Chamblee-Dunwoody Road.”

Attendees are encouraged to park in Dunwoody Village or behind the Old Hickory House, Tallmadge said. Chamblee-Dunwoody Road will be closed in front of the farmhouse, but Nandina Lane will stay open to traffic.

“We have food trucks, vendors and artisans, along with our wonderful sponsors,” Tallmadge said.

The schedule is as follows:
1:30 to 3 p.m. – Recorded music during set up
3 p.m. – Orbit Arts Academy
3:25 p.m. – Atlanta Jazz Theatre Dance Company
3:50 p.m. – Ashley Carson, country singer
4:15 p.m. – Atlanta Jazz Theatre Dance Company
4:40 p.m. – Violin Group
5:05 p.m. – Once Upon a Ballet Atlanta Musical Group
5:30 p.m. – DUMC/DHS Chorus
5:50 p.m. – Official lighting of the tree and farmhouse with speakers Rabbi Mark Zimmerman and Reverend Allen Jackson.