It’s that glorious time of the year. And it begins at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Dunwoody Farm House.
The annual Light Up Dunwoody festival will feature dancers, singers and Santa Claus and his reindeer. Santa once again will sit on the Farm House porch to hear the gift wishes of children. Welcoming prayers will be delivered from the Farm House balcony by Pastor David Lower of St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church and Rabbi Benjamin Friedman of Congregation Ariel. The Christmas tree and Menorah were erected this week in the triangle formed by Mt. Vernon and Chamblee Dunwoody roads and Nandina Lane.
Lighting the tree Sunday will be Matthew Desoutter and Nathaniel Lee, Dunwoody High’s two National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists. They will represent all of the semi-finalists from the many high schools attended by Dunwoody residents. Their achievements place them in the top 1 percent of the state’s high school seniors.
The roster of performers is growing. Dancers from the Atlanta Jazz Theater Dance Company and Once Upon a ballet will perform on Chamblee Dunwoody, as will the Dunwoody High chorus and the chorus of Dunwoody United Methodist Church.
Don’t forget cameras for those precious memories with Santa and his sleigh and reindeer. Two food trucks will bookend the festival area. Light Up is a presentation of the Dunwoody Homeowners’ Association, The Crier and the Dunwoody Preservation Trust. Light Up will run until 6 p.m. or when the great tree is illuminated.