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2019 Chamblee Holiday Hoopla

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What's a Holiday Hoopla?

What's a Holiday Hoopla? Glad you asked! Chamblee Holiday Hoopla is a medley of holiday events that are happening in the City of Chamblee. Holiday Hoopla will kick off on Shop Small Saturday, November 30th and last all December long! But the main event will be the Holiday Hoopla Celebration which will include:

  • Snow

  • Music

  • Dance performances

  • Shopping

  • Menorah lighting ceremony

  • Pictures with Santa

  • Tree lighting ceremony

  • Our favorite holiday movie

  • That's right you guessed it - and more!

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Pictures with Santa

Capture the magic of the holidays with a photo op with the big man himself - Santa Claus!

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Chamblee City Hall

Scroll down to register!

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Snow Play Area

Have you been dreaming of a white Christmas in Georgia? We have you covered with a snow play area!

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Downtown Chamblee

Cost: FREE!



Menorah Lighting

Join us as we share the story of Hanukkah and prepare for the eight nights of the holiday season.

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Downtown Chamblee

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Christmas Tree Lighting

Come kick off the holiday season as the City of Chamblee hosts the inagural tree lighting!

Time: 6:15 pm

Location: Downtown Chamblee


Holiday Screening: Elf

We'll be screening one of our holiday favorites - Elf! Come cozy up near the heaters with hot cocoa and blankets as you laugh along with Buddy the Elf!

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Downtown Chamblee

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Holiday Pet Parade & Portraits

Dress up Fido in his/her holiday best for the first holiday parade in Chamblee! Did we mention they'll be opportunities for pet portraits too?

Parade Time: 6:00 pm

Starting Location: Chamblee Civic Center

Portriats Time: 2 pm - 5:30 pm

Cost: TBA

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Holiday Storytime

Did you know we had our very own elf? Right here in Chamblee! She will be making a special visit to Lenox Cupcakes to read a few of our favorite holiday stories!

Time: 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm

Location: Downtown Chamblee

Cost: FREE!



Looking for a unique gift for that special someone? Be sure to check out the Holiday Hoopla Small Business Market! We'll have some of our amazing businesses selling their best goods for the holiday. Don't see your favorite business in the market? Check out the list of businesses that are participating in their stores.

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Downtown Chamblee


Gelt Drop

A gelt drop is the perfect way to get into the Chanukah spirit! Children - and adults! - will have a chance to collect as much chocolate gelt as they can as it "rains" down from an extended fire ladder.

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Downtown Chamblee

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Letters to Santa

Don't worry, it's not too late to send your letter to Santa!  There will be a station for you to write your holiday wishes to Mr. Claus and drop it in the special mailbox. It will be delivered straight to the jolly ol' Saint Nick!

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Downtown Chamblee

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Hot Chocolate and Coffee

It's just not the holidays without hot chocolate! JARDI chocolates will be selling our favorite holiday treat. 

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Downtown Chamblee

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Cookie Decorating

Lenox Cupcakes is joining in on the reindeer games! Stop by Lenox Cupcakes to get creative with your cookie decorating. Don't forget to save some for Santa!

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Downtown Chamblee

Cost: $4



Feeling crafty? Stop by the craft table to make your own holiday knick knack.

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Downtown Chamblee

Cost: FREE! (But one craft per child)


Sounds of the Holidays

The sounds of the season begins with the music! 

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Downtown Chamblee



Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel! Come join in on the dreidel games in Downtwon Chamblee. You'll even get to take home a dreidel so you can play all season long!

Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Downtown Chamblee:

Cost: FREE! (While supplies lasts)

Register for Pictures with Santa Below

You'll receive two (2) 5 x 7 pictures for $12 and payment will only be accepted on site. Registration is not required, but highly recommended.

Join the Hoopla All Month Long!

  • Ugly Sweater Kickball Tournament
    Sat, Dec 14
    Keswick Park
    Dec 14, 2019, 12:00 PM
    Keswick Park, 3496 Keswick Dr, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Who said kickball was just for kids?!
  • Chamblee First UMC: Breakfast with Santa
    Sat, Dec 14
    Chamblee First United Methodist Church
    Dec 14, 2019, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Chamblee First United Methodist Church, 4147 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Santa is visiting Chamblee First UMC!
  • Plaza Fiesta's Holiday Parade
    Sun, Dec 08
    Plaza Fiesta
    Dec 08, 2019, 12:00 PM
    Plaza Fiesta, 4166 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30345, USA
    Celebrate the holidays at the Defile Navideno, Plaza Fiesta Holiday Parade.
  • Chamblee Holiday Hoopla
    Sat, Dec 07
    Downtown Chamblee
    Dec 07, 2019, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Downtown Chamblee, 5468 Peachtree Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    We’re talking music, shopping, pictures with Santa and more! Downtown Chamblee will celebrate the holiday season with a small business market, unique shops offering specials and treats, Christmas tree lighting, menorah lighting, holiday stories and it will finish off with one of our favorite holiday
  • Antique Row's Holiday Open House
    Sat, Dec 07
    Chamblee's Antique Row District
    Dec 07, 2019, 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    Chamblee's Antique Row District, 5468 Peachtree Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Enjoy free refreshments and specials as you journey back to a simpler time, while browsing for the perfect holiday gift in our unique antiquing neighborhood.
  • #ShopCHAMBLEE: Small Business Saturday
    Sat, Nov 30
    Various Chamblee Retail Businesses
    Nov 30, 2019, 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    Various Chamblee Retail Businesses, 5468 Peachtree Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Move over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Shop Small Saturday is near! This year, the City of Chamblee is celebrating our many and uniquely diverse small businesses by hosting our 2nd Annual Scavenger Hunt.

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Brittney Lindsay

Special Events and Community Engagement Coordinator

City of Chamblee

Phone: 470-559-1008