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!

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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For additional inquires, please contact


Brittney Lindsay

Special Events and Community Engagement Coordinator

City of Chamblee

Phone: 470-559-1008

Email: BLindsay@chambleega.gov

Holiday Hoopla Location

5468 Peachtree Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

Holiday Hoopla Date

Saturday, December 7th

Holiday Hoopla Times

Festival - 2:00 pm
Pet Parade - 6:00 pm

Lighting Ceremony - 6:00 pm

Movie - 7:00 pm

2020 Chamblee Holiday Hoopla Presented by the City of Chamblee