Christmas shines at Light Up Senoia event

by Sarah Fay Campbell

Saturday's Light Up Senoia event, including the Christmas Parade and visit from Santa, was a great success, as was Sunday's Candlelight Tour of Homes.

Saturday's threat of rain didn't materialize, and Light Up Senoia proceeded without a hitch. The event featured a food court, Santa's Workshop, activities for the kids and other entertainment, as well as the annual parade and tree lighting.

The parade started at 5:30, so many floats — and even some walkers — were outfitted with Christmas lights.

"I think the floats were better this year than they have ever seen," said Suzanne Helfman of the Senoia Downtown Development Authority, which hosts the annual Christmas celebration. "We had some people comment on it. There were really some impressive floats," she said.

A few registered parade participants decided not to come because of the threat of rain Saturday. "Which is understandable," Helfman said. But there were still 42 entries in the parade.

"We had a lot of positive comments, people saying they look forward to it every year," she said. "It's just something that never disappoints."

This year was the first time Light Up Senoia and the tour of homes were held on the same weekend. The DDA sold more than 400 tour tickets on Saturday, Helfman said. The tour was well-attended, and "we escaped the rain for that, too. It started raining 20 minutes after it was over."

"We had a great turnout, and people enjoyed it."



More Local

Alleged flasher banned from all Walmart stores

A 69-year-old man was charged with public indecency Wednesday afternoon after he was caught by Walmart security officers exposing himself ne ... Read More


Teen injured in shooting on Glover Circle

A 17-year-old man was injured in a shooting Thursday night, and is now recovering at Atlanta Medical Center. Around 5 p.m., authorities with ... Read More


Easter Sunrise Services

McClain to preach at grandfather’s church

Easter is a day of resurrection. Christians celebrate the rising of their Savior, Jesus, from the grave on Easter. Sunrise services are held ... Read More


Voter registration deadline Monday

Monday is the voter registration deadline for the May 20 general election primary and nonpartisan election. You must be at least 17 1/2 to r ... Read More


PSC Forum

Candidates spar over the role of lobbyists

The three Republican candidates for Public Service Commission came to Newnan for their first forum – with lines clearly drawn between ... Read More

S.C. wreck victims improving

Times-Herald staff writer Bradley Hartsell will not need to undergo any more surgery, and his girlfriend, Hannah Latimer, had a successful s ... Read More