Christmas parades in Atlanta this weekend

Children's parade in Midtown is one of several holicday parades in metro Atlanta

Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta will be transformed into Santa Claus Lane with the sights and sounds of the season. Enjoy the splendor of the holidays for the biggest holiday parade in the southeast- featuring festive floats, marching bands, live performances and much more.

But Midtown is not the only setting for a holiday parade this week. Here are the details on the Children's parade and several more.

The Children's Christmas Parade 2013
Date: 10:30 a.m. December 7
Venue: Midtown Atlanta
Cost: $18 per bleacher seat; No cost for street viewing.  To purchase bleacher seats please go to
Peachtree St NW, Midtown Atlanta. Parade begins at 16th Street and ends at 5th Street | Read more about this parade and others across metro Atlanta on

City of Douglasville Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
Date: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec 6
Description: The city of Douglasville puts on one of the largest Christmas parades and tree lighting ceremonies in the area. The night kicks off with a parade and concert that leads right into the Christmas tree lighting in downtown Douglasville. Santa will also be present to visit and take pictures with children.
Venue: Downtown Douglasville and O'Neal Plaza
6695 Church Street Douglasville, GA 30134
(770) 947-5920

More metro Atlanta Christmas parades

38th Annual College Park Christmas Parade: 11 a.m. Dec. 14. Tri-City Plaza to Yale Avenue Sun Trust Bank.

Newnan's Annual Christmas Parade: 3 p.m. Dec. 8. Downtown Newnan, ending at Newnan High School.

Time to light the tree

Get the details on a number of city and community tree lighting celebrations in metro Atlanta the weekend of Dec. 5-8, 2013.

More holiday things to do from the AJC on