Map depicts the parade route and parking areas for the inaugural Sparkle Sandy Springs Holiday Parade, which steps off at 5:30 p.m. Sunday on Mount Vernon Highway. CITY OF SANDY SPRINGS

Sandy Springs kicks off holidays with ‘Sparkle’ parade

Sandy Springs welcomes the holidays Sunday with an inaugural Sparkle Sandy Springs Holiday Parade, concluding with a tree lighting at City Springs.

The parade steps off at 5:30 p.m. on Mount Vernon Highway east of Lake Forrest Drive, heads east on Mount Vernon, and ends on Galambos Way at City Hall. Mount Vernon will be closed from Hammond Drive to Roswell Road; and Sandy Springs Circle, from Sandy Springs Place to Galambos. Parts of Galambos, Blue Stone Road and Hilderbrand Drive also will be closed.

The parade is a prelude to the third annual Sparkle Sandy Springs, featuring a visit from Santa Claus and a holiday village of lighted, six-foot-tall wooden houses painted in holiday themes.

“It was on the wish list of the city’s founding Mayor Eva Galambos for the community to have its own parade,” said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul. “City Springs provides the perfect gathering spot for both spectators and to host the festive holiday village creating a magical holiday sparkle for everyone to enjoy.”


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