The huge decorated Christmas Tree lit up the court yard at the Historic Courthouse in Lawrenceville, Georgia Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. FILE PHOTO
Photo: Brenda J. Turner/
Photo: Brenda J. Turner/

Watch Gwinnett’s annual tree lighting on Thanksgiving night

Your belly will still be full of turkey when Gwinnett flips the switch to turn on its Christmas spirit. 

The annual Lighting of the Tree will take place at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse in downtown Lawrenceville on Thanksgiving night. The tree, a 28-foot Norway spruce, has been standing on the square since Nov. 5, but its lights will finally be turned on with much fanfare on the 28th.

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The Gwinnett Lighting of the Tree takes place on Thanksgiving night each year. This year, guests can meet with Santa in “his living room” inside the historic courthouse, according to a county event page. Visitors can also go on self-guided tours of the building.

Besides the tree lighting, guests can also enjoy live entertainment and buy treats from food vendors. There will also be activities for the whole family.

The tree lighting begins at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 28. The tree is located at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 E. Crogan St., Lawrenceville.

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To keep space open for needy animals, the shelter is offering free adoptions for the rest of November.

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