Holiday activities in Henry

By Jason A. Smith
Times Correspondent

The following is a listing of upcoming events to celebrate the holiday season in Henry County.

November 24 – Hampton will host its annual Tree Lighting ceremony Thanksgiving night at 7 p.m., at Depot Park. The event will include Christmas carols, complimentary cocoa and cookies along with the lighting of a 26-foot tree. For more information, call 770-946-4306.

November 24 – Locust Grove will host a tree-lighting event at 5 p.m., on the City Hall grounds. Festivities will include live music, free hot chocolate, and the arrival of Saint Nick. For more information, call 770-957-5043.

December 1 – The Stockbridge Holiday Festival will be held from 5-9 p.m. at the Merle Manders Conference Center and Clark Park. The free event will feature an appearance by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, as well as live reindeer, entertainment, holiday train rides, and refreshments. Vendors must apply by Nov. 28. For more information, visit or call 678-833-3333.

Dec. 1 - Hampton will host Christmas at Home from 7-9 p.m. The event will feature a parade complete with Santa and his elves and opportunities for pictures with Santa. Downtown businesses will be open late to provide holiday treats. For more information, call Sharon Tarpley at 770-946-5490.

December 3 – McDonough will host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting at 5 p.m., on the Square. Festivities will include a parade at 6 p.m., through the city’s downtown area. For more information, call 770-898-9868.

December 3 – Hampton will host Cookie Decorating with Mrs. Claus from 9 a.m., to noon at the Train Depot. The free event for children is sponsored by the Hampton Main Street Program. For more information, call Denise McKay Sharpe at 770-946-4306 or e-mail

December 3 – Locust Grove will host Christmas in the Grove from 10 a.m., to 3 p.m. The event will include a parade, performers, a craft fair and more. For more information, e-mail

December 3, 10, and 17 – McDonough will host Santa Saturday on the Square at 11 a.m.