For the last 28 years, thousands in the community have come together for the Celebration of Lights, an annual tradition that raises funds for cancer patients, celebrates cancer survivors, honors caregivers and remembers loved ones who have passed.
On Friday, Dec. 2, three giant Christmas trees atop Northside campuses in Atlanta, Alpharetta and Cumming will light their trees following a free community-wide celebration from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Northside Hospital Forsyth, 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive in Cumming.
The holiday celebration includes several choral groups from local schools, including Forsyth Central High School and entertainment by Footprints Dance Alliance, Dance Now, Fusion Dance Company, Sawnee Ballet Theatre and Sawnee School of Ballet. In addition, there will be photos with Santa Claus, refreshments and many other activities to entertain children. For the tenth consecutive year, WSB-TV anchor Fred Blankenship will serve as emcee.