Festival of Trees brightens Downtown Atlanta for 3rd year: It’s an event that raised more than $23,000 last year, making the holidays much brighter for 20 local non-profit agencies. And this year, organizers behind the Embassy Suites Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park’s Third Annual Festival of Trees are hoping to spread the holiday cheer ever further.
The hotel’s Festival of Trees kicked off November 20 and continues through January 1, filling the atrium of the Embassy Suites Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park with 30 trees, each decorated by a local non-profit agency. The display is free and open to the public, and visitors are encouraged to “vote” for his or her favorite tree by making a monetary donation toward its decorating organization. The charities get to keep that money, plus the tree with the most “votes” will receive an additional $1,000 gift from Ruth’s Chris Steak House. More information on the Festival of Trees and the participating charities can be found on the event’s Facebook page.
Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken spent the morning at the Embassy Suites Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park, getting a look at this year’s display and meeting representatives with some of the participating organizations.
Grammy nominated music artist Kenny Lattimore is back with his 9th studio album. He stopped by Good Day Atlanta to talk about his latest project "Vulnerable," touring and getting into the holiday spirit. For more information on Kenny Lattimore click here.
Elf on the Shelf, Scout Elf Week: Then, in the next few days children will wake up to find a visitor from the North Pole in their homes. It's return week for Elf on the Shelf. It's a tradition that began right here in Atlanta. Author Chanda Bell stopped by Good Day Atlanta to talk about the holiday tradition. For more on Elf on the Shelf click here.