Activities, Events and Hotel Packages Announced Across Dunwoody, Embodying the Comfort and Joy of the Holiday Season

DUNWOODY, Ga. (November 19, 2021) Discover Dunwoody, the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the thriving second-city just north of Atlanta, today announced a line-up of events and happenings that will transform the community into a holiday haven, all centered around the theme of “comfort and joy.” With a variety of hotel packages, festivals and shopping options, Dunwoody is the perfect spot for visitors to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and relax as they indulge in the joyful festivities of the most wonderful time of year.

“As the holidays roll around, we understand that people get busy with event planning, family activities and get-togethers,” said Discover Dunwoody Director of Marketing Kimberly Franz. “Dunwoody is a place to escape the stress that often comes with the holiday season, getting back to the true traditions and spirit of the season. From enjoying a classic Christmas play with loved ones to sampling holiday treats or strolling through beautiful light displays around our community, there is something for everyone to enjoy here, as they relax and embrace the comfort and joy that this time of year brings.”

Light Displays:

Dunwoody will kick off the holiday season with the return of its most anticipated festive holiday event, Light Up Dunwoody. Taking place on Sunday, November 21 from 5-6 p.m., locals and visitors can gather at the Cheek-Spruill Farmhouse to ring in the season with an afternoon celebration leading up to the lighting of the Christmas tree and Menorah.

Holiday lights will also return to Brook Run Park with three times as many lights as last year. From December 1-27, visitors can view the “Hollywood Holidays”-themed display featuring more than 75,000 lights forming decorations inspired by popular holiday movies. The opening festival will take place on Wednesday, December 1, with hot cocoa and appearances by popular holiday characters.

Friends and families can gather at the second annual Ravinia Holiday in Lights on Thursday, December 16, 2021, from 5-8 p.m. to experience the holidays with lights galore. Visitors will enjoy live music, a 360-degree photo booth with Santa, a hot chocolate bar, a kids’ game area and more as they celebrate the season. Those that attend are encouraged to bring a donation for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Children’s Holiday Wish List program or drop off a donation anytime between November 18 and December 16, 2021. While the event is free to the public, ticket reservations are required and can be found through the Facebook event page starting Monday, November 29, 2021.


Spruill Gallery will host its 28th Annual Holiday Artist Market, offering unique hand-crafted items from local artists and provide a festive shopping experience for visitors. Spruill will also host a variety of events around the market to celebrate the season and create a shopping atmosphere full of more joy and less hustle. Opening night will take place on Thursday, November 18, 2021, from 6-9 p.m., allowing shoppers to get a first look at the Artists Market while enjoying wine and light snacks. On Wednesday, December 8, a Holiday Tasting & Late Night Shopping event will happen from 6-9 p.m. allowing parents to get away for the night and get some holiday shopping done while indulging in hand-selected cheese and wine pairings. Finally, on Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., visitors can meet select artists featured in the show and peruse their homemade items. From paintings and pottery to bath products and home décor, the Holiday Artists Market is the perfect place to find gifts authentic to Dunwoody.

Where to Stay?

With nine centrally located hotels, Dunwoody has plenty of options for those seeking a relaxing holiday oasis to step into the wonder of the season. Friends and families can book their stay in one of the destination’s hotels and prepare for a getaway full of making new traditions and experiencing the joy that comes from spending the holidays relaxing with loved ones. From light displays to festive breakfasts and specialty cocktails, Dunwoody’s hotels are pulling out all the stops this holiday season to present guests with an experience full of comfort and joy. Special offers include the Holiday Neighborhood Special at Residence Inn Perimeter Center that allows guests to receive 20% off the hotel’s best available rate during the holidays and a complimentary hot cocoa bar and discounts at the bar at Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Perimeter-Dunwoody. Additional properties offering special holiday packages or experiences include Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter and Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center, providing visitors with a variety of ways to make the holidays merry and bright this season.

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About Dunwoody, Georgia:

Dunwoody, Georgia is a premier hub for shopping, dining, business, and culture located just north of Atlanta. From boutique to crowd favorites, wine bars to patio dining, a fine art school to a theatre company and abundant green space to hiking trails, Dunwoody has something for everyone.  With easy access to mass transit and major highways, this city offers proximity to key Georgia tourist attractions, sporting events, and festivals. A little bit metropolitan chic, a little bit small-town escape, Dunwoody is above Atlanta and beyond the expected.


Ella Chancellor, Hemsworth Communications
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