Northside Hospital to hold annual Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 6

Northside Hospital’s 25th annual Christmas tree lighting will include entertainment and activities for the community



CUMMING, Ga. — For the 25th year, Northside Hospital will honor those affected by cancer with the lighting of giant Christmas trees atop its campuses in Atlanta, Alpharetta and Cumming.

All three trees will be lit on a new night — Friday, Dec. 6 — with a free community celebration from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Northside Hospital-Forsyth, 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive in Cumming.

This year, the event will include entertainment from the Sawnee Ballet, Born to Dance, Forsyth Central High School and Haw Creek, Findley Oaks and Coal Mountain elementary schools.

Activities will be available for kids, including photos with Santa Claus.

Once again, WSB-TV anchor Fred Blankenship will serve as the event’s emcee. The celebration is free to attend with no RSVP necessary.

“It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years,” said Lynn Jackson, administrator for Northside Hospital-Forsyth. “We are so grateful to our staff, patients and the community for making Celebration of Lights such an honored holiday tradition over the years.”

Since 1989, Celebration of Lights has raised more than $520,000 for the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute. Each light on the three Christmas trees (nearly 200,000 lights in total) represents someone whose life has been touched by cancer.

Lights can be purchased and designated in honor or memory of family, friends and physicians. Lights will be available for purchase at the Celebration of Lights event on Dec. 6 and throughout the holiday season. All gifts are tax-deductible.

For more information about Celebration of Lights or to make a secure donation, visit

To have a donation form sent to you, call 770-667- 4483 or email

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