Sandy Springs hosts its inaugural Sparkle Sandy Springs Holiday Parade on Dec. 8.

The parade serves as a prelude to the Sparkle Sandy Springs Celebration and the tree-lighting. Sparkle Sandy Springs features a holiday village 6-foot-tall wooden houses painted in holiday themes and adorned with lights, which remains on display all season at the City Green park at City Springs.

Visitors at the 2018 edition of Sparkle Sandy Springs.

The free event begins with a snow machine and hot chocolate at 4 p.m.; parade begins at 5:30 p.m. near the Heritage water tower and continues on Mount Vernon Highway to City Springs.

City Green is located at 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. For more information, see