Dunwoody Illuminates Holiday Lights at Brook Run Park

Dunwoody’s Brook Run Park Shines with 85,000 lights and an Après-ski theme throughout December

By City of Dunwoody November 27, 2023

UPDATE **Due to forecasted rain through the weekend, Holiday Lights Opening Night has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 5.


Join us from 4-8pm for free hot cocoa, character photos, and concessions by Top Job Beverage & Events and DonutNV Atlanta. Mayor Deutsch will light the Après Ski themed display at 6pm! Thank you to our Opening Night Sponsors: Total Joint Specialists and HOME Real Estate- Polly Frederick and Rachel Provow!


Holiday Lights runs through December 31, from 5-10m. The walkable, self-guided display of 85,000 lights is FRE

Dunwoody Parks and Recreation will bring Holiday Lights back to Dunwoody’s Brook Run Park in December with a new theme for the fourth annual celebration. Opening night festivities will take place on Dec. 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch will flip the switch on the lights at 6 p.m.

“Holiday Lights adds color and joy to the holiday season for residents and visitors alike,” said Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch. “I’m thrilled that we can continue to brighten the holiday season.”

This year’s opening night coincides with the 15th anniversary of the City of Dunwoody, which was incorporated on Dec. 1, 2008. The first 125 guests will receive special mugs, and the light display will include an illuminated anniversary logo.

Holiday Lights is a brilliant, walk-thru display at Brook Run Park that’s free and open to all to enjoy. This year’s display will feature 85,000 lights that will shine nightly in the park through Dec. 31. The theme is Après-ski with a giant snow globe and Adirondack chairs, ski lift photo ops, faux firepits, a faux snow factory and mountain for children to play on, and a glow-in-the-dark seesaw.

The Mega Tree will return with animated lights synched to holiday music. Opening night festivities will include free hot cocoa and character photo-ops beginning at 4 p.m. Concessions for purchase will be available by Top Job Beverages and DonutNV Atlanta.

In addition to lights, Dunwoody Parks & Recreation will also mark the season with two letter campaigns.

  1. Letters to SeniorsSend a little holiday cheer to those in isolation or just needing extra love this season. Letters collected at Dunwoody City Hall (4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road) and Spruill Arts Center (5339 Chamblee Dunwoody) will be distributed to Dunwoody assisted living communities for their residents to open and enjoy. Look for the festive mailbox starting Dec. 1. Letters will be accepted until noon on Dec. 21.
  2. Letters to Santa: Children can send messages and pictures to Santa by emailing Santa will respond with a personalized, mailed letter all the way from the North Pole. Please include the child’s name, return mailing address, and any special instructions in the email. Messages will be accepted from Dec. 1 until Dec. 15. Letters will be responses only. No gifts will be sent.