PREVIEW OF CHRISTMAS AT CALLANWOLDE TO INCLUDE THE LIGHTING OF NEW 23-FOOT CHRISTMAS TREE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 14, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY — PHOTO ALERT FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

PREVIEW OF CHRISTMAS AT CALLANWOLDE TO INCLUDE THE LIGHTING OF NEW 23-FOOT CHRISTMAS TREE

AND PERFORMANCE BY ZAC BROWN BAND’S JOHN DRISKELL HOPKINS

WITH ATLANTA POPS ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS

WHO:

John Driskell Hopkins (Zac Brown Band)

Peggy Still Johnson (Executive Director, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center)

WHAT:

MEDIA PREVEW OF CHRISTMAS AT CALLANWOLDE INCLUDING:

Performance by Zac Brown Band’s John Driskell Hopkins followed by the Lighting of a NEW 23-Foot Christmas Tree

This year, Callanwolde has partnered with Illuminating Design Inc. to transform the exterior grounds and gardens of the historic Candler Estate into a spectacular wonderland for a new Christmas at Callanwolde Light Show, November 21–December 29, from 6–10:00 p.m. Featured is a NEW, RGB LED Christmas tree featuring 37 billion color combinations all choreographed to your favorite holiday classics. Adding to the magic of the night this year will be a singing forest and a kids-only area where it snows. Also, children will be able to mail their letters to Santa and eat treats along the way.

The Atlanta Pops Orchestra is back for another season Christmas at Callanwolde, including the Gala Concert at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.. Featured on the gala concert program, alongside the orchestra, will be John Driskell Hopkins (Zac Brown Band) and Michelle Malone (blues guitarist and vocalist), led by conductor Dr. Tom Gibson. The program includes various holiday classics with the orchestra, including “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “Christmas Time Is Here,” and “O, Holy Night.”

WHERE:

CALLANWOLDE FINE ARTS CENTER

980 Briarcliff Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia

WHEN:

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Photo Op. 1 — 7 p.m.

  • Arrivals and welcome from Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Executive Director Peggy Still Johnson.

Photo Op. 2 — 7:05 p.m.

  • Performance by Zac Brown Band’s John Driskell Hopkins

Photo Op. 3 — 7:15 p.m.

  • Lighting of the NEW 23-foot, RGB LED Christmas tree featuring 37 billion color combinations, all choreographed to your favorite holiday classics.
    • The grounds will be open to walk, photograph and experience until 9 p.m.

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RSVP TO:

Atlanta Pops Orchestra media contact:Callanwolde Fine Arts Center media contact:

Melissa A.E. Sanders, Watkins McGowan David Kresses

404.909.6726 | msanders@watkinsmcgowan.com 404.872.5338, ext. 228 |dkresses@callanwolde.org

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