Businesses can sponsor a tree at Historic Courthouse

LAWRENCEVILLE — While the 40-foot fir in front of the Historic Gwinnett County Courthouse will be the feature of Thanksgiving’s tree lighting, for the first time, the county will have a forest of Christmas trees on the courthouse lawn to shepherd in the holiday season.

Sponsorships are available for Santa’s Magical Forest, a new feature to the annual county seat festivities.

Businesses and organizations can create part of the winter wonderland by decorating an artificial tree — between six and 10 feet tall.

The decorations can be themed toward a business but must be kid- and family-friendly. Candles and glass ornaments are prohibited, the county staff can reject the decor — due by today — if it is found to be inappropriate.

The trees will be placed during the normal weekday hours of the historic building beginning Thursday and must be in place no later than Nov. 23.

The trees will remain a part of the decorations until Jan. 3.

For more information call the historic courthouse at 770-822-5450.