If you're in the area or looking for something to fill the time this weekend, officials in Atlanta, Illinois are hoping you'll join them for a weekend of holiday fun.
Whitney Ortiz is the Executive Director of the Atlanta, Illinois Tourism Bureau and indicates they have been hard at work to get things ready for the Christmas season. It's going to be a busy weekend in Atlanta highlighted by the community's first-ever Christmas Parade.
If you're not in town for the festivities of Christmas, Ortiz indicates she is working on creating a map that will highlight the home Christmas lights displays.
The Atlanta Christmas Tree Lighting Committee is also doing some fundraising this weekend thanks to the participation of a couple of local establishments. Ortiz says if you're looking to grab a bite to eat this weekend, think of Atlanta.
Get more information on all things happening this weekend and throughout the holidays in Atlanta by visiting atlantaillinois.org. Ortiz indicates their social media accounts have been generating a lot of interest in the holidays lately and she is hoping that parlays itself into a big weekend in Atlanta.