MORROW It is almost time for the city of Morrow’s annual celebration of the holiday season.
Santa Claus is getting ready to come to town for a dinner date with the Chick-fil-A cow. Churches and non-profit groups are preparing to help deck the town with Yuletide cheer. A giant Christmas tree is being prepared for its big unveiling in the city. The “Little General” train that carries children around in circles has been sent out for refurbishment.
It is almost time for the Morrow Business and Tourism Association’s Sixth Annual Christmas in the Park celebration.
“It’s six years old, can you believe that?” said MBTA President Mike Twomey. “We’re just really excited about it.”
Christmas in the Park will be held at the Morrow Center located at the southeast corner of Southlake Mall, from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Dec. 1. This year will be different from past Christmas in the Park celebrations because a “Christmas Carnival” provided by McNair Amusements is being added, according to Twomey.
“We’re going to have roller coasters, a Ferris wheel and bumper cars, and everyone who comes to Christmas in the Park will be given five free tickets for the rides in the carnival,” Twomey said.
The celebration will also include church choirs, a professional caroling group, games, booths for Morrow businesses and restaurants.
The event will be capped with attendees getting to share a dinner with Santa Claus and a Chick-fil-A cow that is dressed up to look like Santa Claus. The city will then light its 40-foot tall fake Christmas tree in front of the Morrow Center.
The dinner is hosted by Waffle House and Chick-fil-A’s Southlake Mall location. However, Twomey said attendees wishing to eat with Santa and his bovine doppelganger must RSVP in advance by calling the Morrow Tourism Center at 770-968-1623.