Lake Avondale Christmas Tree Lighting

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This event is held annually the first Saturday of December at 6 p.m.

This spectacular event has become a City favorite thanks to late longtime resident Thomas P. Samford, who famously coined the phrase, “It’s another beautiful day in Avondale Estates.” Tom built the gazebo at Lake Avondale, and helped his grandsons design and build a bridge there to honor his late son, John. Each Christmas, the community gathers for the annual Lake Tree Lighting, which features a “floating” Christmas tree designed by Tom.