St. Francis-Emory Healthcare is pleased to present the twenty-seventh annual Light the Spirit: Tree Lighting Ceremony from 6-9 pm on December 7, 2021 outside the Butler Pavilion located at 2300 Manchester Expressway.

Our annual holiday event is free to the public. Join us for holiday cheer with our annual tree lighting ceremony, a drive-thru visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a drive-in movie featuring Tom Hanks in The Polar Express with popcorn delivered right to your car.

Drive-Thru visit
with Santa and Mrs. Claus
6-8 pm

Tree Lighting Ceremony
and Program
7 pm

Drive-In Movie featuring Tom Hanks
in The Polar Express
7:15-9 pm

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus
From the comfort of your car, families can drive-thru and say hello to Santa and Mrs. Claus and receive a Christmas treat and a keepsake bell-themed ornament to commemorate the event. Children are encouraged to drop off their Santa letters in his special mailbox as you drive-thru. 

Tree Lighting Ceremony /
Drive-In Movie: The Polar Express

Our tree lighting ceremony will be live-streamed on the movie screen before The Polar Express begins and will feature scripture reading and entertainment.

Movie tickets are free and no reservation is required, but space is limited. We ask all families to remain in your car at all times, but if you must leave to visit the restroom or for any reason, please social distance and wear a mask.

Event Map
Please note the entry points for visiting Santa and the movie presentation. Staff will be there that evening to guide families as they arrive.