Friday, December 7, 2012

Family Friendly Christmas Events in Gwinnett County You Don't Want to Miss




Celebrate the holidays the Gwinnett county way! Get out and enjoy all of the things the holiday season has to offer. Don't know where to start? Here's our top choices for this month!

TIS THE SEASON OF GIVING
MALL OF GEORGIA: UPPER LEVEL
Buford Support local organizations during this week long charity initiative. www.mallofgeorgia.com

December 1, 3-8, 10-15, 17-22, 24-29, 31
HOLIDAYS ON THE RAILS GEORGE PIERCE PARK COMMUNITY CENTER 
Suwane Vines Garden Railroad presents a 30 foot long and 8 foot wide layout that features three scales of model trains.Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm, Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 10am-6pm. Free, 678-546-8722


December 8
ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR
BEST FRIEND PARK GYM
 

Norcross
Do some early Christmas shopping with unique pieces from local crafters, photographers,knitters, and quilters.
9am-3pm
Free
770-417-2212

December 4, 6-7, 11, 13-14, 18, 20-21 
SPARKLE! HOLIDAY CELEBRATION 
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN NORCROSS 
Norcross 

Enjoy the holiday season with a fun day full of carriage rides, teddy bear teas, crafts, music and more. Lots of it is free, please call or visit the website for ongoing dates and times.

6:30pm-8:30pm

http://aplacetoimagine.com

December 8
HISTORY TOUR & CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS
NORCROSS HISTORIC CEMETERY
Downtown Norcross
Tour of Historic cemetery followed by the community lighting luminaries in memory
of loved ones
Tour 4pm-5:30pm, Celebration of Lights at dusk
Free
678-421-2025
www.aplacetoimagine.com 

December 8

MENORAH LIGHTING & CHANUKAH CELEBRATION
THRASHER PARK
Norcross
Join Rabbi Yerman as he lights a 10' menorah to celebrate the beginning of Chanukah. Enjoy
traditional Jewish song, foods and fun in this joyous event!
6pm-8pm
Free
678-421-2025

www.aplacetoimagine.com



 
December 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 19-23
SANTA & CARRIAGE RIDES
THE FORUM SHOPS
Norcross

Visit Santa and/or enjoy Complimentary carriage rides. Sat 1pm-7pm, Sun 1pm-6pm; Carriage Sat 2pm-8pm, Sun 1pm-5pm. 
Free 
770-368-8811

www.theforumanpeachtree.com


 
December 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 20-23, 26-31
SNOW MOUNTAIN
STONE MOUNTAIN PARK
Stone Mountain
Atlanta’s only Snow Park with a 400’ tubing hill and a SnowZone play area!
Time slots vary, reservation recommended
$28.90-53.25, plus $10 vehicle entry fee
770-498-5690
 www.snowmountainpark.com


December 8  
AURORA CHILDREN’S PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS “SING ALONG WITH SANTA”
AURORA THEATRE
Lawrenceville

40-55 minute show geared toward enjoyable, family-friendly entertainment.

10am & 11am
$7
678-226-6222

www.auroratheatre.com

December 8
CIVIL WAR HOLIDAY
MCDANIEL FARM PARK
Duluth

Wonder what Christmas was like in days gone by? Visit Christmas in 1860’s, make special Christmas crafts to take home, and have your picture taken with Father Christmas.

10am-4pm
$5, pre-registration 

 www.gwinnettehc.org

December 1, 6-8, 13-15 (DEC 6 SOLD OUT)
RISING STARS PRODUCTION OF “SANTA AND THE ICE QUEEN”
NEW DAWN THEATER
Duluth

It’s almost Christmas and Santa has no letters to tell him what toys children want this year. Why aren’t the children writing? Santa and Mrs. Claus decide to make some changes to get the children’s attention, but they get more than they bargained for when the Ice Queen comes to the North Pole to help.

11am
$6-$7
678-887-5015

www.newdawntheatercompany.com

December 1-2, 7-9, 14-16
THE NUTCRACKER
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT GWINNETT CENTER
Duluth

Gwinnett Ballet presents the classic tale by E.T.A. Hoffman.
Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2:30pm & 8:30pm, Sun 2:30pm
$13.50-$29.50
770-813-7500

www.gwinnettballet.org


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