Santa will be in multiple places around Gwinnett this weekend! This is a great time for you and your family to enjoy getting into the Holiday Spirit!
Here are the details...
Lawrenceville: Hometown Christmas, Lawrenceville Square 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. In partnership with Eagle Rock Distributing Company, the City of Lawrenceville’s inaugural Christmas Parade will feature the Budweiser Carriage and Clydesdales. Festivities will begin at 7PM with the Parade, running down Perry Street on the Square, east on Crogan Street and south on Chestnut Street where it will conclude. Lawrenceville’s Hometown Christmas, in collaboration with Cumulus Media Group, will also feature Santa Claus, over 40 community floats, Christmas activities on the Square, an after-party at McCray’s Tavern and more! Parade Map
Norcross: Sparkle Celebration Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday First Friday Concert: 5:30 p.m. Norcross’ tree lighting in Thrasher Park will include performances by Norcross First United Methodist Church, photos with Santa, free hot cocoa and cookies, short holiday movies and the Salvation Army Brass Band. The Holiday First Friday Concert will last from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center and feature The Rainmen.
Suwanee: Jolly Holly Day: 6:30 p.m. Suwanee’s Town Center Park will host a tree lighting, free treats, holiday crafts, visits with Santa, choral performances from several elementary schools, and performances from Sounds of Suwanee and the Royal Dance Academy.
Auburn: Sounding Off the Christmas Season. 5 to 8 p.m. Downtown Auburn will host live music performances, a skating rink, the arrival of Santa Claus being pulled by live reindeer and a live nativity.
Buford: Holiday Festival and Parade: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to the parade through downtown Buford, this event will include stage performances, vendors, shopping, holiday treats and giveaways. The parade will begin at Tannery Row and make its way up Main Street, and the festival will take place at the corner of Main and S. Hill streets.
Dacula: Christmas in Dacula: Noon to 7 p.m. The festival on the corner of Fence and Dacula Roads will include Santa’s Village, with activities for kids, as well as character meet-and-greets, Santa Claus, a live nativity presented by Prospect UMC, holiday shopping with local businesses and craft vendors, food trucks, live music and a tree lighting at 7 p.m. In addition to the car show, and a 5K race and Fun Run will precede the festival at 8 a.m., at Rabbitt Hill Park. Visit christmasindacula.org for more information.
Duluth: Deck The Hall: 3 to 6 p.m. Duluth’s tree lighting event on the town green will include a Santa meet and greet, craft making, holiday music and a City Hall open house.
Loganville: Christmas Parade: 6 p.m. The parade will travel down Main Street in downtown, culminating with Santa’s arrival on a fire truck.
Lilburn: Christmas Parade: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The parade will travel down Main Street and end at the Calvin Fitchett Municipal Complex. Santa will be available for photos in the municipal complex’s auditorium after the parade.
SugarHill: Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting: 5:30 p.m. The annual event will include carriage rides, caroling, photos with Santa, the tree lighting and a holiday market in downtown Sugar Hill.
Grayson: Christmas in Grayson: 2 to 6 p.m. The festival will take place at Grayson Community Park and include a trackless train, crazy hair, bounce houses, a petting zoo, pony rides, holiday crafts, cupcake and cookie decorating, face painting, S’mores and hot chocolate. The event will culminate with the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree at 6 p.m.
Sources: gwinnettdailypost.com; news.lawrencevillega.org