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December 2011

December 1
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Grayson Community Park – Grayson – 7 p.m. – Free.
Contact: www.cityofgrayson.org

December 1-3, 5-10, 12-17, 19-24, 26-31
Living in Space
Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center – Buford – Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m. – $3.50-$10.50.
Contact: 770-904-3500 or www.gwinnettehc.org

December 1-3, 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27-31
Art for the Holiday
Tannery Row Artist Colony – Buford – 12-5 p.m. – Free.
Contact: 770-904-0572 or www.tanneryrowartistcolony.com

December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17
A Chris Mess Carol
Rising Stars at New Dawn Theater – Duluth – 11 a.m. – $5.
Contact: 678-887-5015 or www.newdawntheatercompany.com

December 1-4, 8-11, 15-18
Dad”s Christmas Miracle
New Dawn Theater – Duluth – 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. – $10-$15.
Contact: 678-887-5015 or www.newdawntheatercompany.com

December 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 22-23
Christmas Canteen 2011
Aurora Theatre – Lawrenceville – Thurs-Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. – $20-30, matinees $16-24.# Contact: 678-226-6222 or www.auroratheatre.com

December 1-22
Sparkle!
Historic Downtown Norcross – Norcross – Lots of it is free, please call or visit the website for ongoing dates and times.# Contact: 678-448-2122 or www.aplacetoimagine.com

December 1-31
18th Annual Magical Nights of Lights
Lake Lanier Islands – Buford – 5-10 p.m. – Mon-Thurs $40 per car, Fri-Sun $60 per car.
Contact: 1-800-840-LAKE or www.lakelanierislands.com

December 1-31
Christmas Lighting Show
Gwinnett County Fairgrounds – Lawrenceville – 6-10 p.m. – $25/car – $125.
Contact: 770-963-6522 or www.gwinnettcounyfair.com

December 1-31
Stone Mountain Christmas
Stone Mountain Park – Stone Mountain – Times Vary-$21 – $27, plus $10 vehicle entry.
Contact: 770-498-5690 or www.stonemountainpark.com

December 2
Caboose Lighting
Old Town – Suwanee – 6:30 p.m. – Free.
Contact: 770-945-8996 or www.suwanee.com

December 2
Holiday Musical Extravaganza
Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center – Norcross – 6-8 p.m. – $8, pre-register.
Contact: 770-417-2200 or www.gwinnettparks.com

December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17
Lateral Thinking
Kudzu Art Zone – Norcross – 11 a.m.-4 p.m. – Free.
Contact: 770-840-9844 or www.kudzuartzone.org

December 2-4
NASA (national auto sport association)
Road Atlanta – Braselton – 8 a.m. – $5-$10.
Contact: 1-800-849-RACE or www.roadatlanta.com

December 2-4, 9-11
“The Santaland Diaries”# Presented by Lionheart Theatre
Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center – Norcross – Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. – $15-$20.
Contact: 770-885-0425 or www.lionhearttheatre.org

December 2-4, 9-11, 16-18
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
New London Theatre – Snellville – Fri & Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2:30 p.m. – $15.
Contact: 770-559-1484 or www.newlondontheatre.org

December 3
2011 Holiday Celebration
Community Center and Town Green – Sugar Hill – 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Free.
Contact: 770-945-6716 or www.cityofsugarhill.com

December 3
City of Grayson Christmas Tour of Homes
Grayson Arts & History Center – Grayson – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. – $$.
Contact: 678-985-7775 or www.cityofgrayson.org

December 3
Christmas Parade
Main Street – Loganville – 5:30 p.m. – Free.
Contact: 770-283-9016 or www.loganvillechristmasparade.com

December 3
Pancake Breakfast
Briscoe Field – Lawrenceville – 8-10:30 a.m. followed by EAA meeting – $6 10 yrs +, $3 under 10.
Contact: www.eaa690.org

December 3
Date Night Downtown
Downtown Historic Norcross – Norcross – 6-9 p.m. – Free, optional cultural events will have small charge.# Contact: 678-421-2025 or www.aplacetoimagine.com

December 3
Breakfast with Santa
Mall of Georgia/Food Court – Buford – 8:30 a.m. – Free for Kidgit members or $5 for non-members.
Contact: 678-482-2365 or www.simon.com/kidgits

December 3
Lighting of the Tree
Duluth Town Green – Duluth – 6:30 p.m. – Free.
Contact: 770-476-3434 or www.duluthga.net

December 3
Aurora Children”s Playhouse Presents “Sing Along with Santa”#
Aurora Theatre – Lawrenceville “10 a.m. & 11 a.m. – $7.
Contact: 678-226-6222 or www.auroratheatre.com

December 3
Breakfast with Santa
Lucky Shoals Park Community Center – Norcross – 9 a.m.-12 p.m. – $5, pre-registration required.
Contact: 770-723-9516 or www.gwinnettparks.com

December 3
Movie Night
Best Friend Park Gym – Norcross – 6 p.m. – $3-$6.
Contact: 770-417-2212 or www.gwinnettparks.com

December 3
Lilburn Christmas Parade
Downtown Lilburn – Lilburn “10 a.m. – Free to attend.
Contact: 770-921-2210 or www.cityoflilburn.com

December 3
Civil War Holiday
McDaniel Farm Park – Duluth – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. – $3-$5, pre-registration by 11/18.
Contact: www.gwinnettparks.com

December 3-4
Atlanta Exotic Bird Fair
North Atlanta Trade Center – Norcross – Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – $5 Ages 13 +, Under 12 FREE.# Contact: 770-279-9899 or www.northatlantatradecenter.com

December 3-4, 9-11, 16-18
“The Nutcracker”# Presented by Gwinnett Ballet
Performing Arts Center at Gwinnett Center – Duluth – Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.,
Sun 2:30 p.m “$13.50-$29.50.
Contact: 404-249-6400 or www.ticketmaster.com# or www.gwinnettballet.org

December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 19-20
Holiday on the Square
Gwinnett Historic Courthouse – Lawrenceville – Sat 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sun 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Mon & Tues 4 p.m.-6 p.m.”Free to attend, Santa photos $5-$10, Kid”s crafts $1-$2.
Contact: 770-822-5450 or www.gwinnettparks.com

December 3-4, 10-11, 16-23, 26-31
Snow Mountain
Stone Mountain Park – Stone Mountain – Time slots vary, reservation recommended ”
$49.75, plus $10 vehicle entry fee.
Contact: 770-498-5690 or www.snowmountainpark.com

December 3, 10, 17
Day with Santa
Southeastern Railway Museum – Duluth – 9 a.m. breakfast, 12 p.m. lunch – $15.
Contact: 770-495-0253 ext. 2 or www.SoutheasternRailwayMuseum.org

December 3, 10, 17
Breakfast with Santa
Gwinnett Historic Courthouse – Lawrenceville – 8:30-10:30 a.m. – $8-$15.
Contact: 770-822-5450 or www.gwinnettparks.com

December 3, 17
Date Night Pottery
Art Station – Stone Mountain – 7 p.m. – $79/per couple.
Contact: 770-469-1105 or www.artstation.org

December 4
5th Annual Holiday Tour of Trees
Delmar Gardens – Lawrenceville – 2 p.m. – Free.
Contact: 678-377-6715 or www.fogcss.com/events

December 4
Cheersport – Atlanta Grand Championship
Arena at Gwinnett Center – Duluth – 9 a.m. – Free.
Contact: 770-813-7500 or www.gwinnettcenter.com

December 8
Second Thursday Preschool Program
Southeastern Railway Museum – Duluth – 10:30 a.m.-Noon – $7 per child, one free adult per family.
Contact: 770-495-0253 ext. 2 or www.SoutheasternRailwayMuseum.org

December 8
Open House
Tannery Row Artist Colony – Buford – 5-9 p.m. – Free.
Contact: 770-904-0572 or www.tanneryrowartistcolony.com

December 8-11, 15-18, 21-23
“The Christmas Report”#
Art Station in Stone Mountain Village – Stone Mountain – Wed-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. – $18-$25.
Contact: 770-469-1105 or www.artstation.org

December 9
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Centerville Community Center – Snellville – 2-7 p.m. – Free.
Contact: 770-985-4713 or www.centervillecommunitycenter.com or www.redcrossblood.org

December 9-10
Christmas in the Park
Town Center Park – Suwanee – 5:30 p.m. – Free.
Contact: 770-945-1524 or www.suwanee.com

December 9-11
Mammoth Rock Gem & Mineral Show
North Atlanta Trade Center – Norcross – Fri & Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. – $4, under 16 Free.# Contact: 770-279-9899 or www.northatlantatradecenter.com

December 10
Aurora Children”s Playhouse Presents “Twas the Night Before Christmas”#
Aurora Theatre – Lawrenceville – 10 a.m. & 11 a.m. – $7.
Contact: 678-226-6222 or www.auroratheatre.com

December 10
Pet Pics with Santa
Dacula Park – Dacula – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – $5, pre-registration required.
Contact: 770-614-2060 or www.gwinnettparks.com

December 10-11
Gwinnett Gladiators vs. South Carolina Stingrays
Annual “Sing for Santa”# Children”s Concert
Arena at Gwinnett Center – Duluth – Sat 7:05 p.m., Sun 4:05 p.m. – $10-$20.
Contact: 404-249-6400 or www.gwinnettgladiators.com

December 10-11
Eastman”s Gun Show
North Atlanta Trade Center – Norcross – Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. – $8, under 12 free.
Contact: 770-279-9899 or www.eastmangunshows.com

December 12 & 17
Dancing with the Sugar Plum Fairy
Rhodes Jordan Park Community Recreation Center – Lawrenceville – 12/17 Age 3 -5 at 2:30-4 p.m., 12/12 Age 6-10 at 4-5:30 p.m. – $12/per person, pre-registration required by 12/12.
Contact: 770-822-5414 or www.gwinnettparks.com

December 14-18
“In Bethlehem Inn”# Presented by Lionheart Theatre
Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center – Norcross – Call for times and pricing.
Contact: 770-885-0425 or www.lionhearttheatre.org

December 15
Gwinnett Gladiators vs. Florida Everblades
Arena at Gwinnett Center – Duluth – 7:05 p.m. – $10-$20.
Contact: 404-249-6400 or www.gwinnettgladiators.com

December 15
Seniors, Annual Christmas Tea
George Pierce Park Community Center – Suwanee – 2-4 p.m. – $5/pre registration required.
Contact: 770-831-4173 or www.gwinnettparks.com

December 17
Youth Program
Briscoe Field – Lawrenceville – 9 a.m. – Free.
Contact: www.eaa690.org

December 17
Counterpoint
Everett Brothers Music Barn – Suwanee – 8 p.m. – $15 donation requested.
Contact: 770-945-5628 or www.everettsmusicbarn.com/schedule.php

December 17
Aurora Children”s Playhouse Presents “Trouble in Toyland”#
Aurora Theatre – Lawrenceville – 10 a.m. & 11 a.m. – $7.
Contact: 678-226-6222 or www.auroratheatre.com

December 17 & 20
Dancing with the Sugar Plum Fairy
Bogan Park Community Recreation Center – Buford – $12/per person, pre-registration required by
12/12-12/17 Age 3 -5 at 2:30-4 p.m. and Age 6-10 at 4-5:30 p.m. ”
12/20 Age 3 -5 at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Age 6-10 at 12:30-2 p.m.
Contact: 770-614-2060 or www.gwinnettparks.com

December 19
Georgia Tech Men”s Yellow Jackets vs. Alabama A&M
Arena at Gwinnett Center – Duluth – 7 p.m. – $50.
Contact: 888-TECH-TIX or ramblinwreck.cstv.com/tickets/mbb.html

December 20
Dancing with the Sugar Plum Fairy
Bogan Park Community Recreation Center – Buford – $12/per person, pre-registration required ”
Age 3-5 at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Age 6-10 at 12:30-2 p.m.
Contact: 770-614-2060 or www.gwinnettparks.com

December 22
Georgia Tech Men”s Yellow Jackets vs. Mercer
Arena at Gwinnett Center – Duluth – 7 p.m. – $50.
Contact: 888-TECH-TIX or ramblinwreck.cstv.com/tickets/mbb.html

December 26 & 28
Gwinnett Gladiators vs. South Carolina Stingrays
Arena at Gwinnett Center – Duluth – 7:05 p.m. – $10-$20.
Contact: 404-249-6400 or www.gwinnettgladiators.com

December 29
Georgia Tech Women”s Yellow Jackets vs. North Carolina A&T
Arena at Gwinnett Center – Duluth – 2 p.m. – $30.
Contact: 888-TECH-TIX or ramblinwreck.cstv.com/tickets/wbb.html

December 30
Gwinnett Gladiators vs. Florida Everblades
Arena at Gwinnett Center – Duluth – 7:35 p.m. – $10-$20.
Contact: 404-249-6400 or www.gwinnettgladiators.com

December 31
New Year”s Eve Carnival & Masquerade Celebration
Chateau Elan Winery & Resort – Braselton – Call for reservations or full details.
Contact: 678-425-0900 ext. 6181 or www.chateauelan.com

December 31
Lawrenceville Rings
Gwinnett Historic Courthouse #” Lawrenceville – 7pm, Midnight fireworks – Free.
Contact: 678-226- 2639 or www.visitlawrenceville.com

December 31
Lawrenceville Rings
The Singin” Bean – Lawrenceville – $3 minimum purchase per person.
Contact: 678-534-5220 or www.thesinginbean.com

December 31
New Year”s Extravaganza
Duluth Town Green – Duluth – 7 p.m. – Free.
Contact: 770-476-3434 or www.duluthga.net

December 31
Bill Gaither Presents Jubilate: A New Years Eve Homecoming
Arena at Gwinnett Center – Duluth – 7 p.m. – $26.50-$74.50.
Contact: 1-800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com