Local Fun… Holiday festivites

If you live in the Gwinnett county area, check out all the fun things that our county has to offer…..

December 3, 11:30am-2:00pm – Senior Holiday Luncheon

It’s that time of the year – the Annual Senior Recreation Club Holiday Luncheon! Enjoy great entertainment and a festive way to start the holiday season. New! This year the event is catered, so you don’t have to bring a covered dish. Contact a local Senior Recreation Club or call 770.564.4680 by 11/24 for tickets. $6/person. Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville. Register Here.

December 3-5, 5:00-8:00pm – Santa Trolley

Visit with Santa while taking an old fashioned trolley ride through the beautifully decked historic downtown Lawrenceville! Santa photos will be available for $5/each. All ages; $2/person Gwinnett residents or $4/person Non-Gwinnett residents. No reservations required, call 770.822.5450 for more information. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 West Crogan Street, Lawrenceville.

December 4, 9:00am-noon – Pet Pics with Santa

Why should the kids have all the fun? Bring your pets to have their picture taken with Santa and enjoy breakfast treats! $5/picture; pre-registration required, call 770.614.2060. Dacula Park Activity Building, 205 Dacula Road, Dacula. Register Here.

December 4, 11:00am-3:00pm – Civil War Holiday

It’s a living history adventure! Discover what Christmas was like during the Civil War era for soldiers and their families back home. Tour the farm as it’s transformed into an 1860’s civil war period, visit with Father Christmas and interact with Civil War re-enactors! All ages; $5/person (3-under free); pre-registration preferred, call 770.814.4920. McDaniel Farm Park, 3251 McDaniel Road, Duluth. Register Here.

December 4, 2:30-4:00pm or 4:00-5:30pm – Dancing with the Sugar Plum Fairy

Come learn the story of the Nutcracker, learn ballet, make a keepsake ornament, have a snack, and more! Parents join us for a short performance the last 10 minutes. Age 3-5 at 2:30-4:00pm, Register Here or Age 6-10 at 4:00-5:30pm, Register Here. Bogan Park Community Recreation Center, 2723 North Bogan Road, Buford. $12/person; pre-registration required, call 770.614.2060.

December 9, 2:00-4:00pm – Senior Annual Christmas Tea

Come jingle your bells at our annual Christmas Tea. Get in the spirit of the season with holiday treats, tea, music, and more! $5/person; pre-register online or call 770.831.4173. Prime Timers Pointe at George Pierce Park, 55 Buford Highway, Suwannee. Register Here.

December 10, dusk – Mountain Bike Night Ride

Join us at dusk and enjoy the crisp autumn air on a mountain bike night ride. IMBA rides rules apply; head and tail lights required for all riders. All ages; $5/person or $10/person for all three rides; re-registration required. Yellow River Park, 3232 Juhan Road, Stone Mountain. Register Here

December 11, 10:00am-noon – Elf Workshop

Calling all Elves! Come and make holiday crafts and have fun too! Age 6-up; $7/person; pre-registration required by 12/1, call 770.564.4680. Mountain Park Activity Building, 1063 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain. Register Here.

December 11, noon-1:30pm and 2:00-3:30pm – Snowflake Tea

Dress in your finest and come for a fun etiquette lesson with tea, refreshments, manners, and the beautiful ballerina, Ms. Snowflake! Age 5-12; $30/one adult & one child; pre-register by 12/4, call 770.822.5178. Lawrenceville Female Seminary, 455 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville. Noon, Register Here; 2:00pm, Register Here.

December 9-11 & 16-18, 6:30-8:00pm; December 11 & 18, 11:30am-1:00pm – Who Broke Christmas? Kids Dinner Theater

It’s the Eve of Christmas Eve and the Master Tinker must inspect all of the toys before they are loaded onto Santa’s sleigh. When toys begin falling apart, the elves will need your help to solve the mystery and save Christmas. Includes a kid friendly buffet dinner, fun-filled goody bags, and an interactive holiday mystery. Age 3-up; $15/person; pre-registration required, call Gwinnett Historic Courthouse at 770.822.5450, Shorty Howell Park Activity Building at 770.814.4914, Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center at 770.417.2200, or Bogan Park Community Recreation Center at 770.614.2060 for more information. 12/9, 12/10, 12/18- Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 West Crogan Street, Lawrenceville. 12/11-Shorty Howell Park Activity Building, 2750 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. 12/11- Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Norcross. 12/16, 12/17- Bogan Park Community Recreation Center, 2723 North Bogan Road, Buford. Codes: 12/9-Register Here; 12/10-Register Here; 12/11/afternoon-Register Here, 12/11/evening-Register Here, 12/16-Register Here; 12/17-Register Here; 12/18/afternoon-Register Here; 12/18/evening-Register Here

December 10-12 & 17-19, 5:00-8:00pm; December 20-21, 10:00am-2:00pm – Holiday on the Square

Enjoy self guided tours of the beautifully decorated courthouse, holiday music in the outdoor gazebo, Santa visits, and kid’s crafts in the elf workshop. Santa photos are available for $5/photo, $10 for non-Gwinnett residents. Kid’s crafts are $1/child, $2 for non-Gwinnett residents. No reservations required. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 West Crogan Street, Lawrenceville.

December 11, 10:00am-4:00pm – Parents’ Shopping Day

Parents, this is your chance to get some holiday shopping done while the kids are have a fun time somewhere else. Swimming, lunch, crafts, games, and more will be part of this special day; so be sure to bring your bathing suit and towel. Age 5-12, $15/child, $13/additional child; pre-registration required, call 770.614.2060. Bogan Park Community Recreation Center, 2723 North Bogan Road, Buford. Register Here.

December 14, 11:00am-12:30pm – Dancing with the Sugar Plum Fairy

Come learn the story of the Nutcracker, learn ballet, make a keepsake ornament, have a snack, and more! Parents join us for a short performance the last 10 minutes. Age 3-5, $12/person; pre-registration required; call 770.614.2060. Bogan Park Community Recreation Center, 2723 North Bogan Road, Buford. Register Here.

December 14, 6:00-8:00pm – BRRRR! BINGO

Bundle up and come on out and play a warm game of BINGO with a Winter twist! Warm and yummy snacks and prizes, too! All ages; $3/person for includes 2 cards per round; call 770.723.9516 to pre-register. Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center, 4651 Britt Road, Norcross. Register Here.

December 14 & 16, 6:00-8:00pm – Santa’s Calling!

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Parents, schedule a time with Santa for a special call to your child. $5/child; pre-registration required. Bogan Park Community Recreation Center, 2723 North Bogan Road, Buford. Date-Code: 12/14-Register Here or 12/16-Register Here.
December 17, 7:00-11:00pm – Tinsel Town Teen Bash

It’s a teen thang! Hang out with your friends and celebrate the season with DJ music, fun and snacks! Age 13-17, $10/person; pre-register by 12/3, call 770.831.4173. George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Highway, Suwanee. Register Here.
December 18 – Holiday Window Painting Contest

We’re all about snow!” at our annual holiday window decorating contest! Come create your masterpiece on our windows and compete to win a prize. Prizes will be given for 1st-3rd place winners. All ages; $5/window including supplies; call 770.723.9516 to reserve your window; Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center, 4651 Britt Road, Norcross. Register Here. Windows can be worked on during facility open hours and must be completed by 5:00pm, Saturday, December 18 to be eligible for prizes.
December 18, 11:00am, 1:00pm – Dancing with the Sugar Plum Fairy

Experience the story of the Nutcracker, learn ballet, make a keepsake ornament, have a snack, and more! Parents, join us for a short performance the last 10 minutes. Age 3-5 at 11:00am-12:30pm, Code: RJCC14302; Age 6-10 at 1:00-3:00pm, Rhodes Jordan Park Community Recreation Center, 100 East Crogan Street, Lawrenceville. $12/person, call 770.822.5414. Register Here
December 20 & 22, noon-9:00pm – 3 on 3 Holiday Hoopla

Celebrate the Holiday Season with a little Basketball fun and find out who is the Holiday King of the Court! First and Second place teams awarded trophies. Team registration only (maximum of 4 on a roster), call 770.723.9516; $25/team. Age categories: Adult age 18-up, Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center, 4651 Britt Road, Norcross. Noon-2:00pm/Ages 14-17, Register Here; 2:00-4:00pm/Ages 7-9, Register Here; 4:00-6:00pm/Ages 10-13, Register Here; 6:00-9:00pm/Ages 17+, Register Here.

For more info go the Gwinnett Co. website

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