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Winter weather arrived early this year and Gwinnett is prepared with outdoor winter activities and indoor events to keep you toasty. Lace up your skates, or rent a pair, at The Ice Rink at Sugar Hill. Throw a snowball or tube down a mountain of snow at Stone Mountain Park's Snow Mountain. And enjoy bright lights, snow slides and carnival rides at Lanier Islands Christmas and SnowWorld.

Families will love an inexpensive Gwinnett Gladiators game at The Arena at Gwinnett Center! Georgia's only Medieval Times will let you cheer for jousting knights on horseback while feasting on a bountiful 4-course meal.

Gwinnett is one of Atlanta's most family-friendly destinations with Winter Festivals, New Year's Eve celebrations, concerts and special events. Our calendar of events is never empty, and often offers free options. Head to our neighborly downtowns - Suwanee, Norcross, Buford, Lawrenceville, Duluth or Peachtree Corners - for great dining, live music, cool shops & free events. 

From the nationally recognized County Parks to the local city parks, you will find an event (or many) each weekend! Visit the iTunes or Google Play store to download our free "Gwinnett Events" app, so you'll always know what is going on.       

Gwinnett has an abundance of great shopping options and various arts performances, highly recognized dining and sporting activities. Arts & music lovers - head over to the award-winning Aurora Theatre or to Eddie Owen Presents, where legendary promoter Eddie Owen hosts the best singer/songwriters every week. Shoppers will love Georgia's largest mall, Mall of Georgia, the outlets of Sugarloaf Mills or the open-air boutique shopping at the Shoppes at Webb Gin and the Forum Shops at Peachtree Parkway. The Global Mall is tops for ethnic shopping, gifts, foods and more. 

Korean food has made a name for itself in Duluth, where it is known for its multitude of highly rated Korean restaurants, such as Honey Pig678 Korean BBQ and Jang Su Jang.  

Reserve your hotel room online. You'll find great rates, with a range of hotels. Gwinnett County is an easy drive into downtown Atlanta, where visitors will enjoy the new College Football Hall of Fame and Center for Civil and Human Rights. Then check out the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke, Centennial Olympic Park, Piedmont Park and watch the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena.

Movie buffs shouldn't miss taking an Atlanta Movie Tour, where the Big Zombie Tour is guided by walkers from the popular show The Walking Dead! And the Beltline offers great tours and a path to connect you through Atlanta's history. 

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Contemporary Art Exhibit

22 2014 Nov 30 2014 Dec
Selected Works from the Permanent Collection (New Works)

Christmas Canteen 2014

22 2014 Nov 21 2014 Dec
Gwinnett’s longest running theatrical holiday tradition

EOP: Gustafer Yellowgold

22 2014 Nov
A growing international phenomenon among kids and parents alike

EOP: Smokin' Novas

22 2014 Nov
Americana music that moves the soul

Figuratively Speaking

22 2014 Nov 29 2014 Nov

GCPL: John Connolly

22 2014 Nov
John Connolly is the author of both teen & adult international bestsellers

Holiday Exhibits

22 2014 Nov 28 2015 Feb

Main Gallery: Member Juries Exhibition click here for a prospectus

James Gregory

22 2014 Nov
A down-home, hilarious comedy experience. It's storytelling at its best.

Lanier Islands Christmas

22 2014 Nov 31 2014 Dec
FREE skaing, roast marshmallows & more: A celebration you shouldn't miss!

Lee Brice

22 2014 Nov
An American County Music star, Lee Brice is a true craftsman

New Dawn Kids

22 2014 Nov 23 2014 Nov
Directed by Sherry Ingbritsen

Santa's Arrival Party

22 2014 Nov
Come greet Santa as he arrives from the North Pole!

Explore Gwinnett County

Peachtree Corners

Gwinnett's newest city, Peachtree Corners, offers some of the best upscale shopping and dining in Gwinnett! Or make plans to attend one of Peachtree Corners family-friendly events throughout the year.

Buford

This tannery town has a well-developed Main Street. 37 Main books cover bands and crowd-engaging dueling pianos. Adam's, Sperata & Aqua Terra are each known for their original menu and quaint atmosphere. Mall of Georgia is a top shopping destination.

Suwanee

Suwanee is an ideal location for your Atlanta-area vacation headquarters. It's in the middle of everywhere - close to the splendor of Lake Lanier and the north Georgia mountains, in the midst of Gwinnett's best shopping, and a short drive down I-85.

Duluth

The City of Duluth prides itself on its ability to accommodate a growing, diverse population in Metropolitan Atlanta while maintaining its small-town charm and sense of community.

Lawrenceville

Lawrenceville is Gwinnett's county seat and as historic as Gwinnett cities come. The Historic Courthouse is the site for many events, Aurora Theatre runs award winning shows and the square is home to unique shops, restaurants and galleries.

Norcross

The City of Norcross known for its creative people. Home to Lionheart Theatre Company and many art galleries, such as Kudzu Art Zone, Norcross is truly a place to imagine. Lillian Webb Park in downtown Norcross is home to many social events.

Other Area Cities

Cities are the heart and soul of the community. Gwinnett's cities are finding innovative ways to create vibrant and attractive city centers, while serving their citizens with excellence.

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Atlanta IceForum

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Aurora Theatre

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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Hindu Temple)

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Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center

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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

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678 Korean BBQ

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Kurt's Euro Bistro

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Marlow's Tavern

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McCray's Tavern On The Square

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Parkside Bakery

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The Georgia Pine

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