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    Annual Christmas Tea

    • December 18, 2014
    • Location: Prime Timers Pointe at George Pierce Park
    • Address: 55 Buford Highway, Suwanee, GA 30024
    • Venue: George Pierce Park
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    Celebrate the season at the annual Christmas tea. There will be festive treats, music, and fellowship for all to enjoy for only $5 per person. Pre-register by December 5 at www.gwinnettparks.com or call 678.277.0910.

    Pictures with Santa & Carriage Rides

    The Shoppes at Webb Gin is offering complimentary pictures with Santa and Carriage Rides again this season. Bring your family friends and a camera to enjoy this cherished activity.  Santa will be located next to Jos. A. Bank at the Trellis. Check out their website for updates of location due to poor weather. Weather permitting, the carriage ride line will form next to Barnes & Noble. Carriage rides will not run during rainy conditions.

    Eddie Owen Presents: Advent: A Musical Celebration of Christmas

    Advent: A Musical Celebration of Christmas feat. Collin Baxter, Ryan Van Kirk, Jonathan Wisdom, Garrett Moore Live. Presented by the Young Adult Communities at Perimeter Church. Join us for a fun night of listening and singing favorite Christmas songs, from old hymns, to silly tunes and even some new stuff! A variety of voices from the College, Twenties and Newlyweds communities at Perimeter Church will perform and lead the caroling. Mike Kinnebrew opens.

    It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

    It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is a stage play adaptation of Frank Capra's film classic. At the time of the film's initial release, it was popular for films to be adapted and performed live on the radio in front of a studio audience. This adaptation is set as a live radio broadcast in the late 1940's, with five actors playing all of the characters and creating the live sound effects for the broadcast, including live commercial jingles! Lux Radio Theatre Presentation of It's a Wonde... Visit Website

    Sounds of the Season

    • December 18 – 19, 2014
    • Location: Mall of Georgia, Food Court
    • Address: 3333 Buford Drive, Buford, GA 30519
    • Venue: Mall of Georgia
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    Local elementary, middle and high school choral and orchestra groups put on exceptional holiday performance.

    GGC Harvel Lab Series: The 12 Dates of Christmas

    Last season's holiday comedy hit returns! While watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Mary sees her fiancé kiss another woman on national TV! Over the next year, Mary is set up, hooked up, strung up, and fed up as she stumbles back into the dating scene! By Ginna Hoben Directed by Kelly Criss Felten Featuring Jaclyn Hofmann 11/29 - 8pm 11/30 - 5pm 12/3 - 8pm 12/5 - 8pm 12/7 - 2:30pm 12/11 - 8pm 12/13 - 8pm 12/16 - 8pm 12/17 - 8pm 12/19 - 8pm 12/20 - 2:30pm

    Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

    Get in the holiday spirit with this fabulous performance! Directed by Sherry Ingbritsen.

    A Christmas Survival Guide

    Do you find the holidays more than a little stressful? This light hearted musical is just what you need! Filled with comedy, poignancy and traditional songs of the season, this show is designed to de-stress and refresh one and all with holiday cheer! This is a Christmas treat for everyone in the family. Conceived by James Hindman and Ray Roderick with Music by John Glaudni

    Christmas Canteen 2014

    Gwinnett's longest running theatrical holiday tradition, Christmas Canteen, returns for its 19th season. This nostalgic musical revue is a Winter Wonderland that just keeps getting better. Combined with the awe-inspiring Festival of Trees, it will be a Holly Jolly Christmas and then some.

    GGC Harvel Lab Series: A Christmas Carol

    Anthony P. Rodriguez is back for his eighth year with his mesmerizing solo performance of the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Not unlike what Charles Dickens himself did in the 1800's, Mr. Rodriguez focuses on the classic art of storytelling, using his voice and mannerisms to bring to life Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and the remarkable ghosts found in the greatest Christmas story of all time. By Charles Dickens Directed by Tony Brown Featuring Anthony P. Rodriguez 11/28 ... Visit Website

    Sparkle! A Celebration of Kids, Creativity and Magic

    • December 18 – 21, 2014
    • Location: Historic Downtown Norcross
    • Address: 5666 Buford Hwy, Norcross, GA 30071
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    • Categories: Arts & Culture

    Imagine a place where elves peek-a-boo thru the trees or behind a blooming plant. A place where horse drawn carriage rides whisks a family along the streets. Imagine a place where you can visit Santa's Workshop after shopping for that perfect and unique gift. THAT, is SPARKLE in Norcross! December 5: The Community Christmas Tree Lighting (Thrasher Park, 5:30pm, lighting at 7pm) November 28-December 21 (Friday-Sunday): Santa's Workshop (The Rectory, $5-$10) December 2-19 (Tuesday, Wednesday &... Visit Website

    The Nutcracker

    Gwinnett Ballet Theatre presents THE NUTCRACKER! This annual production is the second largest in the city of Atlanta because patrons have found and continue to visit our show filled with top quality dancing, live music, gorgeous sets and costumes, and a wonderful experience for the entire family. This production follows the traditional story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince, and all the magic and fun that they encounter on their adventures. From a Victorian Holiday party, through a beautiful s... Visit Website

    United Hospice Tree of Memories

    This season, the Tree of Memories will spread its love and warmth to Mall of Georgia shoppers, allowing those who have lost loved ones to share their favorite memory on a memory card and place it on the Tree of Memories.

    Blurred Lines: Contemporary Self-Taught Meets the Masters

    INCLUDING WORKS BY... Some of the modern masters include: Benny Andrews, Salvador Dalí, Alberto Giacometti Wassily Kandinsky, Roy Lichtenstein, Peter Max, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg and more! Self-Taught artists include: Howard Finster, Eddie Arning, Richard Burnside, Thornton Dial Sr., Ab the Flagman Sybil Gibson, Madge Gill, Lonnie Holley, Toby Ivey, Charles Kinney Purvis Young and more!

    Blurred Lines: Contemporary Self-Taught Meets the Masters, curated by Tina Cox

    Blurred Lines: "Contemporary Self-Taught Meets the Masters" Curated by Tina Cox. Includes works by modern masters: Benny Andrews, Salvador Dali, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and others. Self-taught artists include Sybil Gibson, Lonnie Holley, Nellie Mae Rowe, Eddie Arning and others. Special recognition of Rev. Howard Finster.

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