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Christmas Canteen 2014
Dec 17 – 21

Dec 2014
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    K1 Speed Atlanta Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    • December 17, 2014
    • Location: K1 Speed
    • Address: 1625 Pleasant Hill Rd, Suite 100, Duluth, GA 30096
    • Venue: K1 Speed
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    After opening our doors this month, we'd like to formally celebrate our first location in Atlanta, GA with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony presented by the Gwinnett Chamber. Experience our all-electric, high-performance go-karts, professionally designed race track and entertainment venue first hand. Open to the public. Food and drinks will be provided.

    Moms' Morning Out

    • December 17, 2014
    • Location: Christos Community Church
    • Address: 5172 Brook hollow Pkwy, Norcross, GA 30071
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    Join us for this time together as we learn together how to become the women and mothers God intended us to be. Open to all women in every stage of life. We will have parenting forums with guest speakers each week, followed by an introductory bible study. The First Wednesday of each week the group serves as volunteers at the Norcross Co-Op.

    Pippy Thomas

    Singer/songwriters Jason Childs and Tiffany Ivey combine their unique talents to create a dynamic new sound - Pippy Thomas. Their infludences range from Led Zeppelin and Allman Brothers Band to John Mayer and Amy Winehouse. 18 & up - Line Dancing starts in the main room at 7pm

    Eddie Owen Presents: Matthew Ryan & Band - Album Release w/ special guests, Ethan & the Ewox

    Over a career that spans nearly two decades, the prolific Matthew Ryan has refined the raucous poetry of his songwriting, creating his own working class aesthetic where beauty and darkness often trade punches from line to line-Intelligent, minimalist, and unapologetic; it's music for humans.

    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

    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 17 – 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

    Story Time With Santa

    • December 17 – 24, 2014
    • Location: Gwinnett Place Mall - Center Court-Santa's Station
    • Address: 2100 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096
    • Venue: Gwinnett Place Mall
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    Santa will be reading classic Christmas stories every Wednesday morning at 11am. Anyone is welcome to attend.

    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.

    Lanier Islands Christmas

    • December 17 – 31, 2014
    • Location: Lanier Islands
    • Address: 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518
    • Venue: Lanier Islands
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    Lanier Islands Christmas invites you and your family to celebrate the true reason for the season at the lake! Combining all the things you love about Christmas with the best traditions from our years' past, it's a celebration you won't want to miss! Drive past the animated carousel, iconic candelabra and many more holiday favorites! - Skate for FREE at our Coca Cola Polar Rink - Roast marshmallows and make s'mores at the beachside fire pits - Ride atop the Ferris Wheel and other Carnival rides... Visit Website


    • December 17 – 31, 2014
    • Location: Lanier Islands
    • Address: 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518
    • Venue: Lanier Islands
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    Snow is coming this winter to LanierWorld! Snow slides, speed slides, skating, carnival rides, fire pits & more! You'll also be able to enjoy all the great dining that LanierWorld has to offer! Sunset Cove is now enclosed and will feature a delicious new assortment of dishes, as well as your traditional favorites. Gianni's will be open, as well as many other places to stop, warm up with hot cocoa, and enjoy the day.

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