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Gwinnett County has something for everyone this Holiday Season

From Snellville, Georgia

This Week
Arts and Crafts Show

December 7 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Come sell your homemade arts and craft items just in time for the holidays! All kinds of homemade items will be sold. No commercial vendors are allowed. Items for sale must be approved. Space is limited so register early! Vendor spaces are $21 per space. Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center, 4651 Britt Road in Norcross. Register here with code LSCC14344 or call 678.277.0860.

Visits with Santa Claus

December 7 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. A family tradition returns! Children will be able to visit with Santa and make holiday crafts in the Elf Workshop. Elf Workshop tickets are $1 for two crafts. Visits with Santa are $5/child or family and include one photo in a keepsake card. Parents are welcome to take additional photos during paid visits. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 West Crogan Street in Lawrenceville. Call 770.822.5450 for more information.

Holiday Candlelight Tour of McDaniel Farm

December 7 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Come celebrate the season with a candlelight tour of the 1930s McDaniel Family Farm. Step back in time with a costumed guide as you discover historic customs and traditions celebrated during the holiday season. End the tour with a delicious mug of hot chocolate or apple cider and a special holiday craft. McDaniel Farm Park, 3251 McDaniel Road in Duluth. Register online here or visit www.gwinnettEHC.org for more information and additional dates.

Next week

Proposed 2014 Budget Hearing

December 9 at 7:00pm. Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2014 budget. Oral or written comments about the budget are welcome during the hearing. Citizens can provide comments on the online comment form through Tuesday, December 31, 2013. The Board expects to adopt the 2014 budget on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. Visit www.gwinnettcounty.com for more information.

Green Your Holiday Festival

December 14 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center's Green Your Holiday festival will include "upcycled" crafts and games, science with Santa, a holiday tram ride around the GEHC campus, and much more. Guests will also have the chance to do some holiday shopping with local vendors in the gift shop. For prices and more information call 770.904.4500 or visit www.gwinnettehc.org.

Polar Express Party

December 14 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Can you hear the bells? Kids will enjoy a fun hot chocolate bar, story time, crafts, games, a movie, all while waiting for Santa's arrival! Ages 3 to 13. Cost: $6/child (parents must attend with child). Rhodes Jordan Park Community Recreation Center, 100 East Crogan Street in Lawrenceville. Must pre-register here or call 678.277.0890.
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Red Cross Blood Drive

December 20 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Bring photo ID. Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville. Visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1.800.GIVE.LIFE to set up an appointment.

Christmas Holiday Hours

All offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of the residents of Gwinnett County will be closed on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25, 2013, in observance of the Christmas Holidays. All offices will resume regular working hours on Thursday, December 26, 2013.

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