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DECEMBER 2009 COMPILED BY JENNIFER HEWETT WITH CLAY NARRON AND EMILY ALLEN Jolly holidays T Christmas Parade of Lights, Dec. 4, Franklin Street, Hartwell. Festive community floats vie for cash prizes. (706) 376-8590. 2nd Annual Banks County Christmas Festival, Dec. 4-5, downtown, Homer. Enjoy a parade, entertainment and shopping for the season. (706) 677-2108. 3rd Holiday Treasure Hunt, Dec. 5, Scenic Hwy. 197 North, Clarkesville to Lake Burton. Grab a treasure hunt map and search for prizes, plus great shopping and refreshments. (706) 947-1351. 10th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade, Dec. 5, downtown, Cleveland. Afternoon festival with entertainment and family fun, plus an evening parade. (706) 969-3336; (706) 865-5356. ATLANTA METRO 29th Annual Apple Annie Arts & Crafts Show, Dec. 4-5, Catholic Church of St. Ann, Marietta. Juried show of 130-plus crafters from the Southeast. (770) 552-6400, ext. 6110. 28th Annual Holiday in Smoke Rise Arts & Craft Show, Dec. 5, Smoke Rise Elementary, Stone Mountain. Indoor festival featuring 225 fine arts and crafts exhibitors from the Southeast. City of Grayson Tour of Homes, Dec. 5, Grayson Arts & History Center, Grayson. www. (678) 9857775. Civil War Holiday, Dec. 5, McDaniel Farm Park, Duluth. Visit with Father Christmas and Civil War re-enactors, take farm tours and make crafts. (770) 8144920. Marietta Pilgrimage, Dec. 5-6, downtown, Marietta. Tour six private historic homes lovingly restored and decorated for the season. www.mariettapilgrim (770) 429-1115; (770) 426-4982. Student Pottery Sale, Dec. 5-6, Callanwolde, Atlanta. View and shop for pottery made by student potters with five to 25 years’ experience. (404) 8949351. Make it and Take it Weekends, Dec. 5, 12, 19, Southern Museum, Kennesaw. Children ages 6 and up can participate in hands-on craft activities. (770) 427-2117. Holocaust Survivor Speaker Series: Tosia Schneider, Dec. 6, William Bremen Jewish History Museum, Atlanta. Free program brings the unforgettable stories winkling lights, carolers, parades, sing-alongs, marshmallow roasts and family fun are all part of the multitude of holiday events taking place all over the state this month. For more festive events, see “Holiday traditions around the state,” page 16, as well as our online calendar at, where readers have posted additional community events. “A Christmas Carol,” Dec. 18-20, Ritz Theatre, Brunswick. Annual production of the Dickens holiday classic, with Mayor Bryan Thompson as Scrooge. (912) 262-6934. HISTORIC HIGH COUNTRY Holiday Lights Display, through Dec. 31, 2540 Cedartown Highway, Rockmart. More than 110,000 lights, 300 illuminated sculptures and 50 inflatable displays. (404) 210-8418; (770) 684-0426. Christian Community Orchestra Concert, Dec. 1, Central Baptist Church, Douglasville. Free family concert of Christmas carols and other traditional music by a 60-member orchestra, plus refreshments. (770) 942-3381. Holiday Clay Market, Dec. 320, 101 Main St., Canton. Sale of functional pottery, decorative sculptures, ornaments and more. (770) 605-9915. 3rd Annual St. Luke’s Bazaar, Dec. 5, Wetherburn Tavern at High Hope Plantation, Blue Ridge. Knitted goods, original paintings, birdhouses, note cards, prints and Christmas items. (706) 632-8245. Christmas Candlelight Tours, Dec. 5-6, 12-13, Gordon-Lee Mansion, Chickamauga. city (706) 375-4728. Cherokee Christmas by Candlelight, Dec. 11-12, Chief Vann House Historic Site, Chatsworth. Enjoy the sights and sounds of a 19th-century Christmas in a Cherokee home. (706) 695-2598. “White Christmas,” Dec. 1112, 18-19, The Colonnade, Ringgold. Enjoy this heart-warming classic. (706) 935-9000, ext. 101. Breakfast with Santa and Craft Fair, Dec. 12, McGarity Elementary, Hiram. Visit Santa and shop for crafts. (770) 4436515. An English Christmastide Concert, Dec. 13, First United Methodist Church, Canton. The Cherokee Chorale sings John Rutter’s “Magnificat” and selected Christmas carols. www.cher (678) 439-8625. Annual Christmas Cookie Walk, Dec. 18-19, Good Samaritan Catholic Church, Ellijay. More than 25 varieties of home-baked cookies for sale. (706) 635-3672. NORTHEAST GEORGIA MOUNTAINS Tuesday Contra Dance, Dec. 1, 15, SNCA Community Hall, Sautee Nacoochee. Learn to contra dance, plus live music. (706) 878-3300. Bowersville Tree Lighting, Dec. 3, Bowersville. Fun, fellowship, food and a visit with Santa. (706) 376-8590. Christmas On The Square, Dec. 5, downtown, Blairsville. Celebrate the arrival of Santa, plus tree lighting, caroling and holiday festivities. (706) 9944837. “Nuncrackers,” Dec. 5-6, 1113, Dillard Playhouse, Dillard. The Little Sisters of Hoboken tape a live show, and hilarity abounds. (706) 212-2500. 18th Annual Rabun County Christmas Tour of Homes, Dec. 6, various locations, Clayton. Tour area homes decorated for the holidays. (706) 782-7751. Toccoa Symphony’s Christmas Concert, Dec. 6, Georgia Baptist Conference Center, Toccoa. (706) 886-0778. Christmas Tree Lighting, Dec. 12, Vogel State Park, Blairsville. Tree lighting, caroling, hayrides, Santa visit, bonfire and refreshments, plus a toy drive. (706) 745-2628. December Concert, Dec. 13, Union County Historical Courthouse, Blairsville. Musicians who have played all year at the courthouse come back for a grand finale. (706) 745-5493. The Night Before the Night Before, Dec. 23, Hart County Community Theatre, Hartwell. Free community sing-along and Santa visit. (706) 3765599. Madison Town & Country Holiday Tour, Dec. 3-6, Madison.View several types of architecture on six distinctive tour itineraries including daytime and candlelight tours. madi (800) 709-7406. GEORGIA MAGAZINE MADISON CVB

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