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Family events
For the week of Nov. 19-25
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This week

Appalachian Christmas, Cleveland. Breakfast with Santa, live performances, simulated snow flurries, Cabbage Patch Kid costumed characters and rides. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, BabyLand General Hospital, 300 NOK Drive, Cleveland. Benefits Shriner's Hospital for Children. Some activities free; $7 for breakfast with Santa. 706-865-2171. 

Christmas in Central Park, Cumming. Arts and crafts, food, children's activities, photos with Santa, tree lighting and train rides. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Central Park, 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming. Free. 678-455-8540 or

Honoring the Family Day, Gainesville. Face painting, magic show and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St., Gainesville. 770-536-1900. The

Lighting of the Château, Braselton. Christmas arts and crafts, Santa Claus, wine tours, inflatable bouncing toys, fireworks and the lighting of Château Élan Winery. Sunday, Château Élan Winery, 100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton.

North Georgia Corn Maze, Cleveland. Corn maze, hay rides, movie screenings and the Dungeon of Fear. Maze, 4-10 p.m. Thursdays, 4-11:30 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. Ends Sunday. North Georgia Corn Maze, 559 Tom Bell Road, Cleveland. Maze, $9-$10; Dungeon of Fear, $14-$15; hayride, $4-$5. 800-959-1874 or


Third annual lighting of the Christmas tree, Flowery Branch. Live music. Sponsored by Flowery Branch Better Hometown. 5:45 p.m. Nov. 26, downtown Flowery Branch. 770-967-6371.

Habersham County Christmas Parade, Clarkesville. 5 p.m. Dec. 5, downtown Clarkesville. 706-754-2220.

A Flowery Branch Christmas, Flowery Branch. Christmas parade and Santa's arrival, plus children's activities and vendors. 1 p.m.; parade starts at 4 p.m., downtown Flowery Branch. 770-967-6371.


"Tools for Living," Sautee. Exhibit of tools used to sustain early valley inhabitants. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Sautee Nacoochee Community Association History Museum, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. 706-878-3300. 

Story times, Hall County. Children can listen to stories, sometimes read by special guests. Various days and times at libraries in the Hall County Library System. Free.

"Waters of Time: The Chicopee Woods Story," Gainesville. Learn about previous eras and inhabitants of Chicopee Woods. 10 a.m. to p.m. Monday-Saturdays. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $3 adults, $2 children ages 2-12, age 1 and younger and members free. 770-535-1976.