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Holiday Art Fest

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3.

Children (5-18 years) will sell their artwork and showcase their talents at Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, Gainesville.

Oakwood Community Christmas Celebration

5:30-9 p.m. Dec. 2. Visit with Santa, food, drinks and more. Downtown Oakwood.

Flowery Branch Downtown Christmas

Noon Dec. 3. Children's Roll-N-Stroll parade with Santa through downtown.

2-6 p.m. Dec. 2; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3. Silent Auction at the Depot to benefit FBPD Shop with a Cop program.

9-10 a.m. Dec. 3. Gingerbread house decoration contest.

1-3:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Visit with Santa at the depot.

Habersham County Christmas Parade

4-5 p.m. Dec. 3. Parade begins at corner of West Llewellyn and Washington streets in Clarkesville.

5-8 p.m. Old-fashioned holiday market, tree lighting, contests, live nativity and carolers in downtown Clarkesville.

Christmas at the Gorge

1-4 p.m. Dec. 3. Tallulah Gorge State Park, Tallulah Falls. Photos with Santa Claus, activity stations for children, a Christmas story with the Clauses and snacks. Holiday music will be provided by students from Tallulah Falls School.

Holiday Open House at the Gold Museum

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4.

Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site, Dahlonega.

The museum will be beautifully decorated and admission will be waived.

Dahlonega's 28th annual Old Fashioned Christmas

1-4 p.m. Dec. 3. Visit Santa in downtown Dahlonega.

4:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Old-fashioned Christmas parade, lighting of tree at Visitors Center following the parade.

SNCA's Christmas at the Cabin

3-7 p.m. Dec. 3. Santa's arrival in Sautee Nachoochee. The African American Heritage Site will host a Victorian celebration with traditional period decorations and activities.

Tours of the cabin, music and caroling, hayrides and a visit with Santa are free.

Helen for the Holidays

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3-4. Christkindlmarkt will take place in the Helen Market Platz.

Noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 3. Photos with Santa at Helen Market Platz.

2 p.m. Dec. 3. Helen Christmas Parade.

Deck the Halls at Unicoi State Park

3-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Holiday celebration includes holiday crafts, hayrides (weather permitting) a special meal in the park's restaurant, and music in the decorated lodge.

Jefferson's Downtown in December

5:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Santa's arrival at the Crawford Long Museum's Pendergrass Store for visits and photos.

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