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Christmas on Green Street brings cheer to Gainesville
The annual Christmas on Green Street parade makes its way between the crowded sidewalks, kicking off the evening’s events.

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On Sunday afternoon in Gainesville, one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares was shut down for the annual Victorian-themed Chistmas on Green Street.

Gainesville Newcomers Club members dressed in Victorian Age clothing were stationed on the luminary-lit streets and porches to recount the history of each home. Houses were decorated for the holiday while others were open for visitors.
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus led the parade, followed by antique cars and decorated floats.

Choirs, bands, dance groups, strolling magicians, face painters, balloon artists and jugglers strolled along the street. Carriage rides and miniature train rides also were available.

The Quinlan Arts Center hosted a children’s art party, allowing kids to decorate ornaments and snack on cookies and refreshments. For adults, the center hosted the finecraft market, “Handcrafted for the Holidays” with handmade art for sale.