This December, Dawson County will officially kick off the Christmas season with a Breakfast with Santa, Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting and Jingle Market on Saturday, Dec. 4.
The day will start with the annual Breakfast with Santa event at Rock Creek Park. The breakfast event will include Santa visit, free children’s activities and vendors and will run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Dec. 4.
Admission to Breakfast with Santa is free, and it includes free activities for children including goodie bags and toys, ornament making and crafts.
There will also be several items available for purchase, including breakfast starting at $2, photos starting at $5 and horse-drawn carriage rides starting at $5. There will also be several local vendors with wares available to buy. Purchases are requested to be cash only, and proceeds will benefit local nonprofit organization K.A.R.E. for Kids.
For more information about Breakfast with Santa, go to https://www.dawsoncounty.org/parksrec/page/breakfast-santa-1.
Later in the day, the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Jingle Market will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Dawsonville City Hall. The jingle market will include dozens of vendors selling one-of-a-kind home decor, arts and crafts, gifts and more.
According to the Chamber of Commerce website, the current vendors signed up to participate in the Jingle Market include:
A Little Dazzle Do Ya
Aiya Bows and Creations
Ayk Jewelry Inc/JewelrybySelin
Carousel Crafts Studio
Elemental Rocks and Herbs
Em’s Soaps and Scrubs
Everly Brook Marketplace
Mary and Martha
Mary Kay - Michele Stewart
Medical Plaza 400
Modern Woodmen of America - Alexandria Williams
Paparazzi - Bea’s Bling
Pratt and Co. Bakery
Radiant Travel - Dream Vacations
Cubera and Company
Rock Wit Me LLC
Salt MedSpa of Dawsonville LLC
Sweet Sassafras Boutique
Ten Point Boutique
Troncalli Automotive Group
The Place of Dawson
Paw Paw’s Rusty Nail
The Pier Center for Life Enrichment
Cindy’s Cafe and Corks
For more information on the Jingle Market, go to https://business.dawson.org/events/details/jingle-market-16144.
At 4 p.m. on Dec. 4, the annual Christmas parade will run through downtown Dawsonville, ending at the Municipal Complex. There will be a “You Snap” Santa photo opportunity from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Farmer’s Market Pavilion, and food trucks will have food for purchase at the pavilion from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The annual tree lighting ceremony will be at City Hall at 6 p.m. Other fun family activities will begin after the parade and will include music, dancing, cookie decorating, face painting, hot cocoa and coffee.
For more information on the city’s parade and tree lighting ceremony, go to https://business.dawson.org/events/details/dawsonville-christmas-parade-and-tree-lighting-16152.