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Dawsonville Christmas festivities postponed due to incoming storms
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The Christmas tree in front of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame provides a great photo-op for families during the 2019 Jingle Market and tree lighting festivities in downtown Dawsonville Dec. 7. - photo by Jessica Taylor

With rainstorms likely headed towards north Georgia, the city of Dawsonville and the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce have chosen to postpone the Christmas festivities that were scheduled for Friday afternoon.

Officials with both groups announced on Thursday that the Christmas parade, Tree Lighting,  Jingle Market, food trucks and pictures with Santa have been postponed until Saturday, Dec. 5. 

According to Chamber of Commerce President Christie Moore the Christmas Parade and Jingle Market will now start at 4 p.m. on Saturday, followed by the city of Dawsonville’s food trucks and photos with Santa at 4:30 p.m., and the annual tree lighting at 6 p.m. 

Festivities hosted by the city of Dawsonville will not feature the entertainment that was originally scheduled for the event, beyond the food trucks and photos with Santa Dawsonville officials said. 

Photos with Santa will not have a professional photographer this year, they said, so make sure to bring your own camera. 

The festivities will still take place in downtown Dawsonville, at Dawsonville Municipal Complex and the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. 

Many spectators choose to line the sidewalks by Dairy Queen and the Dawsonville Municipal Complex for the best views of the parade.

Call the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce at (706) 265-6278 for more information.