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Christmas in Dawsonville

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The Annual Christmas Parade and Jingle Market is in conjunction with the City of Dawsonville's Tree Lighting Ceremony each year. This is an event that brings together the community and visitors in the area.

The parade officially brings Santa Clause to City Hall where the evening entertainment and festivities continue.  Parade awards are presented to winners on stage with Best of Parade and Most Creative being the awards to snag.  "You Snap" Santa pictures provide the opportunity for families to capture their own memories with Jolly Ol' Saint Nick himself. Jingle Market creates an incredible opportunity for local vendors to sell handmade crafts alongside food trucks, music, and dancing which are highlights of the night. The Tree Lighting Ceremony is officiated by the mayor and captures the true magic of the night starting the holiday season on a joyous path. Bring the family out for a fun-filled evening.


Festivities take place on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.


Christmas Parade | 4pm | Downtown Dawsonville
Running thru Downtown Dawsonville, turning onto Highway 53, past Dawson County Senior Center, and      ending at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex.

Jingle Market | 2pm-8pm | City Hall
Crafts from local vendors including handmade products and more.

Tree Lighting | 6pm | City Hall
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Bringing the community together.

Food Trucks | 4:30pm-8:30pm | Farmers Market Pavilion
Hot cocoa, coffee, food, desserts, cookie decorating, face painting and more.

"You Snap" Santa Photos | 4:30pm-7:30pm | Farmers Market Pavilion
Enjoy taking pictures with Santa.


Special Thanks to our Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: Northeast Georgia Medical Center - Medical Plaza 400
Event Sponsor: Troncalli Subaru


For More Information: 

Christmas Parade or Jingle Market, please contact Dawson County Chamber of Commerce at (706) 265-6278 or

Food Trucks and Tree Lighting, please contact City Hall at (706) 265-3256.

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