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Check Out Gwinnett Park's December Calendar

Did you know that Gwinnett County has 46 parks for its citizens to enjoy? Here's a lineup from Gwinnett Parks & Recreation for the month with activities and events and other happenings.

There are two Gwinnett County parks located within the city limits of Peachtree Corners, Jones Bridge Park and Holcomb Bridge Park. And Pinckneyville Community Center and Park is located nearby in Berkeley Lake. Following is a list of activites that include activities in all of the county's 46 parks for December.

Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation

Calendar of Events – December 2012


December 1, 8:30am-10:30am – Breakfast with Santa

You and your kids will enjoy a continental breakfast with Santa in the Superior Court Ballroom. A visit with the Big Elf himself and a keepsake photo included for $9/person. Advanced registration required by 11/26, call 770-822-5450 or register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: GHCH14702. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan St., Lawrenceville. Children up to 18 months FREE with paid adult, adult must accompany children.

 

December 1, 10:00am-noon – H.O.O.K.E.D. Teen Club Meeting

Free! Teens~ you can make a difference! Join the challenge in drug and alcohol prevention with H.O.O.K.E.D. (Helping Others Organize Kreative Everyday Differences). H.O.O.K.E.D. teens are trained as leaders in their community and assist with a variety of exciting activities and events throughout the county. Grades 7-12, call 770-418-2331 for registration and information. Shorty Howell Activity Building, 2750 Pleasant Hill Rd., Duluth.

 

December 1, 9:00am-noon – Pet Pics with Santa

Why should the kids have all the fun? Bring your pets to have their picture taken with Santa too! Dacula Park Activity Building, 205 Dacula Rd., Dacula. $5/sitting; pre-registration required, call 678-277-0850 or register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: BPCC14381.

 

December 1, 10:00am-1:00pm – Santa’s Workshop

Help Santa's Elves build some crafts and play games, and get your picture made with Santa! Rhodes Jordan Park Community Recreation Center, 100 East Crogan St., Lawrenceville. Ages 3-15; $5/child (parents must attend with child, but are free); pre-registration required, call 678-277-0890 or online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: RJCC14330

 

December 1, 9:00am–noon – Breakfast with Santa

Bring your list and sit on Santa’s knee! Kick off your Holiday season with breakfast, jolly old elf, fun crafts, sharing your wish list, and getting pictures with your favorite man in the red suit, Santa Claus himself! Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center, 4651 Britt Rd., Norcross. Ages 3-15; $5/person (parents must attend with child and must pay to eat breakfast); pre-registration required, call 678-277-0860 or online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: LSCC14331

 

December 3-31 ­– Gwinnett Plein Air Challenge Tour

Free! Enjoy the art of amateur artists, who have been meeting each month since March in a Plein Air Challenge to paint the scenery at several Gwinnett County Park & Recreation locations. “Plein air” literally means “in the open air” and refers to the practice of outdoor, on-site painting. Gwinnett County Park & Recreation partnered with Tannery Row Artist Colony in Buford, so that over 100 pieces were submitted and judged by a selected panel. The winning selections are on display at Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Rd., Lawrenceville to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Gwinnett County Park & Recreation as a countywide park system.

 

December 4, 6:30pm – Night Ride

Ready for a new mountain biking experience? How about an exciting night ride! SORBA night ride rules apply. Bike and/or rider must have head and tail lights. Ride is for beginners to experienced. Ages 15-up, $5/person; call 770-418-2331 for more information. Harbins Park, 2995 Luke Edwards Rd., Dacula. Register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: VOLR14323

December 7, 6:00pm-7:30pm – Elf on a Shelf Dinner Dance

New! Kids will enjoy this fun evening of food, music, dancing and a visit from the Big Elf himself.  $9/person includes kid-friendly dinner, dessert, music, souvenir photo with Santa, and a fun craft.  Age 3-up, adults must accompany children; pre-registration required by 11/30, call 770-822-5450 or online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: GHCH14705. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan St., Lawrenceville.

 

December 8, 8:30am-10:30am – Breakfast with Santa

You and your kids will enjoy a continental breakfast with Santa in the Superior Court Ballroom. A visit with the Big Elf himself and a keepsake photo included! $9/person. Advanced registration required by 11/30, call 770-822-5450 or register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: GHCH14703. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan St., Lawrenceville. Children up to 18 months FREE with paid adult, adult must accompany children.

 

December 8, 9:00am-3:00pm – Arts & Crafts Fair

Free Admission! Come sell your homemade arts and craft items just in time for the holidays!  All kinds of custom items will be available because no commercial vendors are allowed. Best Friend Park Gym, 6334 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross. Space is limited so register early!  Spaces include 1 table and 2 chairs; $20/space, call 770.417.2212 register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: BFGY14390 to reserve your spot.  Gwinnett County reserves the right to disallow items deemed inappropriate, no food items are allowed to be sold. 

 

December 10, 3:00pm-5:00pm – Monday Movie Matinee

Bring a friend to our bargain movie matinee! Popcorn and drink included. Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Rd., Lawrenceville. Age 50-up, $2/person; pre-registration required, call 678-277-0179.

 

December 13, 2:00pm-4:00pm – Annual Christmas Tea

Come jingle your bells and celebrate the season at our annual Christmas Tea. Festive treats, music and fellowship for all to enjoy. Prime Timers Pointe at George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Hwy., Suwanee. Age 50-up, $5/person; pre-register by 12/10, call 678-277-0910 or online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: GPCC14301

 

December 14, 10:00am-noon – H.O.O.K.E.D. Teen Club Meeting

Free! Teens~ you can make a difference! Join the challenge in drug and alcohol prevention with H.O.O.K.E.D. (Helping Others Organize Kreative Everyday Differences). H.O.O.K.E.D. teens are trained as leaders in their community and assist with a variety of exciting activities and events throughout the county. Grades 7-12, call 770-418-2331 for registration and information. Shorty Howell Activity Building, 2750 Pleasant Hill Rd., Duluth.

 

December 14, 6:00pm-7:30pm – Elf on a Shelf Dinner Dance

New! Kids will enjoy this fun evening of food, music, dancing, and a visit from the Big Elf himself. $9/person includes kid-friendly dinner, dessert, music, souvenir photo with Santa, and a fun craft.  Age 3-up, adults must accompany children; pre-registration required by 12/7, call 770-822-5450 or online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: GHCH14706. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan St., Lawrenceville.

 

December 14, 6:30pm – Night Ride

Ready for a new mountain biking experience? How about an exciting night ride! SORBA night ride rules apply. Bike and/or rider must have head and tail lights. Ride is for beginners to experienced. Ages 15-up, $5/person; call 770-418-2331 for more information. Yellow River Park, 3232 Juhan Rd., Stone Mountain. Register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: VOLR14324

 

December 15, 8:30am-10:30am – Breakfast with Santa

You and your kids will enjoy a continental breakfast with Santa in the Superior Court Ballroom. A visit with the Big Elf himself and a keepsake photo included! $9/person; advanced registration required by 12/7, call 770-822-5450 or register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: GHCH14704. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan St., Lawrenceville. Children up to 18 months FREE with paid adult, adult must accompany children.

 

 

December 21, 6:30pm            – Night Ride

Ready for a new mountain biking experience? How about an exciting night ride! SORBA night ride rules apply. Bike and/or rider must have head and tail lights. Ride is for beginners to experienced. Ages 15-up, $5/person; call 770-418-2331 for more information. Tribble Mill Park, 2125 Tribble Mill Pkwy., Lawrenceville. Register online at www.gwinnettparks.com with code: VOLR14325

 

 

Senior Recreation Clubs - Visitors are always welcome! Bring your covered dish to share!                           

Best Friend Club 11:30am, 2nd TH Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center

Bogan Gold Wing 11:00am, 2nd W Bogan Park Community Recreation Center

Dacula Rainbow 11:30am, 1st TU Dacula Park Activity Building

Evergreen 11:30am, 4th TU Mountain Park Activity Building

Get Up & Go 11:30am, 2nd TU Rhodes Jordan Park Community Recreation Center

Lawrenceville Fun Time Club 11:30am, 1st F Bethesda Park Senior Center

Shorty Howell Hi-Steppers 11:00am, 1st TH Shorty Howell Park Activity Building

Suwanee Goodtimers 11:00am, 2nd TU Prime Timers Pointe at George Pierce Park

 



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