Underwater Egg Hunt ● April 7
11:00am. A fun twist to your traditional egg hunt! Kids will enjoy the underwater egg hunt, visiting the Easter Bunny, making cool crafts, and doing fun activities. Plus, you can stay and swim! Bring your swimsuit and towel. $6/person Gwinnett Residents, $12/person non-Gwinnett Residents. All ages. Pre-registration required. Call 678.924.6334 for more information and fees. All pool rules apply. See aquatic guidelines. Bethesda Park Aquatic Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road in Lawrenceville.
Bunny Bash Breakfast ● March 31
9:00am to noon. Hop on in for breakfast and pictures with your furry friend, the Easter Bunny! Fun crafts and Easter egg hunts, too! Ages 3 to 12 (parents must attend with child). $5/child; parents may attend free, but are $5/each to enjoy breakfast. Lucky Shoals Park Community Recreation Center, 4651 Britt Road in Norcross. Pre-registration required by March 29. Call 770.723.9516. Register here
On Dec. 2, Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center is hosting the Holiday Musical Extravaganza in collaboration with Duluth Middle School and other featured guests. The event will showcase local youth talent designed to bring holiday cheer to everyone. This youthful musical ensemble will capture your heart and bring true appreciation for the performing arts through performances including dance, vocal and instrumental selections.
The Honor Band is a community outreach program of the Duluth Middle School Band, led by Ryan Bertram. These students play the most challenging music as well as exploring a variety of popular music styles such as jazz, rock, swing and more. The emcee for the evening will be author and speaker Chris Maxwell. His motivational words and inspirational writings welcome us into a community that guides us to a wholesome togetherness. Another lovely addition to the program is a performance by the graceful and talented, Debbie’s Dancers, which will feature a mix of ballet and swing dances to holiday music. A total of seven delightful featured performances are waiting to showcase their love for the Holidays through their musical performances.
The Holiday Musical Extravaganza will be held on Dec. 2, from 6 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., admission is $8. Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center located at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Norcross. For details on this event, or to register for other special holiday events hosted by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation, visit www.gwinnettparks.com.
Continue the tradition this holiday season with Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation (GCPR) and the Lawrenceville Tourism and Trade Association as they host the 24th Annual Lighting of the Tree on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse in downtown Lawrenceville. The beautifully decorated 35-foot Norway Spruce, donated by the Lawrenceville Trade and Tourism Association, will be lit on Thanksgiving night. The evening will be filled with entertainment by Class Act Band, The John King Band and Catherine Kimbro, choreographed dance routines and free face painting and crafts for children, as well as Krazy Holiday Hair at $3 per person. The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. and the Jolly Old Elf is rumored to be planning a fashionable entrance this year too, thanks to Hayes Automotive Group. Randy Travis of FOX 5 WAGA-Atlanta returns as emcee this year to host the evening festivities.
The holiday season begins for many Gwinnettians with the annual lighting of the tree ceremony, which begins at 6 p.m., and the much awaited arrival of Santa at approximately 6:45 p.m. GCPR is proud to continue this tradition along with additional sponsors Hayes-Automotive Group, Gwinnett Daily Post, Phoenix Crane and Dixie Homecrafters. This year, there will be an opportunity to donate a toy to the Toys for Tots program, as Marines will be on hand at the Lighting of the Tree to collect new, unwrapped toys for children birth to thirteen years.
Beginning Nov. 26 and running through Dec. 20, the Courthouse will host numerous Christmas activities and events, including Breakfast with Santa for $8 per person including breakfast, crafts and a souvenir photo with Santa. The North Pole mailbox will also be available to drop your letters off to Santa. Each Friday night beginning Dec. 2, An Old Fashioned Christmas will bring families together and children can make a keepsake ornament, decorate Christmas cookies and hear stories told by Santa. For details or to register for special holiday events hosted by GCPR, visit www.gwinnettparks.com or call 770-822-5450. The Gwinnett Historic Courthouse is located at 185 Crogan Street in downtown Lawrenceville.