Suwanee Academy of the Arts’ annual Christmas tradition – the Gingerbread Festival – is back in 2017. First held in December 2007, Patty Etherton & Berneta Davis conceived this event to serve as a living, breathing Christmas card to their community. This festival is a weeklong celebration where the community is invited to participate in the Gingerbread House contest, enjoy performances by the talented young singers and dancers of Suwanee Performing Arts’ Sounds of Suwanee and Suwanee Ballet, and delight youngsters with an interactive telling of The Nutcracker by Ms. Bernie in an intimate tea party atmosphere. The 2017 Gingerbread Festival will begin Friday, December 1st, beginning with The Actors Company’s holiday improv performance of a “TAC-ky Christmas Sweater Extravaganza.”
Best of The Nutcracker
Selections from The Nutcracker performed by the Suwanee Ballet. Dazzling costumes and exciting performers showcase only the best of the Nutcracker Ballet. – Sylvia Beard Theater, Buford Community Center (2200 Buford Hwy NE, Buford GA). Day: Saturday, December 2nd , 11:00am 3:00pm and 6:00 pm. Tickets required.
TAC-ky Christmas Sweater Extravaganza
Indulge yourself in a fun-filled evening! Bring your holiday cheer and your jolly laughs as The Actor’s Company shares the fun side of Christmas with this side-splitting improv show. -Sylvia Beard Theater, Buford Community Center (2200 Buford Hwy NE, Buford GA). Day: Friday, December 1st, 8:00pm. Tickets required. Proceeds go to benefit Hand In Hand 2017 for hurricane relief.
Gingerbread House Contest
Come one, come all! Join in the baking fun and create a gingerbread house to enter, or just come by and enjoy the sights and smells. The theme this year is “Home for the Holidays.” – Suwanee Academy of the Arts (341 Main Street, Suwanee). Entries due Sunday, December 3 and will be displayed throughout the week. Drop by any time during the week and vote for your favorite.
Imagine an enchanting tale brought to life through magical storytelling and delightful dancing by the Suwanee Ballet. – Main Street Playhouse at Suwanee Academy of the Arts (341 Main Street, Suwanee). Day: December 9th. 11:00 am. or 3:00pm. Tickets required.
Event details and tickets are available on Suwanee Performing Arts’ Facebook page.