The parade & festival will go on in the rain unless there is lightning or a torrential downpour.
The Hall County Historical Society, Inc. presents Christmas on Green Street each year on the first Sunday in December. This year, 2014, the event will be on Sunday, December 7th. The festival will run from 4:15 - 7:15pm and will begin with an antique car procession. Green Street will be closed from 3:30 - 7:30pm. We offer for the community, especially families and children, a first-rate attraction that kicks off the Christmas season and affords a very inexpensive evening out.
The houses on Green Street are decorated and some open their doors to visitors. The Beta Club at North Hall Middle School and a Boy Scout Troop line the street with luminaries. The Gainesville Newcomers Club don period Victorian costumes and narrate histories of the homes. The Quinlan Art Center hosts a children's party where they make a decoration to take home. Last year we had 19 different musical groups performing from porches. Look for the strolling magician, face painter, balloon artist, story teller, juggler, Santa Claus, miniature train ride and carriage ride for free fun & entertainment. The Gainesville Rotary Club will have its annual Christmas Tree Lighting at 7:00pm.
The Historical Society is delighted to present this festival each year. However, we always come up short of funds and struggle to maintain all the entertainment. If you would like to make a donation, please mail a check to Hall County Historical Society, 380 Green St., NE, Gainesville, GA and put on bottom "For Christmas on Green Street." Thank you. The Hall County Historical Society, Inc. is a 501(c)3 corporation and all donations are tax deductible.
The Historical Society is grateful to the following sponsors of 2013: Breakfield & Associates -Community Bank & Trust-Riverside Pharmacy-Matthews Printing Company-Applied Images-Kessler Tire-Regions Insurance, Inc.-The Norton Agency-Corso Law Center-Jacobs Media-Quinlan Visual Arts Center-The Magical Mr. McClure-William & Adelaide Norton-Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc.-Conditioned Air Systems, Inc.-Milton Martin Toyota-Gainesville Times-Main Street Gainesville-The Fockele Garden Company-Gainesville Newcomers Club-Smith-Bell Petroleum-The Fudgery, Inc.-Independence Bank of Ga.-North Ga. Community Foundation-Rotary Club of Gainesville.
Also, a very special thank you to the Gainesville Police Department and the Gainesville Public Works Department/Street Maintenance, without whose help this event would not be possible. And most especially to the owners & tenants of the houses on Green Street.