CHRISTMAS ON GREEN STREET
VOTED BEST SEASONAL EVENT
IN THE GAINESVILLE TIMES
The Hall County Historical Society, Inc. presents Christmas on Green Street each year on the first Sunday in December. This year the weather cooperated; it was sunny & almost mild, which brought out the largest crowd ever. It was truly a community event.
Ten houses were open for visitors & served refreshments. The Beta Club at North Hall Middle School put out luminaries. Once again the ladies of The Gainesville Newcomers Club donned their period Victorian costumes and served as hostesses. Each year these ladies come out to help & we can't thank them enough.
The Quinlan Art Center hosted a children's party where they made a decoration to take home. This year, in addition to all the musical groups from schools, churches, & businesses performing on various porches, we had characters from popular children's movies such as Cinderella, Batman, Spider Man, Snow White, etc. who were available for photos. There were also strolling magicians, face painters, balloon artists, jugglers, Santa & Mrs. Claus, a miniature train ride and carriage ride for free fun & entertainment. The Civic Center had a fire pit to warm you, served hot chocolate & cider & hosted the live camel for a photo- op. The Gainesville Times held an open house & had their presses rolling for everyone to see. They also hosted a photo booth & Letters to Santa opportunity. The Gainesville Rotary Club held its annual Christmas Tree Lighting at 7:00pm.
One of the most popular things this year was the addition of ten food trucks that were available all afternoon. Families could make a complete afternoon together enjoying all that Christmas on Green Street had to offer & then having a meal together at the event.
The Historical Society is delighted to present this free festival each year. However, we sometimes struggle to come up with the funds 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 in 2017:
Memorial Park Funeral Home - Hasty Pope - United Community Bank - Kesler Tire & Alignment Service - Liberty National - The Rotary Club of Gainesville - Milton Martin Honda - Milton Martin Toyota - Mar-Jac Poultry - Walters Management Company - Inez Grant Gillsville Law LLC - The Fudgery - Smith Bell - Troy Millikan - The State Bank - The Newcomers Club of Gainesville - Matthews Printing - Applied Images - The Norton Agency - Quinlan Visual Arts Center - The Magical Mister McClure - The Corso Law Center - Jacobs Media - - WBCX The Voice of Brenau - Uncle Maddio's Pizza - Gainesville Times.
Also, a very special thank you to the Gainesville Police Department and the Gainesville Public Works/Street Maintenance Departments, without whose help this event would not be possible. And most especially to the owners & tenants of the houses on Green Street.