Santa’s coming to town: 4 top things to do in Gwinnett this weekend


Christmas activities are getting started in Gwinnett this weekend if you're looking for something to do. You'll also be able to warm up with some tasty chili as teams compete for prizes.

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Check out one or more of these four things to do in Gwinnett this weekend:

Peach State Chili Cookoff. Noon, Saturday, Nov 17. $10 plus fees. Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee.

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Over 50 chili teams will compete for prizes, with proceeds to benefit the Gift of Adoption Fund. Live music, a kids' area and plenty of vendors will also be available.

Santa Arrives on the Train. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Southeastern Railway Museum, 3595 Buford Highway, Duluth. 770-476-2013.

Santa ushers in the holiday season as he arrives on a train, and families can take pictures with him in a historical setting that's great for your Christmas cards. You can also enjoy cookies and cocoa, lunch, entertainment and write letters to Santa.

Christmas Canteen. 8 p.m. Friday, Nov 16 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18. Tickets from $30. Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222.

The Christmas Canteen musical review returns for its 23rd year, complete with songs, sketches and more. The Aurora Theatre original show has become a Christmas tradition with something for everyone.

Native American Heritage Program. McDaniel Farm Park, 3251 McDaniel Road, Duluth. 770-814-4920.

Explore the history of Georgia's Native Americans through hands-on activities such as making your own corn husk doll, creating an authentic pottery piece and more.

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