GINGERBREAD FESTIVAL 2017

Welcome to the 10th annual Gingerbread Festival at Suwanee Academy of the Arts. First held in 2007, Patty Etherton & Berneta Bock Davis created this event to serve as a living, breathing Christmas card to our community.

This year the Festival will take place over the course of an entire week. Continue reading below for more information about how you can participate in our annual Christmas tradition.



TAC-ky CHRISTMAS SWEATER EXTRAVAGANZA

Throw on your tackiest holiday sweater and join the talented improv performers of The Actor's Company in an evening of holiday cheer and jollyness.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund, helping the victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma & Maria bring laughter back in to their lives.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 1 at 8pm | tickets: $10 each

at Sylvia Beard Theatre at the Buford Community Center


BEST OF THE NUTCRACKER

Selections from The Nutcracker ballet will be performed by the talented dancers of the Suwanee Ballet, and holiday song favorites will be sung a cappella by the Sounds of Suwanee.  

Come see the Waltz of the Flowers featuring the Dew Drop Fairy. Don't miss hip-hopping Toy Soldiers and the Spanish dancers showcasing a saucy quartet. And last but not least, the dynamics and variations the singers hit will have the audience wondering if there is surround sound.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 2 at 11am, 3pm & 6pm

at Sylvia Beard Theatre at the Buford Community Center


GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST

Theme: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Anyone can enter to win prizes! Share with us - through the medium of gingerbread - your interpretation of what "home for the holidays" means to you.

Prizes will be awarded in the follwing categories: Families/Multi-generational group; Individual/Team - 14 & up; Individual/Team - 9 - 3 years old; and Individual/Team - 8 & under.

There is also an award for the People's Choice, determined b popular vote of he public. Be sure to come out and vote for your favorite gingerbread creation!  

ENTRIES DUE SUNDAY DECEMBER 3 

PEOPLE'S CHOICE VOTING DECEMBER 4 - 9

at Suwanee Academy of the Arts


NUTCRACKER TEA PARTY

An annual holiday favorite. Perfect for ages 3 to 7.  

Tea party Guests enjoy refreshments while the incomparable Ms. Bernie tells the interactive story of the Nutcracker and beautiful ballerinas perform. Special appearances by the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Space is limited - we will be able to host a maximum of 36 guests per party. One chaperone per guest; additional chaperones must have a ticket.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 9 at 11am & 3pm | tickets $28/$10

at Suwanee Academy of the Arts