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November 19, 2022
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Historic Gainesville Square
301 Main Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
Free Main Street event
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Jingle Mingle

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Kickoff your holiday celebrations at the Historic Downtown Gainesville Square!

Join us in the Historic Downtown Gainesville Square on Saturday, November 19 for Jingle Mingle and the Lighting of the Chicken!  As one of the Southeast’s quirkiest, fun, family-friendly events, this is the perfect way to start your holiday season here in the Poultry Capital of the World!

The Downtown Square will be alive with the holiday spirit including open houses in most of the stores, live music, carriage rides, kiddie train rides, Santa and his arrival on a Gainesville Fire Engine, the Coca-Cola bear, entertainment and the grand LIGHTING OF THE CHICKEN!

Join us Saturday, November 19 from 4pm-8pm when we LIGHT IT UP, (the 25 foot metal chicken sculpture on top of Main Street Market) on the Downtown Gainesville Square!

4pm - 6:30pm: 

  • Historic Downtown Square: 

    • Open Houses in Historic Buildings, with sales and refreshments

    • Snow Globe Photo Booth on Main Street

    • Carriage Rides at Bradford/Washington Street 

    • Facepainting and Storytime on the Square

    • Live Music: 

      • Main Street Market: Believers Band 

      • Rahab’s Rope: Voices of North Georgia

      • Inman Perk: Brian Ulrich, Saxophonist

      • Main Street: Cat Wynder, Violinist

      • Renaissance Park: Jessi Biondi, Guitar / Vocalist

  • Roosevelt Square: 

    • Kid Train Rides

    • Coca Cola Bear Meet and Greet

    • Visitor’s Center open house

    • s'more stations

    • Local Stage featuring JB Jams:

      • 4:15pm: Brenau Dance Dept

      • 5:00pm: Amped Kids Foundation

      • 5:45pm: Elevate Performing Arts


All Parking Decks are FREE in Gainesville!
Main Street Parking Deck, 301 Main Street
Hall County Parking Facility, 225 Green Street
Historic City Hall, 117 Jesse Jewell Parkway


Is this event handicap accessible?
Yes, there is handicap parking available in the Main Street Parking Deck and North Parking Decks. 

Are you accepting vendors?
This event supports downtown businesses and does not include vendors. We encourage event-goers to purchase food and drinks from nearby restaurants and to browse the downtown shops for a hometown holiday shopping experience.

This community event is presented by Main Street Gainesville

Main Street Gainesville

This event is presented by Main Street Gainesville, a program focusing on economic vitality through Historic Preservation in our downtown commercial districts. Follow the Facebook event: Jingle Mingle and the Lighting of the Chicken.

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Sponsors visit to learn more about how to make your business a featured part of this favorite Gainesville celebration. Volunteers submit a Volunteer Signup Form.

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