Where/When: Downtown Watkinsville at 6 p.m. on Friday
Why Go: To celebrate the joy of the season and the culmination of the 2011 season of First Friday events with the tree lighting. There will even be a visit from Santa.
Pricing: Free. Participants are asked to donate a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.
Where/When: on Friday, Dec. 2, from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Why Go: To buy unique gifts for the holidays from over 80 local and regional artists and craftsmen.
Pricing: $3 for adults; free for children
Where/When: Friendship Presbyterian Church on Highway 441 at 7:30 a.m.
Why Go: For a chance to visit with the Big Guy and support Watkinsville Boy Scout Troop 149's annual fundraiser.
Pricing: $6 for ages 11 and up; $4 for ages 4 to 10; free for ages 3 and under
Where/When: on Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Why Go: The festival will be jam-packed with handmade creations, holiday cheer and yummy foods.
Where/When: Downtown Watkinsville at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3
Why Go: To see 118 floats decorated with the theme "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" and donate to the Food Bank. The event is organized by The Oconee Enterprise.
Pricing: American Pest Control and The Oconee Enterprise are asking participants to please bring at least 10 cans of food to donate; spectators please bring 5 cans.
Where will you be this weekend?