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In December, All Was Merry and Bright at Cranberry Corners

Wow.  Christmas in Dahlonega was a month ago...and that's just hard to believe.  When people say time flies the older you get - they weren't kidding!  Well, Dahlonega's most eclectic gift shop was rocking the entire month of December.  From the start of Old Fashioned Christmas until the clock struck 12 on January 1st, this holiday season was one for the record books.  Seemed like everyone was just in such a good mood - saying Merry Christmas every chance they could!  Kranberry wrapped gazillions of presents for shoppers, dressed up in her old fashioned Christmas outfit every weekend, and served refreshments to customers - spreading Christmas cheer to everyone who walked into Cranberry Corners.  

To kick off the month, Kranberry hosted her annual Pajama Sale and live music event, where shoppers dressed in their pj's enjoyed a 25% off discount.  They also were treated to live, acoustic guitar holiday tunes from Dahlonega's Ray McCurdy.  Here are a few photos of the event!
 


Kranberry Kathy, all dressed...down!  Check out the smile on our Golden Retriever customer below:
 


Farmer Jim - you gotta beware of this guy.  He's likely to eat all the cookies and Bequet caramels he can! 
 


As if the month of December wasn't festive enough - the beginning of January gifted us with several inches of the white powdery stuff.  We grabbed this photo from our friend Jack Anthony's facebook page...
 


If you've never visited Dahlonega at Christmas, you MUST add it to your bucket list.  It's truly magical here during that time of year.  On second thought, it's kinda magical here all year long :).   

Dahlonega Gold Rush Festival 2016 - When Is It?

Soon!  Mark your calendar - the Dahlonega Gold Rush Festival 2016 is this Saturday and Sunday, October 15th - 16th.  Gold Rush Days are always held the third full weekend in October. It is a time for thousands to come and see fall colors peaking and celebrate Dahlonega’s 1828 discovery of gold.  Check out the most adorable video we just found...

 

 

Over 300 art and craft exhibitors and food vendors gather around the Public Square and Historic District in support of this annual event. It is estimated that a crowd of over 200,000 visit over the weekend to join in the fun and excitement!

 

 

The Gold Rush Days Festival has been voted one of the Top 20 Events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. Join us in downtown Dahlonega on October 15-16, 2016 and you will see why!  Love a parade?  Here's a video of one from a few years ago in it's entirety:

 

 

Here's a list of Dahlonega hotels if you're coming to the Gold Rush Festival and are looking for a place to crash.  But we'll warn you - rooms fill up fast so try to make a reservation as soon as possible.  See you at the fair! 

This Weekend is Dahlonega's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular!

Looking for the most fantastic fireworks display in North Georgia?  Then pack up your lawn chairs and blankets - then head on up to Dahlonegafor a full day of exciting activities and events that the entire family will enjoy!

We hear this year’s 4th of July Family Celebration will be bigger and better than ever. Arrive early to compete in the Firecracker 5k/10k and catch the all new Pet Show and Expo. The rest of the day will be filled with a Patriotic Ceremony, an All American Market, a Classic Car Show presented by Gold City Car Club, a thrilling Adventure Zone for all ages, live entertainment, a watermelon eating contest and patriotic parade. After a full day of fun in the sun, head down to the drill field at the University of North Georgia to watch one of the best fireworks displays in North Georgia.  See below for this weekend's full list of festivities!  And while you're in Dahlonega this July 4th weekend, visit Cranberry Corners.  We've added some really fun new merchandise this summer...we'd love to see your face!

 

Customers Go Grazy for Retro Candy Cigarettes!

 

Cranberry Corners adorable customer alert!  These two lovely patrons visited our humble gift shop a few weeks ago and FLIPPED out when they saw we carried (our most popular) nostalgia edible - candy cigarettes.  They were planning on hording some for themselves and using a few for stocking stuffers! 


 

Our retro candy cigarettes always get a huge reaction from baby boomers...and that puts a smile on our faces!  Click here to purchase a few packs for yourself.

 

Gold Rush Days 2014! This October 18th + 19th

 

Mark your calendars!  Dahlonega's 2014 Gold Rush Days Festival is soon...as in this October 18th and 19th soon!  Cranberry Corners will be open early and staying late the week before and throughout the entire weekend.  We'll be stocked with lots of great items for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas plus new deliveries from Jim Clement Santas, Old Crow Soap, and Happy Days Antiques.  Speaking of which, Happy Days will have a double booth full of antiques on the square - located right in front of Gustavo's Pizza.  Stop by and see us if you're in town! 

Black and white photos of Dahlonega?

 
Kranberry Kathy is doing a TOP SECRET project and needs your help asap!  Do you have old photographs of Dahlonega's town square?  Photos of Cranberry Corners, back when it was the post office?  Pictures of people shopping on the town square?  If you do, please send us a message with a jpeg of the image attached, bring the original by the store or heck - mail it in.  Thank you for your help!  What's the big secret Kranberry's working on?  You better like Cranberry Corners on facebook - we'll be making a big announcement soon!
 

Dahlonega Dancing Bears T-shirt...now available online!

 

T-shirts proudly sporting a screen printed design drawn by Dahlonega, Georgia resident John Dahlstrom!  Available in sizes small - XXL.  How do you purchase them?  Keep reading! 
 

 

To purchase your Dancing Bears Top, click here.  Doesn't Kranberry Kathy look happy, modeling the new design?
 
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