Santa is rumored to make an appearance during this year's parade and festival. Photo by Alicia Payne.

The annual Buford Business Alliance Holiday Festival and Parade is coming up on Saturday, Dec. 2 along Buford’s historic Main Street. This year’s event is set to be the best yet with a variety of vendors and food vendors, performers and parade participants.

New to the festival this year is a Kids Play Area sponsored by Hamilton Mill Church. Parents can bring their children for photos with Santa. Parents can snap their own photos of their children with Santa for free courtesy of LDG Accounting Services. Santa is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at Tannery Row, 554 West Main Street and head east along Main Street. The parade will end at South Hill Street and the festival begins. Streets intersecting the parade route will be closed before 9 a.m. and reopen as the parade passes.

No parking will be allowed at Tannery Row. Only vehicles and people that will be used in the parade may enter the Tannery Row parking lot. No extra vehicles will be allowed. If you are dropping off a parade participant, you must drop them off and park in another location.

The festival is located in the area surrounding the Buford Amphitheatre at 301 East Main Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Performances will be taking place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Amphitheatre stage. Photos with Santa will be located in the festival area.

There will be over 50 vendors and seven food/concessions vendors at the festival. Below is a list of registered vendors and performers.

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