Break out the peppermint, chocolate and your baking apron—it's time for holiday-themed desserts.

There are so many great things about this time of year. Family and friends. Festivities and events. Mistletoe and lights. At the top of our list? Holiday-themed desserts! From peppermint flavorings to all things red and green, there's just something a little more special about a dessert with a Christmas twist.

If you're heading to a holiday party, want to grab a gift for someone special or just have a sweet tooth yourself, we've got six places you can enjoy an assortment of treats.

Cupcake People. Located in Lawrenceville, Cupcake People has precious holiday cupcakes—think cute reindeer, tiny trees and mini gingerbread men. They'll also make you a holiday cake if you've got a crowd to feed.

Blue Rooster Bake Shop & Eatery. Blue Rooster is chock-full of Christmas goodies. Not only can you find cupcakes and full cakes, but they've got giant marshmallows covered in peppermint pieces, holiday cookies filled with cream and so much more.

The Chocolaterie. If you haven't had a truffle from The Chocolaterie, we suggest you head there... now. Their holiday collection includes snowmen and Christmas trees. And, the flavors are really unique—eggnog, spiced pear and cranberry orange.

Sweet Hut Bakery & Cafe. Sweet Hut comes out with a new winter cake design every year that tastes as good as it looks. Stop by yourself to see what the special is. 

The Baking Grounds. They are your go to for custom cakes! At Baking Grounds, you can get any kind of cake customized they want you need it for your holiday celebration. If you are having a themed party and need something specific, this is the place for you. 

Hansel & Gretel Bakery Cafe. These folks are offering their igloo cake. It is a cake in the shape of an igloo with penguins on it. Check it out yourself at Hansel & Gretel Bakery Cafe.

There are so many more places you can find holiday sweets around Gwinnett. Be sure to tag #exploregwinnett in your social posts if you decide to indulge!