Step into the enchanting embrace of the North Georgia Mountains, where the air is crisp, and the holiday spirit is contagious. Our "25 Days of Christmas" is your ticket to a winter wonderland filled with community events that capture the essence of this magical season. Amidst the majestic peaks and charming towns, we've curated local festivities that showcase the warmth of our community this Holiday season. It's time to embrace the spirit of the season and discover the joyous heart of this mountainous community celebration.
Blue Ridge on Ice: Kicking Off the Holidays!
Get ready to glide into winter wonder at Blue Ridge's coolest spot – next to the Swan Drive-In, hosted at the Blue Ridge Farmer's Market! From November 18, 2023, to January 7, 2024, we're turning up the frosty fun for everyone. Grab your skates and join us at 787 East Summit Street, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513, for a season of spins, twirls, and laughter. Have a group itching for icy adventures? Call (762) 210-8999 to arrange a frosty fiesta! But the fun doesn't stop on the ice – refuel with tasty concessions, featuring everything from sizzling chicken tenders and juicy burgers to crispy fries, hot dogs, deep-fried Oreos, snacks, and a variety of hot and cold beverages. Lace up, laugh loud, and let the good times roll on ice in Blue Ridge!
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway: All Aboard the Polar Express!
Hop aboard the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway for the jolliest journey of the season – the Holiday Express! Picture this: a festive 1-hour train ride where holiday tunes fill the air, and the timeless tale of "The Night Before Christmas" comes to life. As you cozy up in your seat, don't forget to grab a cup of piping hot chocolate or treat yourself to snacks from the concession car. But here's the real magic: little ones get more than just a ride. They'll be delighted with a Blue Ridge Scenic Railway jingle bell, a sweet candy cane, an activity packet to keep the excitement going, and hold onto your sleigh bells, a chance to catch a glimpse of the one and only Santa Claus! It's a holly-jolly adventure on tracks, where joy and wonder ride side by side. All aboard the cheer train!
Mountain Country Christmas in Lights: A Holiday Tradition!
Get ready to be dazzled at the Mountain Country Christmas in Lights, where holiday magic meets family fun at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee, GA! Nestled along the picturesque shores of Lake Chatuge in the Northeast Georgia mountains, the fairgrounds transform into a winter wonderland of epic proportions. Imagine strolling through a breathtaking light show set to the rhythm of Christmas tunes, surrounded by the festive buzz of arts and crafts, mouthwatering food, lively entertainment, and countless photo opportunities that will make your Instagram sparkle with holiday joy. And wait for it – a visit from the big man himself, Santa Claus! This holiday extravaganza runs every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from November 23 to December 9. So, mark your calendar, bring the whole family, and let the festive lights shine bright on your holiday season!
Santa is Going to the Farm: Happening at Mercier Orchards!
'Tis the season for Santa, sweets, and smiles at Mercier Orchards in the enchanting North Georgia Mountains! On Saturday, December 9th, from 11 am to 3 pm, jolly old Saint Nick himself will be spreading holiday cheer for all to hear. But that's not all—bring your little elves to the bakery for a festive cookie decorating station, open during the same merry hours! And because Mercier Orchards knows how to sleigh the holiday game, there will be goodies galore in the market and a selection of mouthwatering bakery delights. It's a day of festive family fun where Santa, cookies, and the spirit of the season collide in the coziest corner of the North Georgia Mountains!
Take A Break: Santa Approved!
Imagine this: award-winning wine, expansive vineyards as far as the eye can see, and the soulful melodies of live music setting the backdrop. Here's the scoop – every Saturday, Bear Claw Farm-Winery extends an invitation for farm-winery tours. For more details and reservations, interested parties are encouraged to give them a call, because at Bear Claw, it's not just about uncorking bottles; it's about uncorking pure happiness!
Interested in checking out more wineries without the hassle? Check out A Grape View Tours! Providing customizable tours to meet your group's needs. Enjoy a relaxed day with friends and family tasting the finest wines and savoring in the special moments the North Georgia Mountains have to offer!
Stay Awhile: Relax in Southern Comfort
As you take in the sights and create new memories with family and friends in the small towns of North Georgia, escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the mountains by staying at a cozy cabin provided by Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals. Picture evenings by the fireplace, surrounded by the rustling leaves and the soothing melodies of nature. It's the perfect way to wrap up your holiday getaway. Let Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals turn your visit into an unforgettable getaway.