As you make your way to Blue Ridge this Thanksgiving, you’ll notice signs of the holidays everywhere that you look, from stunning fall foliage on Highway 515 and inviting harvest decorations to smiling faces and and warm embraces as friends meet for a November escape to the Blue Ridge mountains.
To help you plan your trip, we’ve listed some fun events and other helpful info for you to check out this November!
Now through 1/4/20 - Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association Holiday Show & Sale
The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association is hosting their annual holiday sale and show from 10am-6pm, where you can shop for the perfect holiday gift for family and friends. All items are hand-made by local artists, from jewelry and pottery to paintings and everything in between.
11/29 - Holidays at INOLA Blue Ridge
INOLA at Blue Ridge is having it’s grand opening on November 29th! Step back in time as you take a leisurely INOLA stroll, tour the newly renovated Wetherburn’s Tavern, the original post office and barn, and experience the peace and tranquility of the historic chapel. Listen with wonder as the chapel bell rings on the hour!
Kids and adults will love the horse-drawn wagon and INOLA ice skating rink! There’s also a chance to visit Santa at the Wythe Estate arbor with storytelling by Mrs. Claus.
At sunset, INOLA will dazzle as holiday lights twinkle throughout the village, including the illuminated maze!
Lastly, stick around for the Yule Log celebration at 7pm. Bring your walking shoes – entry to this event is FREE!
11/29 – Blue Friday Sales and Community Caroling in Downtown Blue Ridge
It’s time to get your shop on! Merchants in Georgia’s Downtown Blue Ridge will be offering discounts to celebrate Blue Friday. Don’t miss the opportunity to sing in the holidays with community caroling at 6pm after a fun day of shopping.
11/30 – Light Up Blue Ridge
A time-honored tradition, Light Up Blue Ridge is a fantastic time for kids and adults alike in Downtown Blue Ridge, as we light the 27-foot tall Great Tree for all to see! 2016 Miss America winner Betty Cantrell will be present to sing “O Holy Night” during the lighting of the Great Tree. Fun for the whole family and FREE for all!
Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner
Don’t have the time to prep Thanksgiving lunch or dinner at your Blue Ridge cabin rental? Here are some retaurants serving up turkey dinner with all the fixins’ so you don’t have to.
Open Thanksgiving Day from 11am to 5pm. Menu includes choice of Roasted Turkey Breast with Dressing, Sugar Ham with Pineapple Slices, Roast Loin of Pork with Bourbon Cherry Sauce or Slow Roasted Prime Rib.
Open Thanksgiving Day 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Not a fan of turkey? Explore a different cuisine!
Open Thanksgiving Day 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose from tasty traditional Thanksgiving dishes at the Village Restaurant buffet.
We hope that your holidays are filled with happiness and cheer! Curl up next to the fireplace in your Blue Ridge cabin rental, reminisce about good time with friends and family, love life and enjoy your Thanksgiving getaway in Blue Ridge.