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November
Elks Aidmore's 16th Annual 5K Turkey Trot/1M Turkey Tot Trot - 11/22/14 at 9am
Join us for the annual cross country race on our 141 beautiful wooded acres with well-marked all natural trails. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Long sleeve t-shirts guaranteed to all pre-registered runners and on day of the race while supplies last! The 5K run begins at 9 a.m. and the 1M walk/run begins at 9:20 a.m. $20 admission fee. Call for more info. Phone: 770-483-3535 - Address: Elks Aidmore, Inc., 2394 Morrison Rd, Conyers, GA 30094
Mistletoe Market & Sugar Plum Tearoom - 11/22 at 9am-5pm & 11/23/14 at 11am-4pm
Mistletoe Market & SugarPlum TeaRoom celebrates its 13th year of pre-Thanksgiving shopping at an indoor regional arts and crafts how in beautifull Blairsville, Georgia. Always the weekend before Thanksgiving in Blairsville, this is a great opportunity to get ahead of the Christmas shopping season. Find arts, crafts and homemade gifts for Christmas. The Tearoom will be offering soup, sandwiches, salads and desserts. Free admission and parking. Phone: 708-960-0932 - Address: North Georgia Technical College Campus, 434 Meeks Ave, Blairsville, GA 30512
Mistletoe Market - 11/22 - 11/23/14
Glynn Art Association will host a Mistletoe Market Christmas festival at its Visual Arts Center in the Pier Village area on St. Simons Island. Tents will surround the outside of the building where exhibitors will display their hand-crafted art. The main gallery area will be full of trees adorned with various gift-giving ideas. Misletoe Market is the "prime opportunity to buy unusual presents for everyone on your list. On Nov. 21, Glynn Art will light the parking lot for a preview party for a special evening for patrons and sponsors from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Show hours are on Nov. 22 - 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call for cost. Phone: 912-638-8770 - Address: Glynn Art Association Visual Arts Center, 529 Beachview Dr, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Christmas in the Country - 11/22 - 11/23/14 at 9am-4pm
Come out to Rutledge, Georgia (just east of Atlanta) for the Annual Christmas in the Country for some good ole' fashioned holiday fun! In small but special Rutledge, parents can freely browse the stores and vendors for those unique Christmas gifts or grab a bite to eat in an old train car or the famous Yesterday's Cafe, while the kids enjoy themselves out on the square and park! Phone: 706-342-4454 - Address: 112 Martha Lane, downtown Rutledge, GA 30663
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Lights Up Atlanta - 11/22-11/23 & 11/25-/11/26 & 11/28-11/30/14
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen, but do you recall – the most famous reindeer of all? Celebrate the season with this holiday tradition. Directed by Jon Ludwig and based on the beloved 1964 stop-motion animated special, the festive family classic rings in the most wonderful time of the year with an unforgettable holiday adventure! Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, the Abominable Snow Monster and all the other merry misfits join Rudolph and Santa for a seasonal spectacular that can't be missed. Through the use of rod and body puppets, skilled puppeteers present the timeless tale of acceptance that has inspired audiences and become an Atlanta tradition. Call for times, cost, ticket reservations and more info. Phone: 404-873-3391 - Address: Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
Downtown Merchants Christmas Open House - 11/22 & 11/24-11/29/14
St. Marys shops are open and offering great deals for your holiday shopping. Events and sale dates vary by store throughout November and December. Hours are 10am-6pm. Phone: 912-882-4000 - Location: Osborne St, historic downtown St. Marys, GA 31558
Christmas 1886 with the Gordons - 11/22-11/25 & 11/28-11/30/14
Experience the extraordinary at Savannah's must-see destination, Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, 1818-1821, Savannah's first Registered National Historic Landmark. Enjoy a guided tour of the authentically furnished Gordon family home as it appeared in 1886. Explore the amazing and lively stories of four generations of one American family. Elevator accessibility. Step back in time at the Juliette Low Birthplace, beautifully decorated for the holidays. Explore customs during the Victorian era. The table is set for Christmas dinner, the stockings are ready in Mama's bedroom, and the vintage "Game of Merry Christmas" is out. Come for a taste of Christmas 1886. Cost varies from $7-$25. Call for more info. Phone: 912-233-4501 Address: Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, 10 E Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, GA 31401
Annual Holiday Gingerbread Village - 11/22 at 10am-5pm, 11/23 at 1-5pm, 11/24-11/26 at 10am-5pm, 11/28-11/29 at 10am-5pm & 11/30/14 at 1-5pm
For the 9th year, the Augusta Museum of History is proud to present an experience to delight the senses...the annual Holiday Gingerbread Village! Each historic-themed gingerbread creation will be available through silent auction, with proceeds benefiting Museum programs and exhibitions. The display and the opportunity to bid on the structures are free to the public during regular museum hours. Handicapped Accessible event. Cost is $2-$5 per person. Phone: 706-722-8454 - Address: Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St, Augusta, GA 30901
Fantasy In Lights at Callaway Gardens - 11/22 - 11/30/14
Bring your family and friends to witness more than 8 million sparkling lights at Fantasy In Lights at Callaway Gardens. Guests of all ages enjoy the larger-than-life scenes, each with its own theme and music. Travel through the lights on the Jolly Trolley or in your personal vehicle. Don't miss two scenes on the beach near the Christmas Village, Twas the Night Before Christmas and the majestic Nativity scene. Inside the Christmas Village, visit with Santa, shop for unique gifts, grab a bite to eat or just enjoy the sounds of the season. Handicapped Accessible event. Call for cost and hours. Phone: 706-663-2281 - Address: Callaway Gardens, U.S. Hwy 27 - Fantasy In Lights entrance, Pine Mountain, GA 31822
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East Point Holidays Farmers Market - 11/22 & 11/29/14 at 9am-1pm
Just in time for the holidays! Shop for unique arts and crafts, gifts, specialty food items, meats/cheeses, honey, jams and jellies and seasonal produce! Free admission and parking. Phone: 404-270-7059 - Address: Fire Station #1, 2757 East Point St, East Point, GA 30344
Gift of Lights - 11/22 - 11/30/14
Atlanta Motor Speedway will be lit up like never before this holiday season for the inaugural Gift of Lights Holiday Light Show. Enjoy a nightly drive-through event, with over one million LED lights in hundreds of displays on hand for the public to enjoy. Gift of Lights will benefit the Atlanta Motor Speedway chapter of Speedway Children's Charities. There will also be a toy collection for Toys for Tots. Display hours will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Admission will be $15 per car, and the first 15,000 cars will receive a holiday gift bag with gifts and value coupons from sponsors. For families looking to enjoy lights as part of their Christmas Day gathering, the Gift of Lights is open on Christmas Day. Phone: 770-707-7904 - Address: Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 Hwy 19/41, Hampton, GA
20th Annual Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights - 11/22 - 11/30/14 at 6-9pm
This light extravaganza features more than 30 holiday scenes and LED lights that transforms the gardens' natural daytime splendor into a fantasyland. Enjoy gingerbread cookie decorating, hot cocoa and nightly entertainment. Group rates are available. Dinner with Santa is also back this year! Call for costs. Phone: 706-820-2531 - Address: Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Rd., Lookout Mountain, GA 30750
Stone Mountain Christmas - 11/22 - 11/30/14 - Call for dates and times
Christmas comes to life where Crossroads® is decked out with over 2,000,000 lights. New this year, Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 4-D, an immersive film adventure featured in 3-D with added in-theatre effects. Stone Mountain Christmas welcomes two iconic North Pole favorites, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® and Bumble™ the Abominable Snow Monster. Everyone may enjoy other great live performances that are sure to inspire the Christmas spirit, including Holly Jolly Cabaret, Toyrific!, and A Crossroads Christmas Carol. All aboard the Singalong Train to hear the heartwarming story of The Gift train show. Wander through the Wonderland Walkway to the Snow Angel® Palace. Take in the sights and sounds of the season with a nightly Christmas Parade and the arrival of Santa Claus. End the night with the magical Snow Angel® Snowfall and Fireworks Finale as the Snow Angel flies overhead and makes it snow in Crossroads. Handicapped Accessible. Price is $24.95 - $29.95 per person. Phone: 770-498-5690 - Address: Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Dr, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
A Holiday Concert - 11/24/14 at 7:30pm
Spectrum Singers and Vocal Chamber Ensemble present a delightful program of holiday music for all ages. Director: Bobby Ivey. Call for cost and more info. Phone: 770-538-4764 - Address: Brenau Downtown Center, Theatre on the Square, 301 Main St. SW, Gainesville, GA 30501
Pick Your Christmas Tree - 11/24 - 11/30/14
Greene Tree Farms is a beautiful Christmas Tree Farm. Many children tour the facility on class field trips and the farm opens for families to to pick out their trees on Thanksgiving day every year! Call for hours. Phone: 912-384-3894 - Address: Greene Tree Farms, 162 Christmas Lane, Broxton, GA 31533
Pioneer and Indian Lifestyles - 11/25/14
This program is for children 7-12 years old. Children will dip candles, make butter, make pioneer stew and create a pioneer toy. They will learn why wildlife and plants played an important role in Pioneer and Indian living. Pre-registration is required by November 22, 2014. Cost is $20 per person. Phone: 706-541-0321 Address: Mistletoe State Park, 3725 Mistletoe Rd, Appling GA
3rd Annual Lighting of the Ruins - 11/26/14 at 5-8pm
Celebrate the official start to the holiday season at Barnsley Resort! Join us for this new Southern tradition as we light the historic manor house ruins and surrounding gardens with more than one million holiday lights. Enjoy seasonal refreshments and festive music. Of course, Santa and his reindeer make an appearance. Program and Lighting at 5 - 6:30 p.m. Parking is available starting at 4 p.m. There is a $10 parking fee per car. Phone: 770-773-7480 - Address: Barnsley Gardens Resort, 597 Barnsley Gardens Rd, Adairsville, GA 30103
Festival of Trees - 11/26 - 11/30/14 at 10am-10pm
The Festival of Trees is held in Unicoi Lodge and Conference Center. Plan to enjoy other nearby Christmastime events, including the Helen Christmas parade, the lighting of the village, White Christmas on the Square and Lighted Parade in Cleveland, the Tour of Homes, and the Deck the Halls and Gingerbread House Contest at Unicoi. Admission to the event is free, although there is a $5 fee for parking. Phone: 706-878-2201 - Address: Unicoi State Park Lodge, 1788 Highway 356, Helen, GA 30545
Thanksgiving Feast - 11/27/14 at 11am-7pm
Join us at The King and Prince for our famed holiday buffets. cost is $24-$59 per person. Visit our website to view our holiday menus at: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort . Handicapped Accessible (Limited) location. Phone: 912-268-5967 - Address: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, 201 Arnold Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Clayton Cluckers Turkey Trot - 11/27/14 at 8-10am
Put the turkey in the oven on Thanksgiving morning then join the 5K run or walk through downtown Clayton to celebrate our thanksgivings. All proceeds from the race will benefit a local food distribution center. Although there is an entry fee, participants are also asked to bring canned food for donation to the food distribution center selected . Kids and adults are urged to dress up in Thanksgiving or holiday costumes to add some fun to the race. Prizes awarded! Fun for the whole family! Almost a 5K fun run or walk - you pick it! For more information Phone: 706-982-1284 - Location: Savannah St at Earl St, downtown Clayton, GA 30525
2014 Christmas in Possum Snout - 11/27/14 at 2-11pm
On Thanksgiving Day in downtown Tallapoosa, businesses open at 2 p.m. for refreshments and shopping to usher in the holiday season. Enjoy food, festivities, grand carriage rides, caroling and the Christmas specials that will truly get you in the Christmas spirit! Handicapped Accessible event. Free fun event! Phone: 770-574-2482 - Location: Allen's Florist, Head Ave., Tallapoosa, GA 30179
Thanksgiving Day Feast - 11/27/14 at 12noon-5pm
We will serve all of the traditional Thanksgiving favorites in our beautiful Rose Garden Dining Room, featuring slow roasted turkey, cornbread dressing with gravy, baked ham, green beans, sweet potato souffle, mashed potatoes and so much more! One price includes salad bar, hot bar, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages. Available by reservation only. Cost varies from $9.95 to $24.95 per person. Call to reserve. Phone: 706-864-6456 - Address: Forrest Hills Mountain Resort & Conference Center, 135 Forrest Hills Rd, Dahlonega, GA 30533
A Bountiful Thanksgiving - 11/27/14 at 10am-3pm
This buffet style event boasts a a variety of delicacies from a House Smoked Salmon display to our famous Sweet Potato Casserole. We will also be preparing turkey in three delicious ways - Traditionally Roasted, High-Country Deep Fried and Bacon and Blue Cheese Wrapped, so you can have it your way! We also have treats for the kids, including Italian Cream Cake, Brown Batter Chococalte Chip cookies, and much more! Cost is $19.95 to $39.95 per person. Reservations are highly recommended. Phone: 706-896-2262 - Address: The Ridges Resort and Marina, 3499 US Hwy 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546
The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta Hosts Thanksgiving Brunch - 11/27/14 at 10am-2pm
Begin the holiday season with a flavorful Thanksgiving brunch hosted in The Ritz-Carlton elegantly appointed Atlanta ballroom, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Guests will be presented with various unique culinary stations featuring artisan breads, regional cheeses, charcuterie, farmer's market vegetables and a butcher-block selection. Children are invited to decorate turkey-shaped cookies and enjoy tastes from the Pumpkin Patch dessert display while adults indulge in the expansive offerings at Chef Candace White's dessert stations. Cost is $35 for children and $80 for adults. Phone: 404-659-0400 - Address: The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, 181 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Thanksgiving Day Buffet at The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens - 11/27/14 at 12noon-6pm
We invite you to join us for our annual Thanksgiving Buffet at The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens. Indulge in a Southern Thanksgiving meal featuring favorites like oven roasted tom turkey with giblet gravy, cornbread dressing and juicy prime rib. Along with fresh salads, seafood and a number of hot entrées, no Thankgiving meal would be complete without a dessert table. Guests can choose from key lime pie, double chocolate cake, baked banana pudding and much more. Cost is $17.95 for ages 6-12, and $39.95 for adults. Reservations are required. Call to reserve. Phone: 706-489-3341 - Address: The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens, Autograph Collection, 4500 Southern Pine Dr., Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Tybee for the Holidays - 11/27 - 11/30/14
Make Tybee Island your home for the holidays starting Thanksgiving Day and running through New Year's Day. Bring friends and family to Tybee for a holiday getaway you'll always remember! A full calendar of events will be featured including: Small Business Saturday (Nov. 29), a day to support small businesses at Tybee's unique shops; Lights on for Tybee (Friday, Dec. 5); the annual Tybee Holiday Celebration Parade (Saturday, Dec. 6); New Year's Eve fireworks (Wednesday, Dec. 31) at midnight; and the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day (Jan. 1, 2015). Phone: 912-786-5444 - Location: Various locations in Tybee Island, Georgia
Holiday Lights - 11/27 - 11/30/14
Enjoy nearly 1 mile and nearly two dozen displays of holiday lights along Hospital Parkway in Technology Park at Johns Creek. Available free to the public from Thanksgiving through the first weekend of the New Year, the show is conveniently located on your way to your holiday shopping destinations and excellent eateries. This Free event is sponsored by the Johns Creek Owners Association and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Free fun event! Phone: 800-590-4211 - Location: Hospital Parkway in Technology Park, Johns Creek, GA 30097
Cornelia Christmas Light Spectacular - 11/27 - 11/30/14 at 5:30-11pm
The Cornelia Christmas Light Spectacular takes place in Cornelia City Park starting Thanksgiving evening at dusk and continues through New Year's Day. The drive through the lights is free! Enjoy a professional display of thousands of lights for your family to enjoy. As part of the festivities in 2014, Cornelia will once again host several days of additional activities. From Dec. 17-21, ice skating ($5 per person) and hayrides through the lights ($2 per person) return to Cornelia City Park starting at 5:30 p.m. Roast marshmallows around the fire pits, drink hot cocoa, play reindeer games and more. From Thursday, Dec. 18 to Saturday, Dec. 20, bring the kids by to visit with Santa with photo opportunities and let them enjoy fun in the Elf Workshop making holiday crafts they can take home (free). On Dec. 19 and Dec. 20, you can also peruse the Holiday Market for any last minute gifts and one of a kind arts & crafts. Phone: 706-778-8585 - Address: Cornelia City Park, 601 Wyly St, Cornelia, GA 30531
Christmas In Downtown Clayton - 11/28/14 at 5-9pm
Shop in a quaint northeast Georgia mountain town decorated for Christmas. Bring the kids and grandkids to talk with Santa (and maybe Mrs. Claus!), see the shop windows decorated for the season, and walk along the streets lined with luminaries to kick off the holiday season in the mountains. Sip cider and munch on snacks at the many shops all decked out for Christmas. Hear Sam the Bagpiper and carolers walking through downtown. This is a true old fashioned Christmas event. Restaurants open. Christmas tree lighting at 6 p.m. at the Rock House. Santa will be available for pictures. Bring your Christmas gift list and complete it at the wonderful and unique shops in Clayton. Merchants will offer specials at their shops. Handicapped Accessible event. Pets are welcome. Free fun event! Phone: 706-782-1520 - Location: Main St., downtown Clayton, Georgia
Santa on the Square - 11/28/14 at 6-8pm
Children of all ages are invited to come downtown to see Santa arrive to downtown Historic Newnan to light the Christmas tree. Children bring your wish list and parents bring your cameras! Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-253-8283 - Location: North Court Square, downtown Newnan, GA 30263
Lighting of the Village - 11/28/14
Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by horse-drawn carriage at the downtown band shell as the village is lighted to begin the holiday season. Musical performances by local groups will precede their arrival, and children are invited to meet with Santa from 6 to 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to this annual kickoff to Christmas! Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Pets are welcome. Free fun event! Phone: 706-878-2181 - Address: Bandshell-Downtown Helen, 8600 N. Main St., Helen, GA 30545
Walk Off The Turkey - 11/28/14 at 10:30am-3pm
Take a guided hike through the gorge floor to work off those extra pounds you acquired over Thanksgiving. This hike is strenuous and involves climbing over and under rocks and logs, jumping from rock to rock, and possibly getting your feet wet. Participants must be 10 or older. Register in advance. Cost is $5 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-754-7981 - Address: Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr, Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
Snowing on the Square - 11/28/14 at 6-8pm
Join us in Historic Washington-Wilkes every Friday night in December for our third annual Snowing on the Square. Snow will fall at 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Bring your family and friends for this unique holiday event! Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Free admission & parking. Phone: 706-678-5111 Location: West Square, downtown Washington, GA 30673
Christmas at the Crossroads - 11/28/14 Call for times
Christmas at the Crossroads is a month-long calendar of events in Perry, Ga. See and hear the great sights and sounds of the holiday season. Plan your visit and experience a true Southern Christmas! Tour of homes cost $15 - $200. Phone: 478-988-8000 - Location: throughout Perry, GA 31069
Don Fisher's Santa Exhibit: Santa Goes Global! - 11/28 & 11/29/14 at 10am-4pm
Kick off the holiday season with Thronateeska's annual Santa exhibit, found throughout our facilities. This collection grows every year with new and vintage toys, ornaments, and decorations to celebrate the holiday season. Handicapped Accessible event. Free parking and admission. Phone: 229-432-6955 - Address: Thronateeska Heritage Center, 100 Roosevelt Ave, Albany, GA 31701
Christkindlmarkt - 11/28 - 11/30/14 at 11am-5pm
Christkiindlmarkt is a traditional German event. Booths are set up on the Marktplatz, where visitors can enjoy the holiday atmosphere. The market offers everything from unique gifts and decorations to an assortment of savory and sweet foods, drinks and candied treats. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Pets are welcome. Phone: 706-878-1908 - Location: N Main St, Helen, Georgia 30545
Old Fashioned Christmas - 11/28 - 11/30/14
Dahlonega's Old Fashioned Christmas is a month-long celebration set into motion on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, with the Lighting of the Square. Plenty of festive holiday eventscontinue almost daily with caroling, entertainment, wine sampling, and live theater events. A live nativity scene with animals will be on display at the Park Place Hotel on the Square, and kids can visit with Santa every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. During your visit, ride an old-fashioned trolley and take a horse-drawn carriage ride through town. Other events include a parade, a Sleigh Bell Tour of inns and bed and breakfasts. Activity costs varies from $3 to $15. Phone: 706-864-3513 - Location: Downtown Square, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Okefenokee Swamp Park Annual Light Show - 11/28 - 11/30/14
This festive wilderness light show is enjoyed by young and old alike, and has become an annual tradition for many. Bring a blanket or afghan and snuggle on the trains as they make their way along a 1.25-mile rail at the Okefenokee Swamp Park in Waycross, where thousands of lights and numerous outdoor displays can be viewed. Kiddies also can ride a miniature train just for little ones. Then, walk through the park and enjoy a meal or snacks (including gator tail) at the Peach Pit Snack Shack. Tickets go on sale after 4:30 p.m. each evening and are first-come, first-served. Last train of the night is at 9:00 p.m. Cost is $6-$10 per peson. Phone: 912-283-0583 - Address: Okefenokee Swamp Park, 5700 Okefenokee Swamp Park Rd., Waycross, GA 31503
Lights Up on the Lake - 11/28 - 11/30/14 at 5-10pm
Enjoy a drive through a winter wonderland at the picnic area by the lake. Several lit scenes will grace the roadside as we welcome the coming of the holiday season. If you would rather walk, park at the office and cross the boardwalk into the festivity of lights. Handicapped Accessible event. $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-857-0826 - Address: James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park, 2800 Sloppy Floyd Lake Rd, Summerville, GA 30747
3rd Annual Tour of Lights - 11/28 - 11/30/14 at 6-9pm
Drive through the park's fabulous Winter Wonderland and enjoy festive light displays. Some scenes will reflect off sparkling Lake Seminole. Visitors are encouraged to rent a campsite and decorate it with holiday scenes and lights. $5 parking fee. Phone: 229-861-3137 - Address: Seminole State Park, 7870 State Park Dr, Donalsonville, GA 39845
Christmas at A.H. Stephens - 11/28 - 11/30/14 at 6-10pm
Tour the new 10-acre event field and visitor center area which has been beautifully decorated by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-456-2602 - Address: A.H. Stephens State Park, 456 Alexander St NW, Crawfordville, GA 30631
Holiday Celebration and Live Nativity - 11/28 - 11/30/14 at 10am-8pm
Join us Thanksgiving weekend as we celebrate the holiday season! From 6 - 8 p.m., enjoy a live nativity, marshmallow roast, hayrides, caroling and more. Reserve your spot for the starry night tours and hayrides, where you will get up close and personal with the animals under the stars! Discounts for families. Regular Zoo Hours: 10 - 5 p.m. (Petting Zoo, Wildlife Walks, Animal Encounters and more). Call for cost. Phone: 706-348-7279 - Address: North Georgia Zoo and Farm, 2912 Paradise Valley Rd, Cleveland, GA 30528
The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead Hosts Tea with Santa - 11/28 - 11/30/14
Enjoy The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead's long-standing tradition, Tea with Santa in the Lobby Lounge. Perfect for adults and older children, this formal and traditional holiday tea service includes a visit from Santa and musical entertainment and caroling by the Dickens Singers. The cost is $59 per adult and $52 per child. Reservations at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. can be made by calling. Phone: 404-237-2700 - Address: The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, 3434 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA 30326
TMT Farms Christmas Lights - 11/28 - 11/30/14 at 6pm - 12 midnight
TMT Farms is a must see when you visit Statesboro during the holidays! Enter this Christmas wonderland through arches of light. See acres and acres of traditional light. See acres and acres of traditional light displays and inflatables, as well as a western town complete with a charming little church that has been the home of many proposals and weddings. Drive through or park in the designated areas to explore on foot, and look for the antique and vintage cars, trucks and tools sprinkled everywhere. Open daily from 6 p.m.-midnight from November 28 until December 31, 2014. Donations of canned goods, gift cards or new/unwrapped toys are appreciated. Phone: 912-764-7868 - Address: TMT Farms, 16658 Old River Rd, Statesboro, GA 30461
Sugar Cane Harvest & Craft Show - 11/29/14 at 10am-4pm
Join Geechee Kunda for the annual Sugarcane Harvest. Using a historic grinder, the harvest will allow attendees to see the entire process of how sugarcane is made. Also on display will be art from numerous individuals including photos, paintings, quilts and more. Geechee Kunda is home to numerous African artifacts which tell the story of the people who worked on the Retreat Plantation in Riceboro. Hourly performances and demonstrations begin at 12 noon. Admission is $3-$5 per person. Phone: 912-884-4440 - Address: Geechee Kunda Cultural Arts Center & Museum, 622 Ways Temple Rd., Riceboro, GA 31323
Light Up Blue Ridge - 11/29/14 at 11:30am-8pm
The 2014 old-fashioned holiday celebration in downtown Blue Ridge starts off with Santa arriving in his horse drawn sleigh at 11:45 a.m., followed by an old fashioned Christmas Parade, then a full day of holiday entertainment including Tuba Christmas (an event we look forward to each year), pony and sleigh rides, petting zoo and much more. Join us for the grand finale - the lighting of our new great tree at 6 p.m. and entertainment by Maxwell Taylor from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Check out our Gingerbread Village at 815 East Main Street. Handicapped Accessible event. Pets are welcome. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-632-5680 - Location: Downtown Blue Ridge City Park, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513
Pine Boughs and Holly Swags - 11/29/14 at 6:30-8pm
Join us for a special evening in the elegant Birthplace of Juliette Low, during which we travel back to the gaslight era. Sing carols in the parlor and visit the grand home in the glittering low light. Let imagination transport you back to Christmas past. The home is a must-see destination, especially for rare evening tours. Cost is $15 per person. Phone: 912-233-4501 - Address: Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, 10 E Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, GA 31401
Christmas in Plains - 11/29/14 at 4-9pm
Get your tickets today so you can enjoy a relaxing evening on SAM Shortline as we travel to Plains in time for all the lights in Plains to glow brightly. President and Rosalyn Carter will throw the switch to light up the town. There will be a Christmas parade and music to put you in the spirit of Christmas. Special plans are in store as we have word that SANTA will be joining us on our excursion. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Call for ticket, reservations and more info. Phone: 229-276-0755 - Address: SAM Shortline Excursion Train, 2459 U.S. Hwy 280 W, Cordele, GA 31015
Storytime with Santa - 11/29/14 at 6-9pm
Tours of Idlewilde, the historic house currently used as the park office, will be available. The house will be decorated for the holiday season. Souvenirs may be purchased during the tour. Presented by the Friends of Indian Springs State Park. Free, bu donations to the Friends of Indian Springs State Park are welcome. $5 parking fee. Phone: 770-504-2277 - Address: Indian Springs State Park, 678 Lake Clark Rd, Flovilla, GA 30216
Santa on Saturday at the Rock House - 11/29/14 at 12noon-3pm
Come talk with Santa and maybe Mrs. Claus while he rests in his antique sleigh. Bring your camera to take lots of pictures in this quaint, mountain town far from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Activities all weekend to make the most of your Christmas spirit. Christmas in Downtown Clayton is the evening before as well as the Holiday Shopping Extravaganza. So much to do, so little time! Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-782-1520 - Location: Rock House, Main St, downtown Clayton, GA 30525
Thanksgiving Throwdown - 11/29/14 at 11am-7pm
Football and turkey season is the best time of year. However, we all need that break from sitting down and watching football eventually. Whether you need a break all day to come out for our hike, animal program, and campfire, or just want to come out for a few hours, we can help you out. Cost is $1 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 229-896-3551 - Address: Reed Bingham State Park, 542 Reed Bingham Rd, Adel, GA 31620
Cirque Dreams: Holidaze - 11/29/14 at 7:30pm
CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE lights up the 2014 holiday season with its newest holiday stage spectacular. Experience gingerbread men flipping mid air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires along with snowmen, icemen and penguins, balancing, jumping and spinning in disbelief. Handicapped Accessible event. Cost is $44.50 to $54.50 per person. Phone: 706-256-3612 - Address: RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901
Holiday Shop & Stroll - 11/29/14 at 12noon-4pm
You are invited to an afternoon of holiday shopping and complimentary festivities at Emory Point! Enjoy a free gift with a purchase. Present same day receipts totaling $100 or more to receive a complimentary $20 gift card to select Emory Point retailers. One gift card per customer, while supplies last. Gift card selection includes: American Threads, fab'rik, Francesca's, Jazmin Spa, JoS. A Bank, Lizard Thicket, LOFT, Pink Barre, Solar Dimensions and Strippaggio. Festivities include gift wrapping courtesy of Ronald McDonald House, free coupon books and family-friendly activities: such as face painting, balloon art, holiday themed crafts, hot chocolate and festive treats, strolling carolers and live music. Bring a camera for the Disney Princess Meet & Greet featuring a different guest each week, including Princess Elsa, Snow White, Ariel and Cinderella. Q100 will also be onsite December 13 from noon to 2 p.m. with ticket giveaways to Six Flags Holiday in the Park! Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 404-888-9348 - Address: Emory Point, 1727 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
Christmas Open House - 11/29 - 11/30/14 at 1-5pm
The 2014 season of visitation at the Reece Farm and Heritage Center will conclude on the last weekend of November. In celebration of the closing and in anticipation of the seasons of Advent and Christmas, we will be having an Open House on those two days. There will be no charge for admission to the exhibits. (Donations to support the farm activities are always welcome.) Drawings for door prizes provided by consignors and others will occur at 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Presence at the drawings is not required, but guests must come to the Welcome Center to receive a ticket and register to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Craft activities for children will be available. Weather permitting, musical presentations and singing will be conducted in the pavilion. Authors of books or CDs in the Gift Shop, primarily from the local area, will be present for signings on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-745-2034 - Address: Reece Farm and Heritage Center, 8552 Gainesville Hwy, Blairsville, GA 30512
The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead Hosts Teddy Bear Tea - 11/30/14 at 11:30am
Younger children are invited to bring a favorite teddy bear to share in the tradition of afternoon tea. This event offers a less formal tea service and is a wonderful children's holiday celebration. Storytellers and the Dickens Singers entertain, and Santa makes his annual appearance. Children enjoy hot chocolate made by the pastry team, a cookie decorating station, seasonal treats, and a keepsake holiday teddy bear. The cost is $59 per adult and $52 per child. Reservations at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. can be made through the Resort Concierge at (404) 237-2700. Phone: 404-237-2700 - Address: The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, 3434 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA 30326
December
Thomasville Christmas Parade - 12/1/14 at 6:30-7:30pm
Usher in the holiday season with a charming down home parade filled with little tykes anxious to welcome Santa to South Georgia and especially to Thomasville. Free admission and parking. Phone: 229-226-3446 - Location: Broad St, downtown Thomasville, GA
8th Annual Christmas in the Park - 12/1/14 at 5:30-8:30pm
This event is free and open to the public. There's plenty of family-friendly fun with live reindeer, pictures with Santa, cookie decorating, make and take crafts and more! The event culminates with the lighting of the community Christmas tree and singing of Silent Night at 8 p.m. Free admission and parking. Phone: 912-368-4445 - Location: Bradwell Park, Commerce St, downtown Hinesville, GA 31313
Christmas 1886 with the Gordons - 12/1-12/2, 12/4-12/9, 12/11-12/16, 12/18-12/23 & 12/26-12/30/14
Experience the extraordinary at Savannah's must-see destination, Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, 1818-1821, Savannah's first Registered National Historic Landmark. Enjoy a guided tour of the authentically furnished Gordon family home as it appeared in 1886. Explore the amazing and lively stories of four generations of one American family. Elevator accessibility. Step back in time at the Juliette Low Birthplace, beautifully decorated for the holidays. Explore customs during the Victorian era. The table is set for Christmas dinner, the stockings are ready in Mama's bedroom, and the vintage "Game of Merry Christmas" is out. Come for a taste of Christmas 1886. Cost varies from $7-$25. Call for more info. Phone: 912-233-4501 Address: Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, 10 E Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah, GA 31401
Downtown Merchants Christmas Open House - 12/1-12/6, 12/8-12/13, 12/15-12/20, 12/22-12/24/14
St. Marys shops are open and offering great deals for your holiday shopping. Events and sale dates vary by store throughout November and December at 10am-6pm. Phone: 912-882-4000 - Location: Osborne St, historic downtown St. Marys, GA 31558
Festival of Trees - 12/1-12/13/14 at 10am-10pm
The Festival of Trees is held in Unicoi Lodge and Conference Center. Plan to enjoy other nearby Christmastime events, including the Helen Christmas parade, the lighting of the village, White Christmas on the Square and Lighted Parade in Cleveland, the Tour of Homes, and the Deck the Halls and Gingerbread House Contest at Unicoi. Admission to the event is free, although there is a $5 fee for parking. Phone: 706-878-2201 - Address: Unicoi State Park Lodge, 1788 Highway 356, Helen, GA 30545
Old Fashioned Christmas - 12/1 - 12/21/14
Dahlonega's Old Fashioned Christmas is a month-long celebration set into motion on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, with the Lighting of the Square. Plenty of festive holiday eventscontinue almost daily with caroling, entertainment, wine sampling, and live theater events. A live nativity scene with animals will be on display at the Park Place Hotel on the Square, and kids can visit with Santa every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. During your visit, ride an old-fashioned trolley and take a horse-drawn carriage ride through town. Other events include a parade, a Sleigh Bell Tour of inns and bed and breakfasts. Activity costs varies from $3 to $15. Phone: 706-864-3513 - Location: Downtown Square, Dahlonega, GA 30533
3rd Annual Tour of Lights - 12/1 - 12/29/14 at 6-9pm
Drive through the park's fabulous Winter Wonderland and enjoy festive light displays. Some scenes will reflect off sparkling Lake Seminole. Visitors are encouraged to rent a campsite and decorate it with holiday scenes and lights. $5 parking fee. Phone: 229-861-3137 - Address: Seminole State Park, 7870 State Park Dr, Donalsonville, GA 39845
Fantasy In Lights at Callaway Gardens - 12/1-12/30/14
Bring your family and friends to witness more than 8 million sparkling lights at Fantasy In Lights at Callaway Gardens. Guests of all ages enjoy the larger-than-life scenes, each with its own theme and music. Travel through the lights on the Jolly Trolley or in your personal vehicle. Don't miss two scenes on the beach near the Christmas Village, Twas the Night Before Christmas and the majestic Nativity scene. Inside the Christmas Village, visit with Santa, shop for unique gifts, grab a bite to eat or just enjoy the sounds of the season. Handicapped Accessible event. Call for cost and hours. Phone: 706-663-2281 - Address: Callaway Gardens, U.S. Hwy 27 - Fantasy In Lights entrance, Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Okefenokee Swamp Park Annual Light Show - 12/1 - 12/30/14
This festive wilderness light show is enjoyed by young and old alike, and has become an annual tradition for many. Bring a blanket or afghan and snuggle on the trains as they make their way along a 1.25-mile rail at the Okefenokee Swamp Park in Waycross, where thousands of lights and numerous outdoor displays can be viewed. Kiddies also can ride a miniature train just for little ones. Then, walk through the park and enjoy a meal or snacks (including gator tail) at the Peach Pit Snack Shack. Tickets go on sale after 4:30 p.m. each evening and are first-come, first-served. Last train of the night is at 9:00 p.m. Cost is $6-$10 per peson. Phone: 912-283-0583 - Address: Okefenokee Swamp Park, 5700 Okefenokee Swamp Park Rd., Waycross, GA 31503
20th Annual Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights - 12/1 - 12/31/14 at 6-9pm
This light extravaganza features more than 30 holiday scenes and LED lights that transforms the gardens' natural daytime splendor into a fantasyland. Enjoy gingerbread cookie decorating, hot cocoa and nightly entertainment. Group rates are available. Dinner with Santa is also back this year! Call for costs. Phone: 706-820-2531 - Address: Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Rd., Lookout Mountain, GA 30750
Stone Mountain Christmas - 12/1 - 12/31/14 - Call for dates and times
Christmas comes to life during Stone Mountain Christmas, where Crossroads® is decked out with more than two million lights. New this year, Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 4-D, an immersive film adventure featured in 3-D with added in-theatre effects. Stone Mountain Christmas welcomes two iconic North Pole favorites, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® and Bumble™ the Abominable Snow Monster. Everyone may enjoy other great live performances that are sure to inspire the Christmas spirit, including Holly Jolly Cabaret, Toyrific!, and A Crossroads Christmas Carol. All aboard the Singalong Train to hear the heartwarming story of The Gift train show. Wander through the Wonderland Walkway to the Snow Angel® Palace. Take in the sights and sounds of the season with a nightly Christmas Parade and the arrival of Santa Claus. End the night with the magical Snow Angel® Snowfall and Fireworks Finale as the Snow Angel flies overhead and makes it snow in Crossroads. Handicapped Accessible. Price is $24.95 - $29.95 per person. Phone: 770-498-5690 - Address: Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Dr, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Gift of Lights - 12/1-12/31/14
Atlanta Motor Speedway will be lit up like never before this holiday season for the inaugural Gift of Lights Holiday Light Show. Enjoy a nightly drive-through event, with over one million LED lights in hundreds of displays on hand for the public to enjoy. Gift of Lights will benefit the Atlanta Motor Speedway chapter of Speedway Children's Charities. There will also be a toy collection for Toys for Tots. Display hours will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Admission will be $15 per car, and the first 15,000 cars will receive a holiday gift bag with gifts and value coupons from sponsors. For families looking to enjoy lights as part of their Christmas Day gathering, the Gift of Lights will be open on Christmas Day. Phone: 770-707-7904 - Address: Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 Hwy 19/41, Hampton, GA 30228
Tybee for the Holidays - 12/1 - 12/31/14
Make Tybee Island your home for the holidays starting Thanksgiving Day and running through New Year's Day. Bring friends and family to Tybee for a holiday getaway you'll always remember! A full calendar of events will be featured including: Small Business Saturday (Nov. 29), a day to support small businesses at Tybee's unique shops; Lights on for Tybee (Friday, Dec. 5); the annual Tybee Holiday Celebration Parade (Saturday, Dec. 6); New Year's Eve fireworks (Wednesday, Dec. 31) at midnight; and the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day (Jan. 1, 2015). Phone: 912-786-5444 - Location: Various locations in Tybee Island, Georgia
Holiday Lights - 12/1 - 12/31/14
Enjoy nearly 1 mile and nearly two dozen displays of holiday lights along Hospital Parkway in Technology Park at Johns Creek. Available free to the public from Thanksgiving through the first weekend of the New Year, the show is conveniently located on your way to your holiday shopping destinations and excellent eateries. This Free event is sponsored by the Johns Creek Owners Association and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Free fun event! Phone: 800-590-4211 - Location: Hospital Parkway in Technology Park, Johns Creek, GA 30097
Cornelia Christmas Light Spectacular - 12/1 - 12/31/14 at 5:30-11pm
The Cornelia Christmas Light Spectacular takes place in Cornelia City Park starting Thanksgiving evening at dusk and continues through New Year's Day. The drive through the lights is free! Enjoy a professional display of thousands of lights for your family to enjoy. As part of the festivities in 2014, Cornelia will once again host several days of additional activities. From Dec. 17-21, ice skating ($5 per person) and hayrides through the lights ($2 per person) return to Cornelia City Park starting at 5:30 p.m. Roast marshmallows around the fire pits, drink hot cocoa, play reindeer games and more. From Thursday, Dec. 18 to Saturday, Dec. 20, bring the kids by to visit with Santa with photo opportunities and let them enjoy fun in the Elf Workshop making holiday crafts they can take home (free). On Dec. 19 and Dec. 20, you can also peruse the Holiday Market for any last minute gifts and one of a kind arts & crafts. Phone: 706-778-8585 - Address: Cornelia City Park, 601 Wyly St, Cornelia, GA 30531
Christmas at the Crossroads - 12/1 - 12/31/14 Call for specific dates and times
Christmas at the Crossroads is a month-long calendar of events in Perry, Ga. See and hear the great sights and sounds of the holiday season. Plan your visit and experience a true Southern Christmas! Tour of homes cost $15 - $200. Phone: 478-988-8000 - Location: throughout Perry, GA 31069
TMT Farms Christmas Lights - 11/28 - 11/30/14 at 6pm - 12 midnight
12/1 - 12/31/14 at 6pm - 12 midnight
TMT Farms is a must see when you visit Statesboro during the holidays! Enter this Christmas wonderland through arches of light. See acres and acres of traditional light. See acres and acres of traditional light displays and inflatables, as well as a western town complete with a charming little church that has been the home of many proposals and weddings. Drive through or park in the designated areas to explore on foot, and look for the antique and vintage cars, trucks and tools sprinkled everywhere. Open daily from 6 p.m.-midnight from November 28 until December 31, 2014. Donations of canned goods, gift cards or new/unwrapped toys are appreciated. Phone: 912-764-7868 - Address: TMT Farms, 16658 Old River Rd, Statesboro, GA 30461
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Lights Up Atlanta - 12/2-12/7, 12/9-12/14, 12/16-12/21 & 12/23-12/24 & 12/26-12/28/14
You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen, but do you recall – the most famous reindeer of all? Celebrate the season with this holiday tradition. Directed by Jon Ludwig and based on the beloved 1964 stop-motion animated special, the festive family classic rings in the most wonderful time of the year with an unforgettable holiday adventure! Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, the Abominable Snow Monster and all the other merry misfits join Rudolph and Santa for a seasonal spectacular that can't be missed. Through the use of rod and body puppets, skilled puppeteers present the timeless tale of acceptance that has inspired audiences and become an Atlanta tradition. Call for times, cost, ticket reservations and more info. Phone: 404-873-3391 - Address: Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
Don Fisher's Santa Exhibit: Santa Goes Global! - 12/4 - 12/6, 12/11 - 12/13, 12/18 - 12/20 & 12/26 - 12/27/14 at 10am-4pm
Kick off the holiday season with Thronateeska's annual Santa exhibit, found throughout our facilities. This collection grows every year with new and vintage toys, ornaments, and decorations to celebrate the holiday season. Handicapped Accessible event. Free parking and admission. Phone: 229-432-6955 - Address: Thronateeska Heritage Center, 100 Roosevelt Ave, Albany, GA 31701
The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead Hosts Tea with Santa - 12/4 - 12/7, 12/11 - 12/14 & 12/18 - 12/21/14
Enjoy The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead's long-standing tradition, Tea with Santa in the Lobby Lounge. Perfect for adults and older children, this formal and traditional holiday tea service includes a visit from Santa and musical entertainment and caroling by the Dickens Singers. The cost is $59 per adult and $52 per child. Reservations at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. can be made by calling. Phone: 404-237-2700 - Address: The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, 3434 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA 30326
Christkindlmarkt - 12/5 - 12/7/14 at 11am-5pm
Christkiindlmarkt is a traditional German event. Booths are set up on the Marktplatz, where visitors can enjoy the holiday atmosphere. The market offers everything from unique gifts and decorations to an assortment of savory and sweet foods, drinks and candied treats. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Pets are welcome. Phone: 706-878-1908 - Location: N Main St, Helen, Georgia 30545
Christmas at A.H. Stephens - 12/5 - 12/7, 12/12 - 12/14, 12/19 - 12/21 & 12/26-12/28/14 at 6-10pm
Tour the new 10-acre event field and visitor center area which has been beautifully decorated by a host of site partners, volunteers and local businesses. $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-456-2602 - Address: A.H. Stephens State Park, 456 Alexander St NW, Crawfordville, GA 30631
Lights Up on the Lake - 12/5 - 12/7, 12/12 - 12/14, 12/19-12/21 & 12/26-12/28/14 at 5-10pm
Enjoy a drive through a winter wonderland at the picnic area by the lake. Several lit scenes will grace the roadside as we welcome the coming of the holiday season. If you would rather walk, park at the office and cross the boardwalk into the festivity of lights. Handicapped Accessible event. $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-857-0826 - Address: James H. (Sloppy) Floyd State Park, 2800 Sloppy Floyd Lake Rd, Summerville, GA 30747
Snowing on the Square - 12/5, 12/12 & 12/19/14 at 6-8pm
Join us in Historic Washington-Wilkes every Friday night in December for our third annual Snowing on the Square. Snow will fall at 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Bring your family and friends for this unique holiday event! Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Free admission & parking. Phone: 706-678-5111 Location: West Square, downtown Washington, GA 30673
Cookies with Santa - 12/6/14 at 2pm
Great for the entire family! Join us for this special afternoon filled with Christmas fun. Enjoy decorating cookies and one on one time with Santa and Mrs. Claus. No registration necessary. Free fun event! Address: Union Hill Church, 4250 McGinnis Ferry Road, Alpharetta, GA 30005
East Point Holidays Farmers Market - 12/6, 12/13 & 12/20/14 at 9am-1pm
Just in time for the holidays! Shop for unique arts and crafts, gifts, specialty food items, meats/cheeses, honey, jams and jellies and seasonal produce! Free admission and parking. Phone: 404-270-7059 - Address: Fire Station #1, 2757 East Point St, East Point, GA 30344
Holiday Shop & Stroll - 12/6, 12/13 & 12/20/14 at 12noon-4pm
You are invited to an afternoon of holiday shopping and complimentary festivities at Emory Point! Enjoy a free gift with a purchase. Present same day receipts totaling $100 or more to receive a complimentary $20 gift card to select Emory Point retailers. One gift card per customer, while supplies last. Gift card selection includes: American Threads, fab'rik, Francesca's, Jazmin Spa, JoS. A Bank, Lizard Thicket, LOFT, Pink Barre, Solar Dimensions and Strippaggio. Festivities include gift wrapping courtesy of Ronald McDonald House, free coupon books and family-friendly activities: such as face painting, balloon art, holiday themed crafts, hot chocolate and festive treats, strolling carolers and live music. Bring a camera for the Disney Princess Meet & Greet featuring a different guest each week, including Princess Elsa, Snow White, Ariel and Cinderella. Q100 will also be onsite December 13 from noon to 2 p.m. with ticket giveaways to Six Flags Holiday in the Park! Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 404-888-9348 - Address: Emory Point, 1727 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead Hosts Teddy Bear Tea - 12/7, 12/14, & 12/20-12/23/14 at 11:30am
Younger children are invited to bring a favorite teddy bear to share in the tradition of afternoon tea. This event offers a less formal tea service and is a wonderful children's holiday celebration. Storytellers and the Dickens Singers entertain, and Santa makes his annual appearance. Children enjoy hot chocolate made by the pastry team, a cookie decorating station, seasonal treats, and a keepsake holiday teddy bear. The cost is $59 per adult and $52 per child. Reservations at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. can be made through the Resort Concierge at (404) 237-2700. Phone: 404-237-2700 - Address: The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, 3434 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA 30326
2015
Tybee for the Holidays - 1/1/15
Make Tybee Island your home for the holidays starting Thanksgiving Day and running through New Year's Day. Bring friends and family to Tybee for a holiday getaway you'll always remember! A full calendar of events will be featured including: Small Business Saturday (Nov. 29), a day to support small businesses at Tybee's unique shops; Lights on for Tybee (Friday, Dec. 5); the annual Tybee Holiday Celebration Parade (Saturday, Dec. 6); New Year's Eve fireworks (Wednesday, Dec. 31) at midnight; and the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day (Jan. 1, 2015). Phone: 912-786-5444 - Location: Various locations in Tybee Island, Georgia
Gift of Lights - 1/1/15
Atlanta Motor Speedway will be lit up like never before this holiday season for the inaugural Gift of Lights Holiday Light Show. Enjoy a nightly drive-through event, with over one million LED lights in hundreds of displays on hand for the public to enjoy. Gift of Lights will benefit the Atlanta Motor Speedway chapter of Speedway Children's Charities. There will also be a toy collection for Toys for Tots. Display hours will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Admission will be $15 per car, and the first 15,000 cars will receive a holiday gift bag with gifts and value coupons from sponsors. For families looking to enjoy lights as part of their Christmas Day gathering, the Gift of Lights will be open on Christmas Day. Phone: 770-707-7904 - Address: Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 Hwy 19/41, Hampton, GA 30228
Cornelia Christmas Light Spectacular - 1/1/15 at 5:30-11pm
The Cornelia Christmas Light Spectacular takes place in Cornelia City Park starting Thanksgiving evening at dusk and continues through New Year's Day. The drive through the lights is free! Enjoy a professional display of thousands of lights for your family to enjoy. As part of the festivities in 2014, Cornelia will once again host several days of additional activities. From Dec. 17-21, ice skating ($5 per person) and hayrides through the lights ($2 per person) return to Cornelia City Park starting at 5:30 p.m. Roast marshmallows around the fire pits, drink hot cocoa, play reindeer games and more. From Thursday, Dec. 18 to Saturday, Dec. 20, bring the kids by to visit with Santa with photo opportunities and let them enjoy fun in the Elf Workshop making holiday crafts they can take home (free). On Dec. 19 and Dec. 20, you can also peruse the Holiday Market for any last minute gifts and one of a kind arts & crafts. Phone: 706-778-8585 - Address: Cornelia City Park, 601 Wyly St, Cornelia, GA 30531
Holiday Lights - 1/1 - 1/3/15
Enjoy nearly 1 mile and nearly two dozen displays of holiday lights along Hospital Parkway in Technology Park at Johns Creek. Available free to the public from Thanksgiving through the first weekend of the New Year, the show is conveniently located on your way to your holiday shopping destinations and excellent eateries. This Free event is sponsored by the Johns Creek Owners Association and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Free fun event! Phone: 800-590-4211 - Location: Hospital Parkway in Technology Park, Johns Creek, GA 30097
Don Fisher's Santa Exhibit: Santa Goes Global! - 1/1 - 1/3 & 1/8 - 1/10/15 at 10am-4pm
Kick off the holiday season with Thronateeska's annual Santa exhibit, found throughout our facilities. This collection grows every year with new and vintage toys, ornaments, and decorations to celebrate the holiday season. Handicapped Accessible event. Free parking and admission. Phone: 229-432-6955 - Address: Thronateeska Heritage Center, 100 Roosevelt Ave, Albany, GA 31701
Stone Mountain Christmas - 1/1 - 1/4/15 - Call for dates and times
Christmas comes to life during Stone Mountain Christmas, where Crossroads® is decked out with more than two million lights. New this year, Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 4-D, an immersive film adventure featured in 3-D with added in-theatre effects. Stone Mountain Christmas welcomes two iconic North Pole favorites, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® and Bumble™ the Abominable Snow Monster. Everyone may enjoy other great live performances that are sure to inspire the Christmas spirit, including Holly Jolly Cabaret, Toyrific!, and A Crossroads Christmas Carol. All aboard the Singalong Train to hear the heartwarming story of The Gift train show. Wander through the Wonderland Walkway to the Snow Angel® Palace. Take in the sights and sounds of the season with a nightly Christmas Parade and the arrival of Santa Claus. End the night with the magical Snow Angel® Snowfall and Fireworks Finale as the Snow Angel flies overhead and makes it snow in Crossroads. Handicapped Accessible. Price is $24.95 - $29.95 per person. Phone: 770-498-5690 - Address: Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Dr, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
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