There has probably never been a year like 2020, so why not take the time to enjoy some holiday cheer! Check out these events happening in Northwest Georgia.

(Note: Due to Covid-19, some events may have mask requirements or other restrictions, or may possibly cancel…be sure to confirm before you travel.)

Nov 20 – Jan 2    Enchanted Garden of Lights at Rock City
Warm your heart during this nighttime family tradition as you walk through Rock City Gardens’ winter wonderland. It is a magical experience to make your holiday memorable!
www.seerockcity.com/events/enchanted-garden-of-lights/

Nov. 26    Christmas in Possum Snout in Tallapoosa
Businesses open at 2pm for refreshments, shopping, festivities, carriage rides, caroling and more! www.visitharalson.org/events-1/christmas-in-possum-snout-3

Nov 27 – 28    Light Up Blue Ridge
On Friday, enjoy downtown shopping discounts, holiday cheer, strolling entertainment. On Saturday, a full day of fun includes Christmas entertainment, food vendors, visits with Santa in the gazebo, view the Gingerbread Village. Then the city lights up that evening!
www.blueridgemountains.com/events/light-up-blue-ridge/

Nov 27 – Dec 23    Santa Express on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Celebrate the season with a visit to Santa and Mrs. Claus in the specially decorated caboose, then enjoy a one-hour train ride with the Christmas story, singing and fun.
www.blueridgemountains.com/events/santa-express-blue-ridge-scenic-railway/

Nov 27 – Dec 31    Copper Basin Presents “Olde Town Christmas”
1.8 miles of walkable festive family holiday fun! On Nov. 27 experience the light-up of McCaysville and Copperhill. See Santa’s workshop in the Riverwalk Shops, Epic family photo op in Santa’s sleigh, lighting at dusk, shopping and dining specials, and more.
www.blueridgemountains.com/events/copper-basin-presents-an-olde-town-christmas/

Dec 2 – 23   Winter Wonderland Train at Pine Mountain Gold Museum in Villa Rica
See thousands of Christmas lights, and meet Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus each Friday and Saturday nights.
www.facebook.com/PineMountainGoldMuseum/

Dec 3 – 23    Holiday Lights of Hope in Woodstock
This huge walk-through Christmas light display features more than 2 million light, concessions, Santa and more. Kids 14 and under are free (others $10). Sorry, no pets.
www.holidaylightsofhope.com

Dec 5    Christmas on Main in Downtown Villa Rica
The day stars with the Reindeer Run 5k followed by shopping at the Mistletoe Market. Stay for the Christmas Parade, lighting of the tree, and pictures with Santa.
www.downtownvillarica.com

Dec 5    Lights on the Lake Boat Parade in Cartersville
The lineup begins at the Allatoona Yacht Club and will journey to the Park Marina.
www.visitcartersvillega.org/event/lights-on-the-lake-boat-parade/

Dec 5    Christmas in Downtown Carrollton
Bring your family to Adamson Square for an altogether magical day filled with festivities and fun. Check out the special offers a local shops and eateries and stay for the lights at night to add a sparkle to your evening.
www.carrolltonga.com/event/christmas-in-downtown-carrollton/

Dec 5    Christmas Jubilee Drive-Thru Parade of Lights in Canton
Load up a car and come for the Drive-Thru Parade at River Ridge High School and Mill Creek Middle School to see your favorite holiday floats in a safe environment.
www.woodstockga.gov/your_government/departments/parks_and_recreation/special_events.php

Dec 5 – 6    Christmas Open House in Downtown Cedartown
Get in on a festive shopping experience for a weekend of specials!
www.downtowncedartown.com/

Dec 5 – 6    Georgia’s Rome Winter Art Market
Celebrate Georgia artists, crafters, and growers at this expanded display of gifts, foods and outdoor décor with one-of-a-kind creations. Shop Georgia Made Georgia Grown for the most unique gifts!
www.romegeorgia.org/attraction/georgias-rome-winter-art-market/

Dec 5 – 18    Christmas Concerts at Mill Town Music Hall in Bremen
Take a break from shopping, cooking, and preparing for company with a fun evening of holiday entertainment at Mill Town Music Hall. Check out these concerts for all ages:
Dec 5 – An Evening with Dailey and Vincent
Dec 10 – Christmas with the Collingsworth Family
Dec 18 – Christmas Songs and Stories with John Berry
www.milltownmusichall.com

Dec 13    Social Distance with Santa in Dalton
Come for a special drive-through celebration and get photos with Santa at the Dalton Convention Center.
www.visitdaltonga.com/event/social-distance-with-santa/

Dec 15    Carroll Community Wind Ensemble Christmas Concert
Let this musical group transport you to a winter wonderland with sentimental favorites such as Sleigh Ridge and White Christmas.
www.carrolltonga.com/event/carrollton-jazz-orchestra-concert-copy-copy/

Dec 18 – 24    Christmas Carol 2020 – On the Green in Woodstock
Finish the year on a high note with this open air concert tradition and holiday musical. Broadway heavy hitters bring new life to the classic tale of A Christmas Carol. A favorite for all ages!
www.elmstreetarts.org/events/a-christmas-carol-2020/

Dec 19    Victorian Christmas Trolley Tour in Rome
Explore the largest Victorian-era District in the State of Georgia. Step back in time to discover the amazing beauty of the Between the Rivers Historic District all decked out for the Christmas season.
www.romegeorgia.org/attraction/victorian-christmas-trolley-tour/

Dec 31    Bell Tower Bash in Downtown Buchanan
Come for a New Year’s Eve celebration with lots of fun, fellowship, fireworks and food. Love music and a hometown market round out the evening.
www.visitharalson.org

Jan 1    First Day Hike at Prater’s Mill in Dalton
Come to historic Prater’s Mill for a refreshing hike on the Norma Gordon Nature Loop and Prater’s Mill Greenway. The guided tour is a fun way to start out the new year refreshed and invigorated with the area’s history and outdoor setting.
www.exploregeorgia.org/dalton/events/free-things-to-do/first-day-hike-at-praters-mill