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GEORGIA MOUNTAINS CHRISTMAS
Shop at the local and unique shops in Ellijay, Dahlonega, Blue Ridge, or an uncrowded North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall in Dawsonville.
In winter, the peaceful serenity of Mountaintown Creek and the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains will let you relax, rest and restore your well being. If you are lucky, you may experience the stillness and pristine sparkling beauty of snow in the North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains. Although the snow will not last long, you will be treated to a sparkling winter wonderland even if it is temporary.
Get away from the dreariness of winter and enjoy the evergreen color of evergreen hemlocks, rhododendrons and laurels while enjoying the whitewater river, wildlife and scenery. Warm yourself by a fire in the indoor fireplace or the outdoor chiminea. Enjoy walks along the banks of the whitewater.
Wintertime is the ultimate time to enjoy a hot tub. Imagine a soak in a steaming, bubbling hot tub on a crisp winter day! Even better, on a snowy day! How invigorating!
Take a drive over to Lookout Mountain for a day or night of skiing at Cloudmont Ski and Golf Resort near Rock City and Ruby Falls. Cloudmont is open daily and nightly during season when temperatures at night drop to 28 degrees to make snow. Cloudmont is the southernmost ski area in the United States.
Nightly at Rock City see the award holiday light display Enchanted Garden of Lights featuring more than 25 holiday scenes that transform the natural beauty into a dazzling light fantasyland! November 17-January 6. Enjoy Music Under the Moon, a nightly Christmas concert series.
During daylight hours enjoy the natural beauty of Rock City, the Lookout Mountain Incline Railroad and Ruby Falls, a thundering waterfall inside Lookout Mountain, all within a short drive of Ellijay.
New last year! Ice skating at Hancock Park in Dahlonega begins November 18th.
During November and December, plan to pick out your Christmas tree at one of the various tree farms in the Georgia Mountains. Not only will you take home your fresh mountain tree, but you also take with you the memories of your trip and your mountain experience choosing your tree in the North Georgia Mountains. We highly recommend Southern Tree Plantation in Blairsville for trees and a lot of fun.
Southern Tree Plantation Christmas Season
4.7 miles south of Blairsville
Christmas at Southern Tree Plantation will begin Nov 22nd and run through December 23rd. Weekends with lots of things to see and do. For more information call 706-745-0601
Ride the Christmas Express to the North Pole on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway for a fun-filled holiday treat complete with a visit from Santa.
November 24, 25, and 26;
December 2 thru 23
The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
celebrates the holidays with The Christmas Express -- twenty festive, fun-filled train rides. Passengers will be treated to holiday refreshments at the depot before boarding. On board, they will hear Christmas stories, sing Christmas carols with elves, and visit with the North Pole's jolliest elf himself during the ride.
Seats are limited: Advance reservations are required. For tickets or more information, call: 1-800-934-1898
If you love trains, take a ride on the Tennessee Valley Railroad in Chattanooga for another visit with Santa on the North Pole Limited.
Take a ride to Chattanooga to ride the Christmas train on the Tennessee Valley Railroad, the Chattanooga Choo Choo.
Since 1999, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum has been carrying all the good boys and girls of Chattanooga and surrounding areas to the North Pole for a visit with Santa Claus. This year, TVRM is proud to announce that Jolly Old St. Nicholas has once again asked that we extend our services and take everybody back to the North Pole again!
Santa’s elves have been busy preparing the tracks and we hear that they’ll be routed through locations such as Santa’s Workshop! Storytellers are buying fresh copies of The Polar Express to read to everybody and Yoo-hoo is busy filling up bottles so that all the children will have something to drink on the trip!
Santa has even arranged for our station to keep everyone warm and dry while waiting for the North Pole Limited to arrive, complete with a dining area for those with an appetite.