11 Magical Christmas & New Year’s Events in the North Georgia Mountains

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Everything You Need to Plan the Perfect Christmas and New Year’s Getaway

The north Georgia mountains are the best place to go for fun, festive holiday 2019 events. We’ve handpicked the best ones that we think will warm your heart and fill you with holiday cheer. We’d love to see you at Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa this holiday season, especially if you’re looking for a nice, quiet place to return to when you’re finished with the crowds and the partying. Read ahead and see what events are in store!

North Georgia Christmas Events

  • Christmas in the Mountains Parade — December 7, 2019, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Cleveland Courthouse Square. This lighted parade kicks off the holiday season and the event includes food, music, a holiday market, Christmas tree lighting and more.
  • Victorian Christmas — First three Fridays and Saturdays in December at Hardman Farms State Park. History comes to life with docents dressed in Victorian attire, horse-drawn wagon rides, and warm apple cider and hot chocolate.
  • Sautee Christmas Shop & Stroll — December 7, 2019, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Village of Sautee. Take a walk through Sautee and do some shopping, see some holiday decor, and visit with Santa.
  • Blackhawk Holiday Celebration — December 14, 2019, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Blackhawk Trophy Flyfishing. Enjoy cocktails, appetizers, and live music from the region’s best chefs and musicians.
  • A Downtown Clarkesville Christmas — December 14, 2019, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Roast marshmallows, listen to carollers, and enjoy a beautiful tree lighting.
  • Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre — December 13 & 14, 6:30 p.m. at the Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center. Join actors to help save Christmas in this interactive show.
  • Christkindlmarkt — November 30 – December 1 & December 7 – 8, 2019 in Helen. Stop by this market for unique merchandise, gourmet candies and other treats, music, and entertainment.
  • Ralph Rodeenbery & Donna Hopkins — December 21, 2019, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. in Clarkesville. Enjoy a special holiday show with these accomplished musicians at the Grant Street Music Room.

Ring in the New Year With Us

  • New Year’s Eve Celebration — December 31, 2019, 8 p.m. – midnight in Helen. Enjoy this festive tradition with music, dancing, and hors d’oeuvers, leading up to a champagne toast and the dropping of the edelweiss at midnight!
  • Steve Bryson Band New Year’s Eve — December 31, 8 p.m. – January 1, 12:30 a.m. in Clarkesville. Enjoy this celebrated musician as he rings in the New Year at the Grant Street Music Room.
  • Bootlegger’s Ball — December 31, 2019, 5 p.m. at Unicoi State Park. Eat a delicious dinner, indulge in a champagne toast, and dance the night away at this popular event.

After a fun day or night out, there’s nothing better than our quiet, cozy rooms and delicious, gourmet breakfasts to round out a wonderful getaway. Add a bottle of champagne for your arrival or a spa treatment and you’ve got the makings of true luxury! Make sure your holiday plans include a stay at Lucille’s, so book now before these dates fill up!

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