December

Santa's Arrival
December 1st - Friday; 5:30pm
Depot - Downtown Acworth

 

Festivities begin around 5:30 p.m. and Santa arrives around 6:30 p.m. There will be a host of live performances into the evening to help Santa kickoff the holiday season.

 

Bring the entire family to hear Mayor Tommy Allegood read The Night Before Christmas and watch the lighting of the tree on Main Street.

 

Enjoy pictures with Santa, eating candy canes with all his elves, and filling the streets with the holiday spirit. There will be face painting, train rides, hot chocolate and a live nativity. Don’t forget to visit Frana Brown Park, where you can peruse the beautiful Festival of Trees!

 

Pictures with Santa are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Make sure to line up soon to guarantee a picture! Plan on bringing your camera to capture the special moment.

Hiram's Christmas Tree Lighting
December 1st - Friday; 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Historic Downtown Hiram

 

Bundle up and get ready to kickoff the holiday season belting out some holiday classics and enjoying Hiram’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting.

 

This celebration will fill Olde Town Hiram’s Streets with musical and dance performances, Santa, snow, food trucks, free and inexpensive children’s activities, Contests with Giveaways, Unique Gift Shopping, and it will have an Extreme Christmas Atmosphere.

 

SNOW will be falling down upon you.

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25th Annual Invitational Christmas Parade
December 2nd - Saturday; 1:00pm
Main Street - Dallas

 

The theme for this years parade is "Making A Difference in Our Community". Can Goods will be collected on the day of the parade for Helping Hands, Inc.

 

Additional Information Here

Villa Rica Reindeer Run 5K and Half Mile Egg Nog Jog
December 2nd - Saturday; 2:00pm
Prospectors Park
Main Street and North Avenue
Villa Rica

 

The 5K Reindeer Fun Run/Walk curves through historic downtown neighborhoods of Villa Rica with rolling hills and wide turns. The 1/2 Mile Egg Nog Jog, for kids 9 years old and under, is a holiday must and fan favorite! Both courses finish at the MILL Amphitheatre in Downtown Villa Rica. Individuals and teams are encouraged to participate. Every participant receives a medal. Awards are given for each age category.

 

For Additional Information, Call 678-840-1160.

Christmas On Main
December 2nd - Saturday; 4:00pm - 8:00pm
The MILL Amphitheater
106 Temple St - Villa Rica

 

Come enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas at the annual Villa Rica Christmas Tree Lighting and holiday craft market. There will be an appearance by Santa! Enjoy performances by Southern Dance Precision, Michelle's Academy of Dance, Words in Motion Acting Studio, and Music Speaks!

 

For Additional Information, Call 678-840-1160.

Joe Gransden and the Quintet
Home for the Holidays
December 2nd - Saturday; 7:00pm
Dallas Theater

 

“Let the sounds of your favorite Holiday Classics performed by Joe Gransden Quintet get you in a festive mood this December! With songs like “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, “Let it Snow” & others this show is sure to have you tapping your toes & dancing in the aisles!”

 

Additional Information and Tickets Here

Christmas Lights Display & Live Reindeer
Through December 30th
Pettit Creek Farms - Cartersville

 

Pettit Creek Farms invites you to enjoy more than mile of colorful, twinkling lights. The display is open nightly Monday-Thursday 6-9 PM and Friday-Sunday 6-10 PM. Santa Claus will visit with children Thursday-Sunday, so bring your camera! Two options for admission: Drive thru $15 per car; OR, Hayride $10 per person (babies in arms free). Both choices include the petting zoo where you can visit Comet and Cupid, the farm’s live reindeer. A live Nativity can be seen on weekends. The farm is wheelchair accessible. The concession stand menu includes hot chocolate, warm cider, marshmallows for roasting, and s’mores kits. Pettit Creek Farms also sells #1 premium Christmas trees freshly cut and standing in water. Credit cards accepted.

 

For More Information, Call 770-386-8699.

2017 Winter Wonderland Train
Pine Mountain Gold Museum
Through December 23rd
Thursdays - Sundays; 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Villa Rica

 

Thousands of Lights; Meet Santa; and More! For More Information, Call 678-840-1445.

Marietta Square Winter Wonderland
Through January 3rd

 

Winter Wonderland is returning to the Marietta Square beginning November 17 with ice-skating in Glover Park and then leads to Santa Visits and a New Year’s Eve party.

 

Additional Information Here.

Holiday in the Park
Six Flags Over Georgia
Through January 3rd

 

Six Flags Over Georgia is continuing its new holiday tradition as it extends its season with the addition of Six Flags Entertainment’s annual holiday festival — Holiday in the Park. More than one million LED lights and dozens of Christmas trees will create the perfect magical atmosphere this holiday season from November 18 through January 3 on select days.

 

Six Flags Over Georgia extends its season with the inclusion of Holiday in the Park. The holiday classic will include sparkling lights, festive shows, tasty culinary treats and of course, the Big Man: Santa Claus in all his glory.

 

Guests can enjoy the park’s most popular rides including Goliath, as well as rides for the entire family to enjoy. Holiday in the Park will be topped off with its most iconic image at the historic Riverview Carousel, which will create a glowing light and walkthrough experience never before seen in Atlanta and the Southeast region.

 

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St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
Presents the 3rd Annual Journey to Bethlehem Living Nativity
December 8th - 9th, Friday - Saturday; 5:30pm - 9:00pm
680 West Memorial Drive - Dallas

 

Walk down torch lit paths, led by Roman Soldiers, and watch the story of Nativity unfold right before your eyes.

 

Add this FREE event to your family Holiday Tradtions. Stay for dinner in the Red Apron Cafe, and shop for gifts in the Christmas Craft Marketplace. Bethlehem Village, Petting Zoo, Children's Craft Corner.

 

Make sure to meet St. Nick and roast some marshmallows, while sippong on hot cocoa.

 

Free Admission - Showtimes Every 20 minutes.

 

Additional Information Here or Call 770-443-0566.

The Nutcracker Starring Studio 4 the Arts
December 8th - Friday; 7:00p
December 9th - Saturday; 3:00p and 7:00p
December 10th - Sunday; 3:00p

 

Local, award winning, dance company, Studio 4 the Arts is back for the 3rd year with their classic rendition of The Nutcracker ballet. This is the perfect holiday tradition to enjoy as a family! Get your tickets fast, all 4 shows will sell out!

 

Additional Information and Tickets Here

Breakfast with Santa
December 9th - Saturday; 9:00am - 11:00am
Villa Rica Civic Center / V-Plex

 

For More Information, Call 770-459-7011

Atlanta Pops Orchestra
December 9th - Saturday; 7:00pm
Grand Theatre - Cartersville

 

Join in this annual Cartersville tradition, as the Atlanta Pops return for the 13th straight year for the holiday concert of the Century Bank Entertainment Series. This year’s local performers will be members of the Northwest Georgia Festival Singers.

 

Additional Information and Tickets Here

Christmas with David Phelps
December 15th - Friday; 7:30pm
Mill Town Music Hall
Bremen

 

A graduate from Baylor University, David Phelps is credited among today's most spectacular voices. His seemingly endless vocal range, which extends more than three octaves, coupled with his gift for communicating a song, has brought the house down in the world's most prestigious venues.

 

Additional Information and Tickets Here

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John Berry - O Holy Night
December 23rd - Saturday; 7:30pm
Mill Town Music Hall
Bremen

 

Mention his name to just about any country music lover and the response will likely be, "What an awesome vocalist!" Between 1979 and 1990, John recorded and marketed six albums on his own Clear Sky Records label. Those early discs and John Berry's strong regional popularity attracted him attention on Music Row.

 

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City of Villa Rica Gold Nugget Drop
December 31st - Sunday; 10:00pm - Midnight
Mill Amphitheater
Villa Rica

 

The event is free and will go on rain or shine! Our headlining act is Departure - The Journey Tribute Band. Entertainment will be provided by Head Games - A Tribute to Foreigner.

 

VIP tables may be purchased for $30 (6 seats) until tables are sold out. To reserve a table, please call Janet Chumley at 678-785-1092 or come to Gold Dust Park located at 646 Industrial Blvd. to reserve a table in person.

 

Please feel free to bring a lawn chair, picnic basket and non-alcoholic beverages to this event. No smoking, vaping, tents or pets are allowed at The MILL. Thank you to The City of Villa Rica, Liberty Chevrolet, Newspapers of West Georgia and Gradick Communications for being proud sponsors of this year's Gold Nugget Drop!

The Possum Drop
New Year's Eve Celebration
December 31st - Sunday
Tallapoosa

 

Music ~ Fireworks ~ Family Fun & Live Entertainment

 

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