Posted on 11/26/2022


The holiday season has finally arrived in the mountains! This month is filled with Christmas markets, tree lightings, Christmas parades, live music events, and lots of family fun! We wish all of our guests a wonderful Christmas with their loved ones and a happy new year! We can’t wait to see what fun is in store for 2023!


2022 Parade of Trees at Riverwalk Shops
December 1st – December 31st
Location: Riverwalk Shops

Photo Courtesy of Visit Blue Ridge

Admire all the beautifully lit trees at the Riverwalk Shops in McCaysville! From now until New Years you can take in their beauty, get your Christmas shopping done, and enjoy a great meal riverside!

Artist in Residence Scott Davis
December 1st – December 17th
Location: The Blue Ridge Art Center

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Arts Association

Come out to the Art Center to admire Scott Davis’s beautiful and unique photographs. His work will be on display September 24th – December 17th.

Elf: The Musical
December 1st – December 11th
Location: Blue Ridge Community Theater

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Community Theater

The beloved Christmas movie Elf is now a musical! When Buddy, a human raised by Elves, learns the truth about who he truly is, he goes on an unexpected journey to New York City to meet his birth dad. Turns out his father is on Santa’s naughty list! Will Buddy be able to help his newfound family learn the true meaning of Christmas, or will they stay on Santa’s naughty list forever? Find out in this fun Christmas musical at Blue Ridge Community Theater running November 17th – December 11th. Shows are Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm or Sundays at 2pm. Call the box office at 706-632-9191 for tickets!

Tour of Trees
December 1st – Decmeber 31st
Location: Union County Community Center, Blairsville, GA

Photo Courtesy of Blairsville Union County Chamber of Commerce

Visit the small local town of Blairsville for a beautiful Christmas tree display. Come and enjoy over 75 beautifully decorated trees and wreaths that are on display throughout the Community Center, plus a grand gingerbread house display. And admission is free so don’t miss out!

Holiday Show & Sale
December 1st – December 17th
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association will have a variety of art and handcrafted items for sale, all created from their member artists. Find everything you need for the holiday season Tuesday-Sunday, November 19th – December 17th!

Blue Ridge on Ice
December 1st – December 31st
Location: Blue Ridge Farmers Market

Photo Courtesy of City of Blue Ridge Georgia

Have some family friendly winter fun with ice skating at the Farmer’s Market! This fun new outdoor ice skating rink will appear at the Blue Ridge Farmers Market now through January 9th, with special hours Thanksgiving & Christmas. For just $10 you can skate to your heart’s content! After your skate, warm up with hot cocoa and other sweet treats from the concessions stand.

Gingerbread Village
December 1st – December 11th
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association

If you missed the opportunity to enter your gingerbread house in Blue Ridge’s 9th annual Gingerbread House Contest but still want to join in on the fun, then stop by and admire some tasty art at the Art Center from now through December 11th. Get in the Christmas spirit and be sure to vote for your favorite house while you’re there!

Thursday Fun Runs at the Riverwalk

December 1st – December 29th

Location: Riverwalk Shops

Photo Courtesy of Riverwalk Shops

Partake in a fun run every Thursday night at 5:30pm! You’ll leave from the Burra Burra, and the 3.1 mile run will take you by the Toccoa river and through town. You’ll get to run through 2 states and cross the famous steel bridge! After the run stay for drinks at the Burra Burra overlooking the Toccoa River. Don’t walk, RUN to this great event!

Mountain Country Christmas Lights
December 1st – December 23rd
Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Photo Courtesy of Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

See the Christmas lights reflecting off the waters of Lake Chatuge at the Georgia Mountain Fair’s Mountain Country Christmas Lights! There will be Christmas music, arts and craft vendors, holiday food, hot chocolate, Cowtown exhibit, pictures with Santa, and beautiful lights around the grounds. The event runs every Thursdays and Fridays 6pm – 9pm and Saturdays 4pm – 9pm November 24th – December 23rd.

Live Music at Misty Mountain Hops
December 2nd – December 31st
Location: Misty Mountain Hops

Photo Courtesy of Misty Mountain Hops

Misty Mountain Hops is a music-centric restaurant and pub so it’s only fitting that they bring in live music. Stop on by Fridays and Saturdays from 6pm – 9pm for great food and great live music from local artists!

December 2ndFrankie Sparks December 3rdDaisy Chain December 9thOrange Walls December 10thHighbeams December 16thMaddie Lane December 17thTravis Bowlin December 31stZach Whitley

Live Music at The Dogwood
December 2nd
Location: The Dogwood

Photo Courtesy of the Dogwood

Relax on the beautiful patio, under 100-year-old trees at The Dogwood in Downtown Blue Ridge! With delicious cocktails, an amazing limited menu, and live music from local artists on Fridays & Saturdays starting at 5pm, you’ll love your time at The Dogwood!

December 2ndRoscoe’s Road Show

Blairsville Holiday Stop & Shop
December 2nd
Location: Pat Haralson Memorial Civic Center

Photo Courtesy of Blairsville Holiday Stop & Shop

The 10th Annual Blairsville Holiday Stop & Shop is the perfect place to pick up a special gift for the ones you love the most! There will be over 50 home-based business vendors there so you’ll have plenty of options to choose from!

Open Mic Nights at Fannin Brewing Company
December 2nd – December 30th
Location: Fannin Brewing Company

Photo Courtesy of Fannin Brewing Company

Calling best local talent in North Georgia! Fannin Brewing Company in Downtown Blue Ridge is now hosting weekly open mic nights every Friday evening from 3pm – 6pm. Join their house band and simply plug in and sing away! Each artist gets 30 minutes. Sign up when you arrive and then get ready to sing!

Jingle Bell Buys
December 2nd – December 4th
Location: Blairsville, GA

Photo Courtesy of Jingle Bell Buys

Knock off the rest of your Christmas shopping list all in one place with Blairsville’s Jingle Bell Buys event! This 3 day Christmas sale gives you the chance to save big from some of the best merchants in town!

Live Music at Grumpy Old Men Brewing
December 2nd – December 16th
Location: Grumpy Old Men Brewing

Photo Courtesy of Grumpy Old Men Brewing

Stop by Grumpy Old Men Brewery Thursdays to sing along to your favorite songs for karaoke night! And drop by select Fridays & Saturdays from 3pm – 6pm for great drinks, great music, and a great time. With indoor and outdoor seating available you can even bring your dog to join in the fun! Enjoy a delicious hotdog from Jeff’s Hotdog’s while you listen to some fantastic local artists! And on Monday nights come on out for SINGO and Thursday nights is Karaoke!

December 2ndSurrender Hill December 5thSINGO w/ Danny Rhea December 8thKaraoke Thursday December 9thTravis Bowlin December 12thSINGO w/ Danny Rhea December 15thKaraoke Thursday December 16thDoctor Paul

Live Music at Tipping Point Brewing Co.
December 2nd – December 30th
Location: Tipping Point Brewing Co.

Photo Courtesy of Tipping Point Brewing Co.

Blue Ridge’s newest brewery-Tipping Point Brewing Co. has live music every weekend! On Fridays check out the local artists from 4pm – 7pm and on Saturdays you can hear them from 3pm-6pm. Grab a beer and stay awhile at one of new favorite spots in town!

December 2ndMaddie Lane December 3rdToys 4 Tots Event December 9thMaddie Lane December 10thThe Waymores December 16thJadie Lee December 17thAnderlan December 23rdDavid Cheatham December 30thSurrender Hill

Dailey & Vincent Christmasfest
December 2nd – December 3rd
Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Photo Courtesy of Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Dailey & Vincent is bringing the very best of bluegrass, country, and gospel music to the Fairgrounds and all the Christmas music you can handle! This two day event hosts legendary artists Rhonda Vincent, The Hoppers, The Isaacs, Roots & Boots featuring Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye, and Aaron Tippin, and of course Dailey & Vincent. One day admission is $75 a person and 2 day admission is $135 a person. Tickets can be purchased here:

Live Nativity Drive Thru
December 2nd – December 3rd
Location: Mount Moriah Baptist Church

Photo Courtesy of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church

Remember the true meaning of Christmas with a Nativity Drive Thru at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Blue Ridge! The event runs rain or shine Friday, December 2nd – Saturday, December 3rd from 6:30pm – 8pm.

Winery Comedy Tour
December 2nd
Location: Paradise Hills

Photo Courtesy of Paradise Hills

Get ready for a night of laughs at the Winery Comedy Tour! These hilarious comedians will make you laugh all night long! Grab a glass of wine or a beer and let the laughter flow! Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm!

Holly Jolly Christmas & Breakfast with Santa
December 3rd
Location: Union County Community Center

Photo Courtesy of Holly Jolly Christmas

Bring the whole family to Blairsville for a day of holiday fun! There will be a free breakfast with Santa, exciting reindeer games, festive crafts, train rides, writing letters to Santa, and caroling with the school choir! Come on down to the Union County Community Center from 9am-11am for this free, festive, family fun event!

St. Luke’s Anglican Church Annual Christmas Bazaar
December 3rd
Location: St. Luke’s Anglican Church

St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Blue Ridge is hosting it’s annual Christmas Bazaar! There will be all kinds of hand-crafted goods available like hand painted barn quilts, pine cone wreathes, artisan jams & jellies, delicious casseroles and more! There will also be silent auction as well. All proceeds assist families in the Blue Ridge community.

Fall 2022 at the ‘STILL
December 3rd – December 31st
Location: Grandaddy Mimm’s Distilling Company

Photo Courtesy of Grandaddy Mimm’s Distilling Company

Every weekend is jam packed with fun events at Grandaddy Mimm’s Distilling Company in Blairsville! This month you can enjoy live music, food trucks, a Black Friday sale, and plenty of delicious moonshine!

December 3rdMusic Bingo December 31stNYE BASH (tickets required)

Kris Kringle Mountain Market
December 3rd
Location: Union County Farmers Market

Photo Courtesy of 2022 Kris Kringle Market

Transport yourself to a quaint European town for Christmas at the Kris Kringle Mountain Market at the Union County Farmers Market in Blairsville! This European style Outdoor Holiday Market has over 75 vendors offering food, crafts, and produce. There will also be live music and a children’s play area!

Oil Painting Class
December 3rd – December 17th
Location: 4 Elements Fine Art

Photo Courtesy of 4 Elements Fine Art

Learn how to paint a beautiful oil landscape painting with 4 Elements Fine Art! Oil painting lessons are available December 3rd from 2pm – 4:30pm, December 15th from 6pm – 8:30pm, and December 17th from 2pm – 4:30pm. Classes are $130 per person and include professional art supplies, a charcuterie board, wine, your instructional class with George Charriez, and your own art to take home. Make your reservation here:

Copperhill Kiwanis Club Annual Christmas Parade
December 3rd
Location: Downtown McCaysville & Copperhill

Photo Courtesy of Copperhill Kiwanis Club

This annual event in Copperhill & McCaysville provides a fun and celebratory atmosphere for family and friends! Occurring on the first Saturday in December each year, this parade features a myriad of floats and high school marching bands. Come and support the Copperhill Kiwanis Club! The parade begins at 2pm!

Christmas in Ducktown
December 3rd
Location: Ducktown, TN

Photo Courtesy of Christmas in Ducktown

Come celebrate Christmas in Tennessee with the 4th annual Christmas celebration in Ducktown! There will be a cornhole tournament starting at 4pm as well as cookie decorating, music, free treats, visits with Santa, and more starting at 5pm! The tree lighting will begin at 6pm with a Christmas parade to follow at 6:30pm. Don’t miss out!

Christmas on the Square
December 3rd
Location: Blairsville Historic Downtown Square

Photo Courtesy of Visit Blairsville GA

The Annual Christmas on the Square event is back with more holiday fun! Kids can take pictures with Santa at the Historic Courthouse from 3pm – 5pm, participate in ornament painting, games, and other kid-friendly activities! There will also be carol singing, the tree lighting, and the nighttime parade at 6pm. Don’t miss out on the fun!

December 3rd
Location: Blue Ridge Farmers Market

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Farmers Market

It’s going to be a fun day at the Blue Ridge Farmer’s Market! From 12pm – 4pm there will be kids crafts, pictures with Santa and Buddy the Elf from Blue Ridge Community Theater’s production of Elf the Musical, produce vendors, ice skating, and more! Don’t miss out on this family fun event!