December Events 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!

Upcoming Events:

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

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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 2nd: Frankie Sparks December 3rd: Daisy Chain December 9th: Orange Walls December 10th: Highbeams December 16th: Maddie Lane December 17th: Travis Bowlin December 31st: Zach 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 2nd: Roscoe’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

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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 2nd: Surrender Hill December 5th: SINGO w/ Danny Rhea December 8th: Karaoke Thursday December 9th: Travis Bowlin December 12th: SINGO w/ Danny Rhea December 15th: Karaoke Thursday December 16th: Doctor 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 2nd: Maddie Lane December 3rd: Toys 4 Tots Event December 9th: Maddie Lane December 10th: The Waymores December 16th: Jadie Lee December 17th: Anderlan December 23rd: David Cheatham December 30th: Surrender 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 3rd: Music 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

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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!

Christmas Concert at Young Harris College
December 3rd – December 4th
Location: Young Harris College

Photo Courtesy of Young Harris College

Young Harris College Choirs and Bands invite you to enjoy the sounds of the season at their Christmas Concert Saturday, December 3rd at 7pm and Sunday, December 4th at 3pm. Tickets are free with a Young Harris College ID or for children 14 & under. Other guests can purchase tickets for $10 at the door.

Live Music at Chateau Meichtry
December 3rd – December 31st
Location: Chateau Meichtry

Photo Courtesy of Chateau Meichtry

Come sip on wine by the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains at Chateau Meichtry. This beautiful winery located in Talking Rock, GA has both outdoor & indoor seating options, so you can enjoy the atmosphere of the winery no matter the weather. On Saturdays & Sundays you can sip on your favorite glass of wine while you enjoy live music from local artists from 1:30pm – 5:30pm and find live music at the same time, same place the week after Christmas! And there’s food trucks on the weekends as well!

December 3rd: Man Bites Dog December 4th: Surrender Hill December 10th: Lindsay Beth Harper December 11th: RiverSong December 17th: Surrender Hill December 18th: Maddie Lane December 24th: Barefoot Boone December 26th: Jadie Lee & Gabe Myers December 27th: Adrian Stover December 28th: Jadie Lee & Gabe Myers December 29th: Drew Ashworth December 30th: Barefoot Boone December 31st: Matty Croxton

Live Music at Cartecay Vineyards
December 3rd – December 31st
Location: Cartecay Vineyards

Photo Courtesy of Cartecay Vineyards

Sip on delicious wine surrounded by the North Georgia Mountains! Enjoy live music select Saturdays & Sundays from 1:30pm – 5:30pm. Listen to the music of local artists while enjoying your wine outside either on the Chimney Patio or the Tasting Barn’s covered porch. Live music, good wine, and beautiful mountain scenery at Cartecay Vineyards; it doesn’t get much better than that!

December 3rd: Ryan LittleEagle December 4th: Brett Cantrell December 10th: Thomas Hinds December 11th: Tim O’Donovan December 17th: Gregg Erwin December 18th: Connor Priest December 31st: Jorge Valenzuela

Live Music & Brunch at The General Ledger
December 3rd – December 18th
Location: The General Ledger

Photo Courtesy of The General Ledger

Enjoy a delicious meal and live music Sundays at noon at the General Ledger! Start your day off right with a yummy brunch paired with one of their specialty cocktails and live music from blues, soul, country and rock n’ roll!

Christmas Block Party
December 3rd
Location: Blairsville Restaurant Grits & Greens

Photo Courtesy of Blairsville Union County Chamber of Commerce

Get ready to rock the block at Blairsville Restaurant Grits & Green’s Christmas Block Party! From 7pm – 9pm there will be live music, ax throwing, cornhole, hamburgers & hotdogs, s’mores, face painting, and so much more! It’ll be an awesome night of fun entertainment!

Christmas Tour of Homes
December 4th
Location: Fannin County Family Connection

Photo Courtesy of Christmas Tour of Homes

Enjoy a scenic drive through the North Georgia Mountains to admire some of the best decorated Christmas homes in the area with the Christmas Tour of Homes! Ticket holders will meet at the Fannin County Family Connection Community Room for holiday refreshments between 11am and 2pm. You will then receive your map and directions to start your tour. You may tour homes from 1pm – 5pm. Tickets are $30 a person and all proceeds benefit Fannin County Family Connection to assist in the operation of the Food Pantry and other programming which supports a community of healthy and safe children and families.

Our Joy Has Come- A Christmas Celebration Concert
December 4th
Location: First Baptist Church

Photo Courtesy of First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church in McCaysville and the Copperhill Worship Choir hosts “Our Joy Has Come” A Christmas Celebration Concert! It will be a night of worship and a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ! The celebration starts at 6pm.

Line Dancing Class
December 5th – December 19th
Location: Tooney’s Music Venue

Photo Courtesy of Tooney’s Music Venue

Have you ever wanted to learn how to line dance? Well now’s your chance! Tooney’s now offers free, weekly line dancing classes Monday nights! The class is open to people of all ages and dance experience! Doors open at 6pm and classes start at 7pm. Come on down and show us what you can do!

Live Music at ROE.
December 6th – December 21st
Location: ROE. Blue Ridge

Photo Courtesy of ROE.

Come out to Blue Ridge’s newest restaurant ROE. Tuesday & Wednesday nights from 6pm – 9pm for live music! Catch performances in the captains quarters bar every Tuesday & Wednesday while you dine on delicious fresh seafood!

Every Christmas Story Every Told (and then some)
December 6th – December 20th
Location: The General Ledger

Photo Courtesy of The General Ledger

Get into the Christmas spirit with dinner theatre at The General Ledger on Tuesday evenings now through December 20th! Dinner starts at 6:30pm with the show at 7:30pm, reservations are required and it’s $65 a person.

Live Music at Angry Hops Brewing
December 9th – December 17th
Location: Angry Hops Brewing

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Come on select Fridays & Saturdays for good beer, live music, and a great time at Angry Hops Brewing! Angry Hops offers both traditional brews and new takes on the popular styles like IPAs, Stouts, and Sours. Be sure to check them out on weekends!

December 9th: Doctor Paul December 16th: Steve Vaclavik December 17th: David Welch

Live Music at Tooney’s
December 10th
Location: Tooney’s Music Venue

Photo Courtesy of Tooney’s Music Venue

Come on out for live music at Tooney’s HUGE music venue select Friday and Saturday nights and enjoy the best live music McCaysville has to offer! Check their website often for live music updates. And every Thursday night get ready to take to the stage with open mic night!

December 10th: Confederate Railroad with Shannon York

Christmas Tree Lighting at Vogel State Park
December 10th
Location: Vogel State Park

Photo Courtesy of Vogel State Park

Come celebrate the holidays at the beautiful Vogel State Park! Hayrides will take guests from the Visitor’s Center to the ball field where hot chocolate and hot cider will be offered starting at 4pm. At 5pm Santa arrives and caroling starts at 5:30pm! Then at 6pm the big event starts with the lighting of a 35-foot Blue Spruce tree. Bring a blanket or chair to watch the lighting of the tree as well as an unwrapped gift for a child up to the age of 12 (no toy guns, knives, or dangerous items). All the toys will be given out by the Union County Sheriff’s Department as part of the GIVE-A-GIFT toy drive.

Art Classes and Workshops
December 10th
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

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Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association offers classes year-round for artists looking to expand their skill set. On December 10th enjoy a leather making workshop from 10:30am – 4pm.  And check out more upcoming art classes at

Merry Grinchmas
December 10th
Location: Fannin County Public Library

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Bring the little ones in their best Whoville costumes to Fannin County Public Library on December 10th for their Merry Grinchmas event! There will be a reading of Dr. Suess’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, games, crafts, and cookies for children of all ages!

Guided Hikes with the Benton McKaye Trail Association
December 12th – December 14th
Location: Cherry Log, GA

Photo Courtesy of Benton McKaye Trail Association

Explore the beauty of North Georgia on a guided hiking tour with the Benton McKaye Trail Association. They offer 2 – 4 hikes a month varying in difficulty from easy, leisurely hikes to moderately difficult hikes.

 December 12th: Dally Gap to Jack’s River and Back December 14th: Watson Gap to Jack’s River Trail intersection to Hemptop to Dally Gap and return

Saturday Morning Bird Walk
December 17th
Location: Lake Blue Ridge Marina

Photo Courtesy of Blue Ridge Bird Seed Company

Explore Lake Blue Ridge and spot beautiful birds on a guided tour through the woods with Suzanne as your guide. Meet up at Lake Blue Ridge Marina at 8am, wear comfortable clothes & walking shoes, and be ready to find as many birds as you can! Please RSVP in advance!

Olde Towne Affair
December 17th
Location: INOLA Blue Ridge

Photo Courtesy of INOLA Blue Ridge

Enjoy an afternoon of fun in a beautiful colonial style village- INOLA! Your ticket will include buffet appetizers, picnic snack boxes, drink tickets, and a front row seat to great live music and special guest speaker Lt. Gordy Boyce. A portion of all proceeds benefit Trident House Charities programs which support SEAL warriors, veterans and families.

Christmas Day Buffet 2022
December 25th
Location: Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa

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Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving feast prepared by Chef Brandon at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa! Enjoy Brown Sugar Rubbed Ham with Seasonal spices, Oven Roasted Turkey with Giblet Gravy and Roasted Striploin, House Smoked Salmon, Apple-Sausage Cornbread Stuffing, Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce, and so much more! The buffet will be offered anytime between 11:30am-5pm. Adult pricing is $55.95, children ages 6 – 12 is $29.95 and children 5 and under are $10.95. Call 706-379-4617 for reservations.

New Years Eve Bash- Tooney’s
December 31st
Location: Tooney’s Music Venue

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Get ready to rock into the new year at Tooney’s! One for the Road and Wesley Earwood will be there to keep you dancing all night long, or at least until midnight! Doors open at 7pm!

New Years Eve Bash- Paradise Hills
December 31st
Location: Paradise Hills

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Celebrate the start of the new year at Paradise Hills! Your $65 ticket to the coolest private party in town includes live music by Chris Carpenter, heavy appetizers, sparkling wine toast and holiday swag for every guest; wine & beer will also be available for purchase.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks
December 31st
Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

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Ring in the new year with a bang! Head to Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds to say goodbye to 2022 and watch fireworks light up the night sky! Enjoy the show with BBQ, hot dogs, and a warm cup of hot chocolate. The Blairsville Cruisers will also be in attendance as well as live musical performances and craft vendors. All the fun starts at 5pm with fireworks at 8:45pm!

2023 NYE Gala- Enchanted Forest Theme
December 31st
Location: Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa

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Dress to the nines and enjoy a formal celebration at Brasstown Valley’s 2023 New Years Eve Gala! This year’s event is enchanted forest themed. The open bar starts at 7:30pm with a gourmet dinner buffet from 7:30pm – 9:30pm. There will be music and dancing all evening long! *must be 21 years or older to attend.

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