Christmas Lights Around the Mountains



Every family has many Christmas traditions that they enjoy preserving. For this writer, one of my family’s favorite things to do is to go drive around and see all the Christmas lights! However, when you’re not from around here, you wouldn’t even know where to begin to look for lights to enjoy. Well, we tried to make it easy for you and stalked as many of our friends pages to locate all the Christmas light displays that you HAVE to go check out!

Each community offers a brief directions, but click on the town name to access a Google map to help you find your way! If you’re a local reading this and know of other places we’re missing please drop a comment or send us a Facebook or Instagram message. Merry Christmas!

Click to go to the Escape To Blue Ridge Christmas Light Map

Blue Ridge:

Escape to Blue Ridge offices – We are decked out for the season! Stop by and take a selfie with our Christmas Tree & pick up an activity packet for the kids and enjoy the lights by night!

Downtown Blue Ridge – East Main St.

Spur 60 – Between Mineral Bluff and NC State line. Drive through Winter Wonderland! Santa on certain nights.

The Penlands – Hwy 75, just past the North Carolina/Georgia state line.

Williams’ – Forge Mill Road off Hwy 515 across from Cucina Rustica. Santa on certain nights.

William’s Home Photo Courtesy of Becky Dyer

Blairsville:

Gwynn’s Christmas Light Show

Chamber of Commerce – Tour of Trees. 9am – 5pm. 129 Union County Recreation Road, Blairsville

Collins – 257 Windy Hill Rd. (Santa Here)

289 Cook St

Downtown – On the Square

195 Forest Dr

Gwynn’s Christmas Light Show – Shows at 7pm & 7:30pm. Tune your radio to 91.9 and enjoy! Address is 121 Birch Cane Drive, Blairsville, GA 30512

262 Jewell Mason Rd

Stonehenge Assisted Living – Hwy 129 North towards Murphy, about 7 miles north of Hwy 76/129 intersection. Note: Nativity Scene

The Browns – Take Old Blue Ridge Highway out past Mulkey Gap. Right on Ed King Road. Just before the solar panel field. Note: Santa’s Mailbox – leave a letter to Santa and receive a reply!

The Jones – Take Blue Ridge Hwy, then a left on Mulkey Gap, right on Jones Rd.

Hiawassee

Mountain Country Christmas in Lights

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds – Mountain Country Christmas in Lights every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday from November 25-December 18th. Come early on Saturdays for the Craft Show and stay for the lights 4pm-9pm! Open EVERY night from December 19th-23rd! (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Here you will enjoy beautiful light displays and food ops along with food, music, arts & crafts, hot chocolate, marshmallow, a petting zoo and Santa. Admission is $6 per person and children 12 and under are FREE! On the main drag – Hwy 76 in Hiawassee.

Bugscuffle Road – Through the town of Hiawassee, but before the School. See Uhaul & Parker Oil, next road on left is Bugscuffle. On Hwy 76, just west of Towns County School.

Scataway Road – About 5 minutes past the Towns County School, see sign for Mount Zion Church on left and follow the red glow. Off of Hwy 76, 5 minutes east of town. See Santa on certain nights.

Panter House – Gumlog Rd off of Hwy 66 in Young Harris. On the Towns County side of Gumlog.

North Carolina:

Harshaw Road Lights Courtesy of Susie Bryant

Penlands – Hwy 75, just across the NC/Ga line.

Harshaw Road – Near Cherokee Hills Golf Course

December 2021



‘Tis the season to celebrate in the mountains! The crisp weather is perfect for shopping downtown, enjoying outdoor activities and then relaxing in the hot tub or by the crackling fire at the cabin! Come stay with us this month and check out the upcoming events below!

Holiday Express 2021
Dec 1 – Dec 23
Location: Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Photo Courtesy of the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Take a ride on the Santa Express and enjoy hearing a Christmas story, singing Christmas songs, and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Every child will receive a traditional Christmas bell, a candy cane, and a memory they won’t soon forget!

Holiday Show & Sale
Dec 1 – Dec 18
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

Photo Courtesy of the 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, December 1st – December 18th!

Live Music
Dec 1- Dec 31
Locations: Tooneys Music Venue

Photo Courtesy of Tooney’s

Come on out for live music at Tooney’s HUGE music venue select 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!

Mountain Country Christmas in Lights
Dec 1 – Dec 23
Location: Georgia Mountains Fairgrounds

Photo Courtesy of the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Visit the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds for a Winter Walk through thousands and thousands of lights and exhibits! Visit Poinsettia Place, Candy Cane Lane, Santa’s Workshop, Toyland, Frosty’s Trail and many more light exhibits. There will be live music, arts and craft vendors, food, and most important…SANTA!!!  Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 6pm – 9pm. $6 for adults and children under 12 are FREE!!!

Four Old Broads at Christmas
Dec 1 – Dec 12
Location: Blue Ridge Community Theater

Photo Courtesy of the Blue Ridge Community Theater

Come see Blue Ridge Community Theater’s comedic play ‘Four Old Broads at Christmas’! The play follows four old ladies who are ready for a new and fun vacation! With the help of a retired Elvis impersonator the ladies try to sneak away to the Sassy Seniors Caribbean Cruise! But will they get to go on the vacation of their dreams? Find out! Shows are Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm; and runs from November 18th through December 12th.

2021 Tour of Trees
Dec 1 – 31
Location: Union County Community Center

Photo Courtesy of Scott Michael Anna

The Blairsville-Union County Community Center is transformed into a winter wonderland for the whole month of December. Bring your family and friends and enjoy an amazing display of trees, lights, wreaths, and decorations. This is a perfect place to get your holiday photos! Admission is FREE!

Live Music
Dec 2 -Dec 18
Location: Grumpy Old Men Brewery

Photo Courtesy of Grumpy Old MEn

Stop by Grumpy Old Men Brewery select Fridays 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!

December 2nd, 16th – Karaoke
December 3rd – Surrender Hill
December 10th – Travis Bowlin
December 17th – Doctor Paul
December 18th – SaturdayOke

Blairsville Holiday Stop & Shop
Dec 2 – 3
Location: Pat Haralson Memorial Civic Center

Photo Courtesy of Blairsville Holiday Stop & Shop

If you are needing a special gift for a special family member or friend, then check out the Blairsville Holiday Stop & Shop! There will be over 50 home-based business vendors (Independent Consultants) there to cover all your shopping needs.

Holiday in the Park – Winter Wonderland
Dec 3
Location: Fannin County Recreation Dept.

Photo Courtesy of Fannin County Recreation Dept

A Winter Wonderland in Blue Ridge! Enjoy Elf hunts, Santa pictures, craft kits, hot chocolate and Santa himself will arrive by Helicopter! 

Copperhill Kiwanis Club Annual Christmas Parade
Dec 4
Location: Downtown McCaysville & Copperhill

Photo Courtesy of Kiwanis Club of Copperhill

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 and ends at 4pm. This year’s theme is a Centennial Christmas. At 6pm will be the lighting of the tree ceremony and music.

Christmas in Ducktown
Dec 4
Location: Downtown Ducktown, TN

Photo Courtesy of Ducktown Tennessee

Just over the Georgia line, Ducktown, Tennessee will hold a Christmas event complete with a parade, tree lighting, cookie decorating, music, and a visit from Santa.

Kris Kringle Mountain Market
Dec 4
Location: Union County Farmers Market

Photo of the Union County Farmers Market

Enjoy a visit to the European Outdoor Holiday Market right here in the North Georgia Mountains! Music, children’s area. More than 75 vendors with produce, arts/crafts, and delicious food creations.

St. Luke’s Annual Christmas Bazaar
Dec 4
Location: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Photo Courtesy of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar and Silent Auction from 9am to 3pm. Taking place across from the Blue Ridge Kiwanis Club Fairground, this event will feature original art works, matted reproductions, knitted items, handmade birdhouses, note-cards, pottery, and handcrafted Christmas decorations! Baked goods, homemade jams, jellies, pickles, and other sweets and treats will also be available!

Christmas on the Square and Parade
Dec 4

Location: Downtown Blairsville

Photo Courtesy of Visit Downtown Blairsville

Blairsville will hold a Christmas event complete with a parade, tree lighting, Christmas caroling, and pictures with Santa.

Christmas Tour of Homes
Dec 5
Location: Blue Ridge Area

Photo Courtesy of Satterwhite Log Homes

Christmas Tour of Homes is hosted by the Fannin County Family Connection. The tour includes 6 beautifully decorated homes and holiday refreshments. Tickets are available at online at www.fannin.gafcp.org. All proceeds are used to fund Drug & Alcohol outreach programs and the food pantry at Family Connection.

Live Music
Dec 9 – Dec 31
Location: Hook & Eye Rooftop Bar

Photo Courtesy of the Hook & Eye

Take in downtown Blue Ridge from the roof of the Hooke & Eye! This restaurant features excellent cuisine, a full bar, great views, an inviting atmosphere inside, and balcony seating on the outside!

December 9th, 23rd – Andrew Chastain
December 10th, 17th – Trevor Ciongoli
December 24th, 31st – Rusted Melody

Sounds Like Christmas – Brasstown Ringers
Dec 11
Location: First United Methodist Church

Photo Courtesy of the Brasstown Ringers

If you haven’t seen hand bells rung, go! The sounds are so resonant, pure, and uplifting. The Brasstown Ringers are in Blue Ridge on December 11 at 7pm. Don’t miss them!

Christmas Kick Off – Sunday Funday Holiday Singalong Party
Dec 12
Location: The Dogwood

Photo Courtesy of The Dogwood

Start your holiday season off right for a Sunday Funday Holiday Singalong Party at one of our favorite hot spots in Blue Ridge, The Dogwood! Special guest musicians, holiday classic songs, fun cover tunes, and maybe even some crowd participation and karaoke fun!

Sawyer Brown & Exile
Dec 18
Location: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Photo Courtesy of the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Sawyer Brown with Exile are coming to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds! You might remember these bands from the 70s & 80s, but their songs are timeless, and they are still rocking! A concert on vacation is just another great way to make lasting memories!

New Year’s Eve Party
Dec 31
Location: Tooneys Music Venue

Photo Courtesy of Tooney’s

Welcome 2022 in with free live music performances by The Wandering Willows & One For the Road! What better way to ring in the New Year with good drinks, good friends, and a lot of fun at Tooney’s in McCaysville!

Joy to the World
All Season Long
Location: Across the World

To every household near and far, we hope that regardless of your beliefs, you and yours are filled with the merriment and joy of the season. Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy Festivus!