Schedule of Events

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Friday, November 23rd

  • Enjoy Family Activities and Strolling Entertainers throughout the Square leading up to the magical moment of historic Downtown Dahlonega being lit up! 4:30-8:30pm
  • Performances on the Plaza Stage begin at 4:30pm
  • Children’s Ornament Tree, 5-6pm
  • Carriage Rides (weather permitting), 3-8pm, $5 and $10
  • Visit with Santa on Visitors Center Plaza Downtown, 5-8pm
  • Lighting of Downtown Square and Christmas Tree, 6pm
  • Dahlonega/Lumpkin County 2018 Christmas Ornament unveiled at 6pm
    Limited Edition of 600 ornaments for sale, proceeds to benefit Community Helping Place
  • Extended Downtown Merchant Shopping Hours, Until 8pm

Saturday, November 24th

  • Visit with Santa on Visitors Center Plaza Downtown, 12-6pm
  • Carriage Rides (weather permitting), 1-8pm, $5 and $10
  • Strolling performers will entertain throughout the Square, 5-8pm
  • Extended Downtown Merchant Shopping Hours, Until 8pm

Sunday, November 25th

  • Visit with Santa on Visitors Center Plaza Downtown, 1-5pm

Thursday, November 29th

  • Carriage Rides (weather permitting), 4-8pm, $5 and $10

Friday, November 30th

  • Christmas Market on Candy Cane Lane, 1-5pm
    Located at The Community House, 11 North Park St. Hosted by the Dahlonega Woman’s Club.
  • Carriage Rides (weather permitting), 3-8pm, $5 and $10
  • Strolling performers will entertain throughout the Square, 5-8pm
  • Extended Downtown Merchant Shopping Hours, Until 8pm
  • Annie, Broadway musical performed at the Holly Theater, 8pm

Saturday, December 1st

  • Christmas Market on Candy Cane Lane, 10am-5pm
    Located at The Community House, 11 North Park St. Hosted by the Dahlonega Woman’s Club. 
  • Visit with Santa on Visitors Center Plaza Downtown, 12-8pm
  • Carriage Rides (weather permitting), 1-8pm, $5 and $10
  • Performances on the Plaza Stage begin at 2:30pm
    Christmas Concert featuring Kurt Thomas, immediately after the parade
  • Wine & Cheese Reception for Old Fashioned Christmas Sponsors, 5pm
    Located at the Visitor Center, Hosted by Dahlonega Tasting Room
  • Old Fashioned Christmas Parade through the streets of Downtown, 5pm
  • ‘Encore’ Lighting of the Tree, by Santa himself! 6pm
  • Strolling performers will entertain throughout the Square, 5-8pm
  • Extended Downtown Merchant Shopping Hours, Until 8pm  
  • North Georgia Chamber Symphony Concert, 7:30pm, free
    Located at the Dahlonega United Methodist Church, 107 S Park St
  • Annie, Broadway musical performed at the Holly Theater, 8pm

Sunday, December 2nd

  • Visit with Santa on Visitors Center Plaza Downtown, 1-5pm
  • Annie, Broadway musical performed at the Holly Theater, 2pm

Monday, December 3rd

Thursday, December 6th

  • Carriage Rides (weather permitting), 4-8pm, $5 and $10
  • UNG Jazz Band Winter Concert, 7:30-9pm, free
    UNG Shott Performance Hall, 322 Georgia Cir

Friday, December 7th

  • Pajama Party at Cranberry Corners all day!  Includes holiday sales, snacks and a finale of live music from 7-9 pm
  • Carriage Rides (weather permitting), 3-8pm, $5 and $10
  • Annie, Broadway musical performed at the Holly Theater, 8pm

Saturday, December 8th

  • Mistletoe Market – Shop Merchant and Vendor Tables around the downtown square, 10am-5pm
  • Visit with Santa on Visitors Center Plaza Downtown, 12-6pm
  • Carriage Rides (weather permitting), 1-8pm, $5 and $10
  • Annie, Broadway musical performed at the Holly Theater, 8pm

Sunday, December 9th

  • Visit with Santa on Visitors Center Plaza Downtown, 1-5pm
  • Annie, Broadway musical performed at the Holly Theater, 2pm
  • Sleigh Bell Tour of the Inns of Dahlonega, 1-6pm, $12  
    Experience 7 of Dahlonega’s Inns decked out for the Holiday’s and offering festive refreshments.

Thursday, December 13th

  • Carriage Rides (weather permitting), 4-8pm, $5 and $10

Friday, December 14th

  • Carriage Rides (weather permitting), 3-8pm, $5 and $10
  • Annie, Broadway musical performed at the Holly Theater, 8pm

Saturday, December 15th

  • Gingerbread Competition – cancelled due to lack of participation
  • Visit with Santa on Visitor Center Plaza Downtown, 12-6pm
  • Carriage Rides (weather permitting), 1-8pm, $5 and $10
  • Escape from the Gold Museum- Santa’s Missing List for ages 5-12, 5:30pm, 6:15pm, 7:00pm, 7:45pm, $5 – Reservations Required
  • Community Caroling around The Historic Square, 5:30-
    All are welcome to join the caroling, meet at the corner of Park & Choice Street.
  • Luminary Walk along South Park Street, 6-8pm
    Proceeds to benefit 
    Enotah CASA
  • Live Nativity, 6-7:30pm
    Located at Dahlonega United Methodist Church Pavilion, 107 S Park St
  • Annie, Broadway musical performed at the Holly Theater, 8pm

Sunday, December 16th

Wednesday, December 19th

Thursday, December 20th

  • Carriage Rides (weather permitting), 4-8pm, $5 and $10

Friday, December 21st

  • Carriage Rides (weather permitting), 3-8pm, $5 and $10

Saturday, December 22nd

Sunday, December 23rd

  • The Christmas Box, Interactive Musical Storytime for all ages, 11am-12pm, $15
    Located at Divine Home & Whimsy, click for info and tickets
  • Christmas Tea Party, 2pm, $30
    Mtn Laurel Creek Inn & Spa
  • Visit with Santa on Visitors Center Plaza Downtown, 1-5pm

Monday, December 31st

Dahlonega Christmas Lights & Decorations remain through January 13th!

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