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Ellijay Georgia, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is the perfect destination to enjoy the Christmas holiday season. The atmosphere of the North Georgia Mountains lends itself to creating a relaxing, peaceful and enjoyable holiday. Families are able to reconnect by planning a holiday getaway far from the hustle and bustle of holiday stress.  Create your own quiet celebration in the quietude and peace of the North Georgia Mountains.
Families can create their own Christmas holiday traditions while staying at an Ellijay cabin rental.  Go for a Christmas ride to the North Pole on the Blue Ridge Railway or the Tennessee Valley Train.  Pick out your North Georgia Mountains Christmas tree and take your Christmas tree home.  Visit a Living Nativity or a Christmas tree maze.  Shop for Christmas gifts for unique gifts in the small towns of Dahlonega, Blue Ridge and Ellijay.   

Sit in front of a cozy crackling fire in the fireplace, singing Christmas carols, drinking hot chocolate and eating freshly baked Christmas cookies.  Who knows?  You may have a good chance of seeing snowflakes that will enhance the holiday ambiance of the Georgia Mountains and elevate your Christmas spirit.



Nightly at Rock City Gardens see the award holiday light display Enchanted Garden of Lights featuring more than 25 holiday scenes that transform the natural beauty into a dazzling light fantasyland!  Nightly November - early January from 6PM to 9Pm except  Christmas Eve.  Enchanted Garden of Lights

During daylight hours enjoy the natural beauty of Rock City, the Lookout Mountain Incline Railroad and Ruby Falls, a thundering waterfall inside Lookout Mountain, all within a short drive of Ellijay.  Rock City, the Lookout Mountains Incline Railroad and Ruby Falls are open year round.  Avoid the crowds and enjoy the attractions.



During November and December, plan to pick out your Christmas tree at one of the various tree farms in the Georgia Mountains.  Not only will you take home your fresh mountain tree, but you also take with you the memories of your trip and your mountain experience choosing your tree in the North Georgia Mountains. We highly recommend Southern Tree Plantation in Blairsville for trees and a lot of extra Chrismas fun.  



Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Christmas Express
Blue Ridge, Weekends in December

Come ride the holiday train and see Santa, Mrs. Santa and the elves. Listen to Christmas stories and sing carols.
Ride the Christmas Express to the North Pole on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway for a fun-filled holiday treat complete with a visit from Santa.

The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Celebrate the Christmas holidays with The Christmas Express -- twenty festive, fun-filled train rides. Passengers will be treated to holiday refreshments at the depot before boarding. On board, they will hear Christmas stories, sing Christmas carols with elves, and visit with Santa Cluas at the North Pole.
Seats are limited: Advance reservations are required. For tickets or more information, call: 1-800-934-1898

Tennessee Valley Railroad
Take a ride to Chattanooga to ride the Christmas train on the Tennessee Valley Railroad, the Chattanooga Choo Choo.  

Christmas trips departing:
November and December

Since 1999, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum has been carrying all the good boys and girls of Chattanooga and surrounding areas to the North Pole for a visit with Santa Claus. This year, TVRM is proud to announce that Jolly Old St. Nicholas has once again asked that we extend our services and take everybody back to the North Pole again!
Santa’s elves have been busy preparing the tracks and we hear that they’ll be routed through locations such as Santa’s Workshop! Storytellers are buying fresh copies of The Polar Express to read to everybody and Yoo-hoo is busy filling up bottles so that all the children will have something to drink on the trip!
Santa has even arranged for our station to keep everyone warm and dry while waiting for the North Pole Limited to arrive, complete with a dining area for those with an appetite.


 Huckleberry Holler, Ellijay
Celebrate Christmas in true hillbilly style …
Visit with Santa in the Holler.  It's a photo opportunity you won't want to miss, once you see his Hillbilly 'reindeer' and old-fashioned sled, er -- sleigh!
Serving up warm cookies, hot cider, rich cocoa, fresh-baked muffins … and many other holiday treats. If the temperature is down in the snuggle-up zone, you can gather 'round our bonfire -- toast marshmallows, eat gooey S'Mores, and enjoy the best of North Georgia's holiday music!
Pick out your freshly cut Christmas tree and shop at the country store for unique country gifts and foods.

Christmas Tree Maze at Little River Farms Corn Maze and Live Nativity Scene
 669 Nickelsville Rd. Resaca, Ga. 30735. Phone: 706-629-9688
Live Nativity Scene is wonderful, with all the little animals and 'Away in a Manger' playing in the background. You'll enjoy the true spirit of Christmas with this very special addition during the holiday season at the farm. Last tour for the Christmas Maze and Live Nativity is 8:30 p.m.
Christmas tree corn maze is an over 300 foot tree with 3800 feet of garland and lights! Find your way through from the tree trunk to the star on top!

Christmas Tree Maze at Little River Farms Corn Maze and Live Nativity Scene
Little River Farms Corn Maze and Petting Farm
 669 Nickelsville Rd. Resaca, Ga. 30735. Phone: 706-629-9688

Bradley's Pumpkin Patch is located in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains in Dawsonville. Pumpkins, gourds, Indian Corn, Ellijay Apples, local honey.
Frasier Fir Christmas trees  and live wreaths will be available beginning on  Thanksgiving weekend

Southern Tree Plantation
Blairsville, GA 30512
Marshmallow Roasting, Wagon Rides, Animals, Kids Train Ride, wooden maze, Craft, Gift Shop, Playground, Pony Rides (Selected Days Only), 22" Tall Inflatable Slide (Selected Day Only)
Christmas Trees Sales Are Available Daily - November and December

Amicalola Deer Park's special fundraising event Santa Sleighay ride will begin the 3rd weekend of November  and will continue every Saturday and Sunday until December 18th on Saturdays and Sundays.   There will be sleighay rides to feed Santa's deer and to Santa's cabin to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus.  At Santa's cabin you can get pictures with Mr & Mrs Claus, tell Santa what you want for Christmas, have cookies and hot chocolate and listen to Christmas songs while Santa shows you a trick or two. Remember to bring your camera and Christmas list. SANTA SLEIGHAY RIDE is an animal rescue fundraiser for the end of year to raise dollars to provide food and care through the winter. http://amicaloladeerpark.com/amicalola_deer_park_events.asp


Shop at the local and unique shops in Ellijay and Dahlonega, or an uncrowded North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall in Dawsonville for unique gifts.
 With small town nostalgic holiday charm and cheer, Ellijay, Dahlonega and Alpine Helen Georgia are enchanting locations to add to the ambiance of the holiday shopping be during the Christmas holiday season!
The entire Bavarian Village of Helen is a holiday sight to behold and is energized and decorated with Christmas lights and displays, horse drawn carriages, garlands, trees, bows, ribbons and candy canes for a festive celebration of Christmas in the North Georgia Mountains.
The boutique shops in Ellijay, Dahlonega and Helen have unique arts, unusual artisan handcrafted gifts and crafts, jewelry, glassware, tableware,clothing, antiques, textiles, books, decor, novelties and so much more.


Every year, the first weekend of December marks the beginning of the Olde Fashion Christmas celebration, which last the entire month of December.

Friday, November 30, the Square will be lit with hundreds of luminaries. The Kiwanis's sponsored event coincides with the Annual Gallery Walk, and the Merchant Open House. Merchants and galleries open their doors and welcome visitors and locals to enjoy music, refreshments, and the beautifully decorated public Square. The evening is highlighted with live entertainment when Emerald Rose performs their annual show at Cranberry Corners. Everyone is invited to participate in Olde Fashion Christmas.  Even Santa Claus will be there! It's a great time to begin your holiday shopping and eat out in a great restaurant.

On the first Saturday of December, the festivities begin with a parade around the Square, and we're expecting it to be a wonderful celebration of the arts, music, Santa and the Chestatee Wildlife Refuge animals.

After the parade, the Annual Lighting of the Square takes place. This is when the magic of Christmas goes into full swing in the historic town. Thousands of white lights are simultaneously set aglow and the official beginning of the Christmas season is set into motion. "Once you've been there, you will not ever want to miss Christmas in Dahlonega.

Light Up Blue Ridge  2011

Light Up Blue Ridge

Join Blue Ridge  for Light Up Blue
Ridge. Light Up Blue Ridge will feature the sounds of the Christmas season as the
mountains come alive in downtown Blue Ridge through entertainers, shops and
boutiques, art galleries, antique stores, restaurants and more.

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
FREE Horse and Carriage Rides, FREE Rides through town on Trackless Train

Visit the Gingerbread Man and see his new Gingerbread House
Holiday entertainment will fill 3 different stages: Main Stage in the Park Hampton Square and Fieldstone Village

Father Christmas arrives in his sleigh pulled by Clydesdales leading a twilight processional of carolers

Ceremony - The evening will culminate with the lighting of the Great Tree