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The following Calendar of Events listings have been provided by event venues, individual organizers and readers of Georgia Magazine. 

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11/22/2019

Rock City's 25th Annual Enchanted Garden of Lights

Historic High Country
See Rock City shine brighter than ever before during the 25th anniversary of Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights! Featured recently on ABC’s show The Chew, this light extravaganza showcases more than 30 holiday scenes and over a million LED lights that transform the gardens’ natural daytime splendor into a fantasyland of four realms of wonder: Yule Town, Arctic Kingdom, Magic Forest and North Pole Village. Enjoy gingerbread cookie decorating, hot cocoa and nightly entertainment. Group rates available. Dinner with Santa is also back, as well as Jack Frost, Inara the Ice Queen and many other characters! This event was selected as a Top 20 Event for 2019 by Southeast Tourism Society! www.seerockcity.com/lights
Kids & Family
11/22/2019 to 12/01/2019

Planes and Trains Model Railroad

Historic Heartland
The Middle Georgia Model Railroad Club will kick off the holiday season with large miniature train displays set-up at the Museum of Aviation during Thanksgiving week, November 22-December 1, Closed Thanksgiving Day. Eagle Building Rotunda. The “Planes and Trains” exhibit is open free to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kids & Family
11/23/2019

Rock City's 25th Annual Enchanted Garden of Lights

Historic High Country
See Rock City shine brighter than ever before during the 25th anniversary of Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights! Featured recently on ABC’s show The Chew, this light extravaganza showcases more than 30 holiday scenes and over a million LED lights that transform the gardens’ natural daytime splendor into a fantasyland of four realms of wonder: Yule Town, Arctic Kingdom, Magic Forest and North Pole Village. Enjoy gingerbread cookie decorating, hot cocoa and nightly entertainment. Group rates available. Dinner with Santa is also back, as well as Jack Frost, Inara the Ice Queen and many other characters! This event was selected as a Top 20 Event for 2019 by Southeast Tourism Society! www.seerockcity.com/lights
Kids & Family
11/23/2019

Pioneer Day

Classic South
A fun-filled day of family entertainment, Southern Cooking, living history demonstrations and displays of antique cars and tractors. Free admission! Come early, come hungry!
Festivals
People, Places, Things. November 16, 2019 - January 2020. FREE Opening Reception from ​6:00 - 8:00 PM Saturday, November 23, 2019. Enjoy the ​Atlanta Photography Group (APG) collaborative exhibition that will be featured at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center in Madison, Ga. The exhibition will be juried by Samuel Gerace, Photography Curator, Booth Museum. Many works will be available for purchase. Workshop date TBD.
Art Exhibit
11/23/2019

GWB 2nd Anniversary Celebration

Atlanta Metro
Join us at Good Word Brewing to celebrate our 2nd anniversary in Downtown Duluth. Live music, baller food, tons of one-off beers make this a day worthy of celebration. If you were here for our first, you’ll come back- let's rage! Bring the family!
Food & Drink
11/23/2019

Jingle Mingle

Northeast Georgia Mountains
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Celebrate the holidays in Historic Downtown Gainesville as we open the holiday shopping season with music, kiddie train rides, carriage rides, photos with Santa, and the Lighting of the Chicken! Special musical guests include Voices of North Georgia and the Believers Concert Band. This event is held in coordination with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce to promote shopping local for the holidays.
Community
11/24/2019

Rock City's 25th Annual Enchanted Garden of Lights

Historic High Country
See Rock City shine brighter than ever before during the 25th anniversary of Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights! Featured recently on ABC’s show The Chew, this light extravaganza showcases more than 30 holiday scenes and over a million LED lights that transform the gardens’ natural daytime splendor into a fantasyland of four realms of wonder: Yule Town, Arctic Kingdom, Magic Forest and North Pole Village. Enjoy gingerbread cookie decorating, hot cocoa and nightly entertainment. Group rates available. Dinner with Santa is also back, as well as Jack Frost, Inara the Ice Queen and many other characters! This event was selected as a Top 20 Event for 2019 by Southeast Tourism Society! www.seerockcity.com/lights
Kids & Family
11/24/2019 to 12/09/2019

Historical Tall Ship Virginia Coming to Georgia's Coast

Georgia's Coast
Step back in time and sail aboard schooner Virginia and experience what it was like to sail aboard aboard a 20th century Pilot Tall Ship. You are welcome to interact with the Captain and crew as they take you back in time and explain the great history of Schooner Virginia. Help the crew hoist the sails as a crew member or just sit back and enjoy your two-hour sail aboard Schooner Virginia. Schooner Virginia is a 122-foot wooden schooner that is a modern replica of an early 20th century pilot vessel of the same name. Bring your own snacks and drinks (alcohol is allowed during the sail ). Sit back and have a family picnic or enjoy that way-overdue friends' social outing while you sail the waters in Brunswick, Georgia.
Festivals
11/25/2019

Rock City's 25th Annual Enchanted Garden of Lights

Historic High Country
See Rock City shine brighter than ever before during the 25th anniversary of Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights! Featured recently on ABC’s show The Chew, this light extravaganza showcases more than 30 holiday scenes and over a million LED lights that transform the gardens’ natural daytime splendor into a fantasyland of four realms of wonder: Yule Town, Arctic Kingdom, Magic Forest and North Pole Village. Enjoy gingerbread cookie decorating, hot cocoa and nightly entertainment. Group rates available. Dinner with Santa is also back, as well as Jack Frost, Inara the Ice Queen and many other characters! This event was selected as a Top 20 Event for 2019 by Southeast Tourism Society! www.seerockcity.com/lights
Kids & Family
11/25/2019 to 12/10/2019

Historical Tall Ship Virginia Coming to Georgia's Coast

Georgia's Coast
Step back in time and sail aboard schooner Virginia and experience what it was like to sail aboard aboard a 20th century Pilot Tall Ship. You are welcome to interact with the Captain and crew as they take you back in time and explain the great history of Schooner Virginia. Help the crew hoist the sails as a crew member or just sit back and enjoy your two-hour sail aboard Schooner Virginia. Schooner Virginia is a 122-foot wooden schooner that is a modern replica of an early 20th century pilot vessel of the same name. Bring your own snacks and drinks (alcohol is allowed during the sail ). Sit back and have a family picnic or enjoy that way-overdue friends' social outing while you sail the waters in Brunswick, Georgia.
Festivals
11/26/2019

Rock City's 25th Annual Enchanted Garden of Lights

Historic High Country
See Rock City shine brighter than ever before during the 25th anniversary of Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights! Featured recently on ABC’s show The Chew, this light extravaganza showcases more than 30 holiday scenes and over a million LED lights that transform the gardens’ natural daytime splendor into a fantasyland of four realms of wonder: Yule Town, Arctic Kingdom, Magic Forest and North Pole Village. Enjoy gingerbread cookie decorating, hot cocoa and nightly entertainment. Group rates available. Dinner with Santa is also back, as well as Jack Frost, Inara the Ice Queen and many other characters! This event was selected as a Top 20 Event for 2019 by Southeast Tourism Society! www.seerockcity.com/lights
Kids & Family
11/26/2019 to 12/11/2019

Historical Tall Ship Virginia Coming to Georgia's Coast

Georgia's Coast
Step back in time and sail aboard schooner Virginia and experience what it was like to sail aboard aboard a 20th century Pilot Tall Ship. You are welcome to interact with the Captain and crew as they take you back in time and explain the great history of Schooner Virginia. Help the crew hoist the sails as a crew member or just sit back and enjoy your two-hour sail aboard Schooner Virginia. Schooner Virginia is a 122-foot wooden schooner that is a modern replica of an early 20th century pilot vessel of the same name. Bring your own snacks and drinks (alcohol is allowed during the sail ). Sit back and have a family picnic or enjoy that way-overdue friends' social outing while you sail the waters in Brunswick, Georgia.
Festivals
11/27/2019

Rock City's 25th Annual Enchanted Garden of Lights

Historic High Country
See Rock City shine brighter than ever before during the 25th anniversary of Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights! Featured recently on ABC’s show The Chew, this light extravaganza showcases more than 30 holiday scenes and over a million LED lights that transform the gardens’ natural daytime splendor into a fantasyland of four realms of wonder: Yule Town, Arctic Kingdom, Magic Forest and North Pole Village. Enjoy gingerbread cookie decorating, hot cocoa and nightly entertainment. Group rates available. Dinner with Santa is also back, as well as Jack Frost, Inara the Ice Queen and many other characters! This event was selected as a Top 20 Event for 2019 by Southeast Tourism Society! www.seerockcity.com/lights
Kids & Family
11/27/2019 to 12/12/2019

Historical Tall Ship Virginia Coming to Georgia's Coast

Georgia's Coast
Step back in time and sail aboard schooner Virginia and experience what it was like to sail aboard aboard a 20th century Pilot Tall Ship. You are welcome to interact with the Captain and crew as they take you back in time and explain the great history of Schooner Virginia. Help the crew hoist the sails as a crew member or just sit back and enjoy your two-hour sail aboard Schooner Virginia. Schooner Virginia is a 122-foot wooden schooner that is a modern replica of an early 20th century pilot vessel of the same name. Bring your own snacks and drinks (alcohol is allowed during the sail ). Sit back and have a family picnic or enjoy that way-overdue friends' social outing while you sail the waters in Brunswick, Georgia.
Festivals
11/28/2019

Rock City's 25th Annual Enchanted Garden of Lights

Historic High Country
See Rock City shine brighter than ever before during the 25th anniversary of Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights! Featured recently on ABC’s show The Chew, this light extravaganza showcases more than 30 holiday scenes and over a million LED lights that transform the gardens’ natural daytime splendor into a fantasyland of four realms of wonder: Yule Town, Arctic Kingdom, Magic Forest and North Pole Village. Enjoy gingerbread cookie decorating, hot cocoa and nightly entertainment. Group rates available. Dinner with Santa is also back, as well as Jack Frost, Inara the Ice Queen and many other characters! This event was selected as a Top 20 Event for 2019 by Southeast Tourism Society! www.seerockcity.com/lights
Kids & Family
11/28/2019 to 12/13/2019

Historical Tall Ship Virginia Coming to Georgia's Coast

Georgia's Coast
Step back in time and sail aboard schooner Virginia and experience what it was like to sail aboard aboard a 20th century Pilot Tall Ship. You are welcome to interact with the Captain and crew as they take you back in time and explain the great history of Schooner Virginia. Help the crew hoist the sails as a crew member or just sit back and enjoy your two-hour sail aboard Schooner Virginia. Schooner Virginia is a 122-foot wooden schooner that is a modern replica of an early 20th century pilot vessel of the same name. Bring your own snacks and drinks (alcohol is allowed during the sail ). Sit back and have a family picnic or enjoy that way-overdue friends' social outing while you sail the waters in Brunswick, Georgia.
Festivals
11/29/2019

Rock City's 25th Annual Enchanted Garden of Lights

Historic High Country
See Rock City shine brighter than ever before during the 25th anniversary of Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights! Featured recently on ABC’s show The Chew, this light extravaganza showcases more than 30 holiday scenes and over a million LED lights that transform the gardens’ natural daytime splendor into a fantasyland of four realms of wonder: Yule Town, Arctic Kingdom, Magic Forest and North Pole Village. Enjoy gingerbread cookie decorating, hot cocoa and nightly entertainment. Group rates available. Dinner with Santa is also back, as well as Jack Frost, Inara the Ice Queen and many other characters! This event was selected as a Top 20 Event for 2019 by Southeast Tourism Society! www.seerockcity.com/lights
Kids & Family
11/29/2019 to 11/30/2019

Christmas In The Park

Classic South
Christmas displays provided by community partners, churches, and businesses.
Community
11/29/2019

"The Nutcracker"

Atlanta Metro
Roswell Dance Theatre presents the 31st Annual 'Nutcracker'! November 29th – December 8th. "The Nutcracker," a beloved holiday tradition for residents of North Fulton and beyond, includes world-class artists, who have danced both nationally and internationally along with aspiring young professionals from the Roswell Dance Theatre. Patrons will delight in gorgeous costumes, magical scenery, beloved music, and exquisite dancing. The 14-performance run includes matinees, evening performances, and three special Meet & Greets. "The Nutcracker" has something for everyone: a thrilling battle scene, a dreamy walk through the Land of Snow, and a fantastic journey through the Land of Sweets. It is the perfect way for all ages to usher in the magic of the holiday season. Reserved seats on sale beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Oct. 2 at www.RoswellNutcracker.com.
Theater

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