Christmas in Blue Ridge, Georgia

  • Snowy Blue Ridge credit Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

    credit Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

Situated about 90 minutes north of Atlanta off Interstate-575, Blue Ridge, Georgia is all at once outdoorsy, earthy, upscale, fresh, historical –  a collision of opposites resulting in a picture-perfect getaway for crafting memories, whether seeking solitude, uniting family, gathering friends or igniting romance. Upscale cabins dot the landscape offering time in nature and sweeping visitors a million miles away from the fa-la-la-la of “real life” while keeping within close proximity the upscale shops, restaurants and multi-generational activities that inspire cheery holiday memories.

Bring your Christmas shopping list to the Holiday Art Show and Sale, going on through January 10th, at The Art Center, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association.  Hand turned wooden carvings, hand-crafted items, jewelry, holiday ornaments and homemade soaps are only a few of the things that will be available.

Watch a family comedy destined to become a theatrical holiday favorite, A Christmas Story, play at the Blue Ridge Community Theater through December 15th. 

All aboard the Santa Express train excursion where you will hear a Christmas story, sing Christmas Carols, meet Christmas characters and, of course, visit with Santa. Each child receives a traditional Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad memento, BRSR Christmas Activity Book and a candy cane.  The Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad runs through Christmas Eve.

Take a spin on the outdoor ice skating rink located in downtown Blue Ridge City Park. The ice rink will be open until February 16, 2014.

Katie Reeder

Mom-on-the-go and Laurie Rowe Communications PR pro Katie Reeder graduated at the top of her class from the Calhoun Honors College at Clemson University with a degree in Communication Studies. Katie resides in Cumming, Georgia – between the beautiful mountains of North Georgia and the lights and action of nearby Atlanta.