Jingle All the Way with Georgia's Christmas Parades
Pull out your jingle bells; it's time to get into the holiday spirit with the Christmas parades throughout Georgia!
Pull out your jingle bells and your striped tights; it’s time to get into the holiday spirit with the annual Christmas parades throughout Georgia. The Christmas parade signals the start of the holiday season for me, and it’s a great inexpensive family tradition. It seems no matter where you travel in Georgia, you’re bound to find a Christmas parade to welcome in the holiday season. Here are several from around the state.
Nov. 20, 2021
Braselton's Annual Lighting of the Tree & Holiday Parade
Get a jump on your holiday festivities at Braselton's parade. The evening ends with a tree lighting by a special guest, a tradition in town that dates back to the 1920s.
Nov. 27, 2021
Light Up Blue Ridge
Light Up Blue Ridge is always the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. and features lighted floats. While you're there, vote for your favorite gingerbread house and window decorations, and write a letter to Santa!
Unlike in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, when Santa is the final attraction, Santa and Mrs. Claus lead this parade through St. Marys and make their way to the waterfront. Along the way, Santa magically turns on thousands of twinkling lights that remain lit through the holidays, and he lights the giant St. Marys Christmas Tree.
Rome Christmas Parade
This is one of Northwest Georgia's oldest and largest Christmas parades. The Rome parade is organized by a volunteer committee and has more than 100 entries each year.
Start your day in Villa Rica with the Reindeer Run 5K and Egg Nog Jog, and enjoy an afternoon of shopping at the Mistletoe Market, featuring handmade crafts. The Christmas parade will feature lighted floats, local high school bands and, of course, Santa Claus!
Christmas in the Mountains Celebration & Lighted Parade
Visit with Santa, shop the holiday market on the Cleveland Courthouse Square, enjoy musical performances in Freedom Park, and marvel at the lighted Christmas parade through town. Don't miss the lighting of the community Christmas tree!
Come early in the day to shop and stay for the parade at 6 p.m. Floats are judged on appearance, special effects, creativity, workmanship and use of the theme, which is “Musical Notes & Holiday Floats.”
Hawkinsville Annual Christmas Parade
Head to Hawkinsville for this parade, held the first weekend in December, to ring in the Christmas season. See marching bands, fire trucks, floats and Santa!