Guide to Thomasville's Victorian Christmas Festival
Dates & Times
The 2018 festival is set for Thursday, Dec. 13 and Friday, Dec. 14. Each day, the festival will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thomasville is in southwest Georgia, due west of Valdosta and due south of Albany. It is two and a half hours from Columbus, Macon and Gainesville, Fla. Thomasville is about 45 minutes west off of I-85 via US 84. Greyhound Bus service is available at the Thomasville Travel Center, 2685 US-84, Thomasville, GA 31792.
The town is also home to a number of bed and breakfasts, including The Paxton Historic House Hotel, South Eden Plantation, The Magnolia Leaf, and Myrtlewood Plantation. Sugar Mill Plantation RV Park is located nearby.
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At the festival
Downtown Thomasville fills with the sights and sounds of Christmas as jingle bells and twinkling lights enchant festival-goers.
Live entertainment captures your imagination as carolers belt out classics and the theater puts on a show. Attendees are invited to feast on roasted chestnuts and marshmallows. Carriage rides transport riders up and down the streets while ice sculpting, a live nativity, carousel and more capture the attention of guests. Food vendors are located throughout the festival area with all of your favorite seasonal delicacies and festival favorites.
This annual event is free to attend.
Other things to do while you're there
Visit Pebble Hill Plantation
Pebble Hill Plantation was first established in 1850 when the first home was built. In the years since, it’s been turned into a hunting estate after time as a successful agricultural endeavor. The main house burned down in the early 1930s but was quickly replaced by a new main house.
Take a Taste of Thomasville Food Tour
Six stops along the Taste of Thomasville Food Tour will give your mind and stomach a new appreciation for the cuisine of Thomasville. Each tour takes approximately three hours, and is suited for children and adults ages 13 and up.
Discover the Jack Hadley Black History Museum
Thousands of artifacts showcasing African-American history are on display at the Jack Hadley Black History Museum, which opened in 2006.
See the Big Oak
At over 20 feet in diameter and pushing 330 years old, the town’s Big Oak live oak is one of the best spots in town to take a picture and commemorate your visit. You can have your picture taken by the Big Oak Cam by dialing 229-236-0053 from your cell phone while standing by the white sign. You can download your photo for free from www.rose.net/plogger/index.php.