Georgia Magazine - December 2011 - (Page 10)

DEcEMbER 2011 Compiled by Nikki StepheNS Holiday celebrations for all hether your home is the holiday destination for your family, or you are traveling to other cities around the state to celebrate, there are plenty of festivals and parades to experience together no matter where you end up. This is also a prime time for arts and crafts fairs, so find a unique, handmade gift for someone on your gift list. —Nikki Stephens W HISTORIc HIGH cOUNTRY   7th Annual Festival of Trees & Holiday Artists’ Market, through Dec. 11, Harris Arts Center, Calhoun. 70 themed Christmas trees, silent auction, handcrafted gifts. (706) 629-2599. Enchanted Garden of Lights, through Dec. 31 (closed Dec. 24), Rock City, Lookout Mountain. A million lights transform the garden. (706) 820-2531. “Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” Dec. 1-4, Harris Arts Center, Calhoun. Children’s holiday play for the entire family. harrisarts (706) 629-2599. “Beauty and the Beast,” Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, The Colonnade Center, Ringgold. See “Beauty and the Beast” performed live. (706) 935-9000. Annual St. Luke’s Christmas Bazaar, Dec. 3, Wetherburn Tavern, Blue Ridge. Handmade baskets, woodwork, decorations, greeting cards. (706) 632-8245. Christmas Classics, Dec. 9-10, Harris Arts Center, Calhoun. Calhoun Community Chorus performs. (706) 629-2599. Christmas Open House, Dec. 9-11, Tate House, Tate. Tour the Pink Palace and enjoy light refreshments. (770) 735-3122. Christmas Cookie Walk, Dec. 16-17, Gilmer County Civic Center, Ellijay. 20,000 beautifully decorated cookies, silent auction, lunch in the bistro. (706) 635-3672. Possum Drop, Dec. 31, Tallapoosa. Ring in the new year in true country style. thepos (770) 574-2345. Regions are determined by the Georgia Department of Economic Development. See their Web calendar at www.exploregeorgia. org for additional events. NORTHEAST GEORGIA MOUNTAINS Festival of Trees, through Dec. 10, Unicoi State Park, Helen. Beautifully decorated trees throughout the lodge. gastateparks. org/unicoi. (800) 573-9659, ext. 300. “1940s Radio Hour,” Dec. 1-4, 8-11, Habersham Community Theatre, Clarkesville. Musical about the final holiday broadcast of a New York radio show. habersham (706) 839-1315. Annual Winter Wine Highway Tour, Dec. 2-4, Tiger Mountain Vineyards, Tiger. Visit wineries, take a hayride, sip wine around a fire, enjoy live music. (706) 782-8499. Mountain Christmas Tour of Homes, Dec. 2-4, Towns County Tourism Association, Young Harris. Candlelight walk, decorator showcase, gala. mountaintopga. com. (706) 896-4966. “Christmas Belles,” Dec. 2-4, 9-11, Elbert Theatre, Elberton. One of the funniest Christmas shows you’ll ever see. (706) 283-1049. Revolutionary War Observance, Dec. 3, Richard Russell State Park, Elberton. Annual observance of the battle of Vanns Creek. (706) 283-1627. Chestatee Artists Holiday Show and Sale, Dec. 3-4, YMCA, Dahlonega. Holiday gifts, such as handmade jewelry, pottery, pressed flower art, chain saw carvings and more. chesta (706) 867-8059. ATLANTA METRO “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” through Dec. 18, Dec. 20-24, 26-31, Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta. Rudolph and friends appear. (404) 873-3391. Portrait & Text: African American Artists of Dance, Music & the Written Word, through Dec. 30, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta. news-events. (404) 727-6887. Art in Nature: Nature in Art, through Dec. 31, Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell. (770) 992-2055, ext. 224. Strange Stories—The Art of Lostdogbob, through Dec. 31, ART Station, Stone Mountain. Artist Bob Davis’ sculpture and painting. (770) 469-1105. Gift of Lights, through Jan. 1, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Atlanta. Millions of twinkling LED lights. (888) 926-7401. Macy’s Pink Pig Ride, through Jan. 1, Macy’s Lenox Square, Atlanta. Kids of all ages can ride the Macy’s Pink Pig train. Winter Wonderland, through Jan. 3, St. Regis Atlanta, Buckhead. Skating at the Astor Holiday Rink, holiday tea with Santa. stregis (404) 563-7900. Garden Lights, Holiday Nights, through Jan. 7, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta. Botanical-inspired light displays. atlantabo (404) 876-5859. Odysseo, through Jan. 8, Midtown, Atlanta. Spectacular equestrian show featuring 70 horses and 55 performers. (866) 999-8111. Civil War Art Exhibit, Dec. 2, The Carnegie, Newnan. 26 images show effects the war had on families. (770) 683-1347. GEORGIA MAGAZINE Christmas Concert, Dec. 10-11, Canton First United Methodist Church, Canton. Presented by the Cherokee Chorale, conducted by Jenny Rawson and featuring “Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Britten. (678) 439-8625. 10 Christmas Tour, Dec. 3-4, Hartwell. Help elementary school children in Hart County by attending tour of lights and decorations. (706) 436-3039. More online at

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - December 2011

Georgia Magazine - December 2011
Georgia News
Picture This?
Calendar of Events
Magical Nights, Holiday Lights
Between the Covers
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Georgia Cooks

Georgia Magazine - December 2011