Countdown to Christmas Lights


DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Dahlonega has become a well-known tourist attraction for their display of “Dahlonega’s Old Fashion Christmas”.

In fact, this year the town has been named in a list as one of the top 15 best Christmas towns in America.

Every year, the square is lit up with festive Christmas lights, carolers sing, and carriage rides are given throughout the historic square.

This year, the festivities are set to begin Friday, Nov. 26, the day after Thanksgiving. The lights will be turned on at approximately 3:30 p.m. and will be on display every evening until Jan. 9.

Local shops also often participate in the holiday fun, including the historic Holly Theater, which will be showing performing Irving Berlin’s “Holiday Inn” throughout the holiday season this year.

Music will also be playing throughout the square during the day and live music will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the evenings.

A line-up of Christmas attractions include a live nativity, carriage rides, and even visits from Santa Clause himself!

For a full list of activities, please go to to schedule some holiday cheer!

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