What’s Happening This Week

Week of November 28 – December 4, 2022

With leaves off the trees, the mountains are visible in the distance. Here are some of the events happening in our area this week.

Ice Skating – Monday – Sunday, November 28 – December 4, Farmers Market, Blue Ridge (706- 632-2091) *
Ice Skating at the Blue Ridge Farmers Market, located next door to The Swan Drive-In. Open daily.

Parade of Trees – Monday – Sunday, November 28 – December 4, McCaysville
Unwrap the fun with the 2022 Parade of Trees at Riverwalk Shops.

Shopping – Tuesday – Sunday, November 29 – December 4, 10 am – 6 pm, The Art Center, Blue Ridge (706-632-2144)
“Holiday Show and Sale” – Come shop for that perfect holiday gift, one that is creative and unique during this holiday retail exhibit. We will have a multitude of artistic and handcrafted items for sale, all made from our member artists. So, whether it is jewelry, pottery, paintings, or anything in between, we have that unique gift for your holidays.

Guided Hike – Wednesday, November 30, Benton MacKaye Trail Association, Blue Ridge (706-946-0336)
“Big Frog Wilderness, TN” – Strenuous 7.5 miles loop hike. Yellow Stand Lead Trail #73 to Grassy Gap Trail to Big Creek Trail #89 off USFS #221. Meetup at Thunder Rock Campground. Hike Leaders Clare and Ed Sullivan.  For more information contact  hikeleaderCS2@bmtamail.org.

Tour of Trees – Thursday – Saturday, December 1 – 3, 9 am – 4 pm, Union County Community Center, Blairsville (Ashley.Miller@BlairsvilleChamber.com)
If you’re looking for a magical way to get into the holiday spirit, be sure to visit the Tour of Trees at the Union County Community Center. During the month of December, you can tour over 75 beautifully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths. Each tree is decorated by a local business or organization, making it an exciting and unique collection of festive trees and decorations. Plus, there will be a grand gingerbread house display featuring miniature masterpieces of sugar and spice.

Shopping – Thursday, December 1, 5 – 8 pm, downtown Blairsville
Every first Thursday of the month is “Shop Late Thursday” in Downtown Blairsville! Participating Downtown Blairsville businesses will be open additional hours from 5pm – 8pm and will feature deals, discounts, and other exciting offers!

Craft Event – Thursday, December 1, 1:30 & 3:30 pm, Rustic Mountain Décor, Blairsville (706-400-5716) *
“Mason Jar ‘Make & Take’ Craft Event” – Join us for our upcoming Mason Jar Make-N-Take Pine & Berry Centerpiece. Two times available – call to make a reservation.

Holiday Lights – Thursday – Saturday, December 1 – 3, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee (706-896-4191) *
“Mountain Country Christmas in Lights– runs every Thursday & Friday from 6 – 9 pm & Saturday 4 – 9 pm (come early on Saturdays for the Craft Show).

Theater – December 1 – 4, Thursday – Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:00 pm, Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue Ridge (706-632- 9191) *
“Elf – The Musical” is a must-produce holiday musical that can easily become an annual tradition for any theatre. It is based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity.

Shopping -Friday (10 am – 7 pm) & Saturday (10 am – 5 pm), December 2 & 3, Pat Haralson Civic Center, Blairsville (770-789-2044)
Welcome to the 10th Annual Blairsville Holiday Stop and Shop. If you are needing a special gift for a special family member or friend, then come on out to the Blairsville Holiday Stop & Shop! There will be over 50 home-based business vendors (Independent Consultants) there to cover all your shopping needs.

Concert – Friday & Saturday, December 2 & 3, 2 – 6 pm, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds (706-896-4191) *
Dailey & Vincent will be returning to Anderson Music Hall at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds for their 1st Annual ChristmasFest. Two days of Country, Bluegrass, Gospel, and all the Christmas music you can handle! Free admission to the magical Mountain Country Christmas in Lights with your concert tickets!

Concert – Friday, December 2, 7 pm, Old Courthouse on the Square, Blairsville (706-745-5493) ^
“Roy Perren (Elvis Christmas)” – These Friday night concerts feature regional musicians that showcase our mountain heritage. Doors open at 6pm.  We recommend you get there early to make sure you get a seat!

Shopping – Saturday, December 3, 9 am – 3 pm, St. Lukes Anglican Church, Blue Ridge
A celebration of food, fun and great gift shopping featuring hand painted barn quilts, pinecone wreathes, live table arrangements, blue bird houses, bird seed ornaments, original watercolor paintings, and much more. Spread your holiday table with delicious casseroles, baked goods, cakes, candy, jams and jellies. All packaged for the freezer or to give as gifts. Shop in one indoor location- rain or shine. Silent auction. All proceeds assist families in our community.

Shopping – Saturday, December 3, 10 am – 3 pm, Union County Farmers Market, Blairsville (706-439-6043)
Enjoy a visit to the European Outdoor Holiday Market right here in the North Georgia Mountains! Music, children’s area. More than 75 vendors with produce, arts/crafts, and delicious food creations.

Christmas on the Square – Saturday, December 3, 3 – 8 pm, Historic Downtown Square, Blairsville
Taking place on the first Saturday of December, Christmas on the Square has become an annual event that kids of all ages look forward to! From 3:00pm – 5:00pm there will be photos with Santa at the Historic Courthouse on the Square, activities for kids like ornament painting and games, caroling and the tree-lighting, and of course  our night-time parade starting at 6:00pm. Truly an event that the entire community gets behind, Christmas on the Square is a great way to spend an evening and is sure to create memories for years to come.

Oil Painting class – Saturday, December 3, 2:00 – 4:30 pm, 4 Elements Fine Art and Custom Framing, Blue Ridge (706-258-2987) *
Oil Painting Classes with George Charriez! Limited number of seats available per class.

Concert – Saturday (7 pm) & Sunday (3 pm), December 3 & 4, Glenn-McGinnis Hall, Young Harris College (706-379-4307) *
Celebrate the season with the Mountain Community Chorus at this beloved annual concert that showcases the collaborative spirit of musicians from the College and local community.

^ A donation is requested for this event.
* There is a charge for this event.

More details and other events can be found at these websites:

Blairsville & Union Country  –http://members.visitblairsvillega.com/events

Towns Country – http://golakechatuge.chambermaster.com/events/

Blue Ridge – http://www.blueridgemountains.com/events/