Festivals & Events

Dec31

Celebrate the New Year in Dahlonega!

Written by // David Zunker Categories // Festivals & Events

Celebrate the New Year in Dahlonega!

First First Night?

Not quite. Actually Dahlonega’s very first (and presumably annual) First Night celebration will take place this year on the last night before the first day of the New Year. First Nights around the country have always been called that so we’ll have to go with it.

Dec10

A Very Special Interview – Meet the Dahlonega Elf!

Written by // David Zunker Categories // Festivals & Events

A Very Special Interview – Meet the Dahlonega Elf!

Okay, our first – and most important -- question ... Do you believe in Santa Claus?

Do I believe? Of course I believe. I sit right next to him on the sleigh each Christmas Eve. Plus he signs my paycheck!

What’s it like to ride on a sleigh drawn by all those reindeer?

It’s exhilarating – a great power takeoff – it’s like being launched by a rocket, then the ride settles down and it’s incredibly smooth. The reindeer tend to pull a bit to the right, but that’s just so we can get around the whole world dropping off presents for good little girls and boys well before sunrise.

Dec08

Santa Has Arrived in Dahlonega!

Written by // Kristyn Iodice Categories // Festivals & Events

Santa Has Arrived in Dahlonega!

Dress up the children and bring your camera, parents! Santa will be in Downtown Dahlonega every weekend through December 20th. Set against the backdrop of Dahlonega’s incredible, beautifully decorated 30-foot Christmas tree, you will be able to capture precious moments with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and one of Santa’s trusty elves!

Dec04

Start Your Day with Santa's Dahlonega Dash 5k!

Written by // Kristyn Iodice Categories // Festivals & Events

Start Your Day with Santa's Dahlonega Dash 5k!

Getting ready for the fun and festivities of the Holiday season? Come enjoy one of your beautiful December mornings in Dahlonega, where we will be presenting the inaugural Santa’s Dahlonega Dash 5K race.

Santa’s Dahlonega Dash, is being presented by the Sigma Chi Fraternity at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega. The 5K will take place around University of North Georgia’s Gen. William "Lipp" Livsey Drill Field at 9am with day of registration beginning at 8am.All of their proceeds will be given to Lumpkin County Family Connections in an attempt to provide less fortunate families of Dahlonega with a more enjoyable and comfortable Christmas season.

Dec02

There’s absolutely nothing like Christmas in Dahlonega, Georgia.

Written by // David Zunker Categories // Festivals & Events

There’s absolutely nothing like Christmas in Dahlonega, Georgia.

We could end the entire conversation there, but you probably want some details, right? And perhaps you might need to be convinced.

Well, we could start with the fact that Dahlonega’s Old Fashioned Christmas has been around for longer than most folks can remember; that the hundreds of thousands of lights all around the city’s historic Square are lit, all at once, at exactly 6 pm on Friday, November 27, and those lights stay shimmering bright throughout the holiday season and even into January of next year. Merchants stay open late on weekends for shopping convenience, luminarias are lit on Friday, December 4 and The Historic Holly Theater, Dahlonega’s delightfully intimate and acoustically perfect performance space will host the perennial favorite Miracle on 34th Street throughout the month of December.

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