The Perfect Dahlonega Holiday

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The Perfect Dahlonega Holiday

Dahlonega is one of the coziest small mountain towns to spend the holidays. What better way to spend your holidays than here in the “Perfect Christmas Town” according to Southern Living? Feast your eyes on this perfect holiday itinerary for your Dahlonega holiday in 2019 - We promise, you won't be disappointed! 

Give Thanks

Start your Thanksgiving holiday with us on Thanksgiving morning for the Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Run! Work up your appetite by going for a morning run (or brisk walk) through our quaint downtown from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM. 

While you have the friends and family together, head on over to Forrest Hills Resort for an early Thanksgiving Day Feast from 12 PM- 5:30 PM. Enjoy all of your holiday favorites and more in their beautiful Rose Garden Dining Room. Feast on roast turkey with giblet gravy, shrimp and grits, glazed pit ham, sweet potato soufflé, and so much more! Click here for more information

For the freshest and most local ingredients, stop by the Dahlonega Farmer’s Market hosted by the Dahlonega Main Street Program & DDA on Tuesday, November 22 from 2 - 6 PM in Hancock Park. Details about the event can be found here.

Not one to stay inside the kitchen all day? Visit Montaluce Winery and Restaurant for their Thanksgiving Day celebration, complete with a four course menu. Let Montaluce do all the cooking so you have the opportunity to spend more time with your loved ones and relax, while enjoying a gorgeous view of our award-winning winery.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Want to try something new this Thanksgiving? 

Dahlonega’s Savoring the Square Food Tour offers a unique opportunity to experience both the food and culture of North Georgia. This tour will captivate you with visits to our finest restaurants and tasting rooms.

End the night with a stroll through downtown Dahlonega to admire the beautiful autumn colors and stop by Crimson Moon for some Open Mic, hosted by Jacob Elliott.

Dahlonega's Old Fashioned Christmas

Also kicking off the day after Thanksgiving is Dahlonega’s Old-Fashioned Christmas. Old Fashioned Christmas is a month-long celebration from November 29 through the first week of January, set in motion with the lighting of the square. The Travel Channel agrees, Dahlonega looks straight out of a Hallmark Christmas movie!

This year, Dahlonega will have more events than ever before. Enjoy a live nativity, “high tea” Tuesdays, a Christmas Market, holiday concerts, tree decorating, carriage rides, parades, caroling, "A Christmas Story", and more. Enjoy the beauty of Dahlonega’s twinkling Christmas lights and decorations through January 12th. (For more information, visit DahlonegaChristmas.com.)


We hope everyone has a happy holiday and we look forward to seeing you!

About the Author

Courtney Randolph

Courtney Randolph

Courtney Randolph is the Communications Coordinator for the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber & Visitors Bureau and a University of North Georgia graduate with a degree in Marketing. In her free time, Courtney loves to travel and spend time with her friends and family.

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