Tis the season for warm clothes and hot chocolate! This first weekend of December is jam-packed with amazing family events that’ll give you more than enough reason to visit Rome!
Take a Trip Back to Your Childhood A Charlie Brown Christmas presented by Berry college Theatre Company- Krannert Ballroom – Dec. 1 – 3
The classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation, where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang grapple with the real meaning of Christmas.
Embark on a Musical Journey with Into the Woods presented by Rome Little Theatre- DeSoto Theatre – Dec. 2 – 11
Classic fairy tale characters Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack, and more find their stories intertwined with a baker and his wife, whose desire for a child sends them on a quest to reverse a witch’s curse. When everyone’s wishes are granted, they’ll live happily ever after. Or will they?
Experience Christmas Like Never Before with Oak Hill Historic Christmas Tours – Oak Hill & Martha Berry Museum – Dec. 2 & 9
Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will ring in the Christmas season with a new tradition – This year, the Oak Hill mansion has been decorated in a manner that the Berry Family of the late 19th century would recognize – decorations reflect the traditions and tastes of the Victorian era, and tours will highlight the customs that would have been familiar to Martha Berry. Guests will hear how Christmas came to be celebrated in the United States and learn about the unique traditions found in Southern households of the time.
Get into the Holiday Spirit with Lessons and Carols presented by Berry College Concert Choir and Symphony Orchestra – Dec. 3 – Free
Drawing upon the traditions of the Lessons and Carols Services in England, the Berry College Choirs will perform in the beautiful Berry College Chapel. The joyous occasion will feature traditional scripture readings paired with renaissance motets, new compositions and familiar carols.
Get Swept up in the Excitement of the Cave Spring Christmas Parade – Downtown Cave Spring – Dec. 3 – Free
Gather in Cave Spring’s town square and watch as various floats ride down the street and get to visit Santa and his elves!
Find the Perfect Holiday Gift at the Winter Art Market – Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill – Dec. 3 – 4 – Free
The annual Winter Art Market celebrates Georgia artists, crafters and growers. With an expanded collection of gift foods and outdoor decor, the market will provide you with one-of-a-kind holiday gifts! Shop Georgia Made Georgia Grown, from hand-crafted necklaces to homemade jams, you’ll find unique gifts for everyone on your list!
Immerse Yourself in Rome’s History with a Holiday Tour of Historic Houses of Worship hosted by the Rome Area History Foundation – Downtown Rome – Dec. 3
Tour Rome’s historic churches and see how they have stood the test of time and helped to shape Rome’s community throughout the years!