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Holiday Events Coming to Rome

Posted October 31, 2018 by Georgia's Rome in Events, Holiday

Tis the Season for Holiday Fun!

Ice skating coming to the Forum River Center

Forum on Ice – Nov. 10 – Dec. 29 – Forum River Center

Join us for Rome’s First Ice Skating Rink! The rink will be inside of Forum River Center Arena. Admission to the arena will be free, but there will be a small fee to skate.

Cave Spring Christmas Open House – Nov. 10 – 11 – Cave Spring Square

Downtown and local businesses Christmas kick-off celebration. Shop several shops on the square for holiday gifts for those you love!

Downtown Holiday Open House – Nov. 17 – Downtown Rome

Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be riding along to take pictures with children! At 1pm, Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation will be hosting a Candy Cane Hunt at the Town Green! This will be a great way to get in the holiday spirit! Don’t forget to eat and shop downtown!

Santa Brunch at the Forum – Nov. 24 – Forum River Center

Santa himself extends an invitation to one and all to join him for a morning of holiday treats at The Forum On Ice! Enjoy Dinner Diva’s yummy Brunch Buffet featuring a fabulous pancake bar, hot cocoa, and many more brunch favorites. Visit with Santa in the Winter Wonderland while Andrea Kelley Photography captures the sweetest moment with your child and Santa. Then take to the ice for some family ice skating fun!

Bright Star Touring Theatre Presents A Dickens Tale – Nov. 24 – Rome City Auditorium

This is a fast-paced version of the literary classic, A Christmas Carol. A Dickens Tale introduces the man old man Ebenezer Scrooge. Contents in a life of misery, Scrooge is visited upon by a variety of entertaining and insightful ghostly visitors who encourage him to change his miserable life.

Santa coming through Broad Street

Rome Christmas Parade – Nov. 27 – Downtown Rome

See the iconic Rome Christmas Parade down Broad Street with tons of fun floats made by local organizations culminating in a sleigh ride-by by the one and only, Santa Claus.

Winter Wonderland Carnival & Ice Festival – Nov. 29 – Dec. 2 – Forum River Center

The four day event will include educational and art exhibitions, food vendors, musical and theatrical entertainment, vendor goods, crafts, and overall genial fellowship.

Santa Claus at the Courtyard – Dec. 1 – Courtyard Marriott

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and we have a very special guest lined up! Santa Claus will take time out of his busy schedule to stop by The Courtyard on Saturday, December 1 from 10AM – 2PM. The kids can share their lists, enjoy treats and have photos made of this special occasion!

Lessons & Carols – Dec. 1 – Berry College Chapel

Drawn 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 such as O Come, All Ye Faithful and Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.

Winter Art Market – Dec. 1 & 2 – Rome Civic Center

The annual Winter Art Market celebrates Christmas through the work of Georgia artists, crafters, authors, 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!

Small Town Christmas in the Country – Dec. 1 & 2 – Rolater Park, Cave Spring

Cave Spring’s holiday tradition is back with more vendors than ever before! Come out to Rolater Park and see for yourself all the holiday crafts.

Christmas on the Hill – Dec. 6 – Shorter University

Join us for a festive evening of food, music, and fellowship benefiting Shorter University’s Student Scholarship Fund.

Winter Art Market and holiday gifts

Christmas Back Home – Dec. 7 & 8 – Rome City Auditorium

Classic Christmas songs with a twist! A family friendly show that brings Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues, Jazz and Zydeco to all your favorite Christmas songs. Christmas Back Home will win its way into your heart and become a new favorite family Christmas tradition!

Rome Half Marathon – Dec. 8 – State Mutual Stadium

he Rome Half Marathon, Half Relay, & 5k is here! Races start at State Mutual Stadium on December 8th, 2018 and benefit area high school running programs. Starting and finishing at the Rome Braves Stadium, you’ll enjoy a scenic North Georgia run.

Cave Spring Christmas Parade – Dec. 8 – Cave Spring Square

Cave Spring’s traditional Christmas parade. See a number of unique and fun floats as well as a visit from Santa Claus!

A Bing Crosby Christmas – Dec. 16 – Rome City Auditorium

Broadway veteran Jared Bradshaw (Jersey Boys, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) returns home for Christmas to Rome, GA for an evening of classic tunes from everyone’s favorite crooner, Bing Crosby. A swingin band fills the Rome City Auditorium with all of your favorite holiday hits.

About the Author

The Georgia's Rome Office of Tourism is the official destination and sports marketing organization of Rome and Floyd County, Ga. Our mission is to strengthen the economic prosperity of the community through tourism development by attracting leisure travelers, conventions, meetings, sports and events.

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