Visitor Guide

Discover the Holidays with the Spirit of Christmas Past

Posted December 1, 2018 by Savannah White in Arts, Downtown, Events, Feature, Holiday, Landmarks, Life in Rome, People

Welcome to the 25 Days of Christmas from Georgia’s Rome! Follow the Spirit of Christmas Past on our Instagram, as she spotlight’s present Rome treasures, events and locations!

No Instagram? No Problem! Keep checking back here for updates on her journeys! (Bookmark this page for easy access later!)

 December 1st~

The Christmas Spirit looked around, what lovely things she saw, the Winter Art Market she decided, was the perfect place to begin her journey through Rome.

1/25 Winter Art Market

December 2nd~

How to begin this holiday season?
Perhaps with a fresh cut tree.
Be transported back in time as you hand pick the tree that beckons to be taken and shared with those you love.

2/25 Lavender Mountain Hardware and Gardens

December 3rd~

Travel back in time,
To 1839,
When an academy opened its doors.
A long time tradition of decorating its tree,
remembered by many and celebrated through the years……

3/25 Hearn Academy, Rolater Park, Cave Spring, Georgia.

        December 4th~

Traveling to see family and friends ‘round Christmas time is one of the merriest things to do. Whether close or far, the smile when they greet you will always make it worth the trip.

4/25 Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Rome.

        December 5th~

Wouldn’t it be lovely to say “eternally yours” with eloquent splendor? A timeless keepsake that has dominated Christmas’ past, fine jewelry continues to be one of the most enchanting ways to say “I love you.”

5/25 Greene’s Jewelers

 December 6th~

A fine dining establishment is a landmark of its town and a place of celebration for all sorts of achievements and holidays. Make a new tradition this Christmas or carry through with an old when you dine at this charming restaurant in Historic Cave Spring.

6/25 Linde Marie’s Steakhouse on the Square, Cave Spring, Georgia.

December 7th~

Tickets! Tickets! Get you Tickets!

The best entertainment on Broad is here!

Nothing in Rome boasts a vintage thrill like sitting inside this 1927 theatre while a theatrical production of Scrooge is performed right before your eyes. This weekend only!


7/25 The Rome Christmas Spirit Series. DeSoto Theatre, Rome, Georgia.

December 8th~

A source of Roman pride throughout the years, the clocktower has always stood, atop a hill, standing still, ever bringing us closer to that special time of year. And when it chimes it is the people that stand still in awe, for despite passing time, our clocktower has remained.

8/25 The Rome Christmas Spirit Series. The Clocktower, Rome, Georgia.

December 9th~

Hark the herald angels sing!
Glory to the newborn King!
Christmas carols are one of the best parts of the holidays and something that brings us all together in unity this season.

9/25 The Rome Christmas Spirit Series. The Olde Baptist Church, Rolater Park, Cave Spring, Georgia.


December 10th~

Display your town pride this Christmas with a gift from the only place in the city that specializes in one-of-a-kind Rome, Georgia gifts.

10/25 The Rome Christmas Spirit Series. The Last Stop Gift Shop


December 11th~

Christmas brings lots of tasty treats but few can rival Martha Jane’s fudge! Pick up a few pieces for yourself while you shop for friends at this delightful store with decor and more.

11/25 The Rome Christmas Spirit Series. The Peddler, Cave Spring, Georgia.

December 12th~

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!
How lovely art thou branches!
A long time tradition spanning decades, the Rome Christmas Tree stands tall in front of City Hall.

12/25 The Rome Christmas Spirit Series. City Hall, Rome, Georgia.


December 13th~

Take a ride with us to a time long ago in this original carriage used by Martha Berry herself. Make sure to bring your furs! What a marvelous welcome to one of the great homes of the south!

13/25 The Rome Christmas Spirit Series. Oak Hill, Berry College, Rome, Georgia.


December 14th~

I’m dreaming of a vintage Christmas, just like the ones I use to know….
Step back in time as you walk through the door of yesterday into this quaint little store full of timeless treasures.

14/25 The Rome Christmas Spirit Series. Christa’s, Cave Spring, Georgia.


December 15th~

A castle fit for a queen. The Ford building has been a symbol of beauty and grace for nearly 100 years and the perfect setting for any elegant event. One can easily imagine great ladies and gentleman gracing the front lawn in the 20’s, their trains trailing behind them.

15/25 The Rome Christmas Spirit Series. Ford Complex, Berry College, Rome, Georgia.


December 16th~

I’ll be home for Christmas… whether near home or traveling to far away this beautiful college chapel is a symbol of hope to all who see.

16/25 The Rome Christmas Spirit Series. Berry College Chapel, Rome, Georgia.

December 17th~

Sugar n’ spice n’ everything nice… Reminisce of Christmas’ past as you sit and enjoy the beauty of the season while savoring the smells and taste of delicious fresh baked delicacies.

17/25 The Rome Christmas Spirit Series. Honeymoon Bakery, Rome, Georgia.

December 18th~

Over land and sea, our military will always be, watching over thee, although separated by distance, in mind we are together at Christmastime! Thank you to the many women and men who have served in the past and those that continue to do so. Especially at Christmas when so many are not able to be at home, we hope you feel our gratitude.

18/25 The Rome Christmas Spirit Series. The Museum of Flight, Rome, Georgia.


December 19th~

Listen and you can hear, the sound of voices from long ago, a record playing, people singing, gathered round the tree. “I’m… Dreaming…. of a White Christmas, just like the ones I used to know….”

19/25 The Rome Christmas Spirit Series. The Rome Area History Museum, Rome, Georgia.


December 20th~

There’s no place like Rome for the holidays….. For the holidays you can’t beat home sweet Rome.

The Christmas lights are sparkling all along Broad Street, beckoning you to come and see all the treasures only a town like Rome can offer for the holidays.

20/25 The Rome Christmas Spirit Series. Downtown Rome Georgia.


December 21st~

The sights and sounds of Christmas, calls to all whether young or old, to remember that time spent together could never be measured in gold….

Ice skating invites everyone to be a kid again and experience the joy of gliding, twirling and dancing on ice while breathing in the coolness of winter and excitement of Christmas!

21/25 The Rome Christmas Spirit Series. The Forum on Ice, Rome, Georgia.

December 22nd~

A heartfelt reminder this Christmas of friendships and tender moments shared that will be preserved and remembered throughout the passing of time….

22/25 The Rome Christmas Spirit Series. The Lock Bridge, Rome, Georgia.


December 23rd~

The old clock is moving us ever closer to Christmas! ….tick, tock…. Enjoy your time while it is still today, Speak a kind word along the way, So all will be glad to say, “Romans are the best!”

23/25 The Rome Christmas Spirit Series. The Clocktower, Rome, Georgia.


December 24th~

‘Twas the night before Christmas…

And all around Rome, everyone was excited for night to fall… and for Santa to come.

24/25 The Rome Christmas Spirit Series. The Visitor Center, Rome, Georgia.

December 25th~

Merry Christmas from Rome, Georgia! Until we meet again…Farewell and may all your days be Merry and Bright!

25/25 The Rome Christmas Spirit Series. Rome, Georgia.

About the Author

Savannah is a Berry College Alumni who enjoys riding horses and vintage shopping. During her leisure time she can be found in a museum or reading a book. Her favorite genres are spy and mystery novels. She loves traveling to Rome’s historical locations and learning about its unique history.


  1. Linda Beiler, December 14, 2018:

    Those pictures are awesome. I feel blessed to have taken the Rome, Ga. tour. Wish we had more towns to display there towns.

  2. Kimberly, December 14, 2018:

    I love this Vintage Christmas series! So classy!

  3. Patty Yost, December 14, 2018:

    Beautiful photos, Savannah!

  4. Freda Dabbs, December 17, 2018:

    What a lovely young lady ! Great job Rome Ga and Berry College !

  5. Peggy Nash, December 18, 2018:

    This has been a lot of fun. Very creative. Thank you. ❤️🎄❤️

  6. Dot, December 19, 2018:

    Such a wonderful way to enjoy the sights of Rome.

  7. Dot, December 19, 2018:

    Such a wonderful way to enjoy the sights of Rome. Great job!!

  8. Gay Nichols, December 19, 2018:

    Savannah I am pleased you chose our hotel to do one of these wonderful photo shoots. Your photos really represent the era of Hawthorn Suites.

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