While many events by necessity and safety have been canceled or postponed, there are many groups who have found ways to safely conduct businesses while promoting safe practices. Check out a few of our upcoming (and ongoing) events and happenings.
Movies at Mount Berry Square
Ongoing – Open Thanksgiving!
2820 Martha Berry Hwy, Rome, GA 30165
Showing both new releases and holiday movies!
Covid Safety: This theater is CINEMASAFE at 50% capacity.
Berry College Campus Reopens for Outdoor Recreation – Limited Time
Now – January 10
6 am – 7 pm
State Mutual Stadium, 755 Braves Blvd NE, Rome, GA 30161
We know you been missing the beauty of Berry as much as we have! But yay, the campus is reopening to the public from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 through Jan. 10, 2021!!! (with the exception of Dec. 5). The campus will be accessible for outdoor recreation use only; there will be no building or restrooms access.
Covid Safety: Visitors will be temperature-checked when they drive through the gate. The campus will close again to the public Jan. 10 when the Spring Semester begins for the health and safety of the campus community.
Rome Christmas Parade: Miracle on Braves Boulevard Saluting Heroes of 2020
December 1, 2020
6 PM – 9 PM
State Mutual Stadium, 755 Braves Blvd NE, Rome, GA 30161
The Parade will be different this year, but will still be a wonderful kick-off to our holiday season! The parade has been modified to ensure the safety and health of the community. It has moved from its traditional location on Broad Street to the Rome Braves stadium. The red and gold parking areas of the stadium will be transformed into a winter wonderland with floats, lights, music and fun holiday inflatables. People will be able to drive through it in their vehicles.
Covid Safety: This parade is drive-thru only this year to keep participants and spectators safe.
Rome for the Holidays
December 3, 10, & 17
Time: 5PM – 8PM
Downtown Rome, GA
Downtown Rome invites you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays every Thursday evening between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve! Our downtown businesses will be staying open late to give you another chance to finish that holiday shopping! Come #shopandstroll with us! There will be deals and specials throughout downtown, along with some holiday fun!
Covid Safety: Remember to bring your mask, many businesses require masks.
Georgia’s Rome Winter Art Market (Outdoor)
December 5 – 6, 2020
Time: 10 AM – 4 PM
Rome Civic Center
The annual Winter Art Market celebrates Georgia artists, crafters, and growers. With an expanded collection of gifts, foods and outdoor decor, the market will provide you with one-of-a-kind items!
Shop Georgia Made Georgia Grown, from handcrafted jewelry to homemade jams, to professional photography and art work, you’ll find the most unique gifts for friends and family or the perfect gift for yourself!
Covid Safety: This event is outdoors this year, masks are encouraged when you cannot social distance.
Victorian Christmas Tours
December 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19
Time: Beginning at 4PM every half hour and ending at 7:30PM
Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will ring in the Christmas season with its seasonal tours sharing a glimpse into holiday celebrations of the late 19th century.
The Oak Hill mansion’s holiday decorations of greenery and ribbons reflect Martha Berry’s childhood memories and the Victorian era’s traditions and tastes. The tours will highlight the customs that would have been familiar to Berry and her family. Guests will hear how Christmas came to be celebrated in the United States and learn about the unique customs found in Southern households of the time. Purchase tickets here. Covid Safety: Please wear a mask and purchase tickets online.
Celebrate Lindale’s most cherished tradition with the Lindale Christmas Parade, Star Lighting Festival, and Star Lighting Ceremony
Covid Safety: This event is outdoors, masks are encouraged when you cannot social distance.
Sat. Dec 5, 9 am – 4pm
Sun. Dec. 6,12 pm – 4pm
Rolater Park, Cave Spring
Get in the holiday spirit with this annual tradition to purchase locally made arts and crafts in a charming setting in Cave Spring. Covid Safety: Masks are encouraged when you cannot social distance.
Celebrate Lindale’s most cherished tradition with the Lindale Christmas Parade, Star Lighting
Covid Safety: This event is outdoors, masks are encouraged when you cannot social distance. The parade route has been extended to allow for social distancing. Floats are not allowed to throw out candy this year, Santa will distribute prepackaged candy.
Christmas Back Home
December 11 – 12, 2020
Rome City Auditorium
Drive Thru Playtime with Santa
December 12, 2020
Time: 2PM to 4PM
Ridge Ferry Park
Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation has a special plan to welcome the holiday season with a drive thru Playtime With Santa event set for Saturday, Dec. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ridge Ferry Park.
Santa will be on hand to wave to everyone as will his elves and several mascots, including RFPRA’s own Parky and Rex. The first 900 kids age 12 and under will receive either a free football, basketball or soccer ball as well as a special goody bag while supplies last. There is a limit of two balls per vehicle. Be sure to come join in the fun and get in the holiday spirit. For more information, please visit rfrpa.com.
Covid Safety: This event is drive-thru only this year to keep participants safe.
A Victorian Christmas Trolley Tour
December 19, 2020
Time: 6PM, 7PM, 8PM
Tour departs from Rome Area History Center, 305 Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161
Please join us for a trip back in time with A Victorian Christmas Trolley Tour of historic downtown Rome! Discover the amazing beauty of the Between the Rivers Historic District all decked out for the Christmas season. Hear curious bits of local holiday lore and history from the warmth of the Roman Rose Trolley while you enjoy the beautiful decorations adorning the historic homes along our route. A costumed guide will be on board to share local history and answer questions but be prepared for special step on visitors from the past. You never know who will visit us from Rome’s gilded age. Covid Safety: Masks are required, the trolley will only be sold at 50% capacity to allow for social distancing.
Do you have an event that should be added to our list? If your event is non-promotional in nature and open to the public, let us know by adding it to our event calendar! (Be sure to include the special precautions you are taking to keep your event safe.)