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Upcoming Events & Happenings Around Georgia’s Rome

Posted December 3, 2020 by Kristi Kent in Events, News, News Release

Georgia’s Rome is full of holiday cheer! Check out Rome’s  upcoming (and ongoing) holiday events and happenings! We’ve also provided Covid safety measures being followed for each event.

Movies at Mount Berry Square
2820 Martha Berry Hwy, Rome, GA 30165

Showing both new releases and holiday movies!

Covid Safety: This theater is CINEMASAFE at 50% capacity.




old mill at berry

Berry College Campus Reopens for Outdoor Recreation – Limited Time
Now – January 10

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 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.

christmas carolA Christmas Carol (Virtual)

December 4-12 (Fridays & Saturdays)
Time: Fridays: 7:30 PM; Saturdays: 2:30PM

A classic Christmas tale and recreated with improvised wit and charm; the familiar journey of Ebenezer Scrooge.

Covid Safety: This event has been changed from a live event to a virtual event.

oakhill christmasVictorian Christmas Tours
December 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.

Christmas Back Home
December 11 – 12, 2020
Time: 7PM
Rome City Auditorium

Christmas Back Home is back for the 2020 season! We are so excited to be back in Rome this year on Dec. 11th & 12th. Tickets are available now. Just click “Find Tickets” in this event.
Covid Safety: Due to theater social distancing guidelines, TICKETS ARE VERY LIMITED, so act fast! We are STRONGLY ENCOURAGING that masks be worn for the consideration and safety of all guests. Enhanced safety measures are in place to help ensure a safe and wonderful Christmas experience. All patrons must wear a mask to enter the theater.

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

Covid Safety: This event is drive-thru only this year to keep participants safe.


arf santaPet Photos with Santa
December 12, 2020
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Rome Area History Center

ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation of Rome Floyd County) is offering Pet Photos with Santa! $10 donation per photo. Photo packages will also be available for purchase. All photos will be captured with Santa outside. For more information call: 706.622.1098

Covid Safety: This event is outdoors, please wear a mask, masks are encouraged when you cannot social distance.



Victorian Christmas Trolley Tour

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.

Did We Miss Your Event?

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.)

About the Author

Our Georgia's Rome tourism team works hard to curate content to help you discover and explore our beautiful town! We want to ensure our content is up-to-date and accurate; so please let us know if we ever overlook an important detail! This post was originally written by Kristi Kent and is updated by staff.

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