Georgia’s Rome 2022 Holiday Guide
Holiday Art Market at Kingfisher – Weekly thru Jan 7 FREE
Kingfisher Gallery is hosting a holiday art market featuring over 20 artists including jewelry, clay, fiber, mixed media and paintings. The market is held Thursday, Friday & Saturday weekly through Jan 7.
Giving Angels Art Exhibition– Rome Area History Center – Nov 15 – Jan 7 FREE
Tis the season for giving at this beautiful art exhibition where the angelic themed art is offered for sale to benefit local organizations. Enjoy the festive atmosphere of the Rome Area History Center dressed up for the holidays.
Christmas Tree Farm – Silver Creek Farm – Open for the season!
Christmas Tree season officially begins! Continue a holiday tradition or start a new one by picking out a live tree together!
Big City String Band Thanksgiving Spectacular at Kingfisher – Nov 23 FREE
Clark Jones and the Big City String Band will light up the night with their Big City music! The gallery bar will serve wine, beer, and soft drinks.
Art Market & Open House at Earthworks Pottery – Nov 26-27 FREE
Earthworks is the place in Rome for handmade pottery! Their gallery will be filled with wonderful pieces perfect for gift-giving, plus artist vendors with works for sale will also be on-site! You don’t want to miss their live pottery demonstrations and ornament painting to get you in the holiday spirit!
Holiday Concert – Berry College Choir – Nov 28 FREE
The Berry College Choirs’ Holiday Concert will feature an evening of choral music presented in the beautiful Bell Recital Hall, with holiday favorites performed by all the vocal ensembles of Berry College. Get details
Rome Christmas Parade – Broad Street – Nov 29 FREE
The parade announces the official start of the holiday season in Georgia’s Rome. See local bands, performers and decorated floats as we celebrate the joy of the season! The parade will also be broadcasted live on the Georgia’s Rome Facebook page.
Rome for the Holidays – Holiday Shopping – Downtown Rome – Dec 1, 8, 15, 22 FREE
You can get in all your holiday shopping with extended store hours in Downtown Rome every Thursday evening until 8 pm throughout December. Enjoy festive activities to include: Trolley Rides with Santa, Candy Cane Hunt and Meet The Grinch. Get details.
Sanders Family Christmas – Dec 1-4
Rome Shakerspeare Festival presents “Sanders Family Christmas”, which is the sequel to Connie Ray and Alan Bailey’s wildly successful bluegrass gospel musical Smoke on the Mountain. Get ticket details.
Christmas in the Movies – RSO Performance – Dec 3
A musical performance of music from the most beloved Christmas movies of all time, including Home Alone, Miracle on 34th Street, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and many, many more. Bring the whole family for a fun holiday concert! Get tickets
Oak Hill Victorian Christmas Tours – Oak Hill & Martha Berry Museum – Dec 2-3 & Dec 9-10
Oak Hill’s Victorian Christmas Tours offer a glimpse into holiday celebrations of the late 19th century and highlights the customs that would have been popular during this era. Get tickets
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast– DeSoto Theatre – Dec 2-11
This enchanting classic is a perfect night out in Downtown. Enjoy the holiday lights in and dinner before or after the show for a perfect evening with the family. Get tickets
Berry Singers present Handel’s “Messiah” – Berry College – Dec 3 FREE
The Berry Singers will be joined by a professional orchestra to present Part 1 of the “Messiah,” concluding with the traditional, “Hallelujah Chorus.”
Feaste of Caroles – Shorter University – Dec 3 FREE
Shorter University Choirs perform for a celebration of Christmas in Brookes Chapel. Admission is free and open to the public.
Winter Art Market – Rome Civic Center – Dec 3-4 FREE
Shop one-of-a-kind items at the Christmas market featuring artists, crafters, growers and food vendors. It’s a holiday tradition in Rome! Free parking and admission!
Small Town Christmas in the Country & Christmas Parade – Rolater Park, Cave Spring, Dec 3-4 FREE
This annual arts and crafts festival offers holiday shopping and treats from local artisans. The Christmas Parade is held on Saturday and Sunday evening in downtown Cave Spring.
Cave Spring Christmas Parade – Downtown Cave Spring, Dec 4 FREE
Cave Spring’s annual Christmas Parade is held on Sunday evening in downtown Cave Spring; come early to shop the Small Town Christmas in the Country in Rolater Park and stay for the parade for some holiday fun!
Night of the Nativity & Living Nativity – Dec 4 FREE
Join Second Avenue Baptist Church from 5pm-7pm for the Night of the Nativity display and live nativity!
Lindale Christmas Trolley Tour – Lindale Train Viewing Platform – Dec 6
Climb aboard the Roman Rose Trolley and learn the stories of Lindale Christmas pass and tour the historic church. Enjoy the merriment of caroling by Pepperell High School Chorus and warm refreshments. Bring your holiday spirit and dress in festive attire.
There’s No Place Like Rome for the Holidays – NWGA Winds Concert – Dec 6 FREE
Join the WINDS and guests to celebrate Christmas and the season for their annual holiday concert.
Selfies with Santa – Ridge Ferry Park – Dec 10 FREE
Enjoy a free afternoon of holiday fun with everyone’s favorite, jolly old elf. Santa Claus will be handing out balls (soccer balls, basketballs, and footballs) to the first 300 kids at Ridge Ferry Park. We will have a great set up for kids of all ages to have selfies taken with Santa as well as the RFPRA mascots Parky and Rex.
Holiday Serenade – Traveling Gypsies and Kava Den – Dec 10 FREE
Enjoy specialty drinks and join in on a special holiday music performance and sing-along with Stella Vintage Vocalist.
Christmas Back Home – Rome City Auditorium – Dec 10
From blues to reggae and jazz to rock, the all-star band turns classic holiday tunes new again with a delightful twist on some well-worn favorites. (Plus- $2 from every ticket sold benefit’s the Light Up Rome campaign to add more holiday decor to dress-up downtown Rome.)
The Desoto’s 7th Annual Polar Pajama Party– Dec 13
Your kids will enjoy cookies, carols and a visit with Santa Claus before watching the Christmas classic, The Polar Express. Kids wear your favorite PJ’s! Get tickets
Victorian Christmas Trolley Tours – Rome Area History Center – Dec 16
Take a trip back in time and discover the amazing beauty of the Between the Rivers Historic District all decked out for the Christmas season. Get tickets
Cave Spring Polar Plunge – Jan 1, 2023
Jump into the new year with this fun annual tradition of plunging into the coldest, freshest spring fed lake around! Claim bragging rights and cool t-shirt too! Get details
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