Visitor Guide

Visit Rome For the Holidays

Posted November 2, 2022 by Kristi Kent in Arts, Downtown, Events, Family, Holiday, News, Things to Do

Georgia’s Rome 2022 Holiday Guide

Silver Creek Christmas Tree Farm

Silver Creek Christmas Tree Farm

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!

christmas parade Photo credit: Frank Cardamone Photography

Christmas Parade, Photo credit: Frank Cardamone Photography

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.

holiday wonders

Berry College Dance Company

 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

Holiday Wonders– Berry College- Fri Dec 3-4
Celebrate the holidays with Berry College Dance Company in this diverse dance concert presenting ballet, modern, tap and jazz! Get ticket details.

Oak Hill

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

Christmas in Lindale Parade Lindale, GA – Dec 3 FREE
Spread your Christmas cheer in Lindale this holiday season. Festivities include vendors, local performances, and a Christmas parade. Get details.

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

Christmas Back Home

Christmas Back Home

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.)

Jingle ‘N Mingle Pickleball Social – Dec 12
Come celebrate the season with some pickleball. Ugly sweaters are encouraged. Refreshments will be provided. Fun for the whole family. Get details

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

Champagne Tasting– Olea Olive Oils & Wine
Sip delicious wines from all over the French countryside and pick-out the perfect champagne to toast the New Year! Get tickets

Victorian Christmas Trolley TourVictorian 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

Did we miss your holiday event? Please submit it to our calendar so we know about it! 

About the Author

Our Georgia's Rome tourism team works hard to curate content that you find helpful! We want to keep you in the know of all the cool things to see and explore in Rome! We take pride in ensuring our content is up-to-date and accurate; so please let us know if we ever overlook an important detail! This blog originally written by Kristi Kent is updated by staff.


  1. Regina, November 14, 2019:

    Great list!
    You are so great at what you do!
    Keep up the good works!

  2. Amanda Dover, November 16, 2021:

    Thank you for sharing all of this wonderful events that is happening in our city.
    Happy Holidys,

  3. Sally Shropshire, November 23, 2021:

    What wonderful Christmas gifts from our wonderful community 😊 ❤

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