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Georgia’s Rome Holiday Guide – 2023

Posted November 22, 2023 by Kristi Kent in Holiday, News, Uncategorized

Celebrate the holidays in Georgia’s Rome with all these fun events and experiences!

Silver Creek Christmas Tree Farm

Christmas Tree Farm – Silver Creek Farm – Opens Saturday before Thanksgiving – Nov 18
Christmas Tree season officially begins! Continue a holiday tradition or start a new one by picking out a live tree together! Hours are Mon-Fri: 3PM-dark, Sat: 9AM-dark, Sun: 11AM-dark. Oh! and mark your calendar for December 9th – Santa will be visiting!

The Rink at Ridge Ferry ParkRink at Ridge Ferry Park Ice Skating – Nov  20 – Jan 15
Bundle up for outdoor ice skating at Ridge Ferry Park and enjoy some holiday fun! Concessions will be available on-site to grab some holiday treats. Get daily hours and prices

Be sure to visit the park on Saturday, December 16 for a Candy Cane hunt to be held at Noon in addition to Playtime with Santa from 2-4 p.m.

holiday lights of rome

Holiday Lights of Rome – Nov 24 – Jan 16
Enjoy the season with a spectacular holiday light experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Load up the family car for a drive-thru light show at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.

Winter Wonderland – Nov 24-Dec 30
Celebrate the holidays at AdventHealth Stadium’s first-ever Winter Wonderland! Tickets include admission and all-inclusive access to the ice-skating rink and holiday light displays on the field, as well as craft decorating stations, a snow experience, and more. The Emperors Clubhouse store is open too! Parking is $5.00 upon entry. Get tickets

earthworks potteryArt Market & Open House at Earthworks Pottery – Nov 25 & 26 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 maze

Holiday Light Maze – Nov 27 – Jan 16
For a fun and totally different holiday light experience, navigate the holiday light maze at Ridge Ferry Park.  While you are there, go ice skating and enjoy some holiday treats! The maze is open on the same days as ice skating (Starting Nov 27). Get details

christmas parade Photo credit: Frank Cardamone Photography

Photo credit: Frank Cardamone Photography

Rome Christmas Parade – Broad Street – Nov 28, 6:30 pm 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! Grab your spot on Broad Street early, this is biggest and oldest Christmas parade in Georgia! The parade will also be broadcasted live on the Georgia’s Rome Facebook page.

Rome for the Holidays – Holiday Shopping – Downtown Rome
Get all your holiday shopping done in the festive atmosphere of Downtown Rome. This year they are offering a fun promotion for all the holiday shoppers. Enjoy the festive seasonal displays located throughout downtown for the perfect holiday selfies!


A Kenny & Dolly Christmas Tribute – Dec 1
Enjoy an evening of true nostalgia with A Tribute to Country Legends Kenny & Dolly at the Rome City Auditorium. Get tickets


ELF The Musical – Dec 1-10 (Fri-Sun)
Based on the beloved holiday film, Rome Little Theatre brings this hilarious holiday comedy to the stage at the beautiful Historic DeSoto Theater. Get tickets

oakhill christmasOak Hill Victorian Christmas Tours – Dec 1,2,8,9
Tour Oak Hill and journey into the holiday traditions of Martha Berry’s childhood; the home will be dressed in traditional Victorian Christmas decor.


lindale christmasChristmas in Lindale Lindale, GA – Dec 2 FREE
Enjoy a Christmas festival that ends with a parade! The fun starts at Gilbreath Park in Lindale.

Old Time Christmas Concert- Dec 2
Old time Christmas show will feature Bluegrass Gospel, Mountain Cloggers and Barbership Quartet singing all your favorite Christmas songs. Get tickets

Winter Art Market – Rome Civic Center – Dec 2-3 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!

christmas in the countrySmall Town Christmas in the Country – Dec 2-3 FREE
This annual arts and crafts festival offers holiday shopping and treats from local artisans. The Christmas Parade is held on Saturday evening in downtown Cave Spring.

cave spring christmas paradeCave Spring Christmas Parade – Downtown Cave Spring, Dec 2-3 FREE
Cave Spring’s annual Christmas Parade is held on Saturday evening at 6 PM 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!

hot cocoaCotton Block Cocoa Crawl– Dec 2 FREE

Shop the Cotton Block and enjoy hot cocoa and other tasty treats while finding all the perfect gifts for the holidays! Learn more


There’s No Place Like Rome for the Holidays – NWGA Winds Concert – Dec 5 FREE
Join the WINDS and guests to celebrate the Christmas season at this annual holiday concert at Rome City Auditorium.

lindale christmas trolley tourLindale Christmas Trolley Tour – Dec 5
Climb aboard the Roman Rose Trolley and learn the stories of Lindale Christmas past.
Enjoy the merriment of caroling and warm refreshments. Bring your holiday spirit and dress in festive attire. Learn more

Rome for the Holidays – Trolley Rides with Santa Dec 7
Downtown Rome shops will stay open late until 8 pm. Trolley rides with Santa will offered from 4-8 pm; departing from the Town Green.

selfies with santaSelfies with Santa – Dec 8
Visit the Lindale Train Platform for hot chocolate, cookies and selfies with Santa!

Christmas Back Home

Christmas Back Home – Rome City Auditorium – Dec 8 & 9
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.

A Night in Bethlehem – Drive-Thru Nativity – Dec 8-10

View this beautiful nativity scene provided nightly from 6 to 9 p.m.


crafts with santaCrafty Christmas Family Event – Dec 9

Enjoy delicious donuts and hot chocolate, arts & crafts led by the Fun Squad, and professional pictures with Santa Claus. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Museum of Rome. Get details

holiday home tourHoliday Tour of Homes – Dec 10
Tour six beautiful homes of Cave Spring; all beautifully decorated for the holidays!

victorian trolley tourVictorian Christmas Trolley Tours – Rome Area History Center – Dec 15
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.

Candy Cane Hunt & Playtime with Santa – Dec 16
Kids love the annual Candy Cane Hunt which will be held at Ridge Ferry Park at Noon this year. Stay for Playtime with Santa from 2-4 p.m and enjoy an afternoon of ice skating. Top it off with the light maze for a full day of holiday fun!

magnolia christmas marketMagnolia Magic Holiday Market – Dec 16-17
This Market offers everything you need to create new holiday traditions that look like the Hallmark movies! Sip on Hot Cocoa, Join the Milk + Cookie Eating Contest, Show off Your Baking Skills and win Best Christmas Cookie! Held at the Forum River Center, it is the only fully indoor Christmas market in Rome!

brassy christmasA Very Brassy Christmas – RSO Performance – Dec 17
The majesty. The Power. The Versatility. The History. There is nothing better than brass music at Christmas time. Join the Rome Symphony Orchestra’s brass ensemble for an exquisite concert full of classic, contemporary, and pop’s Holiday favorites. Get tickets

Champagne Tasting– Olea Olive Oils & Wine – Dec 22
Sip delicious wines from all over the Champagne region of France and pick-out the perfect champagne to toast the New Year! 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


Looking for more events? View our full calendar. 

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 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.


  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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