Join us for an unforgettable evening of festive fun as we kick off the most magical time of the year. The live music begins at 4:00 with Christmas Bells on the Visitor Center Balcony, followed by Radford Windham/Chuck Bell at 5:00 and as the clock strikes 6:00 pm, prepare to be dazzled when our magnificent Christmas tree and entire square come to life in a burst of twinkling lights during our grand lighting ceremony.
Get ready to gather with friends and family amid the cheerful crowd, and keep an eye out for Santa Claus, who will be spreading holiday cheer and taking photos with visitors of all ages outside the Visitor Center. This is the event you won’t want to miss, a night filled with enchantment and warmth that will create cherished memories for years to come. So come one, come all, and let’s light up Dahlonega with the spirit of Christmas!
Expect traffic delays – Road closures and detours begin at 5:00. Roads reopen at 7:30.
If severe weather is a possibility, start time updates will be posted on this website home page.