A Guide to December Festivities in Ellijay

December brings a host of events and activities that make Ellijay a must-visit destination for those seeking seasonal delights. From twinkling lights to festive markets, Ellijay offers a unique and enchanting experience for everyone!

Light Up Ellijay Parade

December 2 – Get ready to join us in celebrating An Authentic Mountain Christmas! The festivities kick off on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, starting at 12:00 noon with Arts & Crafts Vendors, Food Trucks, and Live Music along Broad St. and Sand St. As the day unfolds, the excitement builds, leading up to the highlight of the evening—a spectacular parade commencing at 6:00 pm from McCutchen St. and concluding at Ellijay Elementary School. Don’t miss out on the joyous start to the holiday season! Read more –>

Tabor House Museum Open House

December 2 – The annual Christmas Open House at the Tabor House Museum will be on Saturday, December 2, 2023. Experience the charm of Victorian-era Christmas decorations that adorn the museum, complemented by volunteers donning period attire. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere with live musicians and civil war reenactors adding to the historical ambiance. It’s a special day you won’t want to miss. Admission is $5 per adult, and children 12 and under can enjoy the festivities for free. Read more –>

Ornament Decorating Class

December 2 – Create stunning glass or plastic ball ornaments adorned with vibrant alcohol inks, metallic hues, and a touch of glitter. Perfect for adding a personalized touch to your home decor or as thoughtful gifts. No prior experience needed—unleash your creativity and enjoy the joy of crafting! Read more –>

The Sockhops in Concert

December 2 – Don’t miss The Sockhops in Concert, a special event to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! Secure your spot by purchasing tickets for $30 in advance on this site or at the door on the day of the event. Attendees have the chance to bid on a signed Alan Jackson hat in a silent auction, with the highest bidder taking home this exclusive item. Join us for an afternoon of music, community, and fundraising for a great cause! Read more –>

Community Chorus Christmas Concert

December 3 – Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere as local conductors lead a chorus of your friends and neighbors in a captivating selection of seasonal tunes. The Community Chorus hosts two concerts annually, and you won’t want to miss the enchantment of this one. Join us and let the joyous melodies of the season lift your spirits! Read more –> 

Childrens Christmas Party at American Legion

December 9 – The American Legion Auxiliary invites you to the Children’s Christmas Party on December 9th. Join us for a delightful time with Santa, cookie decorating, crafts, and a cocoa station. If you’d like to attend, please complete the application and return it to the American Legion by December 5th. Don’t miss the festive fun! Download event application –>

Rising Sun Yoga

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays – Explore the rejuvenating experience at Rising Sun Yoga for its exceptional yoga classes emphasizing stretch, flexibility, and balance. Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that embraces traditional poses such as cat/cow, warrior, and sun salutations, promoting accessibility and comfort for all practitioners. Delve into the essence of Hatha yoga, a practice centered on posture and breath control to channel vital energies, as Rising Sun Yoga’s 75-minute sessions integrate breathwork, asanas, and meditation for a holistic wellness journey.

Atlanta Pops Orchestra Christmas Concert

December 10 – Gilmer Arts is thrilled to present the return of the Atlanta Pops Orchestra with Conductor Michael Giel for the 2023 Christmas Concert. As the Atlanta Pops Orchestra embarks on its 75+ year journey, it continues to enrich communities throughout the southeast with captivating live performances of popular orchestral music. Get ready for an unforgettable musical experience! Read more –>

Gilmer County Library Events

December 11 – Holiday Open House
December 21 – Crafty Christmas

Acoustic Blends

December 15 – Open Mic Night for Area and Regional Musicians in Gilmer County’s Premier Listening Room. Each musician plays 2-3 songs and joins in the final jam with other musicians. Admission for the audience is free. Concessions are available. More info –>

North Georgia Christmas Praise

December 16 & 17 – Come together with the First Baptist Church of Ellijay for a North Georgia Christmas Praise. Join for an enchanting evening filled with beautiful choral and orchestral music that joyously celebrates the birth of our Savior. Let the spirit of the season uplift and inspire you! Read more –>
December 23 – Ensure you catch the grand finale of the extraordinary community holiday celebration, Holiday Lights of Ellijay! Be captivated by an enchanting display of dazzling lights and more than a hundred breathtaking installations, including towering trees and a mesmerizing light maze. Hosted at the Lions Club Fairgrounds, this event provides a festive atmosphere with Santa Claus, live music, delightful concessions, and seasonal vendors—all while contributing to local charities through a portion of the proceeds. Don’t miss the magic of this final day! Read more –>