Discover timeless holiday traditions along Georgia’s Antebellum Trail.
An Antebellum Christmas
The historic homes along Georgia’s Antebellum Trail have been decking their halls since the early 1800’s. This season, step back in time for a holiday getaway experiencing true Georgia Christmas traditions, exploring mansions trimmed with fresh evergreens, a wonderland of live music and catch a light show spectacular. Travel through seven southerly destinations savoring the aromas of the holidays along Georgia’s Antebellum Trail.
Historic Homes for the Holidays
With the frost nipping at your nose, step into our old Georgia homes and find comfort in the historic mansions along our city streets. Just in time, the stockings are hung and every tree trimmed. Feel at home over holidays with Antebellum Christmas at the Mansion, Madison Holiday Tour of Homes and a Fairytale Christmas at the Palace of the South.
Antebellum Trail Treasures
Throughout the rest of the year there are many holiday happenings and things to do in Georgia for Christmas. Get into the spirit with A Bing Crosby Christmas starring Jared Bradshaw or the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert in Madison. Bring the children along to Mingle with Kringle. Celebrate a Plantation Christmas at the historic Jarrell Plantation, dating back to 1847. See an unparalleled Christmas Light Extravaganza, where half a million twinkling lights dance to the songs of Macon Pops. The magic of the season has swept through the trail and you are just in time to experience it all.
Scroll down for a full list of holiday events.
Eat, Drink & Be Merry
The seven communities along Georgia’s Antebellum Trail boast beautiful boulevards and charming historic downtown districts. Enjoy the Most Wonderful Time of the Year strolling through our city streets lit up with antique shopping, distinctive bed and breakfasts, Southern dining experiences, craft breweries and Christmas Parades. At Christmas in the Briar Patch, visitors from far and wide shop from seasonal vendors, take trolley rides and nosh at eatery favorites, while supporting local merchants with Small Business Saturday.
The 19th century architecture and old-world feel of Georgia’s Antebellum Trail is only the beginning to your merriment this season.
Full List of Holiday Events
LeAnn Rimes, You and Me and Christmas Dec. 10
Yuletide Musical Dinners by Athens Chamber Singers Dec. 12
Indie South Fair: Holiday Hooray Dec. 14
Athens Master Chorale Holiday Concert Dec. 15
A Bing Crosby Christmas, starring Jared Bradshaw Dec. 21
The Nutcracker, by the State Ballet Theatre of Russia Dec. 22
Shop, Sip & Stroll – Downtown Holiday Shopping Event Nov. 16
Shop Small Saturday in Madison Nov. 30
Holiday Tour of Homes Dec 6 & 7
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert in Madison Dec. 11
Holiday Parade & Caroling by Candlelight Dec. 14
Small Business Saturday – Shop Small in Downtown Eatonton Nov. 30
Christmas in the Briar Patch Nov. 30
December Christmas Market Dec. 7
Christmas at StepBack Dec. 14
Celtic Angels Christmas Dec. 16
Antebellum Christmas at the Mansion Nov. 24 – Dec. 22
Holiday Concert Extravaganza Dec. 6
Southside Holiday Tour Dec. 7
Candlelight tours at the Mansion Dec. 7, 14 and 17
Christmas Parade Dec. 8
Polar Express Trolley Ride Dec. 9 – 13
Holiday’s at Rose Hill Dec. 9- 20
The Nutcracker at Georgia College Dec. 13 – 15
Festival of Trees Nov. 10 – Jan. 19, 2020
Main Street Christmas Light Extravaganza Nov. 29 – Jan. 5, 2020
A Fairytale Christmas at the Palace of the South Nov. 30 – Dec. 31
Christmas Parade Dec. 1
Historic Vineville Holiday Tour of Homes Dec. 7 & 8)
Nutcracker of Middle Georgia Dec. 11 – 15
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