Are You Ready for Winter in the Mountains of Blue Ridge & Fannin County, Georgia?

lubr-santaBrrrr! Winter in the North Georgia mountains is a magical time. The air is crisp, and the gently falling snow creates the perfect excuse for warming your toes back at the cabin. You’ll find tons to do and plenty of ways to get into the holiday spirit.

Santa, Shopping & More!

Begin Thanksgiving day with the Turkey Trot 5K run. Then kick it into high gear on Blue Friday, which is Blue Ridge’s kinder, gentler version of Black Friday shopping. You can also enjoy a train ride on the Santa Express and watch as the Great Tree is lit during Light Up Blue Ridge — our way of welcoming in the season with a day of downtown festivities.

And don’t miss the holiday comedy, The Bench: A Christmas Story, at the Blue Ridge Community Theater. (Check our calendar of events for even more winter fun.)

Be sure to come back to Blue Ridge for a post-holiday visit in the new year. The pace is slower and the mountains are often dusted with snow. February brings the annual Fire & Ice Chili Cook-Off, which features regional chefs competing for the “best chili” title, plus live music, entertainment, ice sculptures lining the streets and ice carving demonstrations.

For more events and things to do, click here to download a Calendar of Events.

As we celebrate our sixth year of publishing DIRECTIONS, we hope you will find everything you need to enjoy your visit to Blue Ridge and the beautiful North Georgia Mountains!


DIRECTIONS magazine provides helpful travel information about the beautiful areas of Blue Ridge, McCaysville & Fannin County, GA; Ellijay & Gilmer County, GA; Blairsville & Union County, GA; and the Copper Basin area of Polk County, TN. Please look for printed copies at area hotels, cabins, B&Bs, visitor centers, shops and restaurants. You can also download a PDF copy by clicking HERE or view it online by clicking on the cover image.

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