I love this time of year in the North Georgia mountains!
Early Fall through December brings a wonderful feeling of
sheer delight. Beautiful changing leaves easily segway to a Christmas transformation turning our downtown Blue Ridge into a picturesque Christmas Village. It's as though you step into a Norman Rockwell painting.
The atmosphere is full of Christmas cheer as our unique gift galleries and antique stores get decked out in holiday fashion. Visitors will find festive restaurants and shops offering Christmas sales. I encourage visitors to buy local and buy American. Beautiful shops are filled with wonderful arts and crafts handcrafted by talented local artists. Free shuttle rides to the stores on East and West Main Streets are available on weekends.
The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is offering special Santa trains that will carry passengers round-trip from Blue Ridge to McCaysvile. Yes, what a special time this is so bring the kids and celebrate an old fashioned Christmas that is sure to create warm and lifelong memories.