It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With stunning winter scenery, a Bavarian Christmas village, and a plethora of family-friendly events, there is no better place to celebrate than Helen, GA! If you’re considering our alpine village as your holiday vacation destination, let us help make your decision easier. Here are some of the most popular Helen, GA Christmas events that are sure to get you and your family in the holiday spirit!
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Our Favorite Helen, GA Christmas 2017 Events
Festival of the Trees (November 19th – December 9th)
The holiday season kicks off with the Festival of Trees auction, which benefits the United Way of White County. Beautifully decorated Christmas trees and wreaths are bid on by guests and awarded to the highest offer. Not only do these decorations make great souvenirs, but they offer an opportunity to help make a difference in the community.
Annual Lighting of the Village (November 24th)
Spend an evening downtown as Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive for the popular Lighting of the Village! The twinkling Helen, GA Christmas lights and multitude of colors are truly enchanting. Plus, you will have the chance to enjoy live musical performances afterward. If you bring the kids along, they can sit on Santa’s lap and reveal what they want the most for Christmas!
Annual Christmas in the Mountains Festival (December 2nd)
Located in Downtown Cleveland, the Christmas in the Mountains Festival is a must during your winter break in Helen! This holiday-themed celebration will include Christmas carols, hot cocoa, cookies, arts and crafts, kids activities, and plenty of food.
Helen, GA Christmas Parade (December 9th)
Get ready to spread some holiday cheer at the Annual Christmas Parade! Families are always delighted by the marching of Santa, his helpers, and other costumed characters down the streets of Helen. It is one of the most anticipated events of the holiday season and a great activity for visitors of all ages.
10th Annual Helen, GA Christmas Market (December 2nd – 3rd and December 9th – 10th)
Helen honors its Bavarian roots with the Christkindlmarkt, a traditional German Christmas market. This is the perfect opportunity to get some holiday shopping done or find unique souvenirs you won’t find anywhere else. This market features nearly every gift idea you can imagine from decorations, savory treats, arts and crafts, and much more.
Christmas Tree Toss at the North Georgia Zoo (December 26th – 29th)
Even Christmas day has passed, the festivities continue! Bring your old tree to the North Georgia Zoo for the Christmas Tree Toss. The zoo animals love Christmas trees! They usually play with them by dragging them around, tearing them, rubbing on them, and even eating them. The event supplies plenty of entertainment as you watch your favorite zoo animals enjoy what is left of the holiday season.
Experience the Best Helen, GA Christmas in Your Own Pinnacle Cabin Rental
Make this winter getaway one to always remember in the North Georgia mountains! Unlike typical Helen hotels, guests in our cabins will enjoy ample space, incredible mountain views, and a family vacation unlike any other. You will also be spoiled with unparalleled guest service and convenience to all there is to see and do in Helen.
Book your favorite cabin with us today and we hope to see you this holiday season!