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Dahlonega dolls up city for Christmas festivities
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Old Fashioned Christmas Schedule of Events

Friday, Nov. 29

* Daily horse-drawn carriage rides from Nov. 29 to Dec. 21, weather permitting. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children with a minimum of $15 per ride and can be purchased at the Carriage. Ask about a family rate. Cash only.

*Visit Santa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at BB&T Bank

* Historical tours of downtown Dahlonega at 6 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.

* Lighting of downtown at dark

Saturday, Nov. 30

* Daily horse-drawn carriage rides

* Santa visits downtown from noon to 6 p.m. on the Visitors Center Plaza

* Handbell Choir from 1-1:30 p.m. on the Visitors Center Plaza

* Dahlonega Silver Singers from 4-5 p.m. on the Visitors Center Plaza

* Historical tours of downtown Dahlonega

Sunday, Dec. 1

* Daily horse-drawn carriage rides

* Santa visits downtown from 1-5 p.m. on the Visitors Center Plaza

The city of Dahlonega doesn’t just celebrate the Christmas season on Dec. 25. Instead the town adorns itself in tinsel and organizes activities all month long in an Old Fashion Christmas.

The monthlong celebration begins Nov. 29 with the Lighting of the Square, horse-drawn carriage rides and tours of the historic downtown area. Merchants will also have open house hours until 8 p.m. Friday.

The following day, Nov. 30, Santa will visit downtown Dahlonega along with a handbell choir and the Dahlonega Silver Singers.

The next weekend, the annual hometown Christmas parade will march through town.

Plenty of other festive events will continue almost daily throughout December until after New Year’s Day with caroling, entertainment, wine sampling and live theater Christmas events.

For more information, contact the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Visitors Center at 706-864-3513.

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