9 Holiday Traditions Outside Atlanta
From train rides to light displays, Georgia is full of holiday traditions!
December 19th & 20th: Climb on board the SAM Shortline for a holiday train ride through southwest Georgia! SAM Shortline offers three holiday-themed excursions - The North Pole Express, Breakfast with Santa Train and Supper with Santa Train.
Through December 23rd: Celebrate a true antebellum Christmas at the Old Governor's Mansion in Milledgeville! Witness the mansion transform into a scene from the 1800s on a guided tour, offered Tuesday-Sunday. Admission is $10.
December 27th & 28th: Get rid of your old tree at North Georgia Zoo and Farm's Tree Toss! All those who donate a tree will receive $1 off their admission and the opportunity to see how animals react to recycled trees.
Through December 28th: Drive or take a magical ride on the Wiregrass Express through the Festival of Lights at Chehaw in Albany. Admission is $15 per vehicle.
Through December 28th: Light up the night & help feed the hungry at TMT Farms' spectacular holiday light display. Admission is free but donations of non-perishable food items are encouraged. The food will be distributed to needy families throughout the region.
Through December 30th: Snuggle up on a memorable train ride through the Okefenokee Swamp Park Annual Light Show. The trains travel along a 1.25-mile rail, where thousands of lights and numerous outdoor displays can be viewed. There is even a miniature train just for little ones!
Through December 31st: Take a train ride with Santa on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway! The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway offers two holiday train rides including the Santa Express and a Night Train ride to Santa's Pavillion.Through January 1, 2015: Ice skate, go on a hayride, roast marshmallows, meet Santa Claus and explore the Elf Workshop at the famous Cornelia Christmas Light Spectacular.
Through January 25, 2015: Hit the ice at The Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro! The 6,000-square-foot Ice Rink is open to the public for $20 for children and $30 for adults.