Thursday, November 19, 2009

This Weekend in Georgia

The Holiday Season is almost upon us. Here are a few events to get you in the holiday mood this weekend.

Candlelight Tour Festival
November 20 - 22, 2009
Warm Springs, Georgia

Visit the city FDR made his second home! Discover the Magic of Christmas in Warm Springs as the Village is transformed into a glowing wonderland of lights. Horse and buggy tours are available as visitors shop by candlelight and hear carolers and musicians serenade the streets. Restaurants and shops keep extended hours November 20, 21, and 22 to help you find that unique gift for a special someone. More information is available here. While visiting Warm Springs, be sure to visit Roosevelt's Little White House. Visitors can tour FDR's home away from home and discover why President Roosevelt retreated to Georgia to try to recuperate from his polio. Here's their website for more information.

Magical Nights of Lights
November 21 - November 22, 2009
Lake Lanier Islands

Known as the world’s largest animated light extravaganza, the seven-and-a-half mile driving tour features giant illuminated characters that are comprised of millions of twinkling and moving lights. After the tour, visit the Holiday Village for amusement rides, pony rides, marshmallow roasting, holiday shopping, and a visit with Santa Claus. For more information, visit the Lake Lanier Islands website. Georgia Traveler's Keely Muse and her husband, Wynn, will be visiting the Nights of Lights in an upcoming episode of Georgia Traveler, The Holiday Tour of Georgia. Look for it on GPB in December!

Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival
November 21 - 22, 2009
Thomasville, Georgia

And finally, for those festival fans among us, be sure not to miss the 14th annual Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival in Thomasville, Georgia. The festival is one of America's premier wildlife and sporting art festvials. There's fun for the whole family, with wildlife, painting, sculpture, photography, and carving exhibits. The festival draws on the centuries-old tradition of wildlife management and conservation coupled with support of wildlife art in the Thomasville area. It all begins Saturday, November 21 at 10 AM, and runs through Sunday, November 22. For more information visit the official website.

And those are just a few ideas for things to do in the Peach State this weekend. For more ideas, visit, a great website operated by our production partners at the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

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