Thursday, December 3, 2009

This Weekend in Georgia

Thanksgiving is over and you've gained five pounds from turkey, dressing, and pumpkin pie--it's time to get out and see Georgia!

Antebellum Christmas at the Old Governor's Mansion
December 5 - 24, 2009
Milledgeville, Georgia

Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion in Milledgeville is the epitome of the Antebellum charm of old Southern homes. Beginning December 5th, the Mansion puts on its mid-19th Century Christmas decorations for Antebellum Christmas at the Old Governor's Mansion. Take the time to visit this treasure of Georgia's past during this festive time of year. The Mansion is located at 120 South Clark Street in Milledgeville. You can get more information by visiting

Festival of Trees

December 3 - 6, 2009
Unicoi State Park, Helen, Georgia

See some of Georgia's most festively decorated trees and wreaths at this year's Festival of Trees. For seven years this annual event has benefitted the United Way, and this year approximately 38 trees and 24 wreaths, decorated with various themes, will be on display. Don't miss the silent auction! The bidding area is located in the wreath display area. Bid on your favorite tree or wreath to take home for the holiday season. For more details on this exciting event, visit the Festival's website.

Holiday Island on Jekyll Island
November 29 - December 31, 2009
Jekyll Island, Georgia

Festivities highlight the history of the island and include the Jekyll Island Museum's Holiday's in History tours. For information on these events and more throughout the holiday season, visit the Holiday Island on Jekyll Island webpage. Holiday Island will be featured on the upcoming Georgia Traveler Holiday Tour of Georgia, which will premiere December 18 at 9 PM on GPB. Keep an eye on our website for more information.

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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