2012 Light Up Blue Ridge

Merry ChristmasEnjoy a day of old fashioned holiday fun in Blue Ridge, Georgia on November 24, 2012. Start off the day with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus coming in on the train at 11:15 AM. Following their arrival is a Christmas parade and a Tuba Christmas performance. Make sure to come by the Downtown Blue Ridge City Park from 12 Noon to 3 PM to see the live reindeer, let the kids ride the trackless train, and get a photo taken with Santa. Much more fun can be had throughout the day with musical entertainment but don’t miss the Christmas tree lighting at 6 PM. Stores will be open late so you can take advantage of that and get some of your Christmas gifts taken care of.

Proceeds from this event will go to benefit Open Arms of Blue Ridge. For more information, call 706-889-7415.

2012 Holiday Art Show and Sale

Christmas treeGet some Christmas shopping done at the Holiday Art Show and Sale taking place at the Art Center Galleries on West Main in Blue Ridge, Georgia from November 17, 2012 through January 4, 2013. The Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association is presenting this fantastic show of fine arts and crafts. Some of the arts and crafts available will be hand crafted jewelry, Christmas ornaments, wood carvings and so much more. You just need to come with your Christmas list in hand and I am sure you will be marking some names off your list.

Call 706-632-2144 for more information.

The Art Center Galleries on West Main
420 West Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA

2012 Easter Egg Hunt

Happy EasterBring the children out to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Blue Ridge, Georgia on April 7, 2012 for the 16th annual Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 1 PM. The hunt will include more than 1,000 real eggs and 1,000 plastic eggs filled with fun little goodies hidden all around the church grounds. A special area will be dedicated to the very young children. There will be refreshments served and everyone is welcome. For more information on this event, call 706-632-8245.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
7 Ewing St.
Blue Ridge, GA

Light up Blue Ridge 2011

Merry ChristmasKick off the Christmas season with some great festivities in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia on November 26, 2011. Santa and Mrs. Claus are due to arrive on the Christmas Express at 11:15 AM where they will be available for photos. There will be reindeer and fun for the kids with a trackless train ride, a balloon lady, a clown and magician and much more. A Tuba Christmas will begin the musical entertainment of the day at 12 Noon. Bands will be playing throughout the day for your enjoyment. A parade will begin at 5:30 PM and the annual lighting of the Christmas tree will happen at 6 PM. Stores in downtown Blue Ridge will be open late so you may be able to get some shopping done while in town.

All proceeds for this event will go to benefit Open Arms of Blue Ridge, a non profit organization dedicated to helping abused and neglected children.

Merry Christmas to all!

The Christmas Express

Bring the kids to the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway in Blue Ridge, Georgia to ride the Christmas Express. Listen to a Christmas story, sing Christmas carols and visit with Santa and his elves as you enjoy the train ride through the scenic Blue Ridge area. The Christmas Express train will be running November 25, 2011 through December 24, 2011. This is a one hour trip with no layover. There is also an evening excursion with a 2 hour layover in McCaysville. Check with Blue Ridge Scenic Railway 706-632-TRAIN (8724) for dates and times.

Tickets are $34 for adults 13 and older, $18 for children ages 2 – 12. Reservations are highly recommended.

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
241 Depot St.
Blue Ridge, GA

Haunted House in Blue Ridge

Jack O'LanternCome to the Blue Ridge Community Theater in Blue Ridge, Georgia on October 28 – 31, 2011 for some scary fun! The theater will be transformed into a haunted house for the next few days with some of your favorite movie monsters!

The Haunted House will be open from 7 PM to 10 PM. Tickets for this event are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. This may be intense for young children so parental discretion is advised. For more information, call 706-632-9223.

Blue Ridge Community Theater
2591 East 1st St.
Blue Ridge, Georgia

SPOOF Halloween Festival

HalloweenMercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia is having their annual SPOOF Halloween Carnival/Haunted Tractor Ride on October 21, 22, 28, and 29, 2011. Take a ride on a tractor up to the apple orchard where there will be lots of fun and games. Not only will there be games to play but a spooky house for the kids, a bounce house, and more. For the older kids (and adults too!), take a Haunted Tractor ride through the orchard after dark…if you dare.

The carnival will be open from 4 PM to 9:30 PM. The price is $6 for a bracelet which allows unlimited games or you can purchase tickets separately for 4/$1.

The Haunted Tractor Ride starts when the sun goes down and will run until 9:30 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children 8 to 12. Children 7 and under are not permitted on this ride.

Don’t forget to get yourself some tasty apples and a pumpkin to take home! Call 706-632-3411 for more information.

Mercier Orchards
8660 Blue Ridge Dr.
Blue Ridge, GA