CALENDAR FOR LIVING

November

Lion King Jr.

November 3 – 4, 7:00 p.m.

The Grand Youth Theatre presents this one-hour version of Disney’s The Lion King. The Grand Theatre. Cartersville. TheGrandTheatre.org

CRBI Fish Fry

November 4, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Great food for a good cause brought to you by Coosa River Basin Initiative’s own Musselhead volunteers. Don’t miss the Catfish Kiss at 2:00 p.m. where local celebrities will be competing to raise money to preserve our waterways and four will “win” a kiss with a catfish. First United Methodist Church. Rome. www.coosa.org

14th Annual Rome International Film Festival

November 9 – 12, 9:00 a.m.

Four days of feature length narratives, documentaries, animation, and short films from around the world, as well as a series of workshops, parties, and filmmaker Q&As. Historic Desoto Theatre and Rome City Auditorium. Rome. www.riffga.com

Downtown Cartersville’s Around the Town Holiday Open House

November 9, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Join the merchants of Downtown Cartersville for the Holiday Open House. This is the night when the streets close down and the merchants open their doors to offer warm holiday greetings and hospitality.
Come and enjoy the smiling faces and Christmas fun. Cartersville. www.visitcartersvillega.org

Christmas Belles

November 10 – 11, 17 – 18, 7:30 p.m.
November 12, 3:00 p.m.

A church Christmas program that spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep, and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. Calhoun Little Theatre. Harris Art Center. Calhoun.  www.harrisartcenter.com

The SteelDrivers

November 10, 7:30 p.m.

The Kris Youmans Band will open for the winner of the 2016 GRAMMY Best Bluegrass Album, The SteelDrivers. Mill Town Music Hall. Bremen. www.milltownmusichall.com

The Petty Hearts

November 11, 7:00 p.m.

An evening with The Petty Hearts, America’s definitive Tom Petty tribute show. The Grand Theatre. Cartersville. www.thegrandtheatre.org

Veteran’s Day Concert with Drew Baldridge and Hunter Phelps

November 11, 7:00 p.m.

As a Thank-you to those who have served in the Military, they are giving free admission with military ID. Cedartown Performing Arts Center. Cedartown. www.vendini.com

57th Annual Pancake Breakfast

November 18, 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

All you can eat pancakes and sausage including coffee, milk, or soft drinks. All proceeds go to Optimist Youth work in the Rome area. Rome Civic Center. Rome. (706) 506-0037

Christmas Songs and Stories with John Berry

November 18, 7:30 p.m.

John Berry rose to stardom on the country charts of the 19990s with such mega-hits as Your Love Amazes Me, Standing on the Edge of Goodbye, and She’s Taken a Shine. His annual Christmas tours brighten the holidays for thousands, as does his electrifying rendition of O’Holy Night. GEM Theatre. Calhoun. www.calhoungemtheatre.org

Christmas Tree Lighting and Visit from Santa

November 19

Santa will come to Downtown Calhoun via the Santa Express train to light the buildings and tree in front of the courthouse and then sit for pictures with children. Downtown Calhoun. www.exploregordoncounty.com

December

The Nutcracker 

December 1 – 2,   7:30 p.m.

This beloved holiday classic is presented by the Cartersville School of Ballet. The Grand Theatre. Cartersville. www.thegrandtheatre.org

Miracle on 34th Street

 

December 1 – 16
Fridays and Saturdays 8:00 p.m., Sundays 3:00 p.m.

The Pumphouse Players present this classic Christmas play based on the beloved motion picture. This is sure to be a popular joint-production with Act I. The Legion Theatre. Cartersville. www.pumphouseplayers.com

Peter Pan Jr.

 

December 1 – 10
Fridays and Saturdays 8:00 p.m., Sundays 2:30 p.m.

Rome Little Theatre presents their version of Disney’s Peter Pan. Directed by Mandy Maloney, and produced by Tina Brinson. Historic DeSoto Theatre. Rome. www.romelittletheatre.org

Christmas at the Cabin

 

December 2, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Yuletide celebrations of the 1800’s come to life as demonstrators take you back in time to Christmas at the pioneer homestead. Experience the sights, smells, and sounds of holiday preparations and festivities at the Vaughan Cabin, located behind the park office. St. Nick will be available for photos and Christmas visits at the homestead and Park Office. Red Top Mountain. Cartersville. www.redtopmountain.com

 

Christmas in the Country

 

December 2 – 3

What started as a small trunk sale has grown into an annual holiday marketplace with over 100 vendors selling a variety of goods, as well as refreshments, and the 5k Santa Sprint profiting The International Rett Syndrome Foundation for a Floyd county child. The event will end Saturday evening with a Santa meet and greet at the cave. Rolater Park. Cave Springs. www.smalltownchristmasinthecountry.com


Winter Art Market

 

December 2, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

December 3, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts, from hand-crafted necklaces to unique homemade jams created by local artists and artisans. Make sure there are plenty of homegrown and handmade items wrapped up under the Christmas tree for loved ones this holiday season! Last Stop Gift Shop. Rome. www.romeartmarket.com

Atlanta Pops

 

December 9, 7:00 p.m.

The Atlanta Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Jason Altieri, is back for the twelfth time to usher in the holiday season with Christmas classics and seasonal favorites.  Featured soloists are Rachel Brideau and Jeremiah Robinson. The Grand Theatre. Cartersville. www.thegrandtheatre.org
Ice Skate in Downtown Calhoun

 

December 14 – 16
New in 2017, Downtown Calhoun will transform into a winter wonderland featuring an ice skating rink. Downtown Calhoun. www.downtowncalhounga.com

Christmas Karaoke

 

December 9, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy refreshments and be the first to hear the announcement of winners in the Downtown Cartersville Punch Card Campaign and Window Decorating Contest. Downtown Cartersville. www.visitcartervillega.org

Magic of Christmas

 

December 19, 7:30 p.m.

Experience the wonder and charm of the holiday season through music and song. Maestro Rolando Salazar of the Atlanta Opera is conducting the orchestra. Rome City Auditorium. Rome. www.romesymphony.org


Ongoing


Festival of Trees and Mistletoe Market

November 1 – December 10

Galleries will be filled with beautifully decorated table-top Christmas trees, wreaths, and centerpieces. Purchase a unique, hand-crafted gift in the Holiday Artist’s Market. Harris Arts Center. Calhoun. www.harrisartscenter.com

Stone Mountain Christmas

November 11 – January 3

Have a holly jolly Christmas at Stone Mountain Park, where the true magic of the season is in the air. Enjoy the glow of more than two million lights, festive music, and visits from some of your favorite holiday characters. Stone Mountain. www.stonemountainpark.com

Enchanted Garden of Lights

November 16 – January 6

Rock City’s premiere family holiday tradition is back, celebrating their 23rd anniversary where joy, wonder, and magic await! Rock City. Lookout Mountain. www.seerockcity.com

Santa Express 2017

November 24 – December 23

A daytime, fun-filled trip with Santa. While on board your family will hear the ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, sing Christmas carols, meet Christmas characters, and of course visit with Santa. Each child receives a traditional BRSR memento, BRSR Christmas Activity Book, and a candy cane. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Blue Ridge. www.brscenic.com

Christmas Parades

Rome – November 28, 6:30 p.m.

Rockmart – December 1, 6:00 p.m.

Lindale – December 2, 6:00 p.m.

Cedartown – December 7, 6:00 p.m.

Cartersville – December 7, 6:00 p.m.

Cave Spring – December 9, 6:00 p.m.
Calhoun – December 14, 7:00 p.m.

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