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Date Event Name & Description Location
December
2

Lighting of the Tree of Love

Caroling and Lighting Celebration

University Hospital McDuffie

521 W Hill St,

Thomson, GA 30824

(706) 595-1411

 

7:00pm

December
4

City Of Thomson : Christmas Tree Lighting

The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Thursday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m. Join us early for children's choirs and stay for Santa's arrival at the Depot!

Thomson Depot

111 Railroad Street

Thomson, GA 30824

December
4

Holiday Drop In

Visit with McDuffie Arts Council artists and pick some gifts for yourself or a friend.

 

MAC on Main

107 Main St

Thomson, GA 30824

December
5

Town Of Dearing : Christmas Tree Lighting

Music, Free Hot Chocolate, Cookies, and Santa comes in the Big Red Firetruck to visit with children.  Everyone is invited for this Fun, Free Event -to start the Christmas Spirit.

Dearing Town Hall

4577 Augusta Hwy,

Dearing, GA 30808

 

6:00pm

December
6
Depot Dash - 5K Fun Run Start line will be First Street behind McDuffie Museum
December
6
Snow Day!
Celebrate the holidays and help local animal rescues!

In honor of Senator Thomas Watson’s beloved dog, Snow, and to benefit Lucky Dog Rescue and Kitty Konnections Rescue -- Hickory Hill will host Snow Day on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Visitors donating pet food or pet products for the rescues will receive free admission to the beautifully restored 1865 Classical Revival home. Children can make a snow-themed craft.

Hickory Hill
502 Hickory Hill Drive
Thomson, GA 30824

10:00am – 4:00pm – drop in
Free admission with the donation of pet food, new pet toy, or new pet supply.

More info 706-595-7777

December
6

Christmas Tour of Homes

Shuttle bus lead tour of homes in the Thomson area - decorated by area merchants and designers for the holidays. Shuttles leave from the church beginning at 5:00 pm

 

Tickets available at the Chamber of Commerce, Peacock Hill and First Baptist Church.

First Baptist Church Thomson
253 Jackson St,
Thomson, GA 30824

 

Tickets: $20 Advance

                $25 Dday of

                $17 Seniors

 

(706) 597-1000

December
7

City of Thomson Christmas Parade

The 2014 Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., beginning at Norris Elementary School. Parade entries are being accepted at the Chamber through Friday. Groups/individual cars are $10 and floats are $25. Register now! No candy will be thrown this year except by Santa at the end of the parade for safety reasons, but donations of candy for Santa to throw are being accepted now. See you at the Parade!

Main Street

Thomson GA 30824

 

3:00 PM

December
8-10

One Night in Bethlehem: A Drive Thru Nativity

A life-like trip back in time 2,000 years to Bethlehem.  From Caesar's decree, to the angel's announcements to Mary and Joseph, to their trip to Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus, and finally to the shepherds and wise men, participants get to experience that most Holy Night through sights and sounds.  Live animals and actors, elaborately decorated sets, and dynamic narration. 

First Baptist Church Thomson
253 Jackson St,
Thomson, GA 30824
(706) 595-4252

 

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

December
11

Christmas Celtic Guitar Concert

The music of Christmas comes to life in Robin and Steve's concert of carols and hymns that span over 600 years. Internationally recognized as master Celtic instrumentalists, they celebrate the many moods of the Yuletide season in gorgeous guitar interpretation. An unforgettable evening of acoustic Christmas cheer.

100% of proceeds go to support MANNA, Thomson, GA's food bank. Tickets available at the First Baptist office or the Chamber of Commerce office, 706-597-1000

First Baptist Church Thomson
253 Jackson St,
Thomson, GA 30824
(706) 595-4252

 

6:30 PM

Tickets: $10

December
11-13

Christmas at Cedar Rock

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas with a complimentary hayride through lights and displays, then experience the live Nativity. Roast marshmallows over an open fire. Visit with Santa (your camera is welcome). Browse the “General Store” – crafts, baked goods, preserves and jams, jewelry, and more.

Macedonia United Methodist Church
7257 Highway 80 North,
Thomson, GA 30824
2015
   
May
9

Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival

The Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival debuted in 1993, to honor the music and spirit of Blind Willie McTell. The festival has been going strong ever since, and is still staged in the same grassy field it debuted in almost 21 years ago.

Stagecoach Rd
Thomson, GA 30824
Get Directions

 

www.blindwillie.com

November
7

Belle Meade Hunt Opening Meet

Ride along on a Tally-ho wagon for what is likely the largest opening day meet of any fox hunt in the world, riding through the historic sites and beautiful rolling countryside of McDuffie County, following hunters and hounds on a simulated fox hunt. This is truly an unforgettable McDuffie County tradition!

4018 Wrightsboro Rd.
Thomson, GA 30824


For tickets, contact Angela Smith at 706-595-2525.


Located 2 hrs east of Atlanta and 30 minutes west of Augusta off I-20. Take exit 172, and travel north, turn left on Stagecoach Rd, and left on Wrightsboro Rd.

 

 


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