The holiday season is upon us, and there are many fun and festive events happening around the Lake Oconee area. From the annual lighting of the tree in downtown Greensboro, to the Holiday Tour of Homes in Madison, there is something for everyone! Take a look below to see what holiday events are going on this weekend.
Ice Skating at The Ritz-Carlton From now through January 2nd, you can go ice skating right here in Lake Oconee! Hard to believe? It’s true! The 6,000 square foot Ice Rink at the Pavilion is open to the public for another year of ice skating. The ice rink is open from 10am-2pm and 4pm-8pm daily through January 2nd. You can also enjoy hot cocoa and apple cider while you’re at it! Ice skating is complimentary for guests. For the public, the cost is $20 for children and $30 for adults.
Lighting of the Tree Tonight, December 2nd at 6pm is the annual lighting of the tree in Downtown Greensboro. The actual event will take place just after 6pm, but the festivities will continue through 8pm. Come out and enjoy live music from local choirs, sip on hot cocoa, take a hay ride, or visit with Santa! Downtown shops will be merry and bright with twinkling lights, and you can get a jump start on your holiday shopping!!
Holiday Tour of Homes in Madison Today and tomorrow you can take a self-guided holiday tour through some of the most lavishly decorated private and historic homes in Madison, Georgia. There are daytime and candlelit tours offered. The cost of this event is $32 for Daytime tours, $32 for Candlelit tours, and $55 for a combo pass.
Gingerbread Workshop with Mrs. Claus Mrs. Claus and her elves will be at the Ritz-Carlton on Saturday, Dec 3rd, 10th & 17th from 2-4pm making gingerbread houses. Join them in making these precious houses, while enjoying yummy cookies and hot chocolate. They will provide pre-built houses, candy, icing and a box to take your gingerbread home in. This event requires a reservation, and the cost is $65 per house. Contact The Ritz-Carlton’s Restaurant Coordinator at 706-467-7059 to make your reservation.
So, as you can see, there are several fun events happening here in Lake Oconee this weekend! Check back often as we will continue to share local events happening throughout the holiday season!