Wednesday November 21st, 2018 9:25AM

North Georgians celebrate the 2017 holiday season with events all over the region

By Alyson Shields Reporter

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... and our local cities, churches and businesses are getting in the spirit with new and old events to ring in the holiday season. Grab the kids or a friend and check out one of the holiday events near you ahead of the holidays.

If you'd like to add your event to the list, please email

And, tune in to the AccessWDUN Christmas Channel to make your yuletide bright, 24/7 through December 25. It’s the Internet equivalent of caroling so feel free to sing along! Stream the channel here.



Friday, December 22
Drive-Thru Nativity and Petting Zoo
Whistleville Christian Church - Winder
7 p.m.
Join Whistleville Christian Church for a live Drive-Thru Nativity and Petting Zoo, including a live camel! Hot Chocolate and cookies will be available for purchase. Event run through Saturday, December 23 at 7 p.m.


Magical Nights of Lights
Lake Lanier Islands
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Celebrate 25 years of Magical Nights of Lights with seven miles of roads in Lake Lanier Islands covered in millions of lights. Features new and old displays, such as a 65 foot illuminated Christmas tree and the old favorite and newly refurbished 12 Days of Christmas light display. Also visit Santa and his elves, enjoy s'mores and hot chocolate or take a spin on carnival rides! Tickets are $35 at the gate or can be purchased online ahead of time. Event runs through January 3, 2018.

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