Christmas trees, mistletoe, and thousands of twinkling lights adorn historic  Dahlonega  from Thanksgiving until year-end, creating an old-timey holiday experience. A home-town parade welcomes the Jolly Old Elf at the beginning of December, followed by carolers, live music, wine tastings, horse-drawn carriage rides, and more. Don't miss a performance at  The Historic Holly Theater , or a visit with Santa in the Public Square.