Christmas in Roswell
The magic of Christmas is already in the air, and it has set Roswell’s Southern Trilogy aglow. The city’s three historic homes — Smith Plantation, Bulloch Hall and Barrington Hall — are lavishly decorated in the spirit of seasonal celebrations from days gone by. Smith Plantation showcases Images of Christmas, with ornate floral displays and elaborately decorated trees that draw on decades of traditions. Self-guided tours of Bulloch Hall highlight decorations emphasizing the life of President Theodore Roosevelt and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Head to Barrington Hall to see images of how St. Nick has changed through the years. Purchase admission at each home individually, or get a pass to all three homes for $18 (children younger than 18 are $15).
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 12. 1-3 p.m. Nov. 13. $6-$18. Three locations in Roswell. 770-640-3253, visitroswellga.com.
Holiday Festival of the Arts
It’s not too soon to start looking for that perfect present for someone special. A good place to begin is the Artist Market at the Holiday Festival in McDonough. Local artists and merchants will be on-site with a range of unique goods, including jewelry, handmade crafts and paintings. Listen to live music as you soak up the holiday fun. Be on the lookout for the Grinch: He’ll be sneaking about the festival and will be more than happy to snap a photo with you and your family.
Noon-5 p.m. Nov. 13. Free. McDonough Square, 5 Griffin St, McDonough. 770-898-3196, mcdonougharts.net.