Victorian Holiday returns to Oakland Cemetery for sixth year

According to Thrillist, the scariest place in Georgia is Oakland Cemetery Oakland’s “old, eerie” vibe steeped in Civil War history makes it a top contender for scare stats There are rumors of some ghostly visitors that hang around the plots Visitors insist they’ve seen uniformed soldiers wandering the grounds and even hanging off of trees Some visitors have claimed that during haunted Army roll call, they’ve heard spirits from the past mutter their names For a chance to tour Georgia’s scariest

The Victorian Era — the 63-year period from 1837-1901 that marked the reign of England’s Queen Victoria — was the time of the world’s first Industrial Revolution, political reform and social change, Charles Dickens and Charles Darwin, a railway boom and the first telephone and telegraph.

For the sixth year, the era will be celebrated at Atlanta’s Historic Oakland Cemetery with Victorian Holiday, the time of sights, sounds and smells of the holiday season.

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If you enjoy decorating with real greenery instead of artificial, stop by Victorian Holiday for seasonally embellished wreaths, garlands, specialty Christmas trees and assorted greenery as well as other living holiday decor.

According to the cemetery’s website, there will be tents “brimming with beautiful natural products great for your own decorating or for gift giving. Plus, our team of professional designers will be glad to customize your wreaths or other purchases for that one-of-a-kind showstopper.”

You can also stop by Oakland’s Pop-Up Shop for books, seasonal novelties and other gifts unique to the cemetery. Be sure to bring your credit or debit card; the cemetery isn’t accepting cash right now.

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Several mausoleums around the Bell Tower will be decorated by local garden clubs and designers, and everyone is encouraged to take photos of their favorite decor.

Some snacks and hot drinks will be available for purchase by the Bell Tower, but you’ll have to go to one of the nearby restaurants for a meal.

Free parking will be available in the lot just outside the main gates at the intersection of Oakland Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

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Victorian Holiday

Sunday-Monday, December 6-7

Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Ave. SE

Atlanta, GA 30312

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