3 reasons why Thomasville is the perfect Christmas town

Southern Living names three Georgia cities as top destinations for a classic southern Christmas .Now it's time to get into the Christmas spirit! If You're wanting to plan the perfect Christmas escape, look no further than your own state. .Southern Living released its list of top southern destinations for Christmas and three Georgia cities have made the cut!.Thomasville, Georgia.Atlanta, Georgia.Dahlonega, Georgia.And the best part about Dahlonega and Thomasville, is that they're between an hour to three hours away from Atlanta.

Whether it’s to escape the cold for warmer temperatures, on a family vacation to Disney World, or to visit one of the top-rated aquariums in the U.S., there’s always a good reason and endless things to do when visiting the South. According to Southern Living, Thomasville, Georgia, is one of the top destinations for a classic Southern Christmas — and it’s only three and a half hours away from Atlanta.

“There’s small-town Christmas charm aplenty in Thomasville, Georgia, where the cobblestone downtown streets are decorated for the holidays, and the locally owned shops warmly welcome visitors during the season,” says the outlet.

While many Georgia cities make the list from Dahlonega to Atlanta, there’s something unique about Thomasville— it brings a certain small-town feel into the world of Christmas this time of year. Here are three reasons why Thomasville, Georgia, is the perfect Christmas town.

A Christmas Adventure

Date and Time: December 14 and 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: Downtown Thomasville

Every year, the town takes its residents and visitors to the past as downtown Thomasville transforms into a magical Victorian Christmas. With plenty of family fun featuring blacksmith demonstrations, costumes, stories, carriage rides, food, and more. If you don’t have Victorian garb, they have rentable costumes available so that you won’t miss out on all the fun. Visit the events page for more.

Christmas in Lights

Date and Time: November 24 to December 31

Location: 1919 Flowers Circle

Who doesn’t love an incredible light display? The “Christmas in Lights” light display is hosted by Flower Foods and features “more than 20 holiday vignettes and 25,000 energy-efficient LED lights.” This is a free, open-to-the-public drive-thru event. For more information, visit the event page.

Christmas Parade

Date and Time: December 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Downtown Thomasville

“The Annual Thomasville Downtown Christmas Parade is held on the first Monday in December,” hosted by the Thomasville YMCA and Thomasville-Thomas County Recreation Department. This year’s theme is Christmas in Candyland.