THOMASVILLE – Downtown Thomasville is truly a special place during the holiday season. Twinkling lights, sparkling storefronts, Christmas wreaths, oversized photo ops, holiday open houses, drinks and shopping, Victorian Christmas and more come together to make ‘Christmas in Thomasville’ a moment magical and festive with something for everyone.
The Christmas season in Thomasville will begin with the Holiday Open House on Sunday, November 21 and will continue until Christmas.
“We invite you to join us for ‘Christmas in Thomasville’, when our beautiful, historic downtown feels like you’ve stepped into a Hallmark movie filled with holiday spirit and joy,” said Madison Eaton , special events coordinator. “’Christmas in Thomasville’ started out as a marketing slogan and has turned into a magical time of year for family and friends to shop, dine and celebrate the holiday season.”
The holiday season in downtown Thomasville kicks off with the annual Holiday Open House scheduled for Sunday, November 21 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
“We are inviting guests to help us usher in the holiday season with the Holiday Open House,” said Eaton. “The extended hours of operation at our stores and restaurants provide a great opportunity to start your holiday shopping list while enjoying live music, dining, food trucks and the opportunities to earn downtown dollars. city. Grab your favorite beverage from a participating business to sip while you shop.
Buyers will have the chance to enter a draw to win $ 100 in Downtown Dollar Gift Certificates for every $ 20 spent during the Holiday Open House.
Eaton says the holiday season will kick off in full swing after Thanksgiving, when the historic downtown bricks welcome guests for events every weekend until Christmas.
“On Thanksgiving weekend, our downtown stores and restaurants will welcome guests for Black Friday on November 26 and Small Business Saturday on November 27,” said Eaton. “Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are traditionally two of the biggest shopping days of the year. The extended hours of operation of our stores and restaurants make these great opportunities to shop and dine small to support local businesses! ”
Sip & Shops have become popular monthly events in downtown Thomasville and Christmas in Thomasville will provide customers with plenty of opportunities to enjoy long hours of shopping and dining while strolling the entertaining sidewalks with their favorite beverage. ‘a participating restaurant.
“The highlight of our Sip & Shops will be our first Friday, December 3, which will feature a tree-lighting ceremony and a live concert at the Ritz Amphitheater,” said Eaton. “Customers can enjoy extended shopping and dining hours during Sip & Shops every weekend in December. With sidewalk entertainment, photo ops, shopping and dining, Sip & Shops is a must-see during the holiday season.
December 9 and 10 will see the return of one of Thomasville’s most time-honored traditions when historic bricks are transformed into the Victorian era of Thomasville for Victorian Christmas.
“Horse-drawn carriage rides, tours with St. Nick, music, food vendors, live reindeer, entertainment and more will be enjoyed at this true Victorian celebration,” said Eaton. “Men, women and children dressed in Victorian costumes as well as restaurants and shops decorated for the holidays turn the city center into a special time in the Victoria era of our past.”
Christmas in Thomasville will feature a newcomer to the Thomasville holiday season when the Ritz Amphitheater welcomes families for a family movie night on Saturday, December 11.
“We are delighted to welcome our family movie night to the program of events. Movie night will feature the movie “Elf,” Eaton said. “It will be a magical winter evening with families nestled around the Ritz Amphitheater on their favorite blankets while watching a modern vacation classic on the big screen.”
According to Eaton, Christmas in Thomasville will include many other community events throughout the month of December.
“This year will see the return of the YMCA’s Thomasville Christmas Parade to downtown Thomasville, as well as events hosted by Pebble Hill Plantation and Thomasville On stage & Company,” said Eaton. “An abundance of memorable light shows are also available throughout Thomasville with ‘Christmas in Lights’ hosted by Flowers Foods and Christmas at Lapham Patterson House. These holiday light displays are sure to provide memorable holiday sparkles for guests and residents alike.
“Afternoons and evenings filled with memorable free events make Thomasville a truly special place during the holiday season,” said Eaton. “Christmas in Thomasville is sure to provide our residents and guests with magical family vacation memories that will last a lifetime. ”
For more information on Christmas in Thomasville, the Holiday Open House, and a full list of events, visit centrevillethomasville.com or call the Thomasville Visitor Center at 229-228-7977.