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Christmas Activities on the Square

Links to Santa and Parade photos below

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Historic Court House on Christmas Day, 2010

Bell Music from the Courthouse Tower
Town Square, 7:o0 - 7:30 p.m., seasonal music


DECEMBER, all month~

Nativity There will be a full size Nativity scene at Mountain life Museum

Friday Night Christmas Concert, 7:00 p.m. free!
North Georgia Chamber Symphony,
That concert will be held at the Old Courthouse on the Square at 7:00 PM on Friday. Keep in mind there is no required admission charge. Voluntary donations are appreciated.

for more info on the N.G.C.S.

Christmas Parade, 4:00 p.m.,

The 2013 Union County Christmas Parade will be held at 4:00 p.m. The parade will follow the same route as last year, 2013. That means the route will turn left at the library and return to Cleveland Street rather than going on to the bypass. Again, the theme is “Frozen on the Square."

For entry forms for the parade,
download PDF entry form here. Interested persons may also pick up entry forms at the Old Courthouse on the Square, or call the historical society at 706-745-5493.

Rain date for Christmas Parade, Dec. 13, 4:00 p.m.

Santa Claus * before the Parade, free!
Fin the courtroom of The Old Courthouse. Children in line will see Santa. Feel free to bring your own camera. We can print our photographer's photos while you wait, and/or, our photographer's photos will be on an on-line blog to be downloaded for free.

Open House by the Society free!
From 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM, there will be an Open House in the restored Butt-Mock House (1906) at the Mountain Life Museum Center. The house has been restored, and is in the process of being furnished in "Early TVA" style, or how a typical upper-level life-style home would have been furnished in the early 1940's, That would be the tine when electricity came to the area.

Included in the Open House will be the Payne Cabin (1861) which represents Union County life in the mid-1800's, the farmstead which represents out-buildings most local farmers had in the 1800s. Currently, it's a blacksmith shop, corn crib, barn, and spring house.

Complimentary refreshments will be served.
Enjoy cookies, cakes and drinks! All of the exhibits at The Old Courthouse will be open during the day.

Christmas Caroling on Square after the parade

The Historical Society’s Christmas Dinner and Meeting
Choestoe School, 6.:00 p.m.
For reservations, $15.00 per person, contact the Society’s office at , 706.745.5493 or POB 35 Blairsville, GA 30514
cash, check or credit card
Reservations must be in by December 2th

DECEMBER 13 ~ Christmas Parade Rain Date

Special Christmas Concert, 7:00 p.m. free!
Wm. "Bill" Graff
Yes, our very own Bill who works in the office

2012 Children visit Santa Claus photos, click here

2011 Children visit Santa Claus photos, click here

2012 Christmas Parade photos, click here!

2011 Christmas Parade photos, click here!

2010 Christmas Parade photos, click here!


For your Christmas Gifts, check out our Gift Shop
at the Courthouse and at the Mock-Butt House at Mountain Life Museum.

Please contact us at: or 706.745.5493

Living Nativity, 2010, at the Mountain Life Museum

The Union County Band
at the Christmas Tree lighting on the Square, 2009

photo by Norman Cooper

For directions to sites, click here!

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