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The Holidays in the Southeast - Festivals - Christmas Events - Shows

Holiday celebrations begin in early November and continue throughout the season in the Southeast. These highlights include Christmas events, holiday light displays, arts and crafts festivals, food and wine events and other fun things to do during the holidays in the Southeastern United States.

50 Holiday Attractions and Festive Things to Do
This listing features 50 fun holiday attractions and festive things to do throughout the Southeast US.

Festive Southern Cities for the Holidays
For holiday cheer with Southern charm, each of these cities and towns offer an array of festive things to do during the Christmas season.

100 Miles of Lights - Virginia
This award-winning annual holiday event encompasses the 100 or so miles from Richmond to Virginia Beach and features a festive array of drive-through and walk-through holiday light shows, special events, decorated historic areas, musical performances, visits with Santa Claus and more.

Black-Eyed Peas
If you are planning to celebrate the New Year in the Southeast, it is most likely that you will be offered black-eyed peas in some form, either just after midnight or on New Year's Day.

Christmas at Stone Mountain Park
The annual holiday celebration at Stone Mountain Park features seasonal stage shows, visits with Santa, a Christmas parade, the popular Snow Angel Celebration and many other festive attractions and activities.

Christmas at Dollywood - A Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival
For fun during the holidays, the Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival transforms Dollywood into a winter wonderland with family fun for all ages.

Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg - Williamsburg VA
Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia offers memory making seasonal fun throughout the holidays.

Christmas at Biltmore Estate - Asheville NC
Continuing the traditions that began when George W. Vanderbilt first welcomed his friends and family to Biltmore on Christmas Eve 1895, the magnificent Biltmore Estate, is even more magical than usual throughout the holidays, giving new meaning to the lyrics, Deck the halls with boughs of holly.

Christmas at Callaway Gardens - Fantasy in Lights
For fun during the holidays, Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens features six and a half miles of holiday scenes with 8 million twinkling lights.

Christmas at Mount Vernon - Mount Vernon for the Holidays
Christmas at Mount Vernon - Mount Vernon for the Holidays

Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Farms in the Southeast
Setting out with family and friends to find the perfect choose and cut Christmas tree is a memory making seasonal tradition in the Southeast.

Holiday Boat Parades, Flotillas and Regattas Celebrate the Season
Holiday boat parades or flotillas are a delightful coastal Christmas tradition in the Southeast U.S.

Holiday Celebration at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg celebrates the holidays with Christmas Town - A Busch Gardens Celebration in Williamsburg - Virginia

Holiday Events in Alexandria, Virginia
A selection of festive holiday events in charming Alexandria VA located in Northern Virginia in the greater Washington DC area.

Holiday Parades in the Southeast
Holiday parades usher in the festive holiday season in the Southeast.

Holiday Travel Packages for Seasonal Cheer in the Southeast
The Christmas holiday season is one of the best times to visit the Southeast to enjoy Southern hospitality and the festive holiday charm. These seasonal holiday travel packages offer an array of options to add to your holiday cheer.

Lights Before Christmas - Riverbanks Zoo and Garden - Columbia SC
Lights Before Christmas at Riverbank Zoo and Garden in Columbia, South Carolina presents more than 350 dazzling light displays, featuring everything from spashing elephants to a dancing tree and nightly snowfalls.

Magical Nights of Lights - Lake Lanier Islands Resort - Georgia
More than six miles of dazzling illuminated giant characters are created with millions of twinkling lights at this annual holiday spectacle celebrating its fifteenth year at Lake Lanier Islands Resort in Georgia.

Mount Vernon by Candlelight - Holiday Events in Virginia
Holiday Events in Virginia - Mount Vernon by Candlelight

Myrtle Beach Holiday Shows - Top Christmas Shows in Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach is one of the top entertainment destinations in the Southeast with an array of year round live shows and concerts including several Christmas holiday shows performed in November and December.

The National Gingerbread House Competition
The delightful National Gingerbread Competition is a holiday tradition at the Omni Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa in Asheville, North Carolina.

Photos of the National Gingerbread House Competition
Enjoy these photos of the delightful National Gingerbread House Competition, an annual holiday tradition at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa in Asheville, North Carolina.

Fun Cties for New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve - Find out about ten fun Southern cities to visit for New Year's Eve.

New Year's Eve in the Southeast
From grand gala events and elegant getaways for two to college football, midnight countdowns and family friendly events, the Southeast welcomes the New Year with an array of special celebrations.

New Year's Eve in Atlanta
From college football to gala celebrations and the popular annual Peach Drop, Atlanta is a top New Year's Eve destination in the Southeast.

New Year's Eve Celebrations at Ski Resorts in the Southeast
A round up of New Year's Eve Celebrations at several ski resorts in the Southeast.

New Year's Eve Countdowns - Southeast U.S.
New Year's Eve in the Southeast - Several unique countdown celebrations and ball drops with a twist add to the fun of New Year's Eve in the Southeast U.S.

First Night Celebrations in Virginia
Several First Night celebrations in Virginia offer family friendly options in place of traditional New Year's Eve celebrations.

New Year's Eve First Night and Family Friendly Celebrations in the Southeast
New Year's Eve - Several First Night celebrations in the Southeast US offer family friendly and alcohol-free options in place of traditional New Year's Eve celebrations.

Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend - Alexandria VA
The Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend launches the Alexandria, Virginia holiday season and is one of the area's most festive and popular annual events.

Speedway in Lights - Bristol Motor Speedway
This annual holiday lights event follows a 5.2 mile route that includes a drive around World's Fastest Half-Mile and features over 200 twinkling displays.

Winter at Graceland - Memphis TN
Enjoy a holiday visit to Graceland, a special time at Elvis' beloved home.

Wolf Trap Holiday Sing-A-Long
Wolf Trap Holiday Sing-A-Long - a popular Northern Virginia tradition.

Festive Places to Enjoy History During the Holidays
Holiday Travel - Enjoy history and holiday traditions of the past with a day trip or getaway to these popular historic destinations.

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