Holiday Events - Many holiday events extend into the early days and weeks of January. For more information, visit these holiday event round ups:
- Holiday Events - Round up of Southeast U.S. holiday festivals, events and trip ideas.
- New Year's Eve Events - Round up of New Year's Eve Events in the Southeast U.S.
- College Bowl Games in the Southeast - Round up of 2012 - 13 season College Bowl games played in the Southeast U.S., including several games scheduled for New Year's Eve, New Year's Day and early January.
- Winter Restaurant Week Events
Various Cities and Dates in January 2013
Many cities in the Southeast U.S. celebrate Winter Restaurant Week during January, offering an array of opportunities to explore Southern cuisine at participating restaurants for special fixed prices.
- Centennial Olympic Park Ice Skating
November 21, 2012 – January 27, 2013 - Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta's popular outdoor ice skating rink is an annual holiday tradition, continuing until the end of January.
- Stone Mountain Park - Snow Mountain
November 22, 2012 - February 18, 2013 (Select Dates) - Stone Mountain, Georgia
Transforming the large Laser Lawn into Atlanta's only snow park, Snow Mountain's signature 400-foot long tubing hill features single tubing lanes and Avalanche Alley for family tube rides. A Snow Zone provides play areas and activities, including snowman making, snowball fun and Fort Snow, complete with tunnels mid-sized slides and more. At SnoFire Point, there is a bonfire for warming up and enjoying delicious, gooey s'mores. For maximum play time in the snow, advanced ticket purchase is recommended. Related Information - Visiting Stone Mountain Park
- Island Treasures
January - February, 2013 - Jekyll Island, Georgia
This annual winter treasure hunt features hand-worked glass float creations including stunning starfish, sand dollars and other pieces, which are placed along the beach above the high water line for lucky winter beachcombers to find and treasure forever.
- Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration
January 5 - January 8, 2013 - Memphis, Tennessee
Four days of events celebrate the anniversary of Elvis' birthday each year with special concerts, a birthday cake cutting ceremony, tours of Graceland featuring Elvis' traditional Holiday decorations and much more.
- Atlanta Boat Show
January 10 - 13, 2013 at the Georgia World Congress Center - Atlanta, Georgia
One of the largest displays of boats in the Southeastern United States, the Atlanta Boat Show features the latest models of boats of all shapes and sizes, as well as show specials on the latest marine accessories and electronics. Offering attractions for the whole family, boating courses for new and seasoned boaters and more, this is a premier boat show in the Southeast U.S.
- Big Band - Swing Dance Weekend
January 18 - 20, 2013 at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa - Asheville, North Carolina
The Annual Big Band Weekend features two nights full of performances from the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Other weekend activities include dance instruction and an afternoon tea dance. (Music lovers may also wish to consider the annual All That Jazz Weekend January 25 - 27, 2013.)
- Augusta Futurity
January 20 - 26,2013 at the James Brown Arena - Augusta, Georgia
The Annual Augusta Futurity is the largest cutting event east of the Mississippi River. Highlights include the cutting competitions, bull riding, a Family Fun Fest, Western themed vendors and much more.
- Blowing Rock Winterfest Celebration
January 24 - 27, 2013 - Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Offering something for everyone, this annual winter festival includes a wine auction, a Chili Cook-Off, lot of kid's activities and, for the very hearty, a polar plunge in Chetola Lake, plus much more.
- Southern Gardening Symposium
January 25 - January 27, 2013 at Callaway Gardens - Pine Mountain, Georgia
The annual Southern Gardening Symposium presents professional speakers on topics related to gardening in the South. In addition to the lectures, the program offers a complete one-stop gardening marketplace, tours and optional workshops.
- The Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival at Boone Hall Plantation
January 27, 2013 - Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina (near Charleston)
Activities include an oyster shucking contest, an oyster eating contest, local live entertainment and more. With 80,000 pounds of oysters on hand, this event is not to be missed by oyster lovers.