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Family Christmas Getaway

  • Biblical History
  • Family-Friendly
  • Holidays
  • Winter
Christmas season is just around the corner or for those who put up a tree right after Halloween is over, the season is already in full swing. Christmastime is one of the best parts of living in a small town, especially in LaGrange with its picture-perfect holiday-adorned Square and a calendar full of family-friendly activities to choose from.


  • Eat your way out of a life-sized gingerbread house!
  • Explore beautifully decorated Downtown LaGrange.
  • Experience the Christmas Story in full-scale!
  • Skate the night away at Sweetland On Ice.

Day 1

Welcome To Tinsel Town!

  • Masterfully Decorated Downtown Shops
  • Enjoy The Tinsel Trail, A Celebration of Light
  • Take The Family For A Spin At Sweetland On Ice
Large decorated Christmas tree in downtown LaGrange, Georgia.



Christmas in LaGrange is truly a sight to behold. Local businesses go all-out in decorating for the most special of seasons, and this year we welcome the addition of the Tinsel Trail! This incredible display of lights supports local charity efforts and inspires people to remember the season of giving.
Peruse the decorated storefronts of downtown LaGrange, which are dressed to the nines – partially thanks to a Christmas movie that was recently filmed in town. The producers were so charmed with LaGrange that they decided to keep the fictional setting in the movie also named LaGrange. We have a feeling that after you spend a weekend in our town, you will leave feeling just as enamored.


Starting November 17th, Lafayette Square will be illuminated with live Christmas trees decorated by local businesses and individuals in town. A fundraiser for Circles of Troup County, the Downtown LaGrange ‘Tinsel Trail’ shows off the creative local holiday spirit. Inspired by similar displays throughout the Southeast, this event will help Circles with their goal of ending poverty in LaGrange.
Take the family to Sweetland Amphitheater and see the Great Lawn transformed into a 5,000 square foot ice-skating rink. Take in the holiday decorations, slip on a pair of skates, enjoy a snack from the concession stand, or find a spot in the heated area to watch the action. Tickets include a 2-hour time slot, and Friday’s in December feature a free movie to enjoy with your family!


Day 2

Experience The Christmas Story

  • Immerse Yourself In The Nativity Story
  • Explore Artifacts Dating Back Over 2,000 Years
  • Enjoy A Biblical Meal
You may have heard the Christmas story countless times, but what if you could experience it yourself? Take a Birth of Hope Tour at the Biblical History Center this Christmas season, offered every Tuesday – Saturday through December 23rd. Experience life-size reconstructions and authentic artifacts, and walk alongside well-informed guides as they lead you through the Christmas story with details that will bring the nativity to life.
The beginning of your tour is spent showing you what life was like during the time of Jesus’ birth, as your guide transports you to Bethlehem by showing you replicas in the center’s Archaeological Replica Garden. This helps paint the picture of what Mary and Joseph may have lived during the time of Jesus’ birth.
Don’t miss visiting the Biblical Life Artifacts gallery, with over 250 artifacts from the Israel Antiquities Authority. These items help paint an even more detailed picture of what life was like during Jesus’ time. The guides do a truly magical job of telling the story of The Nativity, and their passion for the topic is inspiring.
To further the experience, stay for a four-course Biblical Meal Experience, offering yet another dimension of immersion into a true Biblical experience. The meal features foods similar to those eaten in Israel during Jesus’ life, and your guide will provide context and connections to The Bible and The Nativity.

Day 3

See Santa With Your Pack

  • Visit With Santa At Great Wolf Lodge
  • Explore The beautifully Decorated Snowland
  • Get Tropical At An 84-Degree Indoor Waterpark



Santa’s on his way! And while you may not hear many tales about waterslides in the North Pole, the word on the street is that Great Wolf Lodge will be his first stop in town.
Taking a break from snow and reindeer, Santa has made his way South to do a little relaxing by the pool. He has plenty of time to talk to your whole family, and make sure everyone is on the nice list. Santa visits Great Wolf Lodge on Saturdays and Sundays starting November 26th, perfect for a long-weekend getaway!
The house is made from gingerbread baked at Great Wolf Lodge and over 50 pounds of candy. Take the chance to eat as a family in the life-sized gingerbread house for a $10 fee which will be donated to the local Ronald McDonald House charity, which provides support to families with sick children.
Don’t worry, even as holiday cheer is high, the water park is kept at a perfect 84 degrees. The water park, and all of its awesome amenities are ready to be used no matter the temperature outside, even Santa may consider trading in his sleigh for a slide!
Home2 Suites is a beautiful extended stay hotel right off of I-85 and just steps from Great Wolf Lodge.
With a state-of-the-art lobby, Courtyard Marriott in historic downtown LaGrange provides greater flexibility and choices for guests.
Part of North America’s largest family of indoor water park resorts, Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange, Georgia is an indoor water park and dry-land adventure for the entire family.


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