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Experience Southern, Small-Town Charm This Season

Holiday Happenings

Braselton's classic, small-town charm truly shines during the holidays. Explore unique shopping, award-winning restaurants, traditional holiday events, and beautiful Christmas lights. Here are some activities that will make this year a holiday to remember!

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Experience Christmas at Chateau Elan

Chateau Elan Winery Christmas tree decorated with wine bottles

The holiday season at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort is unforgettable! Sparkling Christmas trees crafted from hundreds of wine bottles. Wine tastings. Festive cocktails by the fire. Spend the day, or make it a holiday getaway.

Breakfast with Santa at the Versailles


December 3 & 10, 9:30am-11:30am
Whether you’re naughty or nice, make a breakfast reservation in Versailles Restaurant and be treated to some extra special guests at your table. On select Sundays in December, Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be making their rounds – passing out candy canes, taking wish list requests, and posing for pictures.

Holiday Lights Trolley Tours—Sold Out

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Take a jolly ride on the Braselton Trolley to see the best Christmas lights in town. The town offers ticketed tours and group rentals throughout the month of December. Brush up on your holiday tunes, so you can sing along!

Christmas Day Buffet


‘Tis the season to share special moments with loved ones and we can’t think of a better place than around a table at Versailles Restaurant at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort for our annual Christmas Day Buffet. Served from noon to 6:30 p.m., our holiday menu features carving stations of Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Herb-Crusted Lamb Roast, and Peach Bourbon-Glazed Ham.

Annual Parade and Festival


Braselton comes together as a community to celebrate on Saturday, November 18. Festivities kick off with a parade in the morning, festival on the Town Green and activities downtown throughout the day, concluding with the annual Lighting of the Tree.

Christmas Concert & Cookie Crawl


Get into the spirit of the season with an afternoon of holiday music and Christmas cookies. The North Georgia Winds will perform its Christmas concert at the Braselton Civic Center on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. Following the concert, pick up your bags and maps for a sweet adventure that will guide you to four yummy cookie stops! This holiday event is free and open to the public.

Historic Downtown Braselton

Braselton Library at Christmas

Downtown Braselton dances with festive decorations during the day and glitters with thousands of white lights at night during the holiday season. Shop, dine and celebrate, all within walking distance of the free parking deck on Davis Street. The self-guided walking tour, available online and at the Welcome and Heritage Center, offers a glimpse into the stories behind the historic landmarks downtown.

New Year's Eve Gala


Stay at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort and countdown and celebrate the arrival of 2024 with a variety of experiences located throughout the property. From the Inn, to the Spa, to the Winery, we have countless opportunities for you to celebrate the occasion with our three distinct room packages.


Visit the Events Calendar for more holiday happenings around town including Christmas movie trivia and gingerbread barn decorating contest at Flourish Taproom, cookies with Santa at Chateau Elan, music bingo at Hit's Tap Room, and more.


Unique Holiday Shopping

Bonbon Trail

Nov. 15 to Dec. 24, Braselton Area Stores
The Braselton Bonbon Trail is your holiday shopping guide to the sweetest gifts in town. Shop the trail, indulge in chocolates, complete the form, and be entered to win a prize! Shop small this season for unique items and support your community.

Cravin' Bacon Walk

Thursday, Dec. 7, Downtown Braselton
Sample tasty bacon appetizers while you shop around Downtown Braselton during this award-winning event. Ticket sales benefit the Downtown Development Authority, which helps preserve and enhance Braselton's historic downtown. VIP tickets include a bourbon tasting, as well!

Holiday Marketplace

Saturday, Nov. 18, Downtown Braselton
Find a wide variety of gifts during this outdoor market on the Braselton Town Green during the annual Celebrate the Holidays in Braselton festival. Vendors are open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. 

Christmas at Countryside

Saturday, Dec. 9, Downtown Braselton
Bring your unfinished gift list to shop 65 vendors set up in Downtown Braselton, between House Of Clay, Countryside Antiques, and Joy Company Market. Snap a selfie with Santa and enjoy live music, food trucks, sweet treats and hot cocoa.


Shop Small Gift Guide

Shop Small in Braselton this season, and you'll discover unique items, avoid crowds, and support the local community.

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Shop, Indulge & Win!

Each business on the trail has delightful gifts to surprise your loved ones. Shop the trail, complete the form, and be entered to win a prize!

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