Holiday Happenings around Lake Oconee

November 17, 2017

As the holiday season quickly approaches, Lake Oconee helps celebrate and kick off the season! Find some exciting and jolly events to help get you into the holiday spirit:

Floral Seasons of the South Workshop at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

Sunday, November 19th from 2:30pm to 4pm. This event gives you hands-on experience, focusing on using garden flowers and local greeneries to create beautiful holiday arrangements. What better way to celebrate the holidays than creating bouquets of evergreens, cones, pods, berries, mosses and branches! Learning how to create a holiday assortment will bring joy and beauty to every holiday event you host! Reservations can be made by calling Guest Relations at 706-467-7135. The cost is $85 per guest.

Small Business Saturday

November 25th. We all know that the day after Thanksgiving means crazy shopping for Black Friday! Between the chaos of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, downtown Greensboro offers a day dedicated to supporting small businesses. Downtown Greensboro is the perfect place to shop small!

Ice Skating Rink at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

November 23rd – January 8th. There is no better way to enjoy the holiday season than by heading to the ice skating rink with the whole family! The Ritz creates a winter wonderland that you’re sure to love! Bring your family for some winter fun and enjoy some hot cocoa or apple cider!

Breakfast with Santa

November 25th and December 16th from 8am to 11am. Bring your children to sit with Santa and share their wish list with him! The young guests will enjoy a buffet including miniature pancakes, muffins, waffles and more! Families will also be able to take a complimentary photo with Santa! Reservations are required and prices are $48 per adult and $28 for children 4-12. Children under 3 are complimentary.

Holiday Wishes with Tony Desare

December 6th at 7:30pm. Join us at Festival Hall in Greensboro as we celebrate the holiday season with renowned singer, Tony Desare. Tickets for the event are available online!

The Gingerbread House in The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee Lobby

Pastry Chef David Campbell, and his team of culinary professionals are turning a Christmas fantasy into reality by crafting a one-of-a-kind, life-sized Gingerbread House in the hotel’s main lobby.

Lighting of the Tree

December 1st. Join us in downtown Greensboro for the annual lighting of the tree! This is the perfect way to start the holiday season with the whole family! The fun starts at 6:00pm with performances from local choirs, hay rides, kids crafts and more. You will even have the opportunity to see Santa! This is an event you won’t want to miss as “the big tree” fills downtown with holiday cheer!

Christmas Movie Nights at Oconee Brewing

Nothing beats watching holiday classics with the family. Come enjoy some Christmas favorites on the big screen in the OBC Event Center! You bring a chair and they provide the popcorn. The movie dates and times are below:

  • November 30, 6:30pm, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • December 14, 6:30pm, Home Alone
  • December 21, 6:30pm, Elf

Visit to discover more events at Lake Oconee!