8 Things To Do Over Thanksgiving Break In North Georgia

Groovy Buses encourages you to elevate your Thanksgiving this year with the start of a new tradition!  Whether it’s an outdoor adventure, a brewery tour, or a sightseeing adventure, North Georgia has a lot to offer, and Groovy Bus is the most fun way of getting there! 

Groovy Buses is now taking reservations for Thanksgiving transportation services. Transportation is available for 12 people throughout Blairsville, Blue Ridge, Cleveland, Dahlonega, Helen, Hiawassee, Sautee-Nacoochee, and Toccoa, Georgia. Our buses are equipped with conversational seating, a LOUD State-of-the-Art Sound System with Bluetooth Audio Streaming, a TV with streaming channels, laser lights, and complimentary bottled water! Click here to make your reservation. 

Get Inspired! We’ve created a list of 8 things you and your family can do over Thanksgiving break in North Georgia.

1 - Stock Up On Thanksgiving Food at Betty's Country Store

Shop fresh produce, deli items, beer, wine, fresh meats, candy, books, and bakery items (including Betty’s famous carrot cake and wonderful cheesecakes! Call ahead to reserve pre-made thanksgiving take-home dinners! 

Phone: (706) 878-2943
Address: 18 Yonah St., Helen, GA 30545
Facebook Page: Click Here

2 - Dahlonega's Old Fashioned Christmas

On Friday, November 25th, 2022, the magic and charm of Christmas in Dahlonega begins with a day filled with Christmas music and activities. Live music will be performed by Radford Windham from the Visitor Center Balcony and the Square and Tree will be lit at 6:00pm! Christmas lights will remain lit every evening through January 8th, 2023. 

Calendar of Events: Click Here
Lighting of the Square and Tree Info: Click Here
Website: Click Here

3 - Dahlonega's Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5k & Fun Run

The Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5k and Fun Run will take place once again in Dahlonega. Join them for a morning run (or walk) through beautiful Camp Glisson and work up your appetite for the big meal of the day! Proceeds of the race will benefit Lumpkin Family Connection. 

View Course Map: Click Here
Starting Address: 2001 Indian Dr., Dahlonega, GA 30533

4 - Go on a Hike

North Georgia is home to some far-out hiking trails, especially during Thanksgiving break as the weather cools down and leaves change colors. No matter what trail you choose, Groovy Buses can coordinate drop-off and pick-up for you at your desired trailheads. See our suggested hikes below. 

Currahee Mountain in Toccoa, GA: Click Here
Three Forks to Long Creek Falls in Blue Ridge, GA: Click Here
Hiking in Helen, GA: Click Here
Hiking in Blairsville, GA: Click Here
Hiking in Hiawassee, GA: Click Here

5 - Enjoy a Relaxing Getaway at Valhalla Resort Hotel

Relax in a gated hotel that preserves the harmony of the Blue Ridge Mountains with an in-house concierge service. 

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6 - Family Reunion at The Retreat At Hiawassee

As a truly unique and memorable lodging experience, The Retreat at Hiawassee is the ideal location for families looking to have their thanksgiving get-together in a new, exciting place. Amenities include fully equipped cabins, grills, corn hole, volleyball, hammocking & biking areas, trout fishing, pool tables, complimentary cable, WiFi, and more!

Website: Click Here
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7 - Winery/Brewery/Distillery Tours & Pub Crawls

Winery and Brewery Tour

Groovy Buses can be the designated driver for you and 11 others! We’ll drive you to and from your favorite winery, brewery, or distillery and can even provide transportation during a Thanksgiving pub crawl! The party starts the minute the Groovy Bus picks you up! See our recommended spots below or choose your own favorite spot!

Helen Cellar: View Website
Tantrum Brewing Company: View Website
Yonah Mountain Vineyards: View Website

8 - Cool River Tubing, Adventures & Mountain Coaster​

Who says that Thanksgiving has to be traditional? Thrill-seeking families can enjoy an outdoor adventure to remember with Cool River Tubing and Adventures. Find your bliss as you float down the Chattahoochee River on a tube. More advanced thrill seekers will enjoy their aerial adventure course, roller coaster, and more!

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Schedule Your Thanksgiving Party Bus Rental in North Georgia!

Thanksgiving is only a few months away. Contact Groovy Buses today to schedule your party bus reservation for Thanksgiving break. We anticipate this to be a popular attraction for families in North Georgia, so we encourage you to make your reservation as soon as you can. 

Transportation is available for 12 people throughout Blairsville, Blue Ridge, Cleveland, Dahlonega, Helen, Hiawassee, Sautee-Nacoochee, and Toccoa, Georgia. Our buses are equipped with conversational seating, a LOUD State-of-the-Art Sound System with Bluetooth Audio Streaming, a TV with streaming channels, laser lights, and complimentary bottled water!

Click here to make your reservation