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Grand Rivers' Festival of Lights

Grand Rivers' Festival Of LightsExperience the magic of a small town Christmas.  In Grand Rivers our Christmas celebration includes over 700,000 lights and displays in Patti's Settlement and downtown.  2015 will mark the 30th Anniversary of this spectacular lighting festival. The lights turn on the first Friday of November through the first week of January each year.   

Dine at Patti’s, visit with Santa, or stroll through the gardens and enjoy the lights and holiday displays.   Be sure to make reservations during the busy holiday season, if you plans include dining at Patti’s with friends and family.  Call 888-736-2515. 

Experience the music of the holidays with Variety! Christmas Spectacular at the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers.  This production features two FULL HOURS of Christmas Classics and a professional cast of musician, singers and dancers.  The November and December production schedule also includes Downhome Country Christmas, Big Band Christmas and The Sanders Family Christmas. Shows run select dates in November and December up until Christmas.

Wait, did someone say shopping? From Boutiques toantiques, tackle to t-shirts and bikes to boats, Grand Rivers is a shopper’s delight. Find all the perfect Christmas gifts for family and friends.

Most lodging facilities in Grand Rivers will offer special off season rates during the winter holidays.  Whether you are looking for a romantic place to curl up next to a fireplace with that special someone or room for the whole family with a big kitchen for home cooked meals, Grand Rivers offers a wide range of lodging options.

Grand Rivers' Festival Of LightsJoin us in Grand Rivers for the day or for the weekend and celebrate Christmas Between the Lakes.

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Grand Rivers' Festival Of LightsDid You Know: 
The Grand Rivers Festival of Lights has been named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society for Fall 2010. 
The best events across the Southeast compete to receive this prestigious Top 20 Events designation. 


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