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City of Thomasville invites residents to celebrate the holidays downtown despite pandemic

Posted at 10:58 AM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-28 11:01:26-04

THOMASVILLE, Ga.(WTXL) — Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Downtown Thomasville will be ringing in the holidays with many highly anticipated events this season.

Some of the events include a Holiday Open House on Nov. 22, Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28 and extended Sunday hours throughout December.

“These events are well-loved downtown traditions that we are very pleased to be able to offer this year,” said Christy Owens, Main Street and Special Events Manager.

In addition, Holiday Sip and Shop events will be added each Friday evening in December leading up to the Christmas holiday.

“These Sip and Shop events are a collaborative effort, designed with support from our Main Street Advisory Board as well as our merchants, and we’re happy to be able to make these new events a part of the 2020 holiday season. Sip and Shop events are a great opportunity to enjoy the most festive and merry time of year in downtown Thomasville, while also supporting local businesses. Our downtown shops and restaurants are ready to welcome you and help you celebrate the spirit of the season, so grab a beer or wine from a participating vendor and enjoy shopping the night away in Downtown.”

Owens said that the Sip and Shop events will appeal to both locals and visitors alike.

“Thomasville is a highly sought after destination for travelers,” she said. “We anticipate the Sip and Shop nights being a big draw for visitors and a huge boost to our local economy."

Like many communities in the local area and across the nation, tough decisions had to be made about events that gather large crowds for extended periods of time, like Victorian Christmas.

“While our traditional Victorian Christmas will not be able to take place this year, the foundation of the event remains… delectable dining, exceptional shopping experiences, and a festive atmosphere will welcome you into Downtown Thomasville throughout the holiday season,” said Alan Carson, City Manager.

To learn more about all the holiday fun in downtown Thomasville, visit or call the Thomasville Visitors Center at 229-228-7977.