There will be plenty of things for locals (and visitors) to do around Rome and Floyd County during this first weekend of December.

The 19th annual Small Town Christmas in the Country will be held at Rolater Park in Cave Spring. Event hours are 9 am until 4 pm on Saturday and 12 pm until 4 pm on Sunday.

Admission is free to the event, which will be held rain or shine, according to co-organizer Susan Childers, who adds that more than 200 vendors will sell a wide variety of arts and crafts.

There will also be food vendors, appearances by Santa Claus and the Grinch, blacksmith forging, kids’ activities, a photo booth, and more.

For more information and event updates, search for Small Town Christmas in the Country on Facebook.

Cave Spring’s Christmas Parade is also scheduled for this Saturday evening at 6 pm.

The ’22 Georgia’s Rome Winter Art Market will take place at the Rome Civic Center from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

This annual holiday event will offer one-of-a-kind gifts from over 60 local artisans and vendors, according to the Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism. There will be a variety of local art including woodworking, jewelry, apparel, pottery, handmade soaps, photography, and more. Food vendors will also be on-site and include: Jamwich and SteelMealz and Nan Selman.
Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be available for holiday photos and selfies from Noon to 2 pm on Saturday. David Elliott will perform live during the event on both Saturday and Sunday.

Admission and parking for the Winter Art Market are free. The Rome Civic Center is located on Jackson Hill across from Applebee’s at 402 Civic Center Drive.

Christmas in Lindale 2022 is slated for Saturday. There will be a Christmas Festival at Gilbreath Park and South 1st Street from 1 pm to 5 pm. A parade will take place at 5:30 pm. Tim Reynolds, President of Restoration Lindale, Inc., indicates that it will start on Dragon Drive and end at the First Baptist Church of Lindale. Line-up will begin at 5 pm at Pepperell Primary School.

Parade participants are asked to bring a toy for the toy drive to benefit kids at Pepperell schools.

For more details and event updates (weather-related and otherwise), look for Christmas in Lindale 2022 on Facebook.

The Rome Little Theatre will present Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at the historic DeSoto Theatre on Broad Street over the next two weekends. Show times are Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm from December 2nd through 11th.

Tickets and more information are available at or by calling the RLT box office at (706) 295-7171.