The holidays are fast approaching and the Simmons-Bond Inn Bed & Breakfast will once again celebrate in style. Just after Thanksgiving, the fall decorations inside will give way to Christmas, inside and out. We even have a fantastic manger scene on the front lawn this year, courtesy of the City of Toccoa.
Our guests will be welcomed to the aromas of winter pine, chocolate chip cookies, and hot apple cider during the month of December. The winter months are generally a slower time for bookings at the Inn, so with more availability, why not book a winter getaway for a weekend? Right now we’ve got good leaf color in the north Georgia mountains and if last year is any indication, we may be in for a nice blanket of white snow to enjoy soon in downtown Toccoa.
And speaking of downtown Toccoa, the holiday season brings lots of activities and events for all to enjoy. On November 29th through December 1st, there will be a Festival of Trees located in the Stephens County Courthouse in conjunction with the 2018 Toccoa Christmas Fest. Just in time to kick off the season, this magical event is staged from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday and continues Saturday and is guaranteed to ignite the Christmas spirit for all who attend. Saturday, December 1st is the Toccoa Christmas Parade, the theme being “Christmas Toyland.” Come down to Doyle Street and see how our local businesses, families, civic & church groups celebrate this fantastic welcome to the Christmas season.
Take in the sounds of the holiday season during this special evening as carolers stroll the streets and stores throughout the evening, serenading the shoppers. A carriage will take you through the town’s historic district to see the beautifully lit streets. The carriage rides are $1 for children and $3 per adult and begin on Doyle St. near the Toccoa Record newspaper office.
Santa drops in for a visit and pictures on Doyle St. and personally collects letters from excited children. Also for the children, Santa’s Express train will take the little riders around the town.
With so much to do and see, the Simmons-Bond Inn Bed & Breakfast is the perfect spot to start your holiday celebration in Toccoa, and experience all this beautiful city has to offer.