5 Reasons You Should Absolutely Celebrate Christmas in November

Christmas in November? Stores are beginning to set up their holiday displays and the networks are sneaking in an advertisement here and there. Come on, you know you’ve already pulled the box of Christmas decorations down from the attic. Why not celebrate the season a little early? If you live in or plan to visit the Atlanta, Georgia area this fall, Callaway Resort & Gardens is waiting to show you how to celebrate in style. If you’ve not thought about it yet, here are the top 5 reasons to celebrate Christmas in November.

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

November is prime time for viewing the bright red shades of holly berries. If that doesn’t get you in the spirit of Christmas, it should at least encourage you to enjoy the outdoors. Fall in Georgia is just about perfect. The summer heat is tempered with temperatures averaging in the mid to high 60s. Ideal weather for nature walks and bike rides. Nighttime temperatures are crisp with just enough of a hint of winter coming to make you want to find the perfect tree. The state of Georgia has a secret. You can celebrate in November with the enchanting Fantasy in Lights.

Two for the Price of One

When you celebrate Christmas in November you pair it with another favorite holiday. Thanksgiving! Why not gather the entire family for a long weekend celebration? Eat turkey on Thursday. Shop the holiday sales on Friday. Devote the rest of the weekend to Christmas starting with Fantasy in Lights close to Atlanta. Enjoy breakfast with Rudolph and Frosty. Visit Santa in the Christmas Village. Ride the Jolly Trolley. With Callaway Resort & Gardens as your host, a fantastic time is guaranteed. And nothing says Christmas like trees and buildings smothered in holiday lights.

Pumpkin Spice Is Overrated

It’s okay if you love a little pumpkin in your latte but by November everything starts to taste and smell like pumpkin spice. Isn’t it time to break out the peppermint candy and hot chocolate with marshmallows? A cup of hot cocoa in front of the fireplace says it’s time for Christmas and no one is going to tell you any different. Bring friends and family into your early celebration by gifting each one with a holiday mug and gourmet cocoa mix. Top it off with a peppermint candy to drop in the mug. Merry Christmas! Of course, when you come to Callaway for the Fantasy in Lights, you can enjoy your cocoa with a real Gingerbread Man!

A Christmas Slumber Party

You enjoy Christmas, but it can be overwhelming with the parties, the decorating, the shopping, and even the relatives who you love dearly. Why not plan an early slumber party and stay for the weekend in one of the beautifully appointed rooms at the Lodge & Spa? Or, invite the entire family and choose the luxurious Villas or Cottages. Everything you need to host a family holiday celebration is available. Make it even more fun with a contest for the best family Christmas pajamas!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Most areas have at least one radio station devoted to Christmas music starting in the month of November. If the music of the season inspires you to feel like celebrating early, go for it! Sing “Deck the Halls” at the top of your lungs loud enough for the neighbors to hear. If you celebrate at Callaway Resort & Gardens you can sing as loud as you want to, as long as you’re outside enjoying the sparkling Fantasy in Lights. That famous Christmas song tells the truth. Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. Book your next vacation at Callaway Resort & Gardens today! We’d love to celebrate with you!


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