Christmas in Helen
Nov 29, 2019 - Nov
On Friday, November 29, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at the downtown band shell as the village is lighted to begin the holiday season. Musical performances by local groups will precede his arrival and children are invited to meet with Santa from 6:00 to 8PM.
The Helen Christmas Parade will wind through the town on December 14 beginning at 2:00 p.m.
12th Annual Christkindlmarkt Helen, GA
Located in the Downtown Marketplatz, Alpine Helen, GA. The Christkindlmarkt is a traditional German event that offers everything from unique Christmas gifts and decorations to an assortment of savory and sweet foods, drinks and candied treats.
View the beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. Trees and wreaths are available for bid. This event is held each year to raise money for United Way of White County. The trees are awarded to the highest bidders at 2PM on December 7.
Located at the Festhalle
MORE ABOUT FASCHING:
What is Fasching ? It is pre-Lenten festivities celebrated in grand style in mostly the predominantly catholic regions of the German-speaking countries. The Rhineland has itsKarneval, Austria, Bavaria and Berlin calls theirs Fasching, and the German Swiss celebrate Fastnacht.
When is Fasching Celebrated? Officially begins in most regions in Germany on the eleventh of November at 11:11 am or the day after Dreikönigstag, so on January 7th. The big bash celebrations are however not on the same given date each year, instead the date varies depending on when Easter is held.Fasching culminates into Fasching week which begins the week before Ash Wednesday.
How is Fasching Celebrated?
Soon after Fasching season opens, a mock government of eleven guilds (Zünfte) are elected, along with a carnival prince and princess who basically plan the carnival festivities. The biggest festivities are held the week before Ash Wednesday as follows: