DOWNTOWN EXTENDED HOURS SUNDAYS IN DECEMBER

Downtown Thomasville will be open for extended shopping and dining hours every Sunday in December until Christmas. “The downtown businesses are ready to safely welcome shoppers and diners throughout this festive season,” said Christy Owens, Main Street and Special Events Manager. “You’re invited to come enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of the holidays in downtown Thomasville all season long!” Participating businesses will be open from 1:00-5:00 PM every Sunday leading up to...



FEELING FESTIVE IN DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE

Downtown Thomasville is getting into the holiday spirit by decking the halls! From twinkle lights to toy soldiers, larger-than-life wreaths to beautifully draped garland, there’s a little bit of holiday magic everywhere you look. “The feelings of warm holiday wishes and cozy hometown celebrations are around every corner of downtown Thomasville,” said Christy Owens, Main Street and Special Events Manager. “Decorating begins in October and the process is finished just in time for...



SIP AND SHOP IN DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE

Holiday magic and seasonal festivities will come alive in downtown Thomasville this year as the traditions of the past merge with new experiences, all designed to create the perfect setting to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. This year, the magic of the holidays in downtown Thomasville will continue with new Holiday Sip and Shop events that will be held each Friday evening in December leading up to Christmas (December 4th, 11th, and 18th). “Downtown Thomasville is well...



HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE IN DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE

Ring in the holiday season in Downtown Thomasville with a festive day of shopping, dining, and prizes at the Holiday Open House! The Holiday Open House will be held on Sunday, November 22nd from 1:00-5:00 p.m. “This event is a great opportunity for locals and visitors alike to begin their holiday shopping and enjoy a beautiful Sunday in Downtown Thomasville,” said April Norton, Director of Economic Development. “2020 has been a year of changes and exercises in creativity for...



REIMAGINE THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE

There is something truly special about the holiday season in downtown Thomasville. The twinkling lights, sparkling window displays, and tempting smells wafting from restaurants all add to the festive feeling of the season. “The holiday season is incredibly important to our merchant base in downtown,” said April Norton, Director of Economic Development. “2020 has been a year of reimagining and restructuring business models for many of our retail shops and restaurants. These business...



MAIN STREET PROGRAM CONTINUES IMPACT ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

In 2019 the City of Thomasville’s Main Street Program continued its positive impact for economic development, according to the organization’s latest 2019 Community Impact Report. The 2019 report boasts an impressive $5.3 million in public and private investments for Thomasville’s downtown. “Public investment in infrastructure and streetscape spurs private investment and we’ve seen that with our impact numbers each year,” says April Norton, City of Thomasville Main Street and...



THOMASVILLE RECEIVES 2019 MAIN STREET ACCREDITATION

The City of Thomasville has once again been designated as an accredited Georgia Exceptional Main Street (GEMS) program by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the National Main Street Center. According to Main Street and Business Development Director April Norton, this distinction means that Thomasville’s main street program is ranked among the best in the state of Georgia. “It is an honor to continue to be recognized and named a GEMS community, as this is an accreditation...



SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY IN DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE

This Saturday, November 24th, we want to share Small Business Saturday with you! If you’re not familiar with this special day, it’s dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country to help communities thrive and stay vibrant. Founded by American Express in 2010 and celebrated each year the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday focuses on the “Shop Small” nationwide movement to show support as a nation for small business owners and communities. The US...



DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE SEMI-ANNUAL SIDEWALK SALE

When the weather starts cooling down and fall is in the air, it must be time for the semi-annual downtown Thomasville sidewalk sale! The sidewalk sale will be held Saturday, September 29th. Stroll through picturesque downtown as your favorite retailers step out of their store fronts and onto the sidewalks with some of their best deals of the year. The sidewalk sale begins at 10:00am Saturday and will continue as long as the merchandise lasts. “Downtown merchants will be offering their...



THOMASVILLE RECEIVED 2018 NATIONAL MAIN STREET ACCREDITATION

The City of Thomasville has been designated as an accredited Georgia Exceptional Main Street (GEMS) program by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its Coordinating Program partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach. “I’m...