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Victorian Christmas Festival brings big economic boom to Thomasville

Folks in Thomasville are expecting a big economic impact from the Victorian Christmas Festival. (Source: WALB) Folks in Thomasville are expecting a big economic impact from the Victorian Christmas Festival. (Source: WALB)
Thomasville employees said that with 10,000 to 15,000 extra people in town, hotels are booked. (Source: WALB) Thomasville employees said that with 10,000 to 15,000 extra people in town, hotels are booked. (Source: WALB)
Tourism Director Bonnie Hayes (Source: WALB) Tourism Director Bonnie Hayes (Source: WALB)
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Thousands of people poured into the streets of downtown Thomasville Thursday night.

Visitors from all over the state were celebrating at the Victorian Christmas Festival. 

Thomasville employees said that with 10,000 to 15,000 extra people in town, hotels are booked.

And they expect merchants and restaurant owners to see a soar in sales over the next few days. 

"Hotels are completely booked up, people are coming in, there's church groups, civic groups, girlfriends getaway. People are coming into town because it's such a wonderful event and it's not like anything else they can find in any other city," said Tourism Director Bonnie Hayes.

This unique event brings people not just to downtown Thomasville, but to the entire city as well. 

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