City of Helen 100 years

Trash schedule for Martin Luther King Holiday

Residential garbage service will be scheduled as normal for Monday, January 21, Martin Luther King Day.  Pleae make sure trash is out by 7 a.m. to ensure pick up.  If you have any questions please call City Hall at 706-878-2733.

City Hall Closed for Thanksgiving

In observance of Thanksgiving, Helen City Hall and the Helen Police Department Administrative Office will close Wednesday, November 27 at 1:00 p.m. and remain closed Thursday and Friday. We will reopen Monday, December 2 at 8:30 a.m. If you need an officer for a non emergency, call 706-878-2722, Option 1. For an emergency, call 911. Any Alcohol License Renewal Applications and payments placed in the drop box over the holiday must be notarized. If your paperwork needs to be notarized, please bring it in to City Hall on Monday. Payments received on Monday will not be considered late. We wish you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

2018 Annual Lighting of the Village

Come watch the city come alive with Christmas delight at the Annual Lighting of the Village. This will take place on November 23 at 6:00 p.m. in downtown Helen.

2018 Dropping of the Edelweiss

Come help us bring in the New Year December 31 with music, food, fun, party hats, dancing and the annual Dropping of the Edelweiss! Light Hors d'oeuvres, party favors and Midnight Champagne Toast.  Family Friendly! Helen Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss Strasse, 706-878-1908.

2018 Christkindlemarkt

The11th Annual Christkindlmarkt will take place December 1-2, and 8-9. This traditional German event takes place in Downtown Helen in the Marketplatz area. Booths are set up offering unique gifts and decorations. Call 706-878-1908 or go to for more information.

2018 Christmas Parade

The Annual Christmas Parade will take place December 8 at 2:00 p.m. Christmas elves and characters along with Santa will come to Downtown Helen. For more information, call the Helen Visitors' Center at 706-878-2181. **The Christmas Parade will take place even if it rains or snows. It will only be cancelled if there is ice on the roads.

2019 Rods on the Hooch Car Show

Join us Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Helen's Riverside Park for the fourth annual Alpine Helen Fall Car Show, "Rods on the Hooch". Proceeds will benefit The White Christmas for Kids Campaign sponsored by the Helen Police Department and Helen City Hall. Buy a ticket for a chance to win an Alpine Helen birdhouse or take a shot at the 50/50 Ticket Sale. All makes and models will be allowed. Trophies will be given for several catagories. So come out for a day of fun for the whole family. Santa and Mrs. Claus will even make an appearance for the kids. For more information, to become a sponsor or make a donation, call 706-878-2722 or 706-878-2733, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Test of the Emergency Alert System

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. The WEA portion of the test will be at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The WEA test message will be sent to cell phones that are connected to wireless participating providers. THIS IS ONLY A TEST. If this had been an actual emergency, an official message would follow. NO ACTION IS REQUIRED. If you have any questions, you may call Helen City Hall at 706-878-2733.