Friday, September 4th 2015

Holiday Festivities 2012

It’s the Holiday Season in the CSRA! That means it’s time for parades, festivals, musical events, craft shows, Christmas lights, and much more. All in all, it’s a time for family. What better way to spend time with your family than to plan your holiday outings with ease?

Augusta’s Choice presents to you our Holiday Seasons Map. If there’s something we’re missing, or you want your neighborhood added for Christmas light displays to this list, please drop us a line at: Be sure to check out the large version of the map for all events listed in order of them happening! We wanted you to be able to see what is coming up on the weekends, with ease.

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Holiday Craft Shows Parades, Special Events, Festivities Christmas Light Locations! *
Holiday Musical Performances

*PLEASE NOTE: Some displays may not be up yet.

View the Holiday Festival Map on a larger map.

Holiday Festivities 2012:
Lights of the South
Nov. 20 thru Dec. 30, 6:00pm to 10:00pm, 7 nights a week – Closed Christmas!
More info: 706-825-6441
$4.00/child(ages 4-17)
3 & Under FREE!

Holiday Open House
Nov. 15 10am-5pm Savor the sounds and scents of the holiday season while shopping for homemade baked goods along with the latest in decorating and gift items, including nativities, ornaments and much more! Free Gift Wrapping is available.
More info: 706-826-4700

Holiday Market
Nov. 16-18 Kick off the Christmas season at the CSRA’s largest premier shopping event! Over 40 boutiques and specialty gift vendors.
Friday- Noon to 6 pm
Saturday- 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday- Noon to 5 pm
Bring your little ones for a photo with Santa in his workshop beautifully decorated by Cudos. $15 includes a visit with Santa, photo session, picture CD, activities, and a special treat!
Nov. 17th – 11 am – 3 pm
Nov. 18th – Noon – 2 pm
Admission: $7 for all 3 days
More info: 706-736-0033

Miracle on 34th Street
Nov. 23, 24 & 30 and Dec. 1, 7, 8 @ 8pm Dec. 2 & 8 @ 3pm This classic holiday tale is perfect for the whole family. Suitable for all audiences. A play from the novel by Valentine Davies.
More info: 803-648-1438

Christmas in the Back Country
Nov. 24 10am-1pm Celebrate the spirit of the season with an old fashioned blanket trade. You’ll also get an interactive glimpse of life during the colonial period. Perry Hill, the Backwoods Cabin, will be bustling with activities of the 18th century
Admission: FREE
More info: 803-279-7560

Photos with Santa
Nov. 25 & Dec. 2 10am-4pm Come take your picture with Santa!
More info: 706-821-1812

5th Annual MESSIAH Sing-In
Nov. 25 6pm West Acres Baptist Church MESSIAH Sing-In. Singers welcome, practice @ 4:30pm
Complete Sign up info:
Admission: FREE – donations will be taken
More info: 706-755-5849

North Augusta Tree Lighting
Nov. 27 5-8pm North Augusta Holiday Tree Lighting will be held at Calhoun Park.

Youth Orchestra Christmas Concert
Nov. 27 7pm Harvest/Christmas concert by the Youth Orchestra. Concert will be in the Augusta Christian School Band Room.
Admission: FREE
More info: 706-755-5849

Holiday Celebration w/The Aiken Concert Band
Nov. 27 8-9pm The Aiken Concert Band will take the stage for its annual Christmas concert – Holiday Celebration – at the Etherredge Center @ USC Aiken.
Admission: Adults – $10 and Students $7
More info: 803-641-3305

Trees-for-Troops Christmas Tree Giveaway
Nov. 29 4-7pm Trees for Troops giveaway. Barton Field, during Fort Gordon’s And Old Fashioned Christmas Festival. Trees are available for all active duty military & family members(ID required).
More info: 706-791-0792

An Old Fashioned Christmas Festival
Nov. 29 5pm Barton Field on Fort Gordon. Music, Lighting of the Fort Gordon Tree, Kris Kringle Market, Refreshments, and more!
More info: 706-791-6779

Barnwell Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Nov. 29 5:30pm-7:30pm Annual Tree Lighting and Christmas by Candlelight
More info: 803-259-3266

Holiday Art Show Opening Reception
Nov. 29 5:30pm Holiday Art Show opening reception. Art by Philip Morsberger, Tom Nakashima, Edward Rice, Brian Rust, Laura Spong and Mike Williams. Exhibit 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 6
Admission: FREE
More info: 706-755-2878

Holiday Tree Lighting – ASU
Nov. 29 6pm-7pm The annual holiday tree lighting features caroling by the ASU voice ensemble, hot chocolate and cookies and a visit from Santa! Photographer onsite for photos of your child/children with Santa.
Admission: FREE
More info: 706-729-2390

Festival Off Main – festivities begin
Nov. 29 6:15pm
-Annual Tree Lighting at the Depot
-Children’s Choir singing christmas songs – Santa’s arrival
-Hamburgers & hot dogs sold by the Thomson Fire Department
Admission: FREE
More info: 706-597-1000

Eli’s Bethlehem Inn
Nov. 29 7:00pm Dine with Eli and his family in the finest Inn in Bethlehem. Feast on fruit & cheese, bread, chicken, Sarah’s famous potato soup, and a wonderful apple tart. Your servant will serve and entertain you! Witness firsthand, what (may have) happened on that first Christmas, when our Savior was born. All seats are by reservation only, so get your tickets now!
Admission: $16
More info: 706-771-7777

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Nov. 29 7:30pm Experience the Magic! MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS BY CHIP DAVIS. Don’t miss this ultimate holiday tradition from the #1 Christmas music artist in history!
More info: 706-722-3521

42nd Annual Christmas Craft Show
Nov. 30 9am-6pm & Dec. 9am-5pm Vendors from all over the Southeast will display the handmade treasures.
More info: 803-642-7631

Holiday Panther Market Place
Nov. 30 4-7pm Craft and Home Business Fair
More info: 706-855-6900

Wagener Hometown Holiday Celebration & Parade
Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 6-7:30pm Wagener Hometown Holiday Celebration! Musical performances, tree lighting, Santa, horse & carriage rides, and so much more! Parade starts Sat. morning at 11am. Baked goods and craft show to happen before parade.
More info: 803-564-3412

Aiken Tree Lighting Ceremony
Nov. 30 6:30pm There will be music and free refreshments. We will sing carols, light candles, and count-down the lighting of the tree. Kids in attendance will be given the opportunity to tell what they are thankful for, and there will be a special appearance by Santa and Ms. Claus!
More info: 803-642-7634

Images of the Cross: Holiday Open House & Sale
Nov. 30 7-9pm & Dec. 1 10am-5pm 30-year anniversary of Images of the Cross. Gift ideas, book signing and more.
Admission: FREE
More info: 706-793-8090

The Nutcracker – Columbia County Ballet
Nov. 30 7pm – The magic of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece comes to life on the Imperial stage as the Columbia County Ballet sets this Christmas classic to dance. The Nutcracker is the story of Clara, a young girl who dreams of toy soldiers battling giant mice and a Nutcracker doll who comes to life in time to save her. The Nutcracker then transforms into a handsome Prince and takes her on a journey. Clara and her Prince travel through a land of snow and into the Kingdom of Sweets where they meet the Sugar Plum fairy.
Tickets: $15 – $29
More info: 706-722-8341

Aiken Co. Museum Christmas Celebration
Dec. 1-5 Several trees will be on display throughout the museum.
More info: 803-642-2015

Jingle Jam 10K 2012
Dec. 1 8am The Jingle Jam 10K benefiting SafeHomes, Inc. promotes healthy lifestyles through fitness and furthers the mission of SafeHomes, Inc.
The Jingle Jam 10K is a fun-filled, Christmas-themed road race featuring music, choirs, Santa Claus, and a costume contest! Runners get jingle bells to lace into their shoes so they can “jingle all the way” to the finish line! Chip timers as well as a timing system to accurately process start and finish times.
Registration: $40(by Nov. 29 @ 9pm) and/or Nov. 30 @ Race Expo/Packet Pick-up for $50
More info:

1st Annual Christmas Arts in Appling
Dec. 1 10am-4pm Activities include: facepainting, art parties (for a fee), tour of historic jail & courthouse, art exhibit of local artists, silent auction, and Christmas concert by Columbia County Orchestra Brass. Free reception to follow the concert.
More info: 706-755-5849

Christmas for the Birds
Dec. 1 10am-2pm Create decorations for the birds to eat throughout the winter! Please bring food for our 4 legged friends (dog and cats) to be given to the local pet adoptions centers. Or just bring yourself and the children to share the joy of creating and giving gifts at Christmas. Cider and cookies will be served. Lots of fun and food for all! This will take place at the Living History Park.
More info: 803-279-7560

Holiday Tours of President Woodrow Wilson’s Home
Dec. 1 10am-4pm Celebrate the holiday season with a tour of the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson, a National Historic Landmark. During the month of December, this Civil War era home will be decorated with fresh evergreens. Guided tours are offered Tuesdays-Saturdays on the hour from 10 am to 4 pm.
Adults – $5
Seniors – $4
Students K-12 – $3
Kids under 5 – FREE
More info: 706-724-0436

Breakfast with Santa
Dec. 1 10:30am Join Santa for breakfast, a holiday story, holiday music and cheer. Breakfast will be pancakes, one side item and drinks. Craft too!
Pre-registration is required!
Admission: $5/child
More info:
Barnwell Public Library: 803-259-3612

Deck the Halls – a Gallery on the Row Open House
Dec. 1 10:30am Christmas open house at Gallery on the Row. Door prizes, refreshments, clay ornaments for children to decorate, artisan demonstrations
More info: 706-724-4989

Hammond Hill Carnival & Cookies with Santa
Dec. 1 11am Inflatables, rock wall, train ride, games, prizes; hands-on crafts, business vendors, food, pictures with Santa Claus; armband for unlimited inflatables and games $10
More info: 803-442-6170

Augusta Christmas Light-Up Spectacular
Dec. 1 12noon-9pm Starting with Saturday Market on the River! Carolers and sparkly lights illuminate Augusta Common during the annual Christmas Light Up Spectacular. Marking the beginning of the city’s holiday season, the event sees the Major light the Christmas Tree and decorations, and includes live entertainment and children’s activities.
More info: 706-722-8000

Barnwell Annual Christmas Parade
Dec. 1 1-4pm Annual Christmas Parade
More info: 803-259-3266

Nutcracker Ballet Tea
Dec. 1 2pm Enjoy tea, meet the dancers in the Nutcracker Ballet with the Aiken Civic Ballet Company, have autographs signed
More info: 803-641-7906

Tara Scheyer Holiday Music Jamboree
Dec. 1 2pm-4pm Move and sing along during a concert. Afterwards, create holiday cards and decorations.
Admission: $3-$5
More info: 706-828-3867

Columbia County Christmas in America Tree Lighting
Dec. 1 3pm-7pm Live Entertainment, Santa & more! At the New Evans Towne Center Park!
More info: 706-312-7192

Graniteville Christmas Parade
Dec. 1 3pm Parade sponsored by the Graniteville Fire Department. Bring a chair and enjoy the festivities at this special time of the year. Main Street
More info: 803-663-3795

Festival Off Main – Day 2!
Dec. 1 4pm
- Depot Dash – 5k Run-Walk
- Arts & Crafts – Entertainment, good food – free inflatables for children. Come do your Christmas shopping with us!
- Tour of Homes at 5pm – Refreshments served at the Chamber of Commerce.
More info: 706-597-1000

4th Annual Lighted Boat Parade
Dec. 1 6:30pm Part of the wonderful holiday celebration downtown!
Admission: FREE

Holiday Shopping Expo
Dec. 2 1pm-6pm Purchase your Holiday gifts, decorations and meals from local businesses!
More Info: Heather Stanton

13th Annual Augusta Toy Run
Dec. 2 Ride leaves @ 1:30pm 13th Annual Augusta Toy Run for Fort Gordon’s “Christmas House”. From Augusta Museum of History at the corner of Broad & 6th St to Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans of America in Hephzibah.
Cost: 1 or more NEW unwrapped toy for boy or girl ages newborn to early teens.
More info:
Larry – 803-634-0785
SEPVA – 706-796-6301

Columbia County Merchants Christmas Parade
Dec. 2 2pm-4pm Parade will be from Evans Towne Center Blvd, onto Washington Rd, then Belair Rd, ending at Cox Rd.

Festival Off Main Christmas Parade
Dec. 2 3pm Parade from Norris Elementary to IGA parking lot. Theme: ‘Tis The Season
More info: 706-597-1000

39th Annual Edgefield Christmas Parade
Dec. 2 4pm Horse drawn wagon for rides, singing by W.E. Parker Chorus, JET Middle School and Strom Thurmon High School Show Choir, more; entry forms online; snow on the square and pictures with Santa after the parade.
Admission: FREE
More info: 803-480-1255

Aiken Youth Winter Concert
Dec. 4 7pm Aiken Youth Orchestra under the direction of Joe Laorenza and Angela Shaw.
Admission: FREE
More info: 803-641-9094

Christmas with Annie Moses – Concert Series
Dec. 4 7:30pm Waynesboro Burke Concert Series. A blend of fiddle, jazz and classical influences fused with soaring, folk inspired vocals
Admission: Adults – $15; ages 17 and younger $5
More info: 706-437-0070

Live Nativity at Morningside Baptist Church
Dec. 5 & 6 6:30-8pm Morningside Baptist Church invites you to come and see the re-enactment of the First Christmas, including live animals. Hot cocoa and baked Christmas goods will be served.
Admission: FREE
More info: 706-860-9516

15th Annual Christmas on Breezy Hill
Dec. 5-8 6pm-9pm Thousands of lights to see! Walking trails, free refreshments, hay ride and more!
Admission: FREE!
More info: 803-663-7037

Literary Structures Gingerbread Contest
Dec. 6 10am and Dec. 7 & 8 Times unknown. Gingerbread Contest! Entries must be crafted after a literary structure. Registration forms are available at the Museum of the Aiken Center for the Arts
More info: 803-642-2015

A Hickory Knob Christmas
Dec 7 & 8 Take the family to Hickory Knob State Park for an early Christmas gift – to yourself! Enjoy a one-night stay in a lodge room, a movie Friday night, breakfast and pictures with Santa Saturday, story time, and gingerbread house building with Mrs. Clause.
Fee: $79.99/reservation(up to 2 adults, Kids stay and eat breakfast free)
More info: 803-734-1700
Complete info:

Living Christmas Tree
Dec 7,8 & 9 Hagood Avenue Baptist Church presents the Living Christmas Tree. The tree stands 30 feet high and 25 feet wide with a two foot star beaming up top. The tree is custom built. It is made of steel and can hold 72 choir singers. It’s brilliance comes from the decorations, choir robing, and the thousands of lights.
More info: 803-259-3261

Westminster Schools Christmas Concert & Art Display
Dec. 7 7-9pm Celebrate the holidays with Westminster Schools of Augusta at our annual Christmas concert and art display! Our choral groups will perform a variety of Christmas carols and classical music from Bach’s Alleluia to familiar songs such as “Joy to the World.”
Afterward, attendees can enjoy award-winning student artwork on display.
Admission: FREE
More info: 706-731-5260 ext. 2338

Holiday Open House & Artisans Market
Dec. 7 & 8 Annual Holiday Open House. Art exhibits, food samples, music and more!
Admission: FREE!
Artisans Market – 5-9pm
More info: 803-441-4380

The Nutcracker – Aiken Civic Ballet
Dec. 7-9  USCA Etherredge Center for Fine and Performing Arts, presented by the Aiken Civic Ballet.
More info: 803-641-3305; 803-648-5771

Amahl and the Night Visitors
Dec. 7 & 8 7:30pm-8:30pm: Grover C Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, presented by Barefoot Productions Inc & Creative Impressions. Tickets on sale at ASU box office.
Admission: General Public: $5; Students w/ID: 1 free ticket; ASU/GHSU faculty and staff(with valid ID): 1 free ticket
More info: 706-667-4100

Celebrate the Holidays
Dec. 7 7:30pm Columbia County Orchestra Association Music and Executive Director, Rob Nordan, will once again lead the Augusta Amusements Big Band
Admission: $20 & $25
More info: 706-726-0366

Holidays on the Hill
Dec. 7 & 8 7:30pm The 2012 Holidays on the Hill will celebrate a literary Christmas. Holiday traditions will be backdropped by the words of famous characters such as Annie Sullivan and Booker T. Washington, but also through the words of Civil War soldiers and newspaper reporters of the past. The tours are only offered on two evenings in December, and space is limited, so reservations are required. The tours last about 60 minutes.
Admission: $5/person, includes pre-tour reception
More info & Reservations: 706-595-7777

A Holly Day
Dec. 8 Come enjoy a festive shopping experience in Downtown Aiken. Participating shops will offer a variety of treats to put you in the Holiday Spirit.
More info: 803-649-2221

Breakfast with Santa @ Diamond Lakes
Dec. 8 8am-11am Come have breakfast with Santa. A photographer will be on location to take pictures for a nominal fee.
Cost: $5
More info: 706-772-2418

December Dash 2012
Dec. 8 8am 10K course through woods and wetlands, no hard surfaces. Wet condition course on gravel-covered berms. No strollers or pets please! Water & Fruit at finish line.
Registration Fee: $23.00(early registration)
More info: 706-828-2109

GoodBooks Cafe Gingerbread House Workshop
Dec. 8 10am-11:30am GoodBooks Cafe and Helm College present a Gingerbread House Workshop! Kids of all ages are invited to attend this FREE workshop. RSVP required to 706-650-5760 by Dec. 5. Optional lunch available for $5. Space is limited!
Admission: FREE
More info: 706-650-5760

12 Bands of Christmas Festival
Dec. 8 12noon-8pm Giving Augusta’s pediatric cancer patients the gift of music, while giving their families immediate financial assistance. Come and enjoy music by many musical artists including Tera Scheyer and the Mud Puppy Band, Jeremy Graham Band, Funk You, Mason Jars, Granny’s Gin and MANY more!
Admission: $10; Kids 12 and under FREE!
VIP Tickets available for $30
More info:

New Ellenton Christmas Parade
Dec. 8 12noon New Ellenton Christmas Parade
More info: 803-652-2214

Midland Valley Chamber Christmas Parade
Dec. 8 3pm Parade route: South Carolina Highway 421 from LBC Middle School in Bath to Langley
More info: 803-270-0934; 803-292-2769

A Night with the King
Dec. 8 4pm & 7pm & Dec. 9 6pm Musical, at Millbrook Baptist Church, describing the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ
Admission: FREE
More info: 803-641-8241

Christmas at Cedar Rock
Dec. 8-10 6:30-9:00pm Free hayride through Christmas lights, displays and the Life of Christ beginning with a Live Nativity. Various activites including roasting marshmallows and pictures Santa. Shop the Country Store and Kid’s Only Shop (kids 12 and under purchase $1 wrapped gifts.
$5.00 adults
$2.50 for kids
More info: 706-595-6146

A Christmas Carol, The Musical
Dec. 8 @ 8pm & Dec. 9 @ 3pm Brimming with music and dance, love and laughter, the Augusta Players will give the holiday spirits the full Broadway treatment with the musical version of the Charles Dickens classic. With a score that is filled with beautiful melodies by Beauty and the Beast’s composer Alan Menken and emotional lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, A Christmas Carol, the Musical is the perfect way to begin the holiday season.
More Info: 706-722-8341

7th Annual Evening of Christmas Celtic Guitar
Dec. 9 Steve Baughman & Robin Bullock – The magnificently rich sound of two acoustic guitars conjures up the ancient musical landscapes of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
Admission: $10
More info: 706-595-4252

Christmas Concert at Augusta First Church of the Nazarene
Dec. 9 10:30am-12noon Christmas concert with Evangelist Scott Ferguson at Augusta 1st Church of the Nazarene
Admission: FREE – love offering will be taken
More info: 803-645-3079

All Aboard the Polar Express
Dec. 9 & 16 1pm & 3pm ALL ABOARD! Bring your children to the Augusta Museum of History to experience the Polar Express! Children will recieve a golden ticket that gives them passage to the train. A live conductor will sit aboard and read the story of the Polar Express while children are served cookies and hot chocolate. All children must wear thier pajamas in order to be admitted. Space is very limited, so advance reservations are highly suggested.
Adults – $4
Children – $5
More info: 706-722-8454

Aiken Christmas Parade
Dec. 9 2:00pm Bring out the whole family to enjoy this years Christmas Parade!
More info: 803-649-2221

North Augusta Christmas Parade
Dec. 9 3pm Come on down to the annual Lions Club Christmas Parade Georgia Ave. North Augusta, SC. See some of this area’s beautiful floats and get a glimpse of Santa before he makes his long journey at 3:00 pm.
More information contact the Lions Club.

The Living Christmas Cards
Dec. 9 5:30pm Merry Christmas! Good Tidings! Yuletide Greetings from Asbury United Methodist Church. We invite you to our Christmas dinner and original production of the Living Christmas cards. See favorite Christmas card moments brought to life in the midst of well-loved Christmas carols. Our Living Christmas Card production is on December 9th at 7 PM, and it is free to all. Join us for a gourmet dinner at 5:30 where tickets are $10, including reserved seating at the 7:00 show.
More info: 706-736-0061

Annual Jewish Community Chanukah Latke & Salmon Dinner
Dec. 9 6pm Join us for a Chanukah Sing-Along and Salmon Dinner! RSVP required by Dec. 3.
Members – Adults $12; Children 4-12; 3 and under free
Guests – Adults $15; Children 4-12 $8; 3 and under free
More info & Reservations: 706-228-3636

Storytime with Mrs. Clause
Dec.11 4pm-5pm Mrs. Claus will be reading holiday books to good little girls and boys. She will even give away a free book to every child in attendence. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given away. Ages are 8 and under (with an adult) cost is free. This is at the Weeks Center 1700 Whiskey Rd. Aiken, SC in rooms 1&2.
More info: 803-642-7631

Drive-Through Nativity Scene
Dec. 11-13 – 7-9pm: First Baptist Church of Thomson is having a drive-through nativity scene
Admission: FREE
More info: 706-595-4252

Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Dec. 11 7:30pm An international cast of over 30 multi-talented and brilliantly costumed artists come to life and perform astonishing feats of disbelief.
Admission: $45, $50 & $55
More info: 706-722-3521

Christmas in the Woods
Dec. 12 7-10pm McDuffie Woods Family & Friends presents Christmas in the Woods
Admission: Adults – $3; Children – $1
More info: 706-771-2656

Santa Wheels Bicycle Rodeo
Dec. 13 5-8pm Children ages 2-16 that reside in the CSRA are eligible to receive a bicycle for Christmas this year! Children accepted for the program must be present the evening of December 13th to receive their bicycle, helmet, and safety training. Applications from community members for the bike giveaways can be downloaded at external link and are also available at all CSRA Goodwill Job Connections – call 706-650-5760 or visit external link for a location near you. Applications are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis, parent/guardian will be notified of time and place of pickup once applications are processed.
Complete info: 706-650-5760

Night of a 1000 Lights
Dec. 13 6pm-10pm Luminaries will line the streets of the Historic Business District to spread Holiday Cheer! food, fun, festivities and even Santa will be in town!
More info: 803-649-2221

Christmas in Hopelands
Dec.13-23 & 26-27 6:00pm-9:30pm Lights, lights, and more lights! Hopelands Gardens will once again be beautifully illuminated with over 100,000 holiday lights for all to enjoy! Refreshments will be offered. All visitors should ride the shuttle from the Fred’s parking lot on Whiskey Rd.
More info: 803-642-7631

Hayride Through the Life of Christ
Dec. 13-16 7-10pm Columbia County Fairgrounds. Free Hot Chocolate and Music will be provided while you wait…. or just come for the hot chocolate and music. We would enjoy seeing you there !
Admission: FREE!(includes hot chocolate)
More info: 706-541-0667, 706-541-1532, 706-339-4306

Aiken Performing Arts – Carolina Brass Holiday Pops
Dec. 13 8-10pm Music, laughter and the spirit of Christmas fill the Carolina Brass Holiday Pops Concert! You are guaranteed to leave this concert filled with Christmas spirit!
More info: Tickets: (803) 643-4774 or

Visit with Santa
Dec. 14 10am-1pm Henry H. Brigham Center Visit with Santa. Pictures with Santa – Bike raffle & refreshments
Admission: FREE
More info: 706-771-2655

St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church 2012 Christmas Concert
Dec. 14 7pm Christmas Choir concert presented by St. Teresa of Avila’s Music Ministry; works by Handel, Johnson, Praetorius and more. Dessert reception to follow. All funds go to The Building Fund.
Admission: $3 or 2 for $5
More info: 706-863-4956 ext. 109

Holiday POPS! At The Bell
Dec. 14 7:30 p.m. Known for his amazing trumpet performances, Joe Gransden, from the Big Apple, has performed worldwide and released seven CDs. Music critics and patrons have compared his rich vocals to those of Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra
More info: 706-722-3521

Breakfast with Santa at The Kroc Center
Dec. 15 9-10am Bring the kids to get a picture with Santa, make fun crafts and enjoy a delicious Kroc Center breakfast!
Admission: $5/per person
Children 3 and under free
More info: 706-922-1529

Amerigroup Winter Wonderland
Dec. 15 10am Toys, inflatables, refreshments, games, entertainment, information and more!
Admission: FREE
More info: 800-600-4441

Candy Cane Hunt
Dec. 15 10:30am – Hunt candy canes at the 2nd Annual Candy Cane Hunt. Each child must bring his or her own basket/sack. Children walking-12 are invited to join us! RAIN OR SHINE!
Admission: FREE!
More info: 803-259-3266

Augusta Chorale Christmas Performances
Dec. 15 11:30am Chorale performance at the Elm Baptist Church
More info: 706-830-0991

Augusta Chorale Christmas Performances
Dec. 15 11:30am Chorale performance at the Saint Paul’s Church
More info: 706-830-0991

Christmas Cancelled: A Special Civil War Holiday
Dec. 15 4-6pm Live musicians, local actors and more help bring alive the holiday experience of free and enslaved families during the Civil War. The program includes tours of the historic slave quarters and decorated historic mansion, live music, dramatic readings, as well as fun and games for the whole family.
Adults: $10
SC Seniors: $8.50
Kids(6-16): $8.50
5 & under: FREE
More info: 803-827-1473

Holiday Cheer 2012 – Nutcracker in the City
Dec. 15 6pm Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center. Presented by Cutno Dance Center.
$10 – advance
$15 – at door
More info: 706-447-7652

Jesus is the Reason for the Season
Dec. 15 6-8pm: Live Nativity scene with animals! Belle Terrace Presbyterian held by the church youth group. Praise dancers, live music, refreshments and more!
Admission: FREE!
More info: 706-793-6908

It’s a Wonderful Life: The Musical
Dec. 15 & 16 6:30-8:30 West Acres presents ‘It’s A Wonderful Life: The Musical’ based on the 1946 Christmas movie classic. This large scaled Broadway-styled production with music, drama and dance takes us to a simpler time with a great Christmas message.
Admission: FREE (tickets can be picked up at the West Acres Baptist Church office after Nov. 14)
More info: 706-860-6573

Carolina Christmas
Dec. 15 7pm Misty River Media presents Carolina Christmas dinner show, a Toys for Tots benefit. Jeff Lewis, Cliff Wright and more!
Admission: $15(dinner NOT included in price)
More info & reservations: 803-474-2411

Christmas Cantata
Dec. 16 11am “Holy Light” composed by Robert A. Hobby. Children’s and adult choirs, percussion, hand bells, organ and congregational participation.
Admission: FREE
More info: 706-733-0513

A Night of Christmas
Dec. 16 6pm Christmas jazz, bluegrass and Christmas songs by Dayz To Come and guest singers. Hot chocolate and desserts after show. Donations accepted for the Wilkerson Adoption Project.
Admission: FREE
More info: 706-860-0441

John Berry Joy to the World Christmas 2012
Dec. 20 – 7:30pm: Imperial Theatre presents John Berry in concert for his annual Joy to the World Christmas concert.
Admission: $20-27; Call the box office for child tickets.
More info: 706-722-8341

A Bluegrass Christmas
Dec. 21 7-10pm A Bluegrass Christmas with the Savannah River Bluegrass Band. The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill Estate
More info: 803-648-1181

Concerts With a Cause
Dec. 24 – 10:30pm: Christmas Eve Concert, Lessons & Carols with St. John Choir & Orchestra. Benefits the United Methodist Children’s Home.
More info: 706-724-9641

Merry Christmas from the Aiken County Visitors Center
Dec. 25 Merry Christmas from Aiken County Visitors Center. Come on out and celebrate Christmas at the Piano Bar at the Willcox Inn

Will McCranie – A Griswold Family Christmas
Dec. 27 7pm Singer Songwriter Will McCranie returns home for a special all-ages/non-smoking holiday show!

Christmas in the Quarters
Dates Coming Soon! Explore the holidays at Redcliffe Plantation from the perspective of the enslaved that were owned by the Hammond family. Guided tours through the slave quarters and hear stories about 19th century Christmas rituals.
Adults: $10
SC Seniors: $8.50
Kids(6-16): $8.50
5 & under: FREE
More info: 803-827-1473

Annual Christmas Extravaganza
Dates coming soon! Carey Hill Resource & Conference Center. Held by Christians in Unity. Featuring an All-Male Cookoff!
More info: 803-593-4060


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