COLORBEARER OF ATHENS, GEORGIA LOCALLY OWNED SINCE 1987

Friday, December 2

4 events

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    Nov. 29–Dec. 2, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org

    Holiday Book Sale

    Find new and used books in all genres. 

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    7-9 p.m. $10. 706-490-7188

    9th Annual Not So Silent Night

    A holiday benefit for Clarke County High School's award-winning Iliad and Odyssey magazines features catering and local silent auction items.

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    9:30–10:30 a.m. FREE! branew@uga.edu, www.georgiamuseum.org

    Morning Mindfulness

    Join instructor Jerry Gale for a meditation session in the galleries. Meet in the lobby.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    4:30–7:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    ATHICA Percentage Night

    Activities include a photo booth with Michael Lachowski's Foto Pixx, communal art installation led by Kristen Ashley of KA Artist Shop, barbecue by Classic City 'Cue and music by DJ Osmose. An exhibition will share work of the gallery's volunteers, members and past exhibiting artists. Proceeds benefit the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art.

Saturday, December 3

8 events

Events

  • Morton Theatre

    5 p.m. www.mortontheatre.com

    A Taste of the Holiday Season

    Performances by actors, bands, choral ensembles, dance groups, mimes, poets and singers. 

  • Multiple Locations

    5:30–11 p.m. $15–20. www.facebook.com/athenssantapubcrawl

    Santa Pub Crawl

    The Santa Pub Crawl will donate funds to the Athens Area Humane Society. The crawl visits Boar's Head Lounge (5:30 p.m.), Cutter's Pub (7 p.m.), Iron Factor and Max Canada (8 p.m.) and Live Wire Athens (9 p.m.) for music by DJ Osmose, a costume contest and raffle.

  • Bishop Park

    8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.org

    Athens Farmers Market

    Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods, crafts and live music. Live music by Dave Howard (10 a.m.). Today features an educational activity.

  • Frontier

    10 a.m.–7 p.m. www.frontierathens.com

    Holiday Open House

    Activities include carriage rides, Santa and other characters in costume. Light refreshments and gift wrapping will be provided.

  • Native America Gallery

    10 a.m.–8 p.m. www.facebook.com/nativeamericagallery

    Holiday Open House

    The open house will feature horse-drawn carriage rides, an elf hunt and libations. Take a photo with Santa, princesses or elves.  

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

  • Flicker Theatre & Bar

    12–6 p.m. holistichealingnetwork.wordpress.com

    Holistic Healing Fair and Holiday Market

    Meet practitioners of astrology, reiki, sound healing and other health fields. The market will be selling gift certificates as well as handmade soaps, lotions, oils and candles.

  • Multiple Locations

    1–5 p.m. www.downtownathensga.org

    Downtown Athens Open House

    The event includes carriage rides from 2–5 p.m. (leaving outside Wells Fargo), pictures with Santa from 1:30–4:30 p.m. a "Find the Elf" hunt, and costumed characters from Rose of Athens. Participating businesses include ADDA, Agora Vintage, Aurum Studios, Cheeky Peach, Dynamite Clothing, Frontier, Heery's, Heery's Too, Kum's Fashion, Native America Gallery, Rook and Pawn, South Kitch and Bar, Tena's Jewelry and Trappeze Pub.

Sunday, December 4

5 events

Events

  • First Presbyterian Church of Athens

    12–2 p.m. www.firstpresathens.org/benevolencemarket

    Benevolence Market

    Meet representatives of local nonprofit agencies and select items from a "shopping list of symbolic gifts" to donate.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    1:30–4 p.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Holiday Open House

    Live music by the Georgia Children's Chorus at 2:15 p.m. Children can create an art project and take photos with Santa.

  • The Classic Center

    4 p.m. FREE! www.athensmasterchorale.org

    Athens Master Chorale

    This Christmas concert features classics like "Silent Night," "Ave Maria," "The First Noel" and more.

  • 12:30–5 p.m. www.ugamiracle.com

    Classic City Tour of Homes

    (Multiple Locations) UGA Miracle presents a tour of sorority and fraternity homes decorated for the holidays. Proceeds benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

  • The Rook and Pawn

    12:30 p.m. www.therookandpawn.com

    PawnCon

    Participate in a game of chess with live Harry Potter wizards in the parking lot. 

Monday, December 5

1 event

Events

Tuesday, December 6

5 events

Events

  • ACC Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! rickyrob@uga.edu, www.gofundme.com/cefa706

    Economic Justice Coalition Holiday Assistance Program

    Donate unopened toys, Athens transit bus passes, gift certificates and cash to help spread joy to low income families. Presented by the Community Empowerment Fund of Athens.

  • Buffalo's Café

    7 p.m. www.buffalos.com

    Western Square Dancing

    With Randy Ramsey.

  • UGA Jackson St. Building

    9 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE! cicr.uga.edu

    Sustainability Summit

    This day-long event features workshops, student and faculty presentations on sustainability initiatives, table displays, poster sessions and a closing reception. Topics include bioenergy, water policy, sustainable agriculture and more. Register online. 

  • ACC Library

    9 a.m.–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Stuff the Bus

    Drop off non-perishable foods all day to the decorated Athens Transit bus in the parking lot. Donations will assist hungry families. 

  • Little Kings Shuffle Club

    6 p.m. $15 (food from La Parrilla). www.facebook.com/athens.latino.center

    ALCES Fundraiser and Awards Ceremony

    Join the Athens Latino Center in celebrating their community, students and partners with music, dancing food and a silent auction.

Wednesday, December 7

1 event

Events

Thursday, December 8

2 events

Events

  • Multiple Locations

    Dec. 8, 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens. Dec. 10, 7 p.m. at Seney-Stovall Chapel. $7. www.roseofathens.org

    Yuletide Celebration: Community Showcase

    This year's performances will be presented by members of the UU, the North Oconee Titan Thrill Dance Team, the North Oconee Swing Team, Colortura Music group and more. Crafts, games and treats will be provided before the show. 

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5–9 p.m. $20. www.sobrewco.com

    Annual Hootenanny

    Small-batch, special release beers will be on tap.

Friday, December 9

2 events

Events

  • 40 Watt Club

    7 p.m. $10–12. www.40watt.com

    Zumba After Dark

    Zumba fever continues.

  • 2–4 p.m. FREE! scourt@learningally.org

    Holiday Open House

    (320 S. Hull St.) Learn about services and volunteer opportunities at Learning Ally, formerly Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic.

Saturday, December 10

8 events

Events

  • 12–2 p.m. FREE! reallyreallyfreemarketathens@gmail.com

    Really Really Free Market

    (Reese & Pope Park) Bring what you can; take what you need. No bartering, trading or paying. Second Saturday of every month.

  • 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. $25. 706-353-1820, www.athenswelcomecenter.com

    Holiday Spirits Museum Mile Tour

    (Various Locations) This tour focuses on period holiday traditions spanning the 19th century by exploring historic houses from the Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian periods. The tour includes live entertainment and refreshments. 

  • Lyndon House Arts Center

    10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3623

    Holiday Open House

    The Ware-Lyndon Historic House will be decorated in the spirit of a Victorian Christmas. Festivities include music from the Athens Flute Choir, children's activities and a visit from Santa. "Deck the Walls," the Lyndon House's annual market, features a huge selection of items made by local artists. 

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

  • Multiple Locations

    Dec. 8, 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens. Dec. 10, 7 p.m. at Seney-Stovall Chapel. $7. www.roseofathens.org

    Yuletide Celebration: Community Showcase

    This year's performances will be presented by members of the UU, the North Oconee Titan Thrill Dance Team, the North Oconee Swing Team, Colortura Music group and more. Crafts, games and treats will be provided before the show. 

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. athenslandtrust.org

    Holiday Craft Festival

    The West Broad Farmers market offers a special festival with a turkey raffle, a collard greens cook-off, live music and more. 

  • Magnolias

    7–9 p.m. $25. www.ypnathens.org

    YPN Athens Holiday Party

    Meet other young professionals at a mixer with local food, raffles and live music. Proceeds benefit Samaritan Center for Counseling and Wellness. 

  • ACC Library

    2–4 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Join Together: A Multicultural Afternoon of Music, Peace and Holiday Crafts

    Hear Indian music, Christmas carols, songs of Hanukka, Kwanzaa and the Festival of Our Lady Guadalupe. Make crafts and enjoy a holiday beverage. 

Sunday, December 11

3 events

Events

Tuesday, December 13

2 events

Events

  • Sandy Creek Park

    7 p.m. $2 (park), $5 suggested donation. rememberingforward111@gmail.com

    Holiday Stories by the Fire

    The evening features true, 10-minute stories for grown-ups around a warm indoor fireplace. Share your personal holiday stories. Co-hosted by Remembering Forward and Sandy Creek Park.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    8 p.m. (dance lessons), 9–11 p.m. (open dance). FREE! www.athensswingnight.com

    Swing Dance Night in the Garden

    UGA Swing Dance Club presents a night of dancing in the tropical conservatory. No previous dance experience or partner required.

Wednesday, December 14

1 event

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Thursday, December 15

1 event

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Friday, December 16

1 event

Events

Saturday, December 17

1 event

Events

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

Thursday, December 22

1 event

Events

  • Athens First UMC

    1 p.m.–6 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1442, maryclaire@athensfirstumc.org

    Blood Drive

    To sign-up, contact Mary Claire.

Saturday, December 24

1 event

Events

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.

Saturday, December 31

1 event

Events

  • West Broad Market Garden

    9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! www.athenslandtrust.org

    West Broad Farmers Market

    Shop for fresh and affordable produce and prepared foods. The market also includes kids activities, cooking demonstrations, educational booths and entertainment.