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Sunday, December 10

7 events

Events

  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.treehousekidandcraft.com

    Handmade Hollyday

    (Starlite Showroom, 750 W. Broad St.) Treehouse Kid & Craft's 8th annual market features the work of regional artists.

  • ACC Library

    2:30 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

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

    The concert features Christmas carols and songs of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the winter solstice and more. Seasonal craft stations and snacks will be available.

  • UGA Livestock Instructional Arena

    9–5 p.m. FREE! www.georgia-alpaca.com

    Royal Alpaca Challenge Walking Fleece Extravaganza

    The extravaganza includes an alpaca obstacle course, an alpaca costume contest, a fiber enthusiast gathering and seminars on alpaca yarn. 

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    2–4 p.m. FREE! botgarden.uga.edu

    Holiday Open House

    The Botanical Garden's conservatory will be decorated for the season. Children can meet Santa and make a holiday craft. 

  • Your Pie

    11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $15. bit.ly/2yNw0xl

    Meet Santa

    (Eastside) Tickets include a kids pepperoni or cheese pizza, drink, gelato and a holiday craft. Bring your own camera for photos.

  • Madison County Library, Danielsville

    3–5 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/madison

    Santa Photos & Author Caleb Huett

    Meet Top Elf author Caleb Zane Huett and Santa.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1–5 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com

    Holiday Art Sale and Show

    Browse paintings, ornaments, t-shirts and prints by See Dan Paint.

Monday, December 11

1 event

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  • 4–7 p.m. www.metalandpetal.com

    Holiday Market

    (Metal + Petal) The shop's holiday market will have plants, wares from local vendors, a hot cocoa bar and a food truck. 

Tuesday, December 12

5 events

Events

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    6 p.m. $20. 706-354-7901, www.heirloomathens.com

    2nd Tuesday Tasting

    This month's theme is "Holiday Wines."

  • Athens Country Club

    11 a.m. $30. www.womansclub.uga.edu

    University Woman's Club Holiday Luncheon

    The University Woman's Club will recognize the UGA scholarship recipient.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    7 p.m. (dance lessons), 8–10 p.m. (open dance). $4–6. www.athensswingnight.com

    Swing Dance Night Holiday Party

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

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    5–7 p.m. www.botgarden.uga.edu

    Holiday Garden Gift Shop

    The tropical conservatory will be decorated for the holidays with live music, gifts and later hours. 

  • Creature Comforts Brewery

    5 p.m. www.ccbeerco.com

    Clothing Swap

    Bring in unwanted clothes and see what you find. Seamstresses will be available to help with alterations. Hosted by the Georgia Climate Coalition.

Wednesday, December 13

3 events

Events

  • The Foundry

    7 p.m. $7. rabbitboxstories@gmail.com

    Rabbit Box

    Storytellers share true-life tales. This month's theme is "Holidazed."

  • Hi-Lo Lounge

    8–10 p.m. www.hiloathens.com

    Santa Ming

    Take a holiday photo with Sexy Santa Ming Vase.

  • 8:30 a.m. FREE! www.1millioncups.com/athens

    1 Million Cups

    (Athens Area Chamber of Commerce) 1MC is a national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Each week, a local startup presents their company to a supportive audience.

Thursday, December 14

2 events

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Friday, December 15

2 events

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Saturday, December 16

3 events

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.

  • 5:30–6:30 p.m. washingtonwilkes.org

    Snow on the Square

    (Downtown Washington) Watch snow on the square every Saturday leading up to Christmas. 

  • Go Bar

    9 p.m. $5–10. www.facebook.com/chessandcommunity

    A Night of Poetry & Music

    Performers include Life the Griot, Gift Economy, Celest Divine, Reno Roberts and Katie Orton. Chess on-site. Proceeds benefit Chess & Community. 

Sunday, December 17

1 event

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Monday, December 18

1 event

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Wednesday, December 20

1 event

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  • 8:30 a.m. FREE! www.1millioncups.com/athens

    1 Million Cups

    (Athens Area Chamber of Commerce) 1MC is a national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Each week, a local startup presents their company to a supportive audience.

Thursday, December 21

4 events

Events

  • Georgia Museum of Art

    6–8 p.m. FREE! $5 (coffee & dessert). www.pac.uga.edu

    Make It An Evening

    Enjoy Jittery Joe's coffee, Cecilia Villaveces' cakes and gallery tours prior to the performance in Hodgson Hall by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, performing selections from Handel's Messiah.

  • Bogart Library

    6–8 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/bogart

    KnitLits

    Knitters of all levels are welcome. 

  • ACC Library

    6:45 p.m. FREE! www.athenslibrary.org/athens

    Community Sing

    Local musician Maggie Hunter hosts a holiday edition sing-a-long.

  • 6:30 p.m. $15. boutierwinery.com

    Ladies Night in the Winery

    (4506 Hudson River Church Rd., Danielsville) Ladies are invited out for wine, food and line dancing.

Saturday, December 23

1 event

Events

  • 5:30–6:30 p.m. washingtonwilkes.org

    Snow on the Square

    (Downtown Washington) Watch snow on the square every Saturday leading up to Christmas. 

Wednesday, December 27

1 event

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  • 8:30 a.m. FREE! www.1millioncups.com/athens

    1 Million Cups

    (Athens Area Chamber of Commerce) 1MC is a national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Each week, a local startup presents their company to a supportive audience.

Sunday, December 31

1 event

Events

  • 8 p.m. $25. www.boutierwinery.com

    New Years Eve Celebration

    (Boutier Winery, 4506 Hudson Rivers Church Rd., Danielsville) The evening includes live music by Second Time Around, hors d'oeuvres, and a champagne toast at midnight.

Saturday, January 6

1 event

Events

  • 9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3501 ext. 311, www.keepathensbeautiful.org

    Bring One for the Chipper: Christmas Tree Recycling

    (Multiple Locations) Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful (KACCB) encourages citizens to recycle their undecorated trees and wreaths. Check website for drop-off locations.