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Sunday, December 11

2 events

Performance

  • The Classic Center

    Dec. 10, 8 p.m. Dec. 11, 3 p.m. FREE! (tickets required). www.athenssymphony.org

    Athens Symphony Christmas Concert

    Featuring the Athens Symphony Orchestra. Musical pieces include Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas," selections from Handel's "Messiah" and more.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    2-3 p.m. FREE! www.uga.edu/botgarden

    New Horizons Band Holiday Concert

    The New Horizons Band is composed of members 50 years of age or older that have learned a musical instrument recently or have returned to their musical instruments from earlier in life. 

Friday, December 16

1 event

Performance

  • Dec. 16 & 17, 7 p.m. Dec. 17, 2 p.m. Dec. 18, 3 p.m. $10. 706-335-7543

    Christmas Spectacular

    (Commerce Cultural Arts Center, 232 Cherry St. Commerce) The 12th Annual Spectacular will feature Act II of The Nutcracker and a Rockette style tap-and-jazz selection. 

Saturday, December 17

2 events

Performance

  • The Classic Center

    Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. $15–35. 706-542-4400, www.classiccenter.com

    The State Ballet Theatre of Russia's The Nutcracker

    A yearly favorite tale of holiday adventure through a fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers and an army of mice. The authentic Russian production features Tchaikovsky's beloved music, including "Waltz of the Flowers" and "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy."

  • Dec. 16 & 17, 7 p.m. Dec. 17, 2 p.m. Dec. 18, 3 p.m. $10. 706-335-7543

    Christmas Spectacular

    (Commerce Cultural Arts Center, 232 Cherry St. Commerce) The 12th Annual Spectacular will feature Act II of The Nutcracker and a Rockette style tap-and-jazz selection. 

Sunday, December 18

3 events

Performance

  • The Classic Center

    Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. $15–35. 706-542-4400, www.classiccenter.com

    The State Ballet Theatre of Russia's The Nutcracker

    A yearly favorite tale of holiday adventure through a fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers and an army of mice. The authentic Russian production features Tchaikovsky's beloved music, including "Waltz of the Flowers" and "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy."

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    3 p.m. $31-72. pac.uga.edu

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus

    The program will open with Vivaldi's "Gloria," and includes the "Christmas portion and "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah.

  • Dec. 16 & 17, 7 p.m. Dec. 17, 2 p.m. Dec. 18, 3 p.m. $10. 706-335-7543

    Christmas Spectacular

    (Commerce Cultural Arts Center, 232 Cherry St. Commerce) The 12th Annual Spectacular will feature Act II of The Nutcracker and a Rockette style tap-and-jazz selection. 

Saturday, December 31

1 event

Performance

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    7 p.m. $37–63. www.pac.uga.edu

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

    The New Year's Eve concert will include light classical favorites by Johann Strauss, Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms.