The Classic Center is unveiling its new 6,000 square foot indoor ice skating rink—future home venue of the UGA Ice Dogs hockey team—during Christmas at the Classic Center. General admission to the nine-day celebration includes a forest of 50 ornamented Christmas trees, a village of professional gingerbread houses built by local bakers, crafts for elves in Santa’s Workshop, portraits with Santa, train rides, a bouncy house and performances by choral groups. Special events held in conjunction with the festival include Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 9 a.m. and the State Ballet Theatre of Russia’s The Nutcracker. Proceeds of the festival benefit Extra Special People, a nonprofit that empowers children living with developmental disabilities to cultivate skills and self-confidence through recreational therapy and community involvement. Visit classiccenterchristmas.com for a schedule of daily ice skating sessions and special events. General admission is $3, with ice skating ranging between $7-10. Tickets to Breakfast with Santa are $20.
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