Sunday, December 10

22 events


  • Bendzunas Glass

    10 a.m.–6 p.m. FREE!

    Bendzunas Glass Open House

    (Comer) The family-run glassblowing studio offers handmade glass items. Live demos until 3 p.m. 

  • Carter Gillies Pottery Studio

    10 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Carter & Friends Pottery Sale

    (572 Nantahala Ave.) Local potter Carter Gillies is joined by Geoff Pickett, Jeff Bishoff, Kyle Jones and Zuzka Vaclavik for a group sale of handmade wares. 

  • David Morgan Pottery

    Dec. 2 & 9, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Dec. 3 & 10, 12–5 p.m. 706-207-2325, 706-296-3351

    Holiday Sale

    Potter David Morgan has been creating functional stoneware for the past 30 years. Shop for new works.

  • Southern Star Studio

    9 a.m.–4 p.m. 706-248-6899

    Holiday Sale

    Shop new work by resident potters Lori Demosthenes, Maria Dondero, Jennifer Heynen, Chona Leathers, Allya Maerz, Regina Mandell and Kerry Steinberg. 

Live Music


  • The Classic Center

    Dec. 9, 8 p.m. Dec. 10, 3 p.m. FREE! (tickets required).

    Athens Symphony Christmas Concert

    The program features compositions by Berlin, Brymer, Brown, Vaugh Williams, Leonvitch, Handel, Tchaikovsky and more.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Flute Choir Christmas Concert

    (Day Chapel) The choir will perform a selection of holiday favorites. 


  • 10 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE!

    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!

    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!

    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!

    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.

    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!

    Santa Photos & Author Caleb Huett

    Meet Top Elf author Caleb Zane Huett and Santa.

  • Terrapin Beer Co.

    1–5 p.m.

    Holiday Art Sale and Show

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


  • Athens Community Theater

    Dec. 14–16, 8 p.m. & Dec. 17, 2 p.m. $10–18.


    The murder-mystery musical comedy is like Agatha Christie meets 42nd Street

  • Winterville Auditorium

    Dec. 2, 8 & 9 at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 & 10 at 2 p.m. $15–20.

    A Christmas Carol

    Circle Ensemble Theatre presents the classic holiday favorite about Ebenezer Scrooge.

  • Dec. 8–9, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, 3 p.m. $15. 706-678-9582

    A Christmas Carol

    (313 N. Alexander Ave., Washington) The Washington Little Theater presents the holiday classic about Ebenezer Scrooge.

  • Athens Little Playhouse

    Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Dec. 9–10, 3 p.m. $5–10.

    Student Directed One-Acts

    Athens Little Playhouse presents Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and The Jungle Book.

Lectures & Lit

  • Barnes & Noble

    2 p.m. FREE! 706-354-1195

    Meet the Author

    UGA alum and sports writer Jason Butt explores the deep connection Georgia fans have to the university and Athens in The Georgia Bulldogs Fans' Bucket List.

  • ACC Library

    3 p.m. FREE!

    FAFSA 101

    Students and families can learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and how to afford going to college. 

Ending Sunday, December 10


Word on the Street


  • West Broad Market Garden

    Seeking Craftsmen and Artisans

    The West Broad Farmers Market is seeking local craftsmen and artisans for a holiday craft market on Dec. 16, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.