Sunday, December 9

18 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. 

  • Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA

    4 p.m. Donations suggested.

    Closing Reception

    The 2018 Juried Exhibition features 27 works of art in a wide range of media. The closing event features an artists in roundtable discussion. See Calndar Pick on p. 25.

Lectures & Lit

  • Avid Bookshop

    6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE!

    Avid Poetry Series

    (Prince Ave.) Hear poetry curated by Rosalie Moffett featuring Andrea Jurjević, James May, and Chelsea Rathburn.

Live Music


  • The Georgia Club

    12 p.m. $25–30. 770-725-3104,

    Christmas Tour of Homes

    Tour five homes decorated for the holiday season.  

  • Church of the Nations

    Dec. 7–9, 6:30 p.m. FREE!

    Light the Night

    Receive a passport to get stamped as you visit interactive stations around the grounds. Activities include ornament decorating, s'mores, hayrides and a light show.

  • Chase Park Warehouses

    11 a.m.–3 p.m. $10 suggested donation.

    Tour of Chase Park Warehouse

    Discover 20 unique businesses within the Warehouse walls. Lunch will be available from Rashe's Cuisine and Your Pie. This event is part of Athensmade's Meet the Athens Maker event series.

  • Southern Star Studio

    Dec. 8–9, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Holiday Sale

    Join Southern Star for the pottery studio's annual holiday sale. 

  • Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market

    4–8 p.m.

    Heirloom Holiday Market

    Handmade wares range from printmaking, textiles, jewelry, jams, bath items and more.

  • Dec. 6, 5–10 p.m. Dec. 7, 4–9 p.m. Dec. 8, 12–5 p.m. Dec. 9, 12–3 p.m.

    Gingerbread House Competition

    (296 W. Broad St.) See festive constructions competing for first place. Proceeds benefit the Athens Land Trust's Young Urban BUilders program.



  • Starland Pizzeria and Pub

    9 p.m. FREE! 706-613-8773

    Rockin' Roll Bingo

    Play to win.


  • On Stage Walton

    Dec. 14–15, 8 p.m. Dec. 16, 2 p.m. $15.

    Father of the Bride

    On Stage Walton presents this comedy. Directed by Laura Griffin.

  • Winterville Auditorium

    Dec. 14–15, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 2 p.m. $10–20.

    A Christmas Carol

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

  • Athens Community Theater

    Dec. 13–15, 8 p.m. Dec. 16, 2 p.m. $12–20.


    Friends who have spent their lives working on the factory floor now find their community eroded by layoffs and picket lines. 

  • Oconee Youth Playhouse

    Dec. 14–15, 7 p.m. Dec. 15–16, 2 p.m. $15–20. 706-769-2677


    Oconee Youth Playhouse presents a classic about a hard-knock life.


  • Memorial Park

    Dec. 21–23, 5:30–7:30 p.m. $5.

    Deck the Hollow

    Celebrate the season with a self-guided walk through the holiday lights in the zoo. Activities include live music, animal encounters and photo opportunities in the illuminated zoo. 

Ending Sunday, December 9


Help Out

  • ACC Library

    Plushy Stuffed Animal Drive

    Bring new or gently-loved stuffed animals to be donated. Stuffed animals will be distributed by emergency responders and police offers to children who could use a cuddly friend during distressing situations. Through Dec. 9.