Shop for your loved ones at the museum’s annual holiday book and frame sale, featuring new and used publications in all genres.
An old-fashioned holiday event features treats, a photo booth and more.
See elaborate gingerbread houses in this second annual competition. This year's proceeds benefit the Young Urban Builders. A Gingerbread Jr. activity on Saturday morning will be held for children to decorate houses.
Bring your pet for a special portrait with Santa. Proceeds benefit the Athens Area Humane Society. Email to make an appointment.
(118 Commerce Blvd.) Shop for unique, handmade gifts and fairly traded goods from Zimbabwe, Senegal, Swaziland, Mali, Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa. Items include baskets, wall decor, textiles, global gifts, recycled glassware and more.
The 25th annual Juried Holiday Market features pottery, paintings, fiber art, stained and fused glass, jewelry, sculpture, photography, woodwork and more from 70 regional artists.
Create your own gift tags for the holiday season. Registration required.
Find the perfect items for all the special people on your holiday gift list. Check out beautiful handmade gifts by more than 50 artists and buy a ticket for the Reindeer Raffle. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. through Dec. 21. www.ocaf.com
The Athens Choral Society will perform a variety of Conrad Susa's Carols and Lullabies in English and Spanish. In addition, carols from around the world will be sung.
(Grace Episcopal Church, 422 Brenau Ave., Gainesville) UNG's music department will present a holiday performance featuring traditional favorites such as "Joy to the World," "O Come, All Ye Faithful," "Winter Wonderland," and more contemporary pieces such as "The Waiting Sky." Performances will feature the UNG Chorale from the Gainesville Campus and the University Singers, Le Belle Voci, and the Patriot Choir from the Dahlonega Campus along with student and faculty instrumentalists.
Share books, songs, rhymes and activities en español y ingles. For children ages 3-8 and their caregiver.
Five Points yoga instructor SJ leads a fun and relaxing yoga class with a hip-hop flair. For grades 6–12.
Drop in anytime and make holiday cards for family and friends. All materials provided.
Come in your PJs and enjoy a magical storytime dedicated to The Polar Express. Hot chocolate and cookies to follow.
Enjoy an evening of decorating ornaments, winter treats and fun to the celebrate the holiday season. For ages 8–11. Registration required.
TELEMARKET Driving, angular indie-rock band from Athens.
HOYAS New local jangle-pop band.
NUCLEAR TOURISM Local college-rock band playing surf-punk originals.
NINA GARBUS Atlanta-based experimental pop artist.
TEMPEST Local four-piece ensemble playing lounge, jazz and blues standards and originals.
SAUL G. SEIBERT Columbia, SC singer-songwriter channeling New Orleans street jazz and blues.
SAILORS & SHIPS Folk-pop project from local songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Wheatley.
DEATH ANGEL San Francisco-based heavy metal band.
EXMORTUS Thrash-metal band from Southern California.
HELLFIRE California-based thrash-metal band.
THE GRAINS OF SAND Local band with a four-piece horn section offering up your favorite '60s and '70s beach and Motown music. Farewell show!
BETSY FRANCK Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility. EP release show!
ADMIRAL RADIO Old-time Americana duo from Columbia, SC.
CASUAL CADENZA Jammy rock and roll four-piece from Atlanta.
E.T. Acoustic singer-songwriter from Tennessee blending country and rock.
THE RUSTLERS Country dance band from Florida.
Celebrate the holidays with lights. Activities include live music, animal encounters and photo opportunities in the zoo. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Join the brewery for a movie every Friday night.
The Town & Gown Players present the strange case of Dr. Jekyll, a crusading scientist, and Mr. Hyde, the monster he unwittingly unleashes, with this acclaimed gothic musical about the good and evil within us all.
On Stage Walton presents a Christmas comedy about the misadventures of a couple who “regift” a lackluster Christmas present only to find out it’s worth a fortune. In pursuit to reclaim the gift from others who have passed it along, everyone learns about friendship, true wealth and the Christmas spirit.
Return to the rockin' 50s with a production of this classic musical, featuring a cast of talented local teens. Presented by Oconee Youth Playhouse.
Winder-Barrow Community Theatre's Children's PLAYhouse presents a story about a Christmas pageant in a small town. See Theater Notes on p. 10.
Leo Mohr's show explores childhood dreams with unique anti-comedy, traditional Swiss music and plenty of trickery. See Story on p. 11.