Sunday, December 15

26 events


  • Memorial Park

    9 or 10 a.m. $5 (ACC residents) $7.50 (non-ACC residents.)

    Breakfast with Santa

    Eat breakfast, get a photo with Santa, make crafts and participate in holiday-themed activities. Children under 2 are free and not required to register.

  • Barnes & Noble

    11 a.m. FREE!

    Baby & Me Storytime

    Read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for the little ones. For caregivers and children ages 0–2. This week's book is Pop-Up Peekaboo: Colors.


  • Bendzunas Glass

    Saturdays & Sundays through Dec. 22, 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. 

  • 440 Foundry Pavilion

    Dec. 14, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Dec. 15, 12–5 p.m. $3.

    Indie South Holiday Hooray

    Indie South hosts the town's largest holiday artist market with over 100 makers, artisans, and vintage collectors. Items include handmade home goods, clothing, bath and body products, artisanal food, jewelry, ceramics and more. The afternoon also includes food trucks, kids' activities, maker stations, and live music, and art demos. 

  • Southern Star Studio

    Dec. 14–15, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Southern Star Studio Holiday Sale

    The studio's annual holiday sale featuring works from: Maria Dondero, Carter Gillies, Regina Mandell, Allya Maerz, Brandon Bishop, Kerry Steinberg, Chona Leathers and Alex Wilkins.

  • (190 Cohen St.) Dec. 14–15, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Boulevard Pottery Sale

    A variety of high-fired stoneware and porcelain functional pieces will be available for sale featuring work from participating potters Lori Demosthenes, Kyle Jones, Ester Lee Mech, Alex Newman, Geoff Pickett and Zuzka Vaclavik.

  • Chase Park Warehouses

    Dec. 14–15, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Zuzka and Kyle Pottery Sale

    Shop works by Zuzka Vaclavik and Kyle Jones, two ceramicists behind Tile Juice, which specializes in custom made tiles for fireplaces, kitchens, bathrooms, etc.

  • Rubber Soul Yoga

    10–11 a.m. $10.

    Family Playtime Yoga

    Children, parents, extended family and caretakers are invited to share a playful yoga class focused on movement, games and imagination.

  • (263 Milledge Circle) Dec. 14–15, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

    Mary Rugg Holiday Sale

    Shop hand-woven scarves and wraps by Mary Rugg.


  • The Classic Center

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Master Chorale

    (Atrium) The Athens Master Chorale celebrates Christmas with a concert called "Old Words, New Tunes." The concert features arrangements of traditional carols by composers including Vaughan Williams, Thompson, Forrest and others.

  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    4 p.m. FREE!

    Athens Flute Choir Holiday Concert

    The choir will perform a selection of holiday favorites. The concert is offered as part of the Garden's holiday open house.

  • Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall

    3 p.m. $10 (students), $45.

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Chorus

    The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus perform Handel’s “Messiah.” The concert will include the Christmas portion and “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s masterwork, along with Mozart’s “Exsultate, jubilate” and Symphony No. 35, with guest conductor Nathalie Stutzman leading the program. Vocalists include soprano Jeanine De Bique, mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle, tenor Thomas Cooley and baritone William Berger.  

Live Music


  • Starland Pizzeria and Pub

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

    Rockin' Roll Bingo

    Play to win.

  • Southern Brewing Company

    5–7 p.m. FREE!


    General trivia hosted by Solo Entertainment. House prizes and discounted tabs. 


  • Memorial Park

    Dec. 6–8 & 13–15, 5:30–7:30 p.m. $5.

    Deck the Hollow

    Celebrate the holidays with lights. Activities include live music, animal encounters and photo opportunities in the zoo. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Lectures & Lit

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens

    9:30 a.m. FREE!

    UUFA Forum

    Led by Sally van der Straten, this session will focus on what suicide is, what we each can contribute to its prevention and what community resources are available to those struggling.


  • Town and Gown Players

    Dec. 12–14, 8 p.m. Dec. 15, 2 p.m. $15–$20.

    Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical

    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

    Dec. 20–21, 8 p.m. & Dec. 22, 2 p.m. $20.

    The ReGifters

    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.

  • Oconee Youth Playhouse

    Dec. 13–15, 7 p.m. & Dec. 15, 2 p.m. $15–20.


    Return to the rockin' 50s with a production of this classic musical, featuring a cast of talented local teens. Presented by Oconee Youth Playhouse.

  • Oconee Youth Playhouse

    Dec. 13–15, 7 p.m. & Dec. 15, 2 p.m. $15–20.


    Return to the rockin' 50s with a production of this classic musical, featuring a cast of talented local teens. Presented by Oconee Youth Playhouse.


  • State Botanical Garden of Georgia

    4:45 p.m. FREE!

    Friends of the Garden Holiday Music Reception

    Enjoy a light reception for all ages in the decorated conservatory at night during the Athens Flute Choir and the Solstice Sisters holiday concerts.

Ending Sunday, December 15


Help Out

  • Athens, GA

    MLK Day of Service

    The MLK Day of Service Steering Committee is seeking sponsorships and project sites to make it "A Day On and Not a Day Off." Non-profit organizations and government agencies can submit applications to host a volunteer project online by Nov. 28.


  • The Vagina Monologues

    (UGA School of Social Work) Audition for Project Safe's annual production. Auditions are on Dec. 11, 6–8 p.m. and Dec. 15, 1–3 p.m.,