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Christmas Events & Family Fun in Augusta, GA

Whether you're looking for a date night or family event, or are prepping to host your friends and family for the holidays, Augusta's River Region is bustling with events and things to do. Here are some of the fun and exciting events happening around the region to help you celebrate the spirit of the season and special offers from Augusta hotels to make your stay even sweeter.

Seasonal Celebrations

A Christmas at Meadow Garden (December 1 & 2) 

Join us for Christmas at Meadow Garden, home of George Walton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. The historic home will come alive with the sights and sounds of a Revolutionary-era Christmas. Visitors will enjoy candlelight tours by docents in period attire, live holiday music, and colonial Christmas traditions and decorations!

Christmas Light Up Spectacular & Tree Lighting Event (December 2)

Enjoy fun for the entire family at the Christmas Light Up Spectacular & Tree Lighting. A Christmas Village, Visit with Santa, Train Rides, Mayor's Christmas Card Contest, and more from 4 PM -7 PM at the Augusta Common. Christmas Tree Lighting and Fireworks show at 6:15 PM. Enjoy decorative floats, marching bands, a visit from Santa, and much more. Cost per person: FREE 

Augusta Christmas Parade (December 9)

Get in the Christmas spirit with the Augusta Christmas Parade. The parade will be held on Greene Street in Downtown Augusta at 1 PM. Enjoy decorative floats, marching bands, a visit from Santa, and much more. Cost per person: FREE 

Mistletoe Market (December 9)

Enjoy a last-minute shopping run at the Mistletoe Market! Augusta & Co. will host over 10 local Augusta vendors with an excellent selection of holiday merchandise for your stocking or under the tree from 10 AM -4 PM. You're encouraged to shop around while you're downtown, Augusta –– check out all the other local businesses. 

Lights of the South (Every Day, except Christmas, until December 30)

Hundreds of twinkling displays light up the trails of Lights of the South. Take a walk or take a hayride through the lights and finish your night with s'mores. Cost per person: General Admission $16  /  Fast Pass $26

Evans on Ice (Every Day until January 15)

Bring the entire family for fun on the expansive at Evans on Ice at Evans Town Center Park daily from 5 PM -9 PM • Cost per person: Mon-Thur $13 / Weekends $17

Holiday Market at the Marina (Every Sunday throughout December 17) 

Enjoy views of the water at the 5th Street Marina Holiday Market at the River every weekend on Sundays throughout November and December. Vendors will be present selling holiday items, hot chocolate, and food.

Holiday Tours of the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson (Wednesdays - Saturdays in December)

Enjoy the historic house decorated for the holidays with fresh evergreens and holiday decorations. Hear what Christmas was like during 1918, after World War I. The home is not open on December 24 or 25. Cost per person: Adults $5  /  Seniors $3  /  5K-12 Students $3  /  Children Under 5 FREE

Christmas in Hopelands Gardens (December 9 - 22)

This enchanting walk-through exhibit features over 2 miles of lighted pathways and holiday displays with more than 100,000 twinkling lights. Holiday entertainment each night is provided by local schools, community groups, and church choirs - bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit and enjoy the show. Cost per person: FREE

Live Nativity (December  12 - 13)

Take the journey to Bethlehem with Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, and the wise men at the LIVE Nativity at National Hills Baptist Church in Augusta, GA. Cost per person: FREE

Christmas Theatre & Live Christmas Music

Behold The Star (December 16)

Experience the acclaimed youth choir Creative Impressions at their annual showcase “Behold the Star” on December 16 at the AU Maxwell Performing Arts Theater at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 -25. Group and senior discounts are available.

The Augusta Players presents White Christmas (December  8 -10) 

Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical features 17 classic Irving Berlin songs! Join the Augusta Players to celebrate the holidays with a White Christmas at the Imperial Theatre at 8 PM. Cost per person: $23 -$50

Augusta Ballet presents The Nutcracker (December 15)

Experience the magic of Christmas with dazzling performers for this holiday favorite. Get into the spirit of the season with this merry treat that's perfect for the entire family at the Columbia County Performing Arts Center at 7PM. Cost per person: $25 -$80.

Movies at the Miller: The Muppet Christmas Carol (December  17)

A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future at Miller Theater at 3 PM. Cost per person: FREE 



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