Augusta Georgia What to do during the Christmas Season

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 Santa's Reviewing his list

 Are you wondering what great Family Outings you can do with the children or maybe Just the wonderful love in your life?

Here is a comprehensive list of the many activities in the Greater Augusta and CSRA area, including Augusta Evans (Columbia County) Fort Gordon and Aikin South Carolina. I hope the very best Holiday Season for you and your Family.



December 5. Newberry Street Tree Lighting Ceremony. An Aiken tradition for several years. Refreshments provided by the Red Cross and the Aiken Community Playhouse. Downtown Aiken. 803-649-2221.


December 5-6. Historic Holiday Candlelight Tour. Experience the unique charm and history of local house museums: the Ezekiel Harris House, the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson, the Lucy Craft Laney House Museum, Meadow Garden and Redcliffe Plantation. Candlelit tours of each site, decorations, sweets and storytellers. Proceeds benefit the house museums on tour. 706-724-0436.


December 5. Holly Jolly Friday. Streetlights twinkle a bright red and green as holiday music fills the air. The Greater Augusta Arts Council invites you to enjoy an evening of gallery exhibits, shopping, cocoa and carols, and much more. Augusta Common. 706-826-4702.


December 6. Christmas Brunch With Santa. Join the Lucy Craft Museum in celebrating the season with Christmas carols and culinary delights for the entire family. 9 a.m. - noon. Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History. 706-724-3576.


December 6. Christmas for the Birds. Bring apples, oranges, peanut butter, pine cones, bird seed and your children to create decorations for the birds to eat over the winter. Living History Park, Lake Avenue in North Augusta. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit www. or call 803-279-7560.


December 6. It's the Night Before Christmas. Favorite toys come alive as the dancers of the Augusta West Dance Studio delight children with a fanciful trip to Santa's workshop. Noon and 5 p.m. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre. Call 706-860-0998 for tickets and information.


December 6. Christmas Light Up Spectacular. Augusta's holiday season officially begins when the mayor lights the Christmas tree and the decorations throughout downtown. Live entertainment, children's activities and more. 4 p.m. Augusta Common. 706-722-8000.


December 6. Christmas in America. Get into the holiday spirit with the lighting of the Columbia County Christmas tree and music, food and crafts and a visit from Santa. 4:30-7 p.m. Columbia County Memorial Garden and Amphitheatre adjacent to the Evans Library.


December 11. Share a Night, Light a Light. Ronald McDonald House hosts a unique tree lighting party. A $10 donation for a light on their Christmas tree also covers the cost of a family's stay. 6 p.m. Ronald McDonald House. 706-724-5901.


December 11-13. The Perfect Gift. Come and enjoy a sidewalk presentation of the life of Christ, beautifully enacted in window scenes. Stop by this free event anytime between 7 and 9 p.m. Whole Life Ministries, 2621 Washington Rd., across from the Augusta National Golf Course. Call 706-737-4530.


December 15-19. Fill Santa's Big Red Bag Toy Drive. Bring new, unwrapped gifts to help brighten the day of a hospitalized child. All donations must be new and in original packaging. Drop items off in the designated bins in the lobby of the MCGHealth Children's Medical Center.  For a list of items that are needed, check the MCGHealth Children's Medical Center gift registries at area Target, Wal-mart and Babies-R-Us locations using the keywords "Santa MCG" with a due date of Dec. 25. Call Katie Lawhead at 706-721-4392 of visit


December 18. An Enchanted Evening with Mrs. Kris Kringle. Story time with Mrs. Clause, writing letters to the "Big Guy" and holiday crafts for children plus refreshments and Mom receives a "Tea Time" cookbook. Proceeds benefit the projects of The Junior League of Augusta. 4-6 p.m. Gertrude Herbert. Call 706-736-0033.


December 18. Night of 3,000 Lights. Luminaries line the streets of downtown Aiken. 803-649-2221.


December 21. Annual Jewish Community Chanukah Latke Dinner. Bring your Menorah and candles and enjoy a Chanukah meal and entertainment. Prizes for the kids and family fun. Call 605-288-3636 to make a reservation.


December 7 and January 4. Jump for Joy. Money Joe's Parties and Play welcomes families with children with special needs during this monthly after-hours event. 6-7 p.m. the first Sunday of every month. Call 706-922-JUMP for information.


Mickey and Friends Hit Augusta


Disney On Ice Presents Mickey & Minnie's Magical Journey at the James Brown Arena December 4-7. Come see Mickey and Minnie, along with pals Donald and Goofy, as the pack their bags for a journey that will transport you straight from your seat into the magical world of best friends Lilo and Stitch as the hula in Hawaii, Simba and Nala as they explore the African Pride Lands, Ariel and Sebastian as they experience an aquatic adventure in the undersea kingdom and Peter Pan and Tinker Bell as they soar through the starry skies. This ice spectacular features an international team of award-winning figure skaters, high-energy choreography and a colorful set. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster Outlets.


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Michelle Tucker ~ Pooler Real Estate
!Daley Real Estate - Pooler, GA
Rincon~Savannah~Richmond Hill

Marie:  Which events in the Augusta area will you be attending?  Sounds like your the Christmas Local Expert for the Augusta area.  Hopefully people relocating to the Fort Gordon area will benefit from the information you have provided.  Best of luck sharing your holiday spirit.

Dec 04, 2008 05:05 PM #1
Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography - Bryant Payden
B. Payden Photography, LLC - Manassas, VA
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Great post and full of information. Sounds like you have a lot to do in Augusta for the Holidays.

Happy Holidays!

Dec 05, 2008 03:50 AM #2
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Hi Marie,
Lots of fun and entertaining events happening in your area, no excuse for being a couch potato!

Dec 06, 2008 01:19 AM #3
Yvette Smith
LONG & FOSTER - Williamsburg, VA
Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale


Have I told you how your posts make me a little misty-eyed?  Well, they do!  You know I'm from the A-U-G!  In fact I've got lots of fam there including my Mom & Dad.  When reading about the festivites throught the C.S.R.A (only someone from there would know that:o) it just makes me miss home & family.  No, I'm not coming home for the holidays this year.  We normally switch off - last year they were here.  But, this year everyone's kinda staying put & saving dollars.

Thank you for sharing the local fun!

Dec 08, 2008 01:11 PM #4
Marie Westerman
Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate/ Wilson Parker Homes - Evans, GA
New Homes Sales Specialist Evans GA REALTOR

Michelle, I haven't figured it all out yet still trying to coordinate everybody's schedules here.

Bryant, Yes there is always alot going on here in Augusta Georgia

Cynthia, No excuse at all.

Yvette, I wish you were coming to Augusta I would so love to meet you have some Starbucks and visit. I'm sure we will get to one day soon!

Dec 09, 2008 09:09 AM #5
Rosland Norris
Norris & Norris Properties, LLC. - Augusta, GA
Norris & Norris Properties, LLC.

Looks like Augusta has a lot to offer anyone looking to move here.

Jan 05, 2009 01:59 PM #6
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