Things to do in Augusta in December

November 30, 2018

December in Augusta is simply the most wonderful time of the year! Our great city of Augusta has plenty of festive activities and fun events going on that are sure to keep you busy! First Choice Home Builders has compiled a list of fun and spirited things to do in Augusta in December. From kids to adults, Augusta has something for everyone! Christmas in Columbia County December 1 – January 1 FREE for the entire family! 2018 is ending on a BRIGHT note.  Join us as we fill the park with Christmas cheer. FREE park-wide walk-through light display, FREE family movie nights, FREE Santa photos (with registration), FREE train rides, fireworks, carolers, 1,000 ft light tunnel, light maze, holiday market… AND Augusta on Ice (ticketed) all at Evans Towne Center Park! Walk the lights 5pm until 10pm nightly For a daily list of events and attractions, please visit their Facebook page - December 2 Columbia County Merchants Christmas Parade Time: 2 p.m. Cost: FREE The 54th annual parade begins at the intersection of Belair and Washington roads and ends at the intersection of Belair and Cox roads. Features nearly 150 entries.  Christmas Dessert Concert Christ Church, Presbyterian Time: 4:15 p.m. Cost: FREE The Augusta Youth Chorale, led by music director Dr. Stanley Pylant, performs a Christmas concert with holiday sweets. 4:15 p.m. Free; donations accepted for the desserts. (706) 210-9090, December 2, 9 All Aboard! The Polar Express Augusta Museum of History Time: 1-3 p.m. Cost: $5/member, $7 non-member The story of The Polar Express will be performed for young passengers. Children must be in pajamas and have their Golden Ticket to board train. $5/member’s child, $7/non-member’s child. (706) 722-8454, December 4 Tuesday’s Music Live Saint Paul’s Church Time: 12:30 p.m. Cost: FREE Featured performers are members of the Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School Chorale.12:30 p.m. Free. Lunch is available after the concert for $12; advance lunch reservations required. (706) 722-3463, A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols Sacred Heart Cultural Center Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20 Traditional English Christmas program features readers from the community, choirs from Creative Impressions and First Presbyterian Church and lessons from the Old and New Testaments. (706) 826-4700, December 6 Harlem Annual Tree Lighting Harlem City Hall Time: 6-8 p.m. Cost: FREE Tree lighting features local choirs and carolers, special princess guests, Santa, popcorn and hot chocolate. 6-8 p.m. Free. No pets, please. Christmas POPS Concert Scottish Rite Center Time: 7 p.m. Cost: FREE Columbia County Orchestra performs popular holiday selections. Supper 7 p.m., concert 8 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Holiday Spectacular Miller Theater Scottish Rite Center Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $36-$100 The Augusta Symphony performs with vocalist Joan Ellison and the Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School Chorale. Jersey Boys Bell Auditorium Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $60-$81 Award-winning musical tells the story of Franke Valli and The Four Seasons. December 6-9 Hayride Through the Life of Christ Columbia County Fairgrounds Time: 7:00 p.m. Cost: FREE Sharon Baptist Church takes guests through 12 scenes along a hayride that reenact events in the life of Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago. Includes hot chocolate, live music and children’s activities for those waiting in line. Free. 7 p.m. (706) 541-0667, December 7 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Miller Theater Time: 8:00 p.m. Cost: $33-$53 The contemporary jazz and swing revival band performs at 8 p.m. $33-$53. December 7-9 Singing Christmas Tree Abilene Baptist Church Time: 3:00p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Cost: FREE Music program features traditional and contemporary holiday music. Fri. 7 p.m., Sat. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sun. 3 p.m. Free. Pick up tickets at the church office. (706) 869-1774, “A Christmas Story” Imperial Theatre Time: 8:00 p.m./ 3:00 p.m Cost: $28-$48 Augusta Players present a musical version of the Christmas film comedy. Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. $28-$48. December 8 Harlem Christmas Parade Downtown Harlem Time: 4:30 p.m. Cost: FREE Parade travels along North Louisville Street/Main Street and is followed by Shop Downtown Harlem with local businesses. “A Caroling Messiah” St. Paul’s Church Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: FREE The Augusta Choral Society presents familiar and new carols with audience participation. 7:30 p.m. Holidays in Olde Lincoln Towne Downtown Lincolnton Time: 1-8 p.m. Cost: FREE An old-fashioned Christmas festival includes live entertainment, parade, crafts and food vendors. 1-8 p.m. Free. (706) 359-6512, R&B Groove Fest Miller Theater Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $45-$65 Concert features The Whispers and Midnight Star. December 8-9 Holiday Tour of Homes West Lake Time: 11-5p.m./1-5p.m. Cost: $20-$25 Augusta Ballet presents a holiday tour of four decked-out homes in West Lake. Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. 1-5 p.m. December 9 Family Holiday Spectacular Hardin Performing Arts Center Time: 4 p.m. Cost: $30 adults/$10 students The Augusta Symphony presents a one-hour family program that includes highlights such as The Polar ExpressIt’s a Wonderful Life and “Chestnuts.” $30 adults, $10 students. 4 p.m. Augusta Chorale Christmas Concert Paine College Time: 4 p.m. Cost: $15-$20 The group presents “Shout for Joy,” a suite of Christmas spirituals by Robert DeCormier, along with other Christmas favorites at the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel. 4 p.m. (706) 830-0991, December 10 Celtic Angels Christmas Hardin Performing Arts Center Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $44.50 Show features classic seasonal favorites, contemporary and original Irish Christmas music, the Celtic Knight Dancers and Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin 7:30 p.m. Pre-show dinner also available; reservations required. (706) 726-0366. December 11 Christmas POPS Concert Hardin Performing Arts Center Time: 7:00 p.m. Cost: FREE Columbia County Orchestra performs popular holiday selections. 7 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Yacht Rock Revue Miller Theater Time: 8:00 p.m. Cost: $35-$50 The band performs a Christmas Cruise concert at 8 p.m. December 14 Southern Soul and Song Series Imperial Theatre Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 Asleep at the Wheel performs at 7:30 p.m. $15 and up. (706) 722-8341, St. Theresa’s Christmas Concert St. Theresa’s Catholic Church Time: 7:00 p.m. Cost: FREE The Columbia County Orchestra performs with the St. Theresa’s choir. 7 p.m. Free; donations accepted. Cirque Musica Holiday Bell Auditorium Time: 8:00 p.m. Cost: $41-$81 Holiday program “Wonderland” combines classical and popular holiday music with athletic circus acts. 8 p.m.. December 14-16 Library Book Sale Columbia County Library Time: 10-5 p.m./2-5 p.m. Cost: TBD Sale includes fiction and non-fiction books. Fri., Sat. and Mon. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. 2-5 p.m. Library foyer, Evans branch. December 15 Sara Evans Miller Theater Time: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $42-$89 The country music singer-songwriter performs at 7:30 p.m. $42-$89. VIP $215. December 15, 22 Snow on the Square Downtown Washington Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost: FREE Snow blows in from all sides of the downtown square for kids to play in. 5:30-6:30 p.m. December 16 Evensong: A Christmas Festival Christ Church, Presbyterian Time: 6:00 p.m. Cost: FREE The Augusta Youth Chorale, led by music director Dr. Stanley Pylant, performs a Christmas program at 6 p.m. Free. (706) 210-9090, Dancing with the Stars Live! Bell Auditorium Time: 8:00 p.m. Cost: $59-$85 Show features fan favorites and professional troupe dancers. 8 p.m. $59-$85. December 20 Christmas Songs & Stories with John Berry Imperial Theatre Time: 7-9:00 p.m. Cost: $27-$40 The musician presents his 22nd Annual Christmas Tour. 7-9 p.m. $27-$40. December 21 “Swan Lake” Imperial Theatre Time: 7-9:00 p.m. Cost: $25-$55 Ukraine’s National Ballet Theatre of Odessa performs the Russian/German-based classic set to Tchaikovsky’s music. December 29 Moon Taxi Miller Theater Time: 8:30 p.m. Cost: $30-$43 The indie-alternative rock band performs. Info at December 30 Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Miller Theater Time: 5:00p.m. Cost: $23-$175 The holiday classic is performed with 40 artists, rose-shooting cannon, a growing Christmas tree and life-sized Matrushka dolls.

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