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Story Time for Tots: Santa

Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA
Join us as we read about Santa, the South Pole, reindeer and the elves. Suggested for ages Birth-3. Registration recommended- please call 706-821-2623.

Children's Dept., 706-821-2623

Mrs. Claus Visits the Library

Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA
Enjoy story time and bring your camera to take holiday photos with Mrs. Claus. Registration is required- please call 706-821-2623.

Children's Dept., 706-821-2623

Gingerbread House Workshop

Hire Grounds Cafe
Parents and children, come join us to make a Gingerbread House! Take part in a holiday tradition that tastes great! RSVP to Nancy Browning at 706-650-5760 or

Nancy Browning

Westminster Schools of Augusta Christmas Concert & Art Display

First Presbyterian Church of Augusta / 642 Telfair Street / Augusta, GA 30901
Enjoy the sounds of the season as performed by our Middle and Upper School choirs. Student artwork will be on display before and after the concert.

Katie Tuck, 706-731-5260,

Christmas in the Backcountry

The Living History Park / 299 W. Spring Grove Avenue / North Augusta, SC
Learn how colonists—and their slaves—observed Christmas in the Backwoods.

Everyone is welcome to join in. Come in either colonial attire or comfortable dress. As always, this is a free event.


A Holly Day in Downtown Aiken

Downtown Aiken, SC
Come enjoy a festive shopping experience in Downtown Aiken. Enjoy a week of shopping, dining, and fun for the whole family. Participating shops will offer a variety of treats to put you in the holiday spirit, and even Santa will be in town.

(803) 649-2221

North Augusta Christmas Parade

Georgia Avenue in downtown North Augusta
North Augusta Evening Lions Club Christmas Parade.

Check for updates on this event.


Annual Christmas by Candlelight and Community Tree Lighting

Downtown Barnwell
Thursday after Thanksgiving in downtown Barnwell. At 5:30 pm, the community gathers for the Tree Lighting service including the Love Lights Dedication and then stores stay open for Holiday shoppers to enjoy refreshments, drawings for free items and discounts on purchases.

Santa at the Depot

Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum / Aiken, SC
Come see Santa at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum

Mary Ward

Christmas Craft Show

Aiken, SC
Come out and enjoy crafts made by over 250 local artisans. There is sure to be something for everyone! You can inquire about vendor applications at 803-642-7631.

Sam Radford

Christmas in Hopelands

101 Dupree PL / Aiken, SC
Come enjoy the annual Christmas in Hopelands! Walk through the lights in Hopelands Gardens, and enjoy refreshments at the Hall of Fame and Guest Cottage. Concerts and movies on select nights!

Brie, 803-642-7631,