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Christmas with The Aiken Concert Band

Etherredge Center USC Aiken
Come join the Aiken Concert Band for a wonderful night of beautiful Christmas music!

Gwen Mulligan

Christmas at Champions Retreat

Champions Retreat, Evans, GA
Open to the public; Family friendly holiday festival featuring photos with Santa, hay rides, children's village with bounce house and Disney Princesses, carols with a Barbershop Quartet, local food trucks, Champions Retreat food stations, shopping, Demo Day with Titleist, TaylorMade & Ping; Tickets $5 in advance, $10 at the door;

37 Champions Parkway Evans, GA

Christmas Craft Show

Odell Weeks Center 1700 Whiskey Road Aiken, SC 29803
Features homemade crafts with over 100 talented artisans from across the Southeast. There are sure to be crafts for everyone’s style, taste and budget. The Christmas Craft Show is the great place to shop for your holiday gifts and décor.
Age: All
Cost: Free

Brie Campbell

Story Time With Mrs. Claus

Odell Weeks Center 1700 Whiskey Road Aiken, SC 29803
Mrs. Claus will read holiday books to all boys and girls. She will give away a free book to every family in attendance. Enjoy cookies and juice with Mrs. Claus after she reads!
Age: 8 and under (accompanied by an adult)
Cost: Free
Weeks Center, Rooms 6 & 7

Brie Campbell

Christmas in Hopelands

Hopeland Gardens
This walk through exhibit features over 1.5 miles of lighted pathways, with holiday displays beautifully illuminating Hopelands Gardens with over 100,000 twinkling lights. Each night, an outdoor concert or movie will be featured on the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage. Mrs. Claus or Santa will be in the Rye Patch Reception Center on select nights. Be sure to stop by one of the refreshment stands for hot chocolate and cookies to enjoy as you delight in this holiday tradition.
Cost: Free; donations are appreciated to help expand the program.
Shuttle service is provided from Citizens Park from 5:45 - 9:00 p.m.
Handicap parking only at Hopelands Gardens

Brie Campbell

Breakfast With Santa

Odell Weeks Center 1700 Whiskey Road Aiken, SC 29803
Santa is making a special stop at the Weeks Center for breakfast with the children. He is excited to listen to their holiday wishes! After breakfast, children can make a holiday craft to take home.
Pre-registration is required.
Registration: November 13 - December 13
Age: 12 and under (accompanied by an adult)
Cost: $3 per child
Rooms 6 & 7

Brie Campbell

Gingerbread House Workshop

Hire Grounds Café 3179 Washington Road Augusta, Ga
Kids of all ages and their parents are invited to attend this FREE Workshop and decorate a gingerbread house. RSVP with child’s first name and age to 706-650-5760 or

Nancy Browning