Why is Athens Georgia the Perfect City for the Holiday Season?Posted on December 15, 2016
The holiday season in Athens, GA is a festive time with endless opportunities for celebration. Now is the perfect time to plan your holiday itinerary to the Classic City! Visitors of all ages can enjoy festive heritage events, artist markets for unique holiday gifts, Santa sightings, and of course, live music.
The Georgia Club Member Holiday Gala: This is a members only event but it will be the talk of the whole town. The Georgia Club members will be wined and dined all evening on December 16 at 6 p.m. with a sumptuous dinner spread. Members will dance and sing the night away with karaoke and DeeJay JJ Chase. The Georgia Club is always offering fun and new ways for members to mix and mingle and this Holiday Party is the highlight of the year!
Athens On Ice: The Classic Center is home to an NHL-sized indoor ice skating arena plus an outdoor skating pavilion featuring a mobile 17,000 square-foot rink. The rink offers multiple public skating sessions every day, adults only public skating, and adult drop in hockey. This Athens winter staple is perfect for the whole family to enjoy. So make sure you take advantage of all the rink has to offer and enjoy a wonderful, family-friendly day on the ice!
“Deck The Walls” Holiday Shop (Lyndon House Arts Center): Santa buys local art and you can, too! The Lyndon House Arts Center’s Gallery Shop is expanding for the holidays. Shop local and support Athens artisans this season. Deck the Walls will be on display through December 31, with operating hours of Tuesday -Saturday from noon – 5 PM.
“The Nutcracker” presented by the State Ballet Theatre of Russia: Generations of children and “children at heart” have treasured this perennial favorite, the charming tale of holiday adventure that follows a little girl’s journey through a fantasy world of fairies, princes, toy soldiers and an army of mice. Filled with Tchaikovsky’s beloved music, including “Waltz of the Flowers,” “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and “Waltz of the Snowflakes,” the entire family will love this magical experience filled with spectacular sets, beautiful costumes and enchanting choreography.
December 17, 2016
December 18, 2016
Location: The Classic Center Theatre
300 N. Thomas St.
Price: $15 – $35,
Time: Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday at 2:00 PM and 6:30 PM
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra New Year’s Eve Concert: The UGA Performing Arts Center will ring in the New Year with a concert by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. Joseph Young will conduct the program of light classical favorites that will include works by Johann Strauss, Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms. Tickets for the New Year’s Eve concert are $37 to $63.
As you can tell, Athens has your holiday season covered. The Classic City transforms into a winter wonderland for the entire holiday season, making it a top destination in Georgia and with awesome communities like The Georgia Club, the Classic City can now be your city every day. Click here to learn more about The Georgia Clubs unique genteel, country club lifestyle with southern charm.