Local Events

November 30-December 22
“A Nativity Story”
Ivory Box Theatre
Enopion Theatre Company presents a new, original, one-hour musical for the Christmas season. Various times. $10 adults, $5 children. (706) 771-7777, ivoryboxtheatre.com

November 30-January 1
Christmas in Columbia County
Evans Towne Center Park
Park will feature lighted Christmas trees, animated light displays, a Holiday Market and photographs with Santa. Tree lighting on Dec. 1. evanstownecenterpark.com 

December 2, 9
All Aboard! The Polar Express
Augusta Museum of History
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. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. $5/member’s child, $7/non-member’s child. (706) 722-8454, augustamuseum.org

December 4
Tuesday’s Music Live
Saint Paul’s Church
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, tuesdaysmusiclive.com

A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
Sacred Heart Cultural Center
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. 7:30 p.m. $20. (706) 826-4700, sacredheartaugusta.org

December 6
Harlem Annual Tree Lighting
Harlem City Hall
Tree lighting features local choirs and carolers, special princess guests, Santa, popcorn and hot chocolate. 6-8 p.m. Free. No pets, please. harlemga.org

Christmas POPS Concert
Scottish Rite Center
Columbia County Orchestra performs popular holiday selections. Supper 7 p.m., concert 8 p.m. Free; donations accepted. columbiacco.org

Holiday Spectacular
Miller Theater
The Augusta Symphony performs with vocalist Joan Ellison and the Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School Chorale. 7:30 p.m. $36-$100. augustasymphony.com

Jersey Boys
Bell Auditorium
Award-winning musical tells the story of Franke Valli and The Four Seasons. 7:30 p.m. $60-$81. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com 

December 6-9
Hayride Through the Life of Christ
Columbia County Fairgrounds
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, sbcwinfield.org 

December 7
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Miller Theater
The contemporary jazz and swing revival band performs at 8 p.m. $33-$53. millertheateraugusta.com

Wycliffe and Friends Holiday Concert
Maxwell Performing Arts Center
Wycliffe Gordon and Augusta University’s Department of Music present holiday music. 7:30-9 p.m. calendar.augusta.edu

December 7-9
Singing Christmas Tree
Abilene Baptist Church
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, myabilene.org

“A Christmas Story”
Imperial Theatre
Augusta Players present a musical version of the Christmas film comedy. Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. $28-$48. augustaplayers.org

December 8
Harlem Christmas Parade
Downtown Harlem
Parade travels along North Louisville Street/Main Street and is followed by Shop Downtown Harlem with local businesses. 4:30 p.m. Free. harlemga.org

“A Caroling Messiah”
St. Paul’s Church
The Augusta Choral Society presents familiar and new carols with audience participation. 7:30 p.m. augustacs.org

Holidays in Olde Lincoln Towne
Downtown Lincolnton
An old-fashioned Christmas festival includes live entertainment, parade, crafts and food vendors. 1-8 p.m. Free. (706) 359-6512, exploregeorgia.org

R&B Groove Fest
Miller Theater
Concert features The Whispers and Midnight Star. 8 p.m. $45-$65. millertheateraugusta.com 

December 8-9
Holiday Tour of Homes
West Lake
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. $20-$25. augustaballet.org 

December 9
Family Holiday Spectacular
Hardin Performing Arts Center
The Augusta Symphony presents a one-hour family program that includes highlights such as The Polar Express, It’s a Wonderful Life and “Chestnuts.” $30 adults, $10 students. 4 p.m. augustasymphony.com

Augusta Chorale Christmas Concert
Paine College
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. $15-$20. (706) 830-0991, augustachorale.org

December 10
Celtic Angels Christmas
Hardin Performing Arts Center
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. $44.50. Pre-show dinner also available; reservations required. (706) 726-0366. augustaamusements.com

December 11
Christmas POPS Concert
Hardin Performing Arts Center
Columbia County Orchestra performs popular holiday selections. 7 p.m. Free; donations accepted. columbiacco.org

Yacht Rock Revue
Miller Theater
The band performs a Christmas Cruise concert at 8 p.m. $35-$50. millertheateraugusta.com

December 14
Southern Soul and Song Series
Imperial Theatre
Asleep at the Wheel performs at 7:30 p.m. $15 and up. (706) 722-8341, southernsoulandsong.org

St. Theresa’s Christmas Concert
St. Theresa’s Catholic Church
The Columbia County Orchestra performs with the St. Theresa’s choir. 7 p.m. Free; donations accepted. columbiacco.org

Cirque Musica Holiday
Bell Auditorium
Holiday program “Wonderland” combines classical and popular holiday music with athletic circus acts. 8 p.m. $41-$81. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com 

December 14-16
Library Book Sale
Columbia County Library
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
The country music singer-songwriter performs at 7:30 p.m. $42-$89. VIP $215. millertheateraugusta.com

Black Nativity
Bell Auditorium
One-act musical is an African-American telling of the Nativity story. 7 p.m. $27-$54. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

December 15, 22
Snow on the Square
Downtown Washington
Snow blows in from all sides of the downtown square for kids to play in. 5:30-6:30 p.m. washingtonwilkes.org 

December 16
Evensong: A Christmas Festival
Christ Church, Presbyterian
The Augusta Youth Chorale, led by music director Dr. Stanley Pylant, performs a Christmas program at 6 p.m. Free. (706) 210-9090, christchurchpres.org 

Dancing with the Stars Live!
Bell Auditorium
Show features fan favorites and professional troupe dancers. 8 p.m. $59-$85. augustaentertainmentcomplex.com 

December 20
Christmas Songs & Stories with John Berry
Imperial Theatre
The musician presents his 22nd Annual Christmas Tour. 7-9 p.m. $27-$40. imperialtheatre.com

December 21
“Swan Lake”
Imperial Theatre
Ukraine’s National Ballet Theatre of Odessa performs the Russian/German-based classic set to Tchaikovsky’s music. 7-9 p.m. $25-$55. imperialtheatre.com

December 29
Moon Taxi
Miller Theater
The indie-alternative rock band performs at 8:30 p.m. $30-$43. millertheateraugusta.com

December 30
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Miller Theater
The holiday classic is performed with 40 artists, rose-shooting cannon, a growing Christmas tree and life-sized Matrushka dolls. 5 p.m. $23-$175. millertheateraugusta.com

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