West Georgia Holiday Events 2017

West Georgia Holiday Events 2017

Christmas Worship Services

Christmas Eve Candlelight
December 21st, 7pm
Douglasville First United Methodist Church
6167 Prestley Mill Road, Douglasville
It’s Christmas Eve candlelight worship a few nights early for those with Christmas Eve travel or family plans. douglasvilleFUMC.org

Christmas Worship Experience 
December 24th
Douglasville First United Methodist Church
6167 Prestley Mill Road, Douglasville
Four Christmas worship experiences: 11am - Lessons and Carols; 5pm - Contemporary; 7pm and 11pm - Traditional. douglasvilleFUMC.org 

Heritage Baptist Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
December 24th, 6pm
Heritage Baptist Church, 8800 Rose Avenue, Douglasville
Hbcdg.org, 770.947.0509

Shepard of the Hills Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
December 24th, 10:30am & 7pm
Shepherd of the Hills UMC
4283 Chapel Hill Road, Douglasville
Shepherd of the Hills UMC will have their regular service at 10:30am and then have a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7pm. • 770.920.1551
Grace City Church Christmas
December 24th, 9:00am & 11:00am
Grace City Church
100 West Perennial Drive, Temple
www.gracecitytemple.com • 678.563.7362

More Holiday Events 2017

Holiday Theater

November 30 – Dec. 30The Snow Queen, Gerda must save her brother Kai from the icy clutches of a cold-hearted queen based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen •  Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills.

A Christmas Carol is Charles Dickens’ holiday classic

Dec. 1 – 23 • Shakespeare Tavern downtown
Dec. 2 – 23 • One man plays all of the characters at Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville
Dec. 8 – 24 • Alliance Theatre, Cobb Energy Centre

Dec. 1 to 31The Santaland Diaries is a comedy for adults at Horizon Theatre

Dec. 2 to 31Madeline’s Christmas a musical play about 12 girls in Paris • Horizon Theatre

Dec. 7 to 23The 12 Dates of Christmas for adults • Aurora Theatre

Dec. 7 to 30Frosty! the snowman • Maretta

Dec. 16 to 23A Miracle on Elf Street • Decatur

Atlanta & Metro Events

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer • Center for Puppetry Arts
Now - Dec 31

If you grew up loving the Rankin/Bass Christmas special, you’d be forgiven for being skeptical about this stage adaptation of the claymation classic. But director Jon Ludwig and his talented team of puppeteers nail it every year, remaining faithful to the source material while adding some unique production twists that really bring the show to life. From the opening strains of “We Are Santa’s Elves” to the return of the Abominable Snow Monster, this is as “holly jolly” as a Christmas show can get.

Winter Wonderland • Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Now-Jan 7

Now in its sixth year, Fernbank’s Winter Wonderland is one of the best Atlanta Christmas events for families. The exhibition features more than 30 festive trees decorated by a diverse array of cultural partners to reflect holiday traditions from Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, North America and South America. Check the website for specia holiday-themed activities such as performances. Admission to Winter Wonderland is included with Museum admission.

German Christkindl Market • Atlantic Station, Atlanta GA
Now – Dec. 23

This free outdoor festival features a Christmas village of wooden booths selling imported German indulgences, as well as handmade Christmas ornaments, and one-of-a kind gift items! The German American Cultural Foundation presents the event. Come for the mulled wine and hot chocolate, stay for the culture!

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights • Atlanta Botanical Garden
Now – Jan. 7

This Garden Lights, Holiday Nights adventure at the Atlanta Botanical Garden thrills all of your senses! Orchestral Orbs glow harmoniously with holiday tunes. A Tunnel of Light from the radiant Ice Goddess to the Glittering Galaxy embraces visitors in enchanting light. Named one of the top 10 holiday light shows in the country by USA Today, this monumental event in the heart of Midtown Atlanta is one you don't want to miss.

Fantasy in Lights • Callaway Gardens
Now – Jan. 7

Bundle up for a Jolly Trolley ride, or drive your own car through more than 8 million lights at Fantasy In Lights at Callaway Gardens. Named one of the "Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights" by National Geographic Traveler, Callaway Gardens glistens with custom-built scenes. Inside the Christmas Village, shop for gifts from Georgia crafters and specialty treats.

Stone Mountain Christmas • Stone Mountain Park
Now – Jan. 3

Millions of lights, Christmas shows and Rudolph create a night to remember at Stone Mountain Christmas. Don’t miss a five-mile excursion on the Singalong Christmas Train, featuring a satellite message from Santa’s elves and a track-side show about the first Christmas. Watch the new live children's show, The Littlest Christmas Tree, and end your night at Stone Mountain Park with the magic of the Snow Angel flying high to create snow and fireworks.

Baby It’s Cold Outside 
December 5th–January 3rd
The Courthouse Art Gallery - December Display
8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville
• Celebratedouglascounty.com, 770.920.7303

2017 Atlanta Winter Antique Market
Dec. 7-10 - Thu 10:45am-6pm; Fri-Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 10am-4pm

Atlanta Exposition Center, Atlanta GA
At this antique show, you will find anything you can imagine - from paintings, silver and maps to furniture, rugs, instruments and much more. $5 Admission. Free Parking.

Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker • Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Dec 8-28

The Atlanta Ballet’s annual production of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece played by a live orchestra has been an integral part of the city’s holiday season for over 40+ years now. The show tells the timeless tale of young Clara Stahlbaum, who awakes at midnight on Christmas Eve to find her prized Nutcracker toy has come to life to do battle with the Mouse King’s army. From dancing snowflakes to lively Russian nesting dolls, the extravagant production is sure to prove a hit with youthful spirits ages 8 to 80. . It is your last year to experience this version of The Nutcracker before Atlanta Ballet unveils a brand new production in 2018, so get your tickets early!

A Christmas Carol • Alliance Theatre
Dec 8-Dec 24

Now in its 27th year, the Alliance’s production of Dickens’ timeless classic features Broadway-style stage design, beloved Christmas carols, and some of Atlanta’s finest thespians. We still miss Atlanta theatre icon Chris Kayser in his longtime role playing Ebenezer Scrooge, the tight-fisted, cold-hearted miser who is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. But with an all-Atlanta cast and beautiful live music, this Broadway-scale production remains an impressive rendering of this perennial holiday favorite.

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