Christmas at the Mansion
The 1829 Old Governor’s Mansion has been turned into a showcase of the season. $10, $7 seniors, $2 students. 478-445-4545. www.gcsu.edu/mansion. 120 S. Clarke St., Milledgeville. Through Dec. 22. Candlelight tours at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 9, 16 and 19.
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Featuring the Georgia College Jazz Band, Orchestra, Max Noah Singers, University Chorus, Wind Symphony, Women’s Ensemble and a number of small ensembles. $10 donation is encouraged. 478-445-8289. www.gcsu.edu. Georgia College, 231 W, Hancock St, Milledgeville. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1.
Featuring inflatables rides, games, bake sale, face painting and arts and crafts for sale, along with live music from local elementary schools, Heart of Georgia Barbershop Chorus & Quartets. Free. 478-953-3090. www.centervilleunitedmethodist.com. Centerville United Methodist Church, 600 North Houston Lake Blvd., Centerville. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2.
Warner Robins Christmas Parade
Santa, floats, bands and more being at Commercial Circle on South Davis Drive and end at the intersection of Houston Road and Watson Boulevard. www.robinsregion.com/christmas-parade. 10 a.m. Dec. 2.
Christmas Tour of Homes
Historic Vineville neighbor tour includes eight bungalows and cottages, plus free entrance to the Big House. The New Town Trolley will circle the neighborhood to ensure guests get from house to house with ease. $25, $20 for advance tickets. 478-731-2753. www.vineville.org. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2 and 1-6 p.m. Dec. 3.
Christmas in Roberta
An all-day event with handcrafts and gift sales on the square with vendors offering one-of-a-kind gifts. Christmas Parade begins at 4:30 p.m. Free. 478-836-3825. Downtown Roberta. Noon Dec. 2.
Bolingbroke Christmas Parade
Bring your lawn chairs. Pre-parde festivities including snacks, drinks and cake walk begin at 2 p.m. Free. 478-474-7320. Downtown Bolingbroke. 3 p.m. Dec. 2.
Party with Santa for a good cause
Proceeds will go toward building an the inclusive park for our special needs community. Photos with Santa, Rock painting with Houston County’s Police and Fire Departments), food truck vendors, unique gifts, raffle, Inflatables and more. $3, $1 for children 12 and younger. 478-345-6308. christchapelwr.com. 2288 Moody Road, Warner Robins. 4-8 p.m. Dec. 2.
Christmas in Dixie Marketplace
Featuring 25 professional vendors representing well-known companies and crafters. Free. 478-396-9991. Southern Landings Clubhouse, 309 Statham’s Way, Warner Robins. 1-6 p.m. Dec. 3.
Story Time with Santa
Presented by the Backlot Players. Each child visits with Santa after the show and receives a goodie bag. Families welcome to take pictures. $10, first parent free, $5 for other adults in same family. 478-994-0443. Backlotreservations@gmail.com. The Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3.
Main Street Macon Christmas Parade
Santa Claus and others help kick off the yuletide season through downtown Macon. If you wish to participate in the parade, get an application at mainstreetmaconga.com. 3-5 p.m. Dec. 3.
Cirrus Academy’s Holiday Show
Festive program features the school’s students performing dramatic poetry reading, dances and instrumental and choral performances. Free. 478-250-1376 or 478-238-5364. www.cirrusacademy.org. The Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon. 6 p.m. Dec. 3.
The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia
Witness the magic of this Christmas tradition in its 33rd season. $22. 478-301-5470. www.midganutcracker.com. The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St., Macon. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6-9, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9-10.
“Believe in CHRISTmas”
A seasonal musical cantata. Free. 478-935-8632. www.lizellabaptist.net. Lizella Baptist Church, 2950 S. Lizella Road, Lizella. 11 a.m. Dec. 10.
More than 200 dancers, ages 3 and older, from the Georgia College Community Dance Program and Department of Theatre and Dance, will perform. $12, $8 for Georgia College students and children younger than 12. 478-445-8289. www.gcsu.edu. Georgia College, 231 W, Hancock St, Milledgeville. 7 p.m. Dec. 8-9, 2 p.m. Dec. 10.
Sound of the Season: A Christmas Musical Showcase
Presented by the Backlot Players and featuring Monroe County’s finest talents. Families welcome to take pictures. $15, $12 Students, seniors and military, $10 groups of 10 or more. 478-994-0443. www.thebacklotplayers.org. The Rose Theater, 23 W. Johnston St., Forsyth. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9.
Come visit and take your own photos with Santa, superheroes, princesses, therapy puppies and Star Wars characters. Play games, win prizes, enjoy lunch and baked goods and do some Christmas shopping. Music provided by DJ JLaw, Laws of Music. All proceeds go to cancer research and families fighting cancer. $5 per child, adults free, donations welcomed. Game tickets and food extra. 478-731-5292. www.lovealwaysbeccajean.org. Windsor Academy practice gym, 4150 Jones Road, Macon. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 9.
Featuring Robin Bullock and Steve Baughman playing seasonal songs on guitar, mandolin and cittern. $20. 478-477-1110. www.wesleyancollege.edu/concert. Pierce Chapel, Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road, Macon. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9.
Christmas Cantata: Christmas Through Grandma’s Eyes
Celebration of Christ’s birth through song, dance and a skit. Free with donation of hoods or gloves. 478-743-8413. New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1465 Burton Ave., Macon. 3 p.m. Dec. 16.
Senior Citizen Christmas Luncheon
Hosted by Macon-Bibb County. Free. 478-335-3722. www.maconconventioncenter.com. Only 500 tickets available on a first come, first serve basis. Groups are allowed to only pick up a maximum of 10 tickets. Ballroom at the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center, 240 Coliseum Drive, Macon. 1:30 p.m. Dec. 15.
John Berry’s Christmas Concert
Macon favorite returns for the holiday’s for the 19th year. $35.50. 478-301-5470. www.thegrandmacon.com. The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St., Macon. 7:30-10 p.m. Dec. 22.
Mercer Singers Lessons and Carols
Experience the 23rd anniversary of this Mercer tradition featuring the Mercer Brass Choir and organist Jack Mitchener. This “Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” has been adapted from the traditional “Service of Lessons and Carols” held each year at King’s College, Cambridge University, England. Free. 478-301-5751. music.mercer.edu. St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St., Macon. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-2.
Music of Prince and the Revolution and more
Leroy Ace Miller and Renaissance 2030 will perform songs of the late rock and soul legend, along with their own original work. Free. 478-978-7526. Old Tubman African American Museum location, 340 Walnut St., Macon. 8 p.m. Dec. 1.
Fabian Concert Series: Beethoven String Quartet in C major, Op. 59, No. 3
The Ehnes Quartet with James Ehnes and Amy Schwartz Moretti on violin, Richard O’Neill on viola and Edward Arro on, cello. The last movement of this quartet has been called “almost impossibly fast”— and the Ehnes, with their dramatic style of playing, are more than up for the challenge. $15, free with Mercer ID or free with any other valid student ID. Purchase season tickets and save by calling 478-301-5470. music.mercer.edu. Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building, Mercer University, 1329 Adams St., Macon. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 4.
Grammy-Award winning and platinum-selling artist will feature songs from her first holiday album, “Christmas After Midnight.” $49, $59 and $69. 478-751-9232. www.maconcentreplex.org/auditorium. Macon City Auditorium, 15 First St., Macon. 8 p.m. Dec. 7.
The Choral Society of Middle Georgia and the Mercer University Choir performs George Frideric Handel’s holiday classic. $10. 478-216-7841. email@example.com. St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar Street, Macon. 7 p.m. Dec. 9-10.
Lee Roy Parnell
Country music star whose hits include “A Little Bit Of You” and “What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am.” $20-25. 478-257-6391. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St., Macon. 8 p.m. Dec. 9.
The Ten Tenors
Australia’s premier vocal group, return to the U.S. for a holiday tour. Range of ticket prices. 478-994-2031. monroefinearts.org. Monroe County Fine Arts Center, 27 Brooklyn Ave., Forsyth. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15.
Third Thursday Organ Interludes
Nelda Chapman, organist and director of music at St. Joseph Catholic Church will perform. Free. 478-394-4720 or 478-745-1631. $10 lunch available after concert. Donations to the Vision 20/20 Fund are welcomed. St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St., Macon. Noon Dec. 21.
JJ Grey & Mofro
Southern rock band will perform cuts from their new album “Ol’ Glory.” $35-$35. 478-257-6391. www.coxcapitoltheatre.com. Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second St., Macon. 8 p.m. Dec. 28.
Willie Nelson and Family
The country legend comes to town, with special guests Los Lonely Boys. $48.50, $68.50 and $88.50. 478-751-9232. www.maconcentreplex.org/auditorium. Macon City Auditorium, 15 First St., Macon. 8 p.m. Feb. 7.
The Tony-winning musical based on the popular comic strip. $20, $18 military, seniors 60 and older, students with IDs, youths ages 3-18. 478-987-5354. www.perryplayers.org. 909 Main St., Perry. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-3, 7-10, 14-17, 2 p.m. Dec. 3, 10 and 17.
“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”
The hit musical based on the beloved animated film. $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 60 and older and $15 for children and students through age 22. 478-746-9485. www.theatremacon.com. Theatre Macon, 438 Cherry St., Macon. 8 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 8-9 and 15-16, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17.
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”
A couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting probably the most inventively awful kids in history. $16, $14 military seniors and students. 478-929-4579. wrlt.org. Warner Robins Little Theatre, 502 S. Pleasant Hill Road, Warner Robins. 8 p.m. Dec. 8-9.
The Tony-winning musical based on the popular comic strip. $20 adults, $15 seniors 60 and older, $10 students to age 23. 478-471-7529. www.maconlittletheatre.org. Macon Little Theatre, 4220 Forsyth Road, Macon. 8 p.m. Dec. 8-9 and 13-16, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17.
Christmas Ballroom Dance
Sponsored by USA Dance Chapter No. 6059. Music by DJ Chester Gibbs. $8 members, $12 non-members, $5 students with ID. Donations accepted. 478-442-7525. Howard Community Club, 5645 Forsyth Road, Macon. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 9.
A “painted” animated feature that explores the mystery of the last days of Vincent van Gogh’s life, using techniques that pay tribute to the painter’s distinctive vision. $5. 478-742-2000. maconfilmguild.org. Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10.
“The Polar Express”
Animated holiday film starring Tom Hanks. Appearance by Santa Claus. Free. Hot chocolate and popcorn while supplies last. 478-621-6281. Histroic Macon Teminal Station, 200 Cherry St., Macon. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 20.
Gallery West Book Signing and Holiday Open House
Kirk West will be signing his books “Les Brers - Kirk West’s Photographic Journey with the Brothers” and “The Blues in Black & White.” Willie Perkins will sign “No Saints No Sinners” and his Allman Brothers Band memorabilia book. John Griffin will sign “After the Meltdown.” Music provided by Dos Blues Guys, Heart of Pine, Daniel NeSmith, and Benjamin Cummings. Food and beverages will be served free. 478-972-1598. Gallery West, 447 Third St., Macon. 5-9 p.m. Dec. 1.
Author Chat with Carol Cannon
Christian fiction writer Carol Cannon will speak about her writing process and her books. Free. 478-892-3155. www.orls.org. M.E. Roden Library, 151 Commerce St., Hawkinsville. 5 p.m. Dec. 5.
Reindeer Run & Santa Stroll
Benefits Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health. Races include 5K and 10K runs, and a one-mile stroll. $20-$25. 478.633.RUNN. www.navicenthealth.org/reindeerrun. Tattnall Square Park, 1155 College St., Macon. 8:30 a.m. for 10K and 5K, 8:45 p.m. for stroll. Dec. 2.
State Farmers Market
Farmers selling fresh produce, as well as dealers year-round. 2055 Eisenhower Parkway. 6 a.m.-10 a.m. daily.
Locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods, art and jewelry by local artisans. Wesleyan College front campus. Free admission. 478-757-5233. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 2.
Milledgeville Farmers Market & Second Saturday
Featuring a variety of local vendors. Held in conjunction with The Green Market. The Pavilion, 222 E. Hancock Street, Milledgeville. 478-414-4014. www.milledgevillemainstreet.com. 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 3.
Locally grown and produced vegetables, dairy, meat, desserts and more. Tattnall Square Park. Free to attend. www.chwg.org. 3:30-7 p.m. Dec. 6.
International City Farmers Market
Featuring Georgia-grown/made foods. Local, seasonal produce, meat, milk and more. Watson Boulevard and Maple Street, in front of Perkins Field, Warner Robins. 478-225-7626. Facebook.com/internationalcityfarmersmarket. 1-6 p.m. Dec. 7.
Original Farmers Market of Perry
Local produce, baked goods, flowers, eggs and more. Abba House Thrift Store parking lot, 1309 Main St., Perry. 478-954-5445. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 2.
Angel Tree Candlelight Memorial Service
For those who have lost a loved one. Celebrate your loved one’s life in prayer and music, with guest speaker Pastor Dennis Harden of New Hope Baptist Church. Refreshments served. To reserve a Christmas ornament in your loved one’s name, contact Susan Arzt, 478-987-5630. St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 1207 Macon Road., Perry. 6 p.m. Dec. 5.
Winter solstice celebration
The service will include readings and music about seasonal changes. Free. 478-741-1714. hsuuc.org. High Street Unitarian Universalist Church, 1085 High St., Macon. 7 p.m. Dec. 21.
Being taught by the Georgia College “Sassy Cats” Dance Team. Those taking part in clinic will be able to dance at halftime of the Georgia College men’s basketball game against Augusta University on Dec. 2. $35, $20 for Georgia College students. 478-445-1779. firstname.lastname@example.org. Centennial Center at Georgia College, 231 W. Hancock St., Milledgeville. 4-6 p.m. Dec. 1.
Little Richard’s 85th Birthday
Celebration will highlight Little Richard’s contributions to music and the Macon community. Free. 478-743-1074. www.tubmanmuseum.com. Tubman Museum, 310 Cherry St., Macon. 4-6 p.m. Dec. 5.
Holiday Bridge at the Neel House
A day of bridge, along with gin rummy, bunko or mah jong. $15, includes lunch and a chance at door prizes. Make reservations by Dec. 1. 478-742-0921. www.fgcmacon.org. Federated Garden Clubs of Macon, 730 College St. Macon. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 5.
All That Jazz Concert & Ball
Headlining the fundraiser for the Tubman Museum is soul legend Peabo Bryson is joined by R&B, gospel and jazz singer-songwriter, Regina Belle. the after-concert dance party is hosted by AJ the DJ. $1,200 per table of eight, balcony seats $35 until Jan. 13, then $40. 478-743-8544. www.tubmanmuseum.com. Macon City Auditorium, 415 First Street, Macon. 7 p.m. Jan. 27.
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