Christmas Time in Albany, Georgia

Posted on 12/7/2018 by Shelby Nichols

Categories: EventsFamily Friendly

Season’s Greetings! It’s Christmas time in Albany, Georgia which means there's some serious holiday cheer coming your way and we've put together a complete rundown of the area's jolliest events.

December 7th:
Santa’s PJ Party: Snuggle into the season this Friday (12/7) at Santa's PJ Party hosted by the Albany Mall. Kiddos ages 2 through 10 and their parents are invited to this epic sleepover including cookies, hot cocoa and a ride on Santa's Holiday Express Train--not to mention a little extra face time with the big guy himself. Tickets can be purchased at the Information Center in the mall!

Elf Jr. The Musical: "The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear." Belt out a modern Christmas classic with Theatre Albany's production of Elf Jr. The Musical beginning tonight (12/7) and running through Sunday (12/9) and then again the following weekend (12/13-12/16). Don't be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins, get your tickets today here!

December 8th:
Peppermint Pops - Stories of the Season: What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to hear music that would make even the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes; come hear your favorite holiday tunes as the Albany Symphony Orchestra plays a medley of Christmas classics! Tickets for this festive event range from $10-35 dollars. Purchase tickets here!

Holiday Party 2018: Brought to you by the Albany Area Arts Council, Albany Recreation and Parks and the Albany Symphony Orchestra (wow that’s a mouthful) come on down for the 2018 Holiday Party! There will be art activities, the DCSS Elementary art show on display, Santa and more. This is a great, enriching experience for kids and should not be overlooked. It’ll be so fun, they’ll forget they’re learning. This event is free.

December 13th:
Chehaw Christmas Train:
Chehaw's iconic Festival of Lights may have been derailed by Hurricane Michael, but we're still on track for plenty of Christmas cheer thanks to the Chehaw Christmas Train--a magical ride through pristine #sowega conservation land--complete with festive lights and music, ending with a cup of piping hot chocolate and seasonal goodies. All aboard for this must-do holiday happening: December 13-16 and 20-26, $6 per ride and $4 for additional rides.

December 15th:
Downtown Christmas Parade:
After being rescheduled due to severe weather threats, Santa is finally making his appearance in Albany for the annual Christmas parade! The parade starts at 6PM, but the fun begins way before that. Starting at 3, the Christmas Village will be up and running with more than 20 vendors coming out to spread some holiday magic. This is a great time to pick up some gifts for loved ones! This village will be open till 9PM and entertainment begins at 7:30.

2nd Annual Community Christmas Market: From local shops and vendors to food trucks, beer and wine tastings--even a "Bad Santa" costume contest (judged by the king of sinful sots himself, Mr. Grinch)--shop the best #VisitAlbanyGA has to offer at this annual community marketplace from 10 AM to 10 PM. 

December 20-21st:
Libby Womack Holiday Workshop:
Have some last minute shopping but need help hiding the evidence from nosey kiddos? The Albany Museum of Art to the rescue with this workshop full of age-appropriate crafts and activities to distract them from the boxes and bags you've shoved in the trunk. Enriching childcare and quiet shopping time, that's what we call a win-win.

December 22nd:
Reindeer Games at Chehaw:
Finishing off the list is Chehaw's Reindeer Games from 10-2 in the zoo plaza. Guests can create crafts, write letters to Santa, see some animals and play some games. Mini games throughout the day give guests teh chance to win prizes. It's free with zoo admission and members are free, don't miss this fun event! 

Well there you have it! Plenty of options to jumpstart your Christmas spirit. See y’all out there, we'll be the ones singing (a slightly pitchy version of) O Christmas Tree! 

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