This Week in Athens; Dec. 4-10

As the Holiday season continues, the more winter fun there is! Winter sports, seasonal foods, horse-drawn wagon rides and even Santa coming to visit are all things you and your family can look forward to this week. Be sure to bundle up; it’s starting to get chilly! Below is a look at our top events for this week.


Monday, Dec. 4th

Uptown for the Holidays

Nov. 30 – Dec. 16
All day

It’s the most wonderful time of the year here in Athens County! Uptown Athens has so much to offer during the Holiday season, and November 30 is when we kick it all off with the tree lighting and arrival of Santa. Some of the local Uptown businesses will offer refreshments, cookie decorating, crafts and face painting in order to celebrate the occasion. Throughout the month of December, there will also be visits with Santa, holiday movie showings at the Athena Cinema, horse drawn wagon rides, and more! You don’t want to miss out of this great holiday tradition. Full list of events HERE.


Wednesday, Dec. 6th & Saturday, Dec. 9th

Athens Farmers Market

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come get all your fresh produce and see what all the rave is about at one of the best markets in the nation. Over 100 market vendors offer an assortment of fruits, vegetables, cheese, meats, baked goods, and so much more! The market runs year-round every Saturday while Wednesday markets run until Christmas. It’s one of the community’s most treasured weekly traditions. View the Market’s vendor directory for more details on what is available.


Sunday, Dec. 10th

Breakfast with Santa at Ohio University Inn

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

What better way to kick off the Holidays than by having breakfast with the Big Man in Red himself? Santa will be coming to town a little early this year to visit with everyone at the Ohio University Inn the first three Sundays of December. Not only will you be given the opportunity to eat breakfast with him, but take pictures and participate in crafts and games as well! It’s sure to be a big hit, so make sure to make your reservations today.


Ohio University Basketball vs. Western Kentucky

2:00 pm

Cheer on our Bobcats and show your support of the Ohio University Men’s Basketball team as they face Western Kentucky on Sunday afternoon. Get a front row seat at the Convocation Center to see one of the best games of the season. There will be giveaways and prizes for those dedicated fans that show up early as well! Purchase tickets online ahead of time and keep up-to-date with every detail at the OHIO Athletics page.


Find all upcoming local events on our website, or by clicking HERE.


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