Date(s) - December 12, 2015
Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year in Athens, Ohio!
Head to Uptown Athens for a month-long holiday celebration featuring wagon rides, holiday lights and decorations, loads of family-friendly fun, and the jolly old elf himself: Santa!
Uptown for the Holidays 2015 schedule:
Tree Lighting Celebration | December 3, 6:00 p.m.
The Athens Armory Building
The official start to the holiday season in Athens! Horse-drawn wagon rides, holiday shopping, dining, musical entertainment, children’s activities and the arrival of Santa! Get your complimentary photo taken with Santa courtesy of the Athens News.
Holiday Movies at the Athena Cinema
Donate one canned good item and receive admission one of the following holiday classics. Movie times are at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on the dates listed below:
November 28 | Hugo
December 5 | Elf
December 12 | The Polar Express
December 19 | How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Special evening show December 12 | Christmas Vacation, 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Visit Santa | December 10 & 17, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Santa makes a special appearance in Uptown Athens to hear your holiday wishes. Find Santa at:
The 5 on Court Building
5 N. Court Street
First Floor Lobby
December 3: University Singers, 6:10 p.m. Will start at the Armory then progress to the Courthouse.
December 10: Laura Nadeau & Catfish, time TBD
December 17: DJ B-Funk, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Will perform on Washington St. between the parking garage and Court St.
Saturdays: December 5, 12 & 19; 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursdays: December 10 & 17; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Finalize Your Holiday Shopping
Find that perfect Athens-only gift at one of the many local shops in Uptown Athens as well as special locally-made items from around Athens County with our 25 Gifts of Athens picks!
Free parking is available at the City of Athens Parking Garage December 3, 10, and 17 after 5 p.m. and all day each Saturday in December.