Date(s) - December 01, 2016 - December 22, 2016
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 2016 schedule:
Tree Lighting Celebration & Arrival of Santa | December 1, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Athens County Courthouse
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.
Visit with Santa | December 1, 8 & 15, 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
The Athena Holiday Movie Schedule
November 26th: Nightmare Before Christmas – Show times 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM (No evening show)
December 3rd: Elf – Show times 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM (No evening show)
December 10th: Muppets Christmas Carol – Show times 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Special Evening Movie: Scrooged (with Bill Murray) – Show times 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM
December 17th: Miracle on 34th Street (original black and white version) – Show times 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM (No evening show)
Admission is a non-perishable food item or cash donation. A complementary snowflake sugar cookie for all patrons. This is the fifth season for the Holiday Film Festival. Last year we donated nearly 1,000 pounds of non-perishable food and almost $400.00 in cash to the Athens County Food Bank.
Gingerbread House Display
Head uptown and check out the window displays of local businesses to see enchanting recreations of notable Athens-area architecture. See rules and enter online at: www.athensgingerbread.com. Direct questions to email@example.com.
Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides
Saturdays: December 3, 10 and 17; 11am – 1pm
Thursdays: December 1, 8 & 15; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Departing from the side of the Court House.
Keep checking back—more events and activities to come!
Make it a full day & night of fun – BOOK YOUR STAY NOW! List of where to stay HERE