Holiday Hop Around Athens

It’s the most magical time of the year! Experience the festive fun in Athens County for yourself and plan a day of holiday cheer. From delicious, local food to old-fashioned horse-drawn wagon rides, there’s something for everyone to experience. We’ve put together the perfect day in Uptown Athens celebrating the festive holiday season.


Delicious, hearty breakfast at Fluff. Oh the yum.

Fuel up for the day

To start your day off right, we recommend eating a hearty meal. If you’re looking for something sweet, Fluff Bakery & Catering offers an array of tasty treats. For something to keep you full, they also offer breakfast burritos and other egg dishes. Enjoy an all-American breakfast at the popular Athens Diners: Court Street Diner or Union Street Diner. Fueling up at these popular breakfast and brunch spots will leave you feeling jolly all-day long.


Trot down Court Street

After eating a delicious meal, enjoy a ride around Uptown Athens on a horse-drawn wagon. This one-of-a-kind ride will create lasting memories for holidays to come. Mark your calendars! The final rides of the season take place Thursday, December 14th from 6 pm – 8 pm and Saturday, December 16th from 11 am – 1 pm.



Watch a holiday classic

One of the best parts about the holidays is watching the classics that celebrate the season. The Athena Cinema’s Holiday Film Series ends on December 16th. Catch The Polar Express at 1 pm and 3 pm. Remember, admission is a non-perishable food item or cash donation. A complimentary snowflake sugar cookie is offered to all movie patrons.


Check off your holiday shopping

Uptown Athens is a hub for local shops. From vintage to chic, you’ll find something for everyone on your list. If you need a break to rest your feet or need some caffeine to keep you going, fuel up with a cup of holiday cheer at Donkey Coffee & Espresso.


Celebrate with dinner

After a day of shopping and holiday festivities, celebrate the day’s success with a dinner of local dishes and cuisine. Casa Nueva Restaurant and Cantina offers live music and delicious meals ranging from soups to burritos to desserts. Toast to the season at Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery or Little Fish Brewing Co.


Take in the beauty

End the day strolling up and down Court Street taking in the beauty of Athens County. The holiday decorations and beautiful lights add to the holiday cheer.


However you choose to spend your time in Athens County, we wish you a happy holiday season. Be sure to capture your memories and share them with us using #AthensOhio!