Photos with Santa 2016 ~ in & around Athens GA ~ Christmas 2016!

santa-and-sleighOk, Santa is making the rounds in and around Athens, GA so there should be plenty of opportunities for the little ones to get their photos taken with Santa and have some fun.

Here is our list and feel free to let us know of any other great ones in the in the comments so we can add them!

This one is BIG, because Mrs. Claus is there too!  And furry family members are welcome also!  The Christmas Cottage is located at Galilee Christian Church just up the road in Jefferson, GA.  There are lots of dates and times they are open, so check here for the exact calendar and more information!

 

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Make a family fun day of it and visit Jack’s Creek Christmas Tree Farm & Nursery  in Bostwick, GA.  They do advise that you call to confirm Santa’s schedule.  See more photos of their operation on Facebook.

 

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The GA Square Mall host a great Santa, and you are able to reserve photo times online now!

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It looks like Santa will be at the Oconee County Library on Monday, 12/5/16 from 4pm until 6pm.  Free and open to the public and you can take photos.

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Enjoy breakfast with Santa at the Classic Center on 12/10/16at 8:30am.  Tickets are required, click here for more info.

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Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services has breakfasts, workshops, & more planned with Santa in attendance this year.  Check out the calendar of events for December for all the details!

 

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The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation  – OCAF – offers “Mingle with Kringle” on 12/10/16 with 2 sessions available.  Click through for info!

 

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Update, we just got word:  Santa will be at Avid Bookshop at 493 Prince Ave., Athens, GA (our original location) Saturday, 12/10/16. Show up for story time by 10:30am, & Santa will make his grand entrance shortly thereafter. When story time is over, kids can meet Santa and take photos (BYO camera).

 

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The Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter is hosting “Here Come Santa Paws.  Photo ops for kids and furry friends.  Taking place in Danielsville, GA on 12/10/16 from 10am until 3pm! And lots more activities too!

 

HO, HO, HO and Merry Christmas!

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Athens, GA Upcoming Christmas Festivities 2016

christmas-lights-ani-bannerIt’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in the Athens, GA area!  Here is the first of our post about Athens,Ga area holiday festivities for 2016!

Thursday, December 1, 2016 kicks off the season with the Athens, GA Parade of Lights.  This year the theme is “A Fairytale Christmas”.  Everyone loves a Christmas Parade in Athens and it starts at 7pm, but be early to get a great spot for viewing.   Need more info about the Athens Christmas parade and route?  Just click here.

 

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Friday, December 2, 2016 gives you several options for celebrations!

Colbert, GA plays host to “An Old Fashioned Christmas”  According to the post on Facebook, “”Christmas in Colbert” is this Friday, December 2, 2016 6:30 – 8:30 in Downtown Colbert, GA.

We are looking forward having a wonderful evening to kick off the Christmas season. Hotdogs, drinks, hot-chocolate, candy, cookies, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Santa, a visit to the Manger with live animals. A hayride, face-painting, a visit through the Polar Express, and a cake walk.

All activities and food free of charge. Please remember to bring a canned good or unwrapped toy for the Madison County Food Bank to help our county supply a special Christmas for those in need. Bring a donated item for the Animal Shelter, (Shredded paper, dog/cat food, paper towels, hand sanitizer, etc.) There will be a special place set up for your donations.

 

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Friday, December 2, 2016 is also “Christmas in the Park” in Winterville, GA!  (Please note that we are still trying to confirm the date/time for this year – check back!).

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Saturday, December 3, 2016 is also the Comer, GA Christmas parade.  This is a great, small town parade in the daylight.  There is also a craft festival to shop!  The Comer parade starts at 2pm.santa-and-sleigh

Commerce, GA  has a weekend full of fun starting on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 and continuing with their Christmas Parade on Sunday December 4th, 2016 at 3pm.

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We will be posting more info about festivities, live nativities and more soon!

 

 

 

 

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North Georgia Fall Colors!

Fall has barely arrived in Georgia, but there is a slight chill in the air and the color changing of leaves is not far behind.  Make sure you plan a time to explore the area for color changes.

Here are a few of my favorite photos of spectacular Georgia leave color changing finds from Franklin County, GA while out showing real estate over the last few falls!

 

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WELL it used to be red CW Michelle De 2011

 

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Horse & Fall Colors Franklin County 2010

 

Country Pond cr Michelle De

 

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Happy Fall in North Georgia!

Michelle DeRepentigny, Broker Success Realty in Athens,GA

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