ACC Leisure Services Department

It's a Parade!

The annual Athens-Clarke County Downtown Parade of Lights is scheduled for Thursday, December 6 starting at 7:00 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Christmas around the World.” Performing units will be judged during the parade itself.  Entries will compete for such prizes as “Most Original Float,” “Best Use of Theme,” and “Best Use of Lights.”  The best overall float will receive the “Mayor’s Award.”  
The parade begins on the corner of Hancock Avenue and Pulaski Street and ends in front of City Hall for the traditional tree lighting ceremony, hosted by none other than Santa.  Before the parade, be sure to review the Parade Route Map and Marching Order.
For more information, please call 706-613-3800.

Deck the Hollow

'Tis the Season!

Get ready to have a December full of holiday fun!  The Leisure Services Department has holiday happenings for elves of all ages.
Memorial Park will present “Deck the Hollow” Holiday Lights at Bear Hollow Zoo from December 7-9 and 14-16. This event takes place nightly from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The community is invited to celebrate the holidays in lights.

Lyndon House Arts Center will host its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 15 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  This family friendly event includes crafts, refreshments, tours of the historic house, and photos with Santa!

Other holiday events include 12 Days of Christmas at East Athens Community Center, "Youth Grinch"mas Party at Lay Park.

For more information, please call 706-613-3800.

It's the Most Important Meal of the Day...

It's not a secret - everyone loves breakfast with a dose of holiday!

Memorial Park will host its annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 15 with options of a 9:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. time slot.  Online registration is required and underway!

If you are looking to mix it up a bit, then try Breakfast with the Grinch at Rocksprings Park.  This special meal is planned for Saturday, December 15 from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.  Online registration is required and underway.

For more information, please call 706-613-3800.

School Bus

No School, No Problem!

The Leisure Services Department will host out of school programs and holiday mini camp programs this winter.

These programs serve children, ages 6-12, and take place on days when Clarke County School District schools are not in session.  

These activities provide fun and educational opportunities during the school break.
The selection of programs include:

For more information, please call 706-613-3800.


Here is Your Escape...

Need a break from the holiday season and want to escape this world for an hour?  Then register for "Journey through the Stars: Fun with Stars" at Sandy Creek Nature Center.

This planetarium program is scheduled for Thursday, December 27 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Feeling like you've been at home too much during the winter break and looking for a fun, afternoon activity? Sit back and enjoy a fun show about the stars, planets, and our galaxy.

The fee  is $2 for an Athens-Clarke County and $3 for a non-Athens-Clarke County per session.  Online registration is underway.  Pre-registration is required. All participants must register. No children under five years of age. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

For more information, please call 706-613-3615.

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