Local area events for this year


Americus Christmas Parade
7 PM
More than 70 entries, including local high school bands, fill the streets of downtown Americus for this annual holiday treat.
For more information, call 229-924-4411, Ext. 235.

First Friday Americus
5 PM-8 PM
The theme this month is “Home for the Holidays.” For more information, call 229-924-4411, Ext. 235.

Winter Wonderland
9 AM-1 PM
Furlow Charter School is hosting its fourth annual Winter Wonderland beginning at 9 a.m. The Saturday event is open to the public. The community is invited to visit the school and support local vendors by purchasing goods. Vendors are being sought at the present time. For information, contact assistant principal Jason F. Williams at 229-337-2168.

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Jimmy Carter Sunday school class – Plains
10 AM
President Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains. Visitors must arrive early. For more information, call 229-824-2896.

“Pictures with Santa!” – Downtown Andersonville
11 AM-4 PM
Come to the Civil War Village of Andersonville to have your kids’ photos made with Santa. He’ll be there until 4 p.m.
For information, call 229-924-2558 or email andersonvillega@att.net

Christmas in Downtown – Leslie
11 AM-6 PM
The holiday event includes a market and a parade. The parade will take place at 7 p.m.

Wreaths Across America – Andersonville
Take part in the wreath laying ceremony on the second Saturday of December and help honor fallen veterans at Andersonville National Cemetery. The goal is 15,000 wreaths. For information on how to sponsor a wreath, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/GA0213 or call 229-924-0343.

Eastview Cemetery Tour – Americus
1:30 PM
Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for children. Tickets must be purchased at the Americus Visitor Center, 101 W. Lamar St., in advance.
Tour takers then meet on site at Ashby Street at 1:30 p.m. Call 229-928-6059 for more information.

Merry Christmas!

New Year’s Eve Gala – Americus
9 PM-1 AM
Ms. Parks & The Wreck will be the featured entertainers at the yearly gala in the lobby of the fabulous Best Western Plus Windsor Hotel downtown. The Dec. 31 event starts at 9 p.m. Specials are offered for meals at Rosemary & Thyme restaurant as well as overnight stays.
For information, call 229-924-1555, Ext. 138.