Events in Macon for Dec.1-7

This week brings Santa selfies, skating, seasonal songs, stories, dancing, drinking and delightful ditties. The holidays must be on their way.    

Thursday, Dec. 1

Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate at the Macon Coliseum

This live skating adventure touches on 14 Disney stories and features 50 Disney characters including Olaf from “Frozen,” Forky from “Toy Story 3” and, of course, the Disney princesses. The show runs from Dec. 1-4. Tickets are required for ages 2 and above.

7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday; Tickets start from $20 at; 200 Coliseum Drive, 31217; (478) 803-1593;

Friday, Dec. 2

Selfies with Santa at Hollingsworth Park 

Bring your cameras because Santa is coming to Hollingsworth Park, between Poplar and Third streets, for photos and to hear what Macon’s good boys and girls would like under their trees this year. Santa will be at the park every Friday-Sunday from 6-10 p.m. until Dec.18. On Saturday, Dec. 17 Santa will bring his reindeer with him to the park. 

6-10 p.m; Free; Hollingsworth Park;

Saturday, Dec. 3

O’Tis the Season at the Hargray Capitol Theatre

O’Tis the Season, a holiday concert and fundraiser for the Otis Redding Foundation, will feature local musicians Charles Davis and The Velvet Sound, dancers from the Kali Dance Studio for the Arts and is being headlined by Savannah native Kim Michael Polote.

7 p.m; Tickets start from $15 at; 382 Second St., 31201; (478) 257- 6391;

Sunday, Dec. 4

The World Ballet Series: The Nutcracker at The Macon City Auditorium 

Professional international ballet dancers will perform “The Nutcracker” at the Auditorium on Sunday. This holiday-favorite ballet shouldn’t be confused with the yearly Nutcracker performance put on by the Nutcracker of Middle Georgia that will be held at The Grand Opera House later this month. 

6 p.m.; Tickets start from $35 at; 415 First St., 31201; (478) 803-1593;

Monday, Dec. 5

Jazz Monday at JBA

Jazz musician Adam Hendley brings his trio to JBA on the first Monday night of each month. The first session starts at 7 p.m. and the second at 9 p.m. 

7 p.m.; Free; 499 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, 31201;

Tuesday, Dec. 6

Polar Bear Den 2.0 at the Museum of Arts & Sciences

Pre-K kiddos (and their adult ) are invited for a special storytime, a craft activity and a museum adventure every Tuesday at the Museum of Arts & Sciences. The story for the event on Dec. 6 is “Polar Bear Polar Bear What Do You Hear?” by Bill Martin, Jr and illustrated by Eric Carle. While the event is in the museum, the $5 event cost does not include museum admission but museum admission is available.

10:30-11:15 a.m.; $5 per child tickets available at; 4182 Forsyth Road, 31210; (478) 477-3232;

Wednesday, Dec. 7

Wine Tasting and Education at Philosophie Wine & Charcuterie 

Clueless about the difference between biodynamic and organic wines? Want to identify an organic wine from a sustainably farmed wine? Just like wine? Downtown Macon’s latest wine bar will offer a tasting and class on biodynamic, organic and sustainably farmed wines. The evening will feature wines from Spain, France, Argentina, Italy and farther afield.

6:30 p.m.; $30 tickets available at; 616 Poplar St., 31201; (478) 200-1978;