Events in Macon for Dec. 8-14


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A Society Garden employee in costume for The Miracle On Ingleside event

As the old song goes, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” and the events in town are capitalizing on that holiday spirit. This week we have Macon’s most-loved ballet, a holiday tour  of historic homes, and a Christmas-themed bar event that’s so popular it was brought back for a second year. There’s also theater and wine and chocolate and live music and something for everyone this week. 

Thursday, Dec. 8

Nutcracker of Middle Georgia at The Grand Opera House

Macon’s favorite Nutcracker takes the stage at the Grand Opera House for its 33rd season. While there are a few professional dancers performing in the show, the majority are amateurs with an emphasis on local children who bring a joyful buoyancy to the classic ballet.

7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2:30 on Sunday; $20 Student (with ID) and $30 Adult tickets available at; 651 Mulberry St., 31201; (478) 301-5470;

Friday, Dec. 9

Miracle on 34th Street at Theatre Macon

Friday is the opening night for this classic holiday comedy. When a man named Kris Kringle gets a job as a Macy’s department store Santa Claus and helps families find the perfect gifts (even when they can’t be found at Macy’s) he is seen as deluded. The play comes to a head with Kris Kringle’s competency hearing and a little girl daring to believe in Santa again. It’s a perfect play to take the whole family to see. The show runs until Dec. 17.

8 p.m.; $10 Student, $15 Military, $20 Senior and $25 Adult tickets available at; 483 Cherry St. 31201; (478) 746-9485; 

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at Macon Little Theatre

With two of their seven shows sold out, it looks like people love Macon Little Theatre’s rendition of “Beauty and the Beast”. For the uninitiated (or those who didn’t grow up watching the “Beauty and the Beast” VHS on a loop) the musical centers on a brave and brainy girl Belle, who becomes imprisoned in a magic castle with a Beast (who, of course, because this is Disney, is actually a Prince). There are actors portraying a singing candelabra, a singing tea kettle and her son, a singing tea cup. The end effect is an audience that will, no doubt, be singing the show’s songs on their way back to their cars. Since tickets are going fast, it’s best to buy online but the box office is open for walk-up purchases.

8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; $15 Student, $20 Senior and Military, $25 Adult tickets available at; 4220 Forsyth Road, 31210; (478) 471-7529;

Saturday, Dec. 10

Historic InTown Holiday Tour of Homes 

After a two-year absence due to Covid, the Holiday Tour of Homes is back. This year’s tour will be highlighting the homes and churches on High Street, including the neo-gothic St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Attendees have a five-hour window to take the semi-self-guided tour of the nine homes and four churches featured. 

1-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m.; $20 tickets available at; (478) 238-1731;

Sunday, Dec. 11

Whiskey Myers at The Macon Coliseum 

This east-Texas six-piece band seems to wriggle their way out of any attempt to pin down their genre. They could be Southern rock or country or blues depending on who’s listening to them. Whisky Meyers has developed a rabid following and has been featured (both music and band) on the hit show “Yellowstone.” 

7:30 p.m.; Tickets start from $36.50 at; 200 Coliseum Drive, 31217; (478) 803-1593;

Monday, Dec. 12

Miracle on Ingleside Christmas Bar at Society Garden

This Christmas-themed bar event is back for its second year at Society Garden. Their indoor bar is decorated with lights, tinsel and there is even a snow machine for snow on demand. The event is so popular that your best chance of getting a reservation (reservations are required) is to book a weekday night well in advance. 

5-11:50 p.m., All December; $10 fee to hold reservations which goes towards the final bill; Reservations can be made at; 2389 Ingleside Ave, 31204; (478) 200-0800;

Tuesday, Dec. 13

Christmas Brunch at The Hay House 

Celebrate Christmas with a sit-down brunch at the Hay House. The brunch will be catered by Bobbie Jo Carver of Ashley Lauren catering. Alcohol is not included in the ticket price, but there will be a mimosa bar with the $5 suggested donation benefitting Macon Book ‘Em which provides new books to underprivileged children in Macon-Bibb. Attendees will receive 10% off at the Hay House gift shop. 

11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, $45 tickets available at, 934 Georgia Ave, 31201; (478) 742-8155;

Wednesday, Dec. 14

Winter Wine Tasting at Just Tap’d

Just Tap’d will be converting their cellar to a winter wonderland for this wine tasting led by sommelier Caroline Jones of Savannah Distributing. Jones will lead the group through wine and chocolate pairings perfect for the holiday season.

6 p.m. and 8 p.m.; $20 tickets available at; 488 First St., 31201; (478) 599-9951: