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Events in Macon Dec. 21-27

Shaila Warren
The Douglass Theatre, founded by Charles Douglass served as a performance venue for many.

Merry Christmas week! Among other events, in the city this weel we have an ugly Christmas sweater contest, the last chance to get selfies with Santa and a Kwanzaa celebration. 

Thursday, Dec. 21

Watercolor and Wine at the 567 Center for Renewal

Get creative on a Thursday at the 567. Artist Brandi Byromleads the class in creating a 9×12 watercolor painting of a snowman. Alcohol isn’t sold at the 567, so if you plan on imbibing, make sure to bring your own. 

7-9 p.m.; $30 includes all supplies; 456 First St., 31201; (478) 238-6051;

Friday, Dec. 22

Selfies with Santa – Final Night at Poplar Street Park

Time seems to go faster during the holidays. There is so much to do in so little time. If pictures with Santa seem to have fallen by the wayside, NewTown Macon is offering one final chance to snap selfies with ol’ Kris Kingle. Make sure to bring your own camera (or don’t forget your phone) since Santa doesn’t have a photographer with him. 

6-10 p.m.; Free; Poplar Street Park (between Third Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd)

Saturday, Dec. 23

The Very Very Ugly Sweater Party Featuring DJ Lupo at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom

The Hummingbird is looking for the person in Macon with the ugliest Christmas sweater. The winner of the dubious honor will receive a special grand prize from the folks at Pabst Blue Ribbon who will be on hand. 

11:30 p.m.; $5 cover charge; 430 Cherry St., 31201; (478) 741-9130;

Sunday, Dec. 24

Clark After Dark at Grant’s Lounge

Dance out that holiday stress and do some good at the same time. DJs will be spinning some great holiday hits and taking canned food donations for those in need.

9 p.m.; $5 tickets available at; Free admission with five canned food donations; 576 Poplar St., 31201; (478) 746-9191;

Monday, Dec. 25

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, Dec. 26

Winter Wonderlights at State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA

Take a road trip to Athens to see the State Botanical Gardens lit up and decorated for Christmas. The show starts at 8:30 p.m., but a whole day trip to UGA may be just the thing to distract kids on break and keep them from climbing the walls. 

8:30 p.m.; $15 tickets available at, children under 4 free; 2450 S. Milledge Ave., Athens, 30605;

Wednesday, Dec. 27

Second Night of Kwanzaa at the Douglass Theatre

The Douglass Theatre is celebrating the second night of Kwanzaa (the night celebrating self-determination) with an open-mic youth talent show. Presented by the Kwanzaa Cultural Access Center and Torchlight Academy. The event is free and open to the public.

7 p.m.; Free; 355 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.; (478) 742-2000;

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