The Polar Express (3D) returns to the IMAX Theatre at the National Infantry Museum!
2013 Holiday Season
Kids (and parents, too!) are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the magical journey to the North Pole to find the true spirit of Chrismas. The 2004 film is based on the children’s book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg. It was the first motion picture not specially made for IMAX to be presented in 3D.
Screenings of The Polar Express 3D at the National Infantry Museum have been made even more popular by the lobby appearances of the train’s Conductor. Longtime museum volunteer and docent, Owen Ditchfield, plays the part to perfection, allowing youngsters to hold his magic lantern while he punches their initials in their Golden Tickets.
This year’s schedule for The Polar Express 3D is as follows:
Friday, Nov 29, 2013 @ 10am, 4pm, 7pm
Saturday, Dec 7, 2013 @ 10am
Sunday, Dec 8, 2013 @ 4pm
Saturday, Dec 14, 2013 @ 10am
Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 @ 4pm
Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 @ 10am
Sunday, Dec 22, 2013 @ 4pm
Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013 @ 2:30pm
Prices are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors/students/military and $8 for children 4-12. Children under 4 receive free admission.
Techniques School of Dance & Gymnastics Presents Christmas Extravaganza
Tuesday and Wednesday, December 17 and 18, 6:30pm , Troup High School Fine Arts Auditorium
Tickets are $15 for floor seats and $10 for balcony seats. They are available for purchase at Techniques through Friday December 13th and at Troup Auditorium Saturday, December 14th – 18th.
10 a.m. to Noon
Callaway Discovery Center, Violet Classroom
In this hands-on workshop, Patricia Collins, Callaway Gardens’ director of gardens, will provide instruction, fresh greenery and berries as well as frame/mechanic supplies to create seasonal home decor. You’ll go home with a delightful Christmas decoration that’s sure to bring holiday cheer to your home.
Fee: $45 per wreath or centerpiece (Includes Gardens admission)
December 07, 2013 ~ 10:00 a.m. to Noon $35 Per Person
Get ready for the holidays by creating a Christmas wreath using fresh greenery, holly berries and a beautiful holiday bow. Estate horticulturist Jo Phillips will conduct this workshop. Bring clippers if you have them. All other supplies will be provided, including fresh greens from the garden.
Workshop space is limited and pre-registration is required. Garden admission is included in registration. Annual pass holders receive a 20% discount. To register e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the visitor center at 706-882-3242.
Under the Bethlehem Star Sound and Light Show
December 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 24.
This spectacular multimedia show, Under the Bethlehem Star, includes photographs from the original Christmas sites, as well as other sites around the world, narration by Dr. James Fleming, and seasonal music. This show is at 7:30 PM. Include a Follow the Shepherd’s Walk and make it an unforgettable experience!
For reservations, or for more information, call 706-885-0363 or email email@example.com. The Explorations in Antiquity Center is located at 130 Gordon Commercial Drive, LaGrange.
Highlights of last year’s Light and Sound show
Experience Christmas in a whole new way this year.
The Explorations in Antiquity Center offers an amazingly authentic setting designed to bring the ancient biblical world to life. During the Christmas season we offer two insightful and inspiring programs:
Follow the Shepherds Walks
December 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 24.
The Follow the Shepherds guided tours through our archaeologically and historically accurate settings, lead you through the events of the Nativity. Follow along with Joseph and Mary as they travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem, learn more about the events of Jesus’ birth, and celebrate with the shepherds under the star of Bethlehem. These special evening walks are at 15 minute intervals – 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45 and 8:15 PM.
For reservations, or for more information, call 706-885-0363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Explorations in Antiquity is located at 130 Gordon Commercial Drive, LaGrange
The elves called! Santa Claus and some of his friends will appear at the following locations throughout the season. Times/dates/locations may change, so call before you go to confirm!
Nov 29 – Santa at Pop’s Party Place
Dec 6 – Santa at Pop’s Party Place
Dec 6-8 – Seaside St Nick at the GA Aquarium
Dec 13 – Santa at Pop’s Party Place
LaGrange’s annual Christmas tree lighting and parade, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Thursday, December 5 with the theme “All I Want For Christmas Is….”. The parade, which will feature Grand Marshals Dr. Pat and Gail Hunnicutt, begins at 6:00 and winds through downtown with spectators lining the streets.
Come meet Santa and his North Pole friends downtown on the square from 3:00 to 5:00 before the parade begins
Are you on Santa’s Naughty or Nice List? Ask him yourself when he visits Lafayette Square! Kids will get the opportunity to tell Santa what they hope to see under the tree and take some memorable photos too! Bring your wish list and your camera….
Santa on the Square
Saturday, December 7 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 14 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 21 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Santa’s appearanes are weather permitting. In case of rain, he will be located inside a downtown business, TBA.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
December 14, 2013 ~ 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Free Event
All children are invited to the Hills & Dales Estate visitor center to participate in our seventh annual Children’s Christmas Celebration. This event has become a community favorite and once again, we will have a rollicking good time. All morning children will be decorating their own gingerbread houses and crafting Christmas ornaments. At 11 a.m. musician extraordinaire Robin Treadwell and storyteller Debbie Burdette will lead a holiday sing-a-long accompanied by an old-fashioned Christmas story time.
Santa will arrive at 11:30 after the stories and sing-a-long. We invite everyone to come and enjoy the festivities along with fresh cider and Christmas cookies, but come early as our supply of gingerbread houses is limited. All children’s activities are free. Tours of the home will be available at regular price.