5 Local Event Picks for Holidays with the Kids

5 Local Event Picks for Holidays with the Kids


Holiday season is here! Make the most of it and make lasting memories for you and your kids by taking advantage of this list. All the organizations hosting the events listed below have taken safety measures to ensure you can feel good about attending.   

 A few of the events are even virtual so you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. There is something for everyone!

Stories, Santa, Crafts and More with Chattahoochee Valley Libraries

Throughout this month, you can tune in to multiple programs that will be held virtually through The Chattahoochee Valley Library’s Facebook page @chatlibraries. You can share in Storytime with Santa at 10am on December 11 and get creative December 15 with wood slice ornament making, and that’s only two of their many events planned! Check out our calendar on pages 12 & 13 for more library events. 

Check Out Nature’s Version of Christmas Lights at Virtual Astronomy Night

The Coca-Cola Space Science Center returns with another virtual astronomy night with the Director of the WestRock Observatory, Rosa Williams. Join in for free via their Facebook page @CocaColaSpaceScienceCenter, Saturday Dec 5 at 8pm for a tour of the night sky. This free, fun and educational event is one for the whole family to enjoy together!

Get in the Holiday Spirit with Pancakes & Pajamas and a Christmas Tea

Make Pancakes and Pajamas with Santa a new family tradition on December 11. Enjoy a delicious Southern breakfast, get in the Christmas spirit and spend quality time with Ole’ St. Nick in the tranquil country setting of The Farm House, lovingly brought back to life as a Restaurant and Gift Shop.  If pancakes aren’t what you’re looking for, The Farmhouse will also be having Christmas Teas on Dec 1, 2 and 3. This is a special event with a delicious food spread served in style alongside tea. To make reservations for their holiday events, call 706-561-3435. Find them on Facebook @thefarmhouse

Tease Your Sweet Tooth at The RiverCenter’s Gingerbread Village

This year’s event will be a safe, socially distanced celebration, running December 5-20 in the lobby of the RiverCenter in downtown Columbus. If you can’t make it out to the RiverCenter to check out all the custom-made gingerbread houses in person, there will be a video released showcasing all of the sweet creations on their Facebook page @rivercenterfortheperformingarts. 

Get Your Christmas Light Fix on at “Fantasy in Lights” 

This list would not be complete without a visit to Callaway Gardens’ spectacular Fantasy in Lights! It’s one of National Geographic’s Top 10 Light Displays in the world, right in your own backyard! Make the night memorable for the whole family by swinging by the Christmas Village for eats and shopping treats, then take the trolley through a winter wonderland of lights. You can also opt to drive through the tour. Fantasy in Lights runs until Monday, January 4. Purchase tickets through their website at callawaygardens.com