Santa Appearances & Holiday Events in Columbus, GA

Santa Appearances & Holiday Events in Columbus, GA

Regular Santa Appearances

The Landings: 12/1, 12/7, 12/8, 12/14, 12/15, 12/30 5PM-8PM

Country Christmas Nights at The Rock Ranch December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22

Callaway Gardens/Fantasy in Lights: Every evening

Hollywood Connection:
Thursdays 3PM-6PM
Fridays 3PM-6PM
Saturdays 12PM-6PM
Sundays 3PM-6PM

Peachtree Mall:
Regular Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 12PM-8PM
Sunday: 12PM – 6PM

Special Hours:
12/15 – 12/23: 9AM-9PM
12/17 Hours: 11AM-9PM
Christmas Eve: 9AM-5PM, Break: 12:30PM-1:30PM

Ludy’s Christmas Spectacular, Santa visits on select dates. Message to confirm appearances.

See additional special Santa appearances below. 

Holiday Events

November 27 Winter Fest 2018 at CSU 6PM-9PM *Santa Appearance 
November 29
Christmas Parade at The Landings 5PM-8PM *Santa Appearance
November 30 Winter Holiday Extravaganza at Columbus Public Library 4PM-5PM


December 1 Breakfast with Santa at the Columbus Convention Center 8AM-10AM
December 1 Breakfast with Santa at St. Anne Catholic Church 9AM & 10AM *Santa Appearance 
December 1 Christmas on the Farm at Sims Pond Farm 10AM-2PM *Santa Appearance
December 1 Bi-City Christmas Parade on Broadway in Columbus 10AM-12PM *Santa Appearance
December 1 Spotlight Saturday Gingerbread Village at The RiverCenter 11:30AM-1PM *Santa Appearance 
December 1 Christmas Craft Fair at Midland Farmers’ Market 11AM-3PM
December 1 Vintage Christmas Tree Painting at Bare Ware Pottery 4PM-7PM
December 1 Advent Calendars at North Columbus Library 4PM-5PM
December 1 Polar Express Dance Performance at Academy Dance Center 7:30PM

December 2 Christmas in the Garden at Columbus Botanical Garden 2:30PM-7PM *Santa Appearance 
December 2 Polar Express Dance Performance at Academy Dance Center 2:30PM

December 3 Hanukkah Celebration at Mildred Terry Library 4PM-6PM

December Music Under the Dome: Walking in Wonderland at Columbus Space Science Center 5PM-6:30PM
December 4 Santa Claus Comes to Chick-fil-A on Manchester Expressway 5PM-7PM  *Santa Appearance
December 4 Christmas at Old Town 5PM-8PM *Santa Appearance 

December 6 Story Time with Mrs. Claus at Peachtree Mall 10:30AM-11AM
December 6 Photos with Santa at German Foods, Gifts & More 3PM-6PM

December 7 Uptown Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting 6:30PM-9PM *Santa Appearance
December 7 Tree of Light at Piedmont Columbus Regional 5PM-7PM
December 7 Polar Express in 3D at the NIM 2PM and 5PM
December 7 Santa Claus Movie + Rock Painting at Columbus Public Library 2PM-5PM

December 8 Breakfast with Santa at the Rock Ranch 830AM & 11AM (Buy tickets in advance)*Santa Appearance 
December 8
Santa Visit (MUST RSVP) at Bare Ware Pottery 10:30AM-12:30PM *Santa Appearance
December 8 Pictures with Santa at Animal Ark Rescue 12PM-2PM
December 8 Polar Express in 3D at the NIM 11AM and 2PM
December 8 Night of Lights & Christmas Carnival at Moon Lake 3PM-9PM

December 9 Polar Express in 3D at the NIM 2PM and 5PM
December 9 Skate with Santa at Columbus Ice Rink 4PM-8PM *Santa Appearance 

December 12 Santa Visits at Columbus Public Library 4PM-5PM *Santa Appearance 

December 13 Live Nativity at Rivertown Church 6PM & 7PM
December 13 Live Nativity & Dinner at The Farmhouse 6PM-9PM

December 14 Polar Express in 3D at the NIM 2PM and 5PM
December 14 Gingerbread Storytime at Mildred Terry Library 4:30PM-6PM
December 14 Live Nativity at Rivertown Church 6PM & 7PM

December 8 Breakfast with Santa at the Rock Ranch 830AM & 11AM (Buy tickets in advance)*Santa Appearance 
December 15
Breakfast with Santa at Crawford Park 8AM-11AM CST *Santa Appearance 
December 15
Saddle Up With Santa at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park 11AM-12PM *Santa Appearance
December 15 Santa & Friends at the Aquatic Center 12PM-5PM *Santa Appearance
December 15 Live Nativity at Rivertown Church 6PM & 7PM

December 16 Polar Express Dinner Event at Niffers in Opelika 4:30PM-7:30PM Opelika

December 20 December to Remember Party at River of Life Church 6PM
December 20 Santa Visits The Library at North Columbus Library 4PM-5PM *Santa Appearance 

December 21 Polar Express in 3D at the NIM 2PM and 5PM

December 22 Pancakes with Santa at The Shine Club 8AM-11AM *Santa Appearance 
December 22 Making Snow! at The Columbus Museum 10AM-12PM
December 22 Polar Express in 3D at the NIM 2PM and 5PM

December 23 Polar Express in 3D at the NIM 2PM and 5PM

 

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