Holly Day in Downtown Aiken
December 2, 2014
Downtown Aiken, SC
Come Enjoy a festive shopping experience in Downtown Aiken. Enjoy a week of shopping, dining, and fun for the whole family. Participating shops will offer a variety of treats to put you in the holiday spirit, and even Santa will be in town.
Christmas Craft Show
December 5 - December 6, 9 A.M.
Odell Weeks Recreation Center
City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism, host more than 250 local artisans; homemade baked goods, pottery, furniture, jewelry, other crafts; food venders; indoor/outdoor show. Call 803-642-7631 for more information.
Madrigal Dinner A renaissance Yuletide Feast
December 9 and 11.
The Aiken Choral Society will have two performances this year of this very festive event. All musicians will be in period costumes and dinner, catered by What's Cookin' Downtown, will feature food true to the time. The Aiken Historical Museum is a magical back drop for this occasion. Tickets, at $70, will be available November 1 at the Aiken Chamber of Commerce, and must be purchased in advanced. The doors will open at 6 P.M. and dinner will be served at 7 P.M.
Christmas in Hopelands
December 12–15, 18–23, 26 & 27
1700 Whiskey Rd, Aiken, SC
This walk-thru exhibit features over 1.5 miles of lighted holiday displays and pathways, beautifully illuminating Hopelands Gardens with over 100,000 lights. Refreshments are offered each evening and many nights will include an outdoor concert or movies on the Roland H. Windham Performing Arts Stage. Free of cost, donations are appreciated. Call 803-642-7631 for more information.
December 14, 3 P.M
Cornerstone Baptist Church, 100 Cornerstone Drive off Hitchcock Parkway
All muscians will be in Renaissance costumes, singing songs of the times. Tickets: $20 for Adults, $10 for students, children under 12 are free. Tickets will be available at the Aiken Chamber of Commerce, the Aiken County Historical Museum and at the door the day of the performance.
Chirstmas Chamber Music Event
December 18, 2014
The continuo Collective of the South is an ensemble dedicated to the vast repertoire of Baroque chamber music. The "continuo," the harpsichord and cello, is the consistent, driving formce of the group. For this concerty, the Continuo will add at least three more instruments and accomplisted vocalist. You will hear all of your favorites and have the opportunity to sing along with "Silent Night" by candlelight.
Christmas at the Depot
December 20, 2014, 1 P.M.
406 Park Avenue
The Aiken Vistors Center and Train Museum's halls have been decked! The lights have been strung and all we want for Christmas is a vist from you! Santa Claus will be visiting us on the 22nd and we invite young and old alike to stop in for a visit. Christmas crafts will be available for little ones to participate in along with cookies and milk. The gift shop will be open with specials and the official drawing for the train set will take place (purchase your chance before Dec. 22nd.) Our Saturday morning historic tour will be running and the train will be passing through the decorated dioramas!