5 Things to Know in Athens This Week (12/17/18)

It’s almost Christmas in Athens and the town is filled with all the best sights, tastes, sounds, and smells of the season. Holiday events abound this week, from music to dinners to Santa sightings and more! Check out all that Athens has to offer as we gear up for Christmas.

3rd Wednesday Wine Tasting at The Pine

This foodie’s haven is hosting their monthly wine tasting this Wednesday, Dec. 19, starting at 5:30 p.m. For just $15 per person, guests can expect a generous sampling of five different wines (selected by Five Points Bottle Shop) and gourmet snacks. Wines change on a monthly basis, so no two third Wednesdays are quite alike. Seats tend to fill up fast, so it’s best to make a reservation. 

Yoga in the Galleries at Georgia Museum of Art

This free yoga program is a recurring monthly event, taking place this month on Thursday, Dec. 20. Open to the public, each yoga class is led by professional instructors from Five Points Yoga. It’s ideal for new and seasoned yogis, so don’t let experience (or lack thereof) stop you from joining the fun. They will provide yoga mats, but you’re also free to bring your own. 

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Holiday Cabaret at The Morton Theater

Local Athens talent takes the stage on Tuesday, Dec. 18, to perform 14 acts of holiday singing, dancing, and music. On Stage Walton and the Morton Theater Corporation have teamed up to present this delightful holiday-themed event to Athens. Musical talents include vocalist Amy Miller, a jazz band, the Moyuba! drummers, and more. This event is free but donations are strongly encouraged (a suggested $5 at the door). The show starts at 7 p.m., and you’ll want to come early as seating is first come first served.

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The Nutcracker at The Classic Center Theater

Would it even be Christmas without watching a stunning performance of The Nutcracker? This beloved family ballet takes the stage on Saturday, Dec. 22 and Sunday, Dec. 23, giving you twice the opportunity to enjoy it. Presented by the National Ballet of Odessa from Ukraine, the dancing, technique, costumes, and settings are as professional and theatrical as they come. Tickets start at $31 for adults and $16 for kids ages 10 and under. 

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Full Contact Trivia at The Blind Pig (Westside)

Head to the Westside location for a trivia night to remember! This free weekly event happens every Sunday starting at 6 p.m. and Wednesdays starting at 8 p.m., combining the best worlds of trivia and barbecue. It’s the best place in town to grab a good meal, kick back with friends, and escape the world for a while as you dive into the realm of useless knowledge.

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