Lights of the South is open 6-10 p.m. through Dec. 30 (closed Christmas Day). See 5 million lights, hay rides, walking trails, food, drinks, Santa Claus, maze; 633 Louisville Road, Grovetown; $8.95 adults, $5.95 ages 4-17, ages 3 and younger free; free parking;
The Cutno Dance Center will present The Nutcracker on Dec. 8 at 5 p.m. in the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd. Creative director Ferneasa Cutno has put together a lively contemporary version titled Nutcracker in the South using the classic score by Tchaikovsky and a score by Duke Ellington. Tickets can be purchased through https://21397.recitalticketing.com/21397
Life of Christ
Sharon Baptist Church is holding its annual Hayride Through the Life of Christ from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 12-15 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds on Columbia Road across from Patriots Park. Admission is free. There will be a hayride through scenes of Jesus’ life, hot chocolate and live music. For more information, call (706) 541-0667.
St. Teresa of Avila’s Music Ministry presents Noel: Night of Everlasting Love, a Christmas choir concert, at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 13, in the church, 4921 Columbia Road, Grovetown. A dessert reception will follow. Donations support St. Teresa’s Music Ministry. Contact Kimberly Lies (706) 863-4956, ext. 109 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $3 or two for $5 and will be sold after Mass and at the door.
Harlem High School presents Charles Schulz’ A Charlie Brown Christmas. Performances are at 7 p.m. Dec. 11-13, and at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 14.
Santa Claus will make an appearance at the Dec. 13 and 14 shows.Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door, or by calling Harlem High School at (706) 556-5980.
The Dream Academy Players will perform Santa’s Playlist at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at North Harlem Elementary School, 525 Fairview Drive. The Dream Academy is the Columbia County Community Connections’ after-school program. The play is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. Call (706) 556-0609.
Harlem United Methodist and Harlem Baptist churches are inviting visitors to Walk Through Bethlehem 6-9 p.m. Dec. 13-15 at the field between the churches on Milledgeville Road, Harlem. The event is free and depicts what Bethlehem might have been like in the time of Jesus. For more information, call (706) 556-6885 or (706) 556-6439.
Singing Christmas Tree
Abilene Baptist Church will hold its 35th annual Singing Christmas Tree at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13-14 and at 3 and 3 p.m. on Dec. 15. Tickets are free and are available in advance from the church at 3917 Washington Road, Martinez, or online for a small fee at www.itickets.com. For more information, call (706) 869-1774.
Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast With Santa will be held at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m. Dec. 14 at The Acorn Restaurant at red Oak Manor at 410 N. Louisville St., Harlem. Advance tickets cost $8 and can be purchased at Red Oak Manor. For more information, call (706)
Harlem Christmas festival
The City of Harlem will hold its 11th annual Christmas in the Heart of Downtown Harlem Festival and Parade on Dec. 14. The festival will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The parade starts at 11 a.m.
For more information or to register as a vendor, contact Stacie Hart at (706) 556-0043 or email@example.com.