Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Nutcracker & Candlelight Concert

Valdosta has two great performances this weekend to start off your holiday season!

Dance Arts and the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra present the Nutcracker - accompanied by a live orchestra. Performances are
Friday, November 30 at 7:30 (Tickets $12)
Saturday, December 1 at 1:00 (Tickets $8)
Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 (Tickets $12)
Sunday, December 2 at 2:30 (Tickets $12)
Tickets are available by calling 229-244-0003 or online here:

In addition, the VSU choirs will perform their annual Candlelight Concert in the West Hall Rotunda at VSU.  The concert is one hour of a capella Christmas music.  Performances are at 3:00, 5:00, and 7:00 PM this Sunday, December 2.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students.  You can purchase tickets by calling 229-333-5812.

Plan to attend one of the great events in Valdosta.  We are fortunate to have so many artistic opportunities here! 

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Gingerbread Players

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Show dates - Nov. 29, 30 at 7pm; Dec. 1, 2 at 2:30pm
Tickets: call the box office at 229-247-8243.
Theatre Guild Valdosta at the 'Dosta Playhouse, 122 N. Ashley St., Downtown Valdosta, 229-247-8243

Breakfast with Santa, Downtown, 12/1 & Christmas Parade

Breakfast with Santa, Downtown Valdosta


Saturday, December 1.  Breakfast with Santa at the Bleu Cafe will take place at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for Kids. Call Bleu Café at (229) 244-2248 for reservations.

More information about the happenings downtown:

Holiday Open House & Christmas Parade

Downtown Holiday Open House
Valdosta Main Street welcomes in the holiday season with the Downtown Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 1, which includes Breakfast with Santa at the Bleu Cafe, a Camellia Show at First United Methodist Church, a Bazaar and Bake Sale at First Presbyterian Church, an Open House of Downtown Businesses, visits with Santa, a 5k fun run/walk and the traditional Christmas parade.
Greater Valdosta Community Christmas Parade
Each year groups enter floats and follow the unique theme to decorate and showcase their creativity. The night should light up with beautiful displays, along with holiday music, characters, marching bands, and much, much more. The parade route is along Patterson Street from Woodrow Wilson to Downtown.
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Valdosta Main Street’s Holiday Open House on Dec. 1 will showcase the unique and magical fun and flare of Downtown Valdosta. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. with the first of three breakfast events with Santa, and ending with the traditional Greater Valdosta Community Christmas Parade, the Holiday Open House will once again have something for Valdostans of all ages.
The 2012 event planning committee decided this year to eliminate the vendors that have offered food and crafts around the historic Lowndes County Courthouse lawn in past years, and instead, focus on drawing visitors into the one-of-a-kind restaurants and specialty shops located in the downtown area.
Like other areas, we have seen a reduction in the number of vendors participating in festivals. This gives us a great opportunity to continue to focus on the variety of goods and services offered by our unique downtown businesses,” said Valdosta Main Street Manager Amanda Peacock. “Main Street invites our faithful patrons, as well as all area visitors, and their families to celebrate this festive time of year with us.”
Downtown Merchants will be participating in a Window Decorating Contest. Winners will be selected by the Christmas parade judges and announced during the Christmas parade.
In addition to the variety of restaurants and specialty shops open all day, activities going on during the Holiday Open House are as follows:
  • Breakfast with Santa at the Bleu Cafe will take place at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for Kids. Call Bleu Café at (229) 244-2248 for reservations.
  • First Presbyterian Church will host a Bazaar and Bake Sale, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (229) 242-8376.
  • Open House at the Converse-Dalton-Ferrell House, beginning at 10 a.m. Call (229) 563-5843 for details.
  • The Camellia Show at First United Methodist Church will take place from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Call (229) 242-6416.
  • Visits and photo opportunity with Santa will begin at 11 a.m. on the front lawn of the historic Lowndes County Courthouse.
  • The WinterFest 5K Run/Walk will begin at 4:30 p.m., prior to the Christmas Parade. The WinterFest 5K is sponsored and organized by A Course/Line—Finish Line Service. The race route will begin at the Winn Dixie parking lot, at 3200 N. Ashley Street, proceed down N. Patterson Street, and finish in?Downtown Valdosta in front of Bennie’s Alley. Call (229) 219-0010 or visit for a race application.
  • The Greater Valdosta Community Christmas Parade—one of Valdosta’s most popular holiday traditions—will begin at 5 p.m., at Woodrow Wilson Drive, proceed down N. Patterson Street, and end at the Department of Health Building. This year’s parade theme is “Christmas Around the World.” Creative holiday floats will be judged on overall appearance, special effects, creativity, workmanship and use of the theme.

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Breakfast with Santa, St Johns Church, 12/1

Breakfast with Santa

St. John’s Parish Center

Saturday, December 1st, 8 -11 a.m.

Ticket prices are:

Ages 11 to Adult: $5.00

Ages 4 - 10: $3.00

Ages 3 and under: FREE

For more information contact:

Church Office - 244-2430