What to do this weekend at Lake Oconee | December Events in Georgia’s Lake Country


From a Prince tribute band in Greensboro to Bourbon tasting event in Madison and Holiday Food distribution in Eatonton… You are invited!

Sat., Dec. 1 | Christmas Cruise In | (the former) Memory Lane Museum, Eatonton
11am – 4pm
Come join us for an afternoon of cars, food and maybe even Santa Claus himself. This event is free to the public and no registration. We just ask that you bring an unwrapped toy. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to the below email. We look forward to seeing you!!
Cost: One unwrapped toy
For more information, email Dncollis@live.com

Fri., Dec. 7 | The Purple Madness: Prince Experience | Oconee Brewing Co, Greensboro
The Prince Purple Madness Tribute Show have all but perfected every last nuance in recreating the sights and sounds of the artist Prince.The Purple Madness is the ultimate celebration of the most widely beloved entertainer and profoundly influential artist of all-time. Bobby Miller presents an electrifying performance that can be best described as, high energy and a “must see” performance.
Cost: $25-$35
Get tickets at: www.bigtickets.com

Sat., Dec. 8 | Holiday Parade | Main Street, Madison
4pm – 5pm
We’ll be parading through Downtown Madison to ring in the Christmas Holiday! The Holiday Parade will feature floats, walking groups, vintage cars, horses, dogs, dancers, and the award winning MCHS Marching Bulldog Band, all decorated to this year’s theme, ‘Deck the Halls.’ Want to be in the parade? Sign up here: http://bit.ly/MADparade.
Cost: Admission is free.

Sat., Dec. 8 | Light Up the Night Christmas Parade | Downtown Eatonton
6pm – 6:30pm
The Light Up The Night Christmas Parade will take place at 6pm. There is no fee to enter the Parade. The lineup for the Parade will gather at the Putnam County Elementary School. The theme for this year is Hometown Christmas. There will be a prize for the Top 3 voted on by our special panel of judges.
Cost: Admission is free.
Email director@downtowneatonton.com for a parade packet.

Sun., Dec. 9 | Kentucky Bourbon Tasting | Mint Juleps Kitchen, Madison
1pm – 3pm
Join us for a Kentucky Bourbon Tasting! Try one of our three outstanding flights. Each bourbon flight includes four 1 ounce pours and a small meat and cheese plate
Cost: Admission is free.

Sun., Dec. 9 | Greensboro Chamber Choir Christmas Cantata | Lake Oconee Lutheran Church, Eatonton
The Greensboro Chamber Choir will present “Lord of Glory” by Dan Forrest along with some Bach Choral pieces. The Chamber Choir will be accompanied by a Chamber Orchestra.
Cost: Admission is free.
For more information, email greensborochamberchoir@gmail.com

Wed., Dec. 12 | Atlanta Symphony Holiday Concert | Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison
8pm – 10pm
An annual favorite for over 40 years! The Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs a program of holiday and classical favorites, including a sing-a-long of familiar holiday tunes.
Cost: $20​Tickets: Member/YP: $55. | Non-Member: $65. | Student: $35.
Tickets on sale to Members only: Aug 15 | General Public: Aug 28
Purchase tickets at: mmcc-arts.tix.com

Thurs., Dec. 13 | The Reynolds Chorus Christmas Concert | First United Methodist Church, Greensboro
Titled “A Timeless Christmas”, the Lake Oconee community’s premier vocal group will take you on a trip down Holiday Road with Christmas classics and music destined to become seasonal favorites. Tickets may be purchased for $20 at Bank South close to Publix or from any Chorus member.
Cost: $20
For more information, visit: http://locc.co/

Fri., Dec. 14 | 4th Annual Holiday Party and Silent Auction | Harbor at Harmony Crossing Assisted Living, Eatonton
5:30pm – 8pm
Local businesses are welcome to be a part of our celebration to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Feel free to donate anything special from your business for the silent auction.
Cost: Admission is free, donations are appreciated
For more information, call Arlene Alford at 706-623-0335

Sat., Dec. 15 | Putnam LifeSource Christmas Food Distribution Program | Putnam County Elementary Gym, Eatonton
The Putnam LifeSource Program distributes approximately 12,0000 pounds of nutritious food to approximately 200 needy families in Putnam County every month…as it has been doing for the past 10 years!
Cost: Admission is free, donations are appreciated

Sat., Dec. 15 | UGA Accidentals/ Broadway Babies | Highgate Estate & Gardens, Greensboro
5:30pm – 9:30pm
A wonderful Christmas concert at Highgate with not just one, but two great vocal groups performing: the UGA Accidentals with lead performance by Broadway Babies. The Accidentals are UGA’s internationally recognized all-male a capella group who have been performing for 44 years and counting! ​These UGA students are a motivated and talented group of male vocalists. From performing at locations such as Snowshoe Mountain, WV to New York City, as well as more local areas such as Atlanta and North Carolina, the Accidentals are a well-practiced and professional group. The energy and personality the group brings to the stage are unique to the collegiate a capella realm.
Tickets: www.tickettailor.com

Sun., Dec. 20 | A County Christmas at the Historic Tompkins Inn | Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Eatonton
6pm – 8pm
Sitting quietly off Madison Road, is an often forgotten, humble dwelling. Built around 1810, the Tompkins Inn served as a halfway point to rest while travelling between Athens and Milledgeville. After being uninhabited for many years, we are bringing new life to the Tompkins Inn. On December 20th, families will take a trip back in time as they tour the Tompkins Inn. Join Rock Eagle educators as they lead pioneer games and activities around the property. Afterwards, guests will gather around a campfire for storytelling, and songs. Advanced registration is required and cost is $5 per person. Light refreshments will be served.
Cost:$5/person with advance registration. Register here: https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d4gDpwWRSpWlL4F
For more information contact Anna Nolan at (706) 484-4838 or annan@uga.edu.

Mon., Dec. 31 | New Year’s Eve Celebration  | Highgate Estate & Gardens, Greensboro
Featuring: the K-tels, a super-fun band playing high-energy party hits from the Golden Age of rock, soul, & pop: the 1950s-1970s. Veteran Rock & Rollers with a repertoire of a “ka-zillion” songs, this versatile and zany trio will have you movin’ & groovin’ all night long! Buffet Dinner and Full Cash Bar. Midnight Champagne Toast. Semi-Formal – Formal attire
Cost: $100+tax
Tickets: www.highgateestate.com