Christmas in Carrollton

Whether it’s an altogether magical musical performance, pictures downtown with Santa, finding a unique gift or just sharing a cup of good cheer, ’tis the season to celebrate Christmas in Carrollton!

Irish Folksinger Harry O’Donoghue

November 20, 2020, 7:30pm
Folksinger, storyteller and songwriter, Harry O’Donoghue, tells Ireland’s story in song. Harry has shared the stage with the Savannah Symphony, Mary Black, Cathie Ryan, Andy M. Steward, Natalie McMaster, the Furey Brothers, Tommy Makem and Danny Doyle. He performs throughout the U.S. and Ireland and hosts GPB’s The Green Island Radio Show. Harry was voted Best Acoustic/Folk Artist by the readers of Connect Savannah. This show will feature special guest dancers. Sponsored by Bank OZK and Baxley Jewelers.
Tickets: $15 Adults, $10 Youth (12 and under)

Groove Gypsies: A Night of ‘70s and ‘80s Rock and Roll

December 4, 2020, 7:30pm
The Groove Gypsies bring their unique mix of ‘70s/’80s/’90s rock, Motown, new country and popular blues tunes to the Center for the Arts. The band consists of experienced and talented musicians from the West Georgia area.
Tickets: $10

Christmas in Downtown Carrollton

December 5, 2020, 1-4pm
‘Tis the season to celebrate Christmas in Downtown Carrollton. Bring your family to Adamson Square for an altogether magical day filled with festivities and fun. Check out the special offers at your favorite shops and eateries throughout the day and enjoy the lights and decorations that will add a sparkle to your evening. Follow us on social for details. From 1pm – 4pm, grab a cup of hot cocoa while carolers fill the air with sounds of the season. Shop the holiday gift market. Drop your wish list to Santa in our very special mailbox. Snap pics of your kiddos taking a sleigh ride with Santa – reservations required.
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Handmade Greeting Cards Workshop

December 5, 2020
Make and decorate cards for the season. All kinds of craft and drawing media will be available for you to play with and instructors will be stationed to provide creative suggestions.
Ages: All ages (Ages 6 & under will need a parent or guardian to assist)
Class Size: 4 Min.; 30 Max
Cost: $5 All materials included
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Christmas in Carrollton

December 11 – 12, 7:30pm
December 12, 4pm
The Carrollton Christmas tradition continues as the Community Chorus performs classics such as Children Go Where I Send Thee, White Christmas, Go Tell It On The Mountain, I’ll Be Home for Christmas and some less traditional works like Fruitcake and These Christmas Lights.
Tickets: $10 (Season ticket holders attend on December 11)

Wind Ensemble Christmas Concert

December 15, 7:30pm
Let the Carroll Community Wind Ensemble transport you to a winter wonderland with sentimental favorites such as Sleigh Ride and White Christmas.  Conductor Terry Lowry will take your requests at the piano.
Tickets: $10

CJO: A World Jazz Solstice

December 17 & 18, 7:30pm
The Carrollton Jazz Orchestra presents A World Jazz Solstice, featuring Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite and other Christmas selections from around the world.
Tickets: $15 Adults, $10 Youth (12 and under)

Greeting Card Show: Art Contest and Exhibition

Through December 13
Let the season inspire you to create a piece of artwork to participate in this special contest. All submitted work will be displayed at the Center for the Arts during the Christmas season.
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Small Packages

Through December 13
These small-but-mighty works reflect the diverse interests and expertise of the members of the Carrollton Artist Guild and Carrollton Writers Guild. All purchased items may be taken home immediately and make great gifts for friends, family – and yourself.
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The Art of the Quilter: West Georgia Quilters Guild

Through December 13
WGQG’s annual show of quilt projects, including bed quilts, wall hangings and home decor. Styles range from traditional Civil War and ’30s prints and patterns to modern abstract quilted art. The WGQG promotes the art and tradition of quilting through personal exchange, educational programs and community service. To learn more, visit www.westgaquiltguild.com.


Terminus Modern Ballet

Atlanta’s new contemporary ballet company, Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, will open its first touring season at the Carrollton Center for the Arts, September 7.

“It’s time for Terminus to bring its programs to areas outside of Atlanta to highlight the fact that world-class programming is both being performed and created here in Georgia,” said John Welker, TMBT director and co-founder.

Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre was founded in 2017 by five principal dance artists, formerly tenured at Atlanta Ballet, who struck out on their own. The dancers have a collective 85 years of experience in classical and modern dance.

“The caliber of these dancers is among the best in the United States,” said Tim Chapman, arts superintendent.

Terminus’ resident choreographer and co-founder, Tara Lee’s show, Everything is Waiting, premiered in February, 2019, for the international contemporary dance festival “Off the Edge.”

“We are often waiting… waiting in line, waiting in traffic, waiting for a better future situation,” said Lee. “A more fulfilling life can always seem to be over there or coming soon. In this work, I questioned how we might find the profound joy of what’s waiting for us here and now and bring it into the commotion of our world.”

Lee is a dancer with more than 20 years experience and a choreographer who has created for Atlanta Ballet, New Orleans Ballet Theatre, Emory Dance Company and Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami. Performing Lee’s new work are fellow Terminus members Heath Gill, Christian Clark, Rachel Van Buskirk, Alexandre Gonzaga and Laura Morton. The Carrollton performance will also feature local dancers who participated in a workshop with members of the Terminus team.

Terminus is supported by the Serenbe Institute for Art, Culture and the Environment, a non-profit that supports the artistic, cultural and environmental well-being of the area.

Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre presents Everything is Waiting
September 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Carrollton Center for the Arts
Tickets: $20 Adult, $10 Youth, carrolltonarts.com, (770) 838-1083
Sponsored by Vision Realty