December Valley Parent Calendar
Through December – The Ludy’s Christmas Light Spectacular – Featuring more than 200,000 Christmas lights dancing in sync to holiday music. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Cost: Free Info: Ludychristmas.com.
4, 5, 6, 7, 8 CSU’s Jingle ARRGH the Way – Based on the How I Became a Pirate books by Melinda Long and David Shannon, Jingle ARRRGH the Way is a holiday tale for the whole family. After a mysterious message is left in their ship, Capt. Braid Beard and his mates need young Jeremy Jacob’s help to solve a riddle and find the Christmas treasure. Check CSU’s website for show times. Cost: $12 for adults and $6 for children Info: ColumbusState.edu/theatre.
5-22 Cinderella – This Tony Award-winning musical is a contemporary take on the classic tale. The Springer Opera House production features an orchestra and all the moments you remember from childhood. Check the Springer website for show times. Cost: $20 to $48 Info: SpringerOperaHouse.org.
7 Bi-City Christmas Parade – The parade will begin on the corner of Dillingham Street and Broad Street in Phenix City, go down Broad Street, turn right on 13th Street and go over the 13th Street Bridge, down Broadway to 9th Street in Columbus. Floats will continue to the Civic Center Parking Lot. Cost: Free Info: Parks.columbusga.gov.
7 Breakfast with Santa – Visit the National Infantry Museum WWII Company Street and enjoy a light breakfast, vintage crafts and a chance to share your wish list with Santa. Bring your cameral for a photo with the big guy. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $14/child; $5/adult. Call 706.685.2614 or email CampDirector@NationalInfantryFoundation.org for reservations or more info.
14, 15 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Academy Dance Centerpresents Rudolph specially adapted for the dancers of the Academy’s 2019 Ensemble Company, at Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Cost: $20 Info: AcademyDanceCenter.com.
26, 27, 28 Winter Film Fest – The National Infantry hosts its 2019 Kids Film Fest. Free admission is first come, first served, and concessions will be available. Check NIM’s website for show times and movie list. Cost: Free Info: NationalInfantryMuseum.org/nim-kids/.
27 Kwanzaa Celebration – Habari gani? Share the greeting and learn the principles of Kwanzaa through a speaker stories and a seasonal craft atMildred Terry Library. Get a taste of the food and values embodied in this cultural celebration from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: Free Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
January 11 Character Breakfast – Junior League of Columbus presents a fun-filled morning at the Ministry Center at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 301 11th St., Columbus. Guests may choose from an 8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. seating time; both times will feature kids’ favorite TV and movie characters and princesses. A breakfast buffet is included in the price of a ticket. Cost: $30 for adults and $18 for children. Info: Jlcolumbus.com.