The By Date Calendar – December


DEC. 7-10 … THURS.-SUN.
It’s A Wonderful Life
adapted for the stage by James Rodgers,
based on the film directed by Frank Capra
The saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m.

Newnan Theatre Company
24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263

The Polar Express Party at The Carnegie
Please join the Carnegie Library for The Polar Express Party! Wear your pajamas, drink hot chocolate and decorate a holiday cookie! Then we will watch The Polar Express. Cookie decorating will start at 5:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 6:00 p.m. Please call 770-683-1347 to register for this free program.
770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan

Society of Seven’s 2nd Annual
Christmas Show
Society of Seven, a group of Newnan’s finest artists, is having their Second Annual Christmas Show, Friday, Dec. 8,  from 6 to 9 p.m. and then Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Browse hundreds of works of art many depicting scenes from Newnan and the South. Also features David Boyd, Sr. and Rosalyn Moore McKoon. The Boyd Gallery, 14 East Washington Street. Open to the public and FREE.
14 East Washington Street, Newnan

Children Connect Children Museum’s
First Annual Christmas Party
The Children Connect Newnan’s Children Museum is having its inaugural Christmas Party December 9th- doors open at 10 a.m till 3 p.m. Come visit Santa and receive a gift, ride Champion the Wonder Pony, come work in our elves workshop and make a keepsake ornament. Tickets cost $6 per child and can be purchased at the Children’s Museum on Temple Ave, Newnan GA (470)414-2455 or on our Facebook page childrenconnectmuseum.
Temple Ave., Newnan

Newnan Christmas Parade
Christmas Around the World
The City of Newnan’s annual Christmas parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 9th, beginning at 6 p.m. The theme is “Christmas Around the World!” The parade will include floats, walking groups, decorated cars and trucks, and marching bands. People’s Choice will be voted on Facebook by the public and on the city’s website  the next day and they will receive a plaque for this honor. The entry fee is $35.

Night Market in Peachtree City
Enjoy live music, food trucks and (adult) beverage kiosks, and arts and crafts vendors * Golf Cart recommended * This event is intended for those 18 and older (no children’s activities provided) 5 to 10 p.m.
151 Willowbend Rd / Drake Field,
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Fire Department Santa Run –
Food & Toy Drive
Santa will visit Peachtree City neighborhoods on a fire engine, collecting non-perishable foods and toys for those in need this holiday season. Event covers three weekends, Dec. 2 & 3, Dec. 9 & 10, and Dec. 16 & 17.

2nd Annual NJSL Luminaria
The Newnan Junior Service League “Light Up Newnan” is on Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. This event directly benefits our 2017-2018 grant recipient, Coweta CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), and all proceeds will go towards the training of volunteers to become court appointed advocates for abused and neglected children in our community. Each Luminaria kit is $1, and includes 12 candles, 12 white bags, 12 votive cups, and sand. You can place your orders online or download the Luminaria order form at All Luminaria kits can be picked up on December 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Newnan First United Methodist Church located at 33 Greenville Street in downtown Newnan.

Candlelight Tour of Homes • Senoia
Step back in time and enjoy an evening filled with beauty and holiday cheer at the annual Candlelight Tour of Homes in historic downtown Senoia. The event will be held Sunday, Dec. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are limited and can be purchased for $20 each at the Senoia Welcome Center, Table Talk, Beyond the Door, Sam’s Eclectic Collection, Gail’s Antiques, and Senoia Coffee & Café. This event is sponsored by the Senoia Downtown Development Authority. Please call the Senoia Welcome Center at 770-727-9173 for more information.

Second Luminaria kit/card pick-up day
Mon., Dec. 11, 3-7 p.m. Hosted by Lights for Linda at
55 Lake Shore Dr., SummerGrove, GA 30265

Eric Metaxas presents “Martin Luther”
Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The Carnegie. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas comes a brilliant and inspiring biography of the most influential man in modern history, MARTIN LUTHER, in time for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Eric will speak on his new book at 7:00pm followed by a booksigning. Books will be available for purchase. This event is hosted by Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation and is a free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30pm. Reservations required due to limited seating.
770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan

Carnegie Cinema: It’s a Wonderful Life
Thursday, Dec. 14 at 1:30 to 4:15 p.m. Carnegie Cinema is a program showing movies of topical or popular interest. Please join us for a relaxing afternoon at The Carnegie Library including drinks, and of course, popcorn! We will be enjoying the holiday class, It’s a Wonderful Life! Reservations requested, please call 770-683-1347
1 LaGrange St., Newnan, GA 30263

DECEMBER 14-17, 21-23 … THURS.-SUN.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
by Charles M. Schulz
based on the television special by Bill Melendez & Lee Mendelson; stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer by special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw & Ruby Persson
When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees in everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m.
Newnan Theatre Company
24 First Avenue, Newnan


The Nutcracker at The Wadsworth
The Nutcracker, a family tradition,  based on the Tchaikovsky classic. Choreographed by Paulo Manso de Sousa. Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 16 at 5:30 p.m. $20 general admission. For more information call 770.683.3724, visit, email [email protected]. Presented by The City of Newnan Cultural Arts Commission. Wadsworth Auditorium
25 Jefferson St., Newnan

The Carpenters Christmas
Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas is a family-friendly holiday show that celebrates the classic Carpenters’ Christmas recordings! Only at this show can you hear their greatest hits like “Close to You,” “Yesterday Once More,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” and all your holiday favorites! With Harry Sharpe directing the show, Michelle Berting Brett takes center stage, accompanied by a 7-piece Nashville band. You’ll hear enthralling stories and entertaining sing-along songs, making this is one heart-warming holiday show that’s fun for the whole family! 7 p.m. Tickets $15 / $20. The Nixon Centre for the Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265. 770.254.2787

Masterworks Chorale’s Messiah
Masterworks Chorale joins with the Chancel Choir of Newnan First United Methodist Church in a presentation of one of the most well-known and beautiful representations of the story of Christmas through music. Former Newnanites, soprano, Sarah Taylor Umberger and mezzo soprano, Gwendolyn Reid Kuhlmann, along with tenor, Daniel Weisman, will join the choirs and chamber orchestra to sing the solo portions of Handel’s Oratorio. This a FREE concert. A love offering will be taken. 3 p.m. at Newnan First United Methodist Church
33 Greenville St, Newnan


Magical Comedy with Ken Scott
Thurs., Dec. 21, at 10 to 11 a.m. The Carnegie Library presents Magical Comedy with Ken Scott on Thursday, December 21st at 10:00 a.m. Ken Scott combines comedy and magic for an amazing show. Please call 770-683-1347 to register for this free program or register online at
1 LaGrange St., Newnan, GA


Family Movie Day at The Carnegie
Thursday, Dec. 28 ~ The Carnegie Library presents Family Movie Day! We will be showing two different family movies on Thursday, Dec. 28th. First up will be Frozen at 10:00 a.m. And then at 1:30 p.m. we will be showing Jack Frost. For more information or to register please call 770-683-1347 or register online at All programs at The Carnegie Library are open to the public and free of charge.
770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan


New Years Day!

Martin Luther King Jr Day

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