The Nutcracker & Other Christmas Performances

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The Nutcracker & Other Christmas Performances

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas! Soon the CSRA will be buzzing with holiday cheer and we want to help your family have a memorable holiday season. Be sure to check out our Christmas and Holiday Guide! It has Christmas lights, Christmas tree farms and much more!

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Last Update: November 7, 2022

The Nutcracker

Colton Ballet Company – The Nutcracker
Imperial Theatre

Experience the same magic and grandeur that Ron Colton brought to Augusta in 1971. Your entire family will enjoy this classic Holiday tale that has become a tradition in the CSRA. Join us as Colton Ballet Company brings this holiday favorite to life for the 51st year during the 2022 thanksgiving weekend!

Columbia County Ballet  – The Nutcracker
Columbia County Performing Arts Center
The magic of Tchaikovsky ’s masterpiece comes to life on the Columbia County Performing Arts Center as the Columbia County Ballet sets this Christmas classic to dance.  The Nutcracker is the story of Clara, a young girl who dreams of toy soldiers battling giant mice and a  Nutcracker doll who comes to life in time to save her.  The Nutcracker then transforms into a handsome Prince and takes her on a journey.  Clara and her Prince travel through a land of snow and into the Kingdom of Sweets where they meet the Sugar Plum Fairy.

December 9 & 10 at 7 PM

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Other Christmas Performances

The Most Wonderful Time – Augusta Choral Society
December 10 at 7:30 PM
Saint Paul’s Church – Downtown Augusta


2022 Singing Christmas Tree at Abilene Baptist Church:
December 8 – 11 at Various Times
Everyone in the Augusta area is invited to a holiday tradition – the 2022 Singing Christmas Tree at Abilene Baptist Church! 


Hayride Through the Life of Christ:
December 8 – 11 at 7:00 PM
Come join us for this FREE, one-of-a-kind hayride complete with hot chocolate, live music, and children’s activities for those waiting in line!


Elf The Musical
December 9 – 17 at 7:30 AM
This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is by singing loud for all to hear.


A Christmas Carol
Friday, December 9th at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 10th at 8:00pm
Sunday, December 11th at 3:00pm

In honor of Debi Ballas, Executive Director Emeritas, The Augusta Players holiday family tradition is back! Directed by her daughter Claudia Ballas-Latch, A Christmas Carol is a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens’ well-known story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a “Bah! Humbug!” curmudgeon who must change his selfish ways when three ghosts lead him through his Past, Present and Future.

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