If you are looking for the perfect gift or home decor, you must check out Cudo’s! Cudo’s is the best gift store in town! They also have a florist located in their shop. At Cudo’s you will find gifts for everyone at any age. They carry name brands such as Vera Bradley, Waterford, Dept.56, etc., collegiate gifts, jewelry, holiday decorations, invitations, and much more! They also provide engraving and monogramming. Cudo’s has been voted the best gift store five years in a row! This is a must see shop that you do not want to miss. If nothing else, just stop in to check out their Christmas trees..they have many trees, all with a different theme! Anytime I need a gift for someone or even an idea for my home, Cudo’s is the first place I go!!
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Top 5 things to get excited about in Augusta, Ga during December!
December 9, 10, 15, 16, 17
If you get a little tired of seeing the same holiday shows every single year, then you’ll love Misconception: The Lost Gospel of Christmas. Le Chat Noir’s inappropriately humorous, irreverent and endearing retelling of the greatest story ever told explores what might have happened if the birth of Jesus had happened during modern times.
The Augusta Museum of History is hosting their first ever Polar Express for children this year! Kids dressed in pajamas will receive their very own golden ticket and will board a real train and hear the story of the Polar Express while munching on cookies and hot chocolate.
Another first for the holidays in Augusta is the Magic of Santa Claus Trolley Tour! The entire family can take a magical journey that includes a sightseeing trip to view the city Christmas lights of both Augusta and North Augusta with stops along the way to meet with Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves from the North Pole! Stay warm in the trolley with cookies and cider or coffee.
A holiday favorite returns this year at the Imperial Theatre – 12 Bands of Christmas is back and bringing some of the best local artists to one stage for the biggest musical Christmas party of the year! If you want to take the show home with you, make sure you pick up a 12 Bands of Christmas CD while you’re there!
Through December 31st
Stroll through millions of twinkling Christmas lights with a hot chocolate in hand at Lights of the South. While you’re there, you can take the kids to meet Santa, see Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, roast marshmallows and find your way through a lighted Christmas Tree maze!
Tagged: 12 Bands of Christmas, Augusta GA, Augusta Museum of History, children, Christmas, downtown, Events, Family, History, Imperial Theatre, Le Chat Noir, Lights of the South, Misconception: The Lost Gospel of Christmas, Polar Express, The Magic of Santa Clause Trolley Tour
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Mountain biking is a great activity to explore the area around Augusta. With over 100 miles of single track, you can take your pick from all sorts of trail options. This weekend we decided to check out a new section of Bartram trail that connects two parks at Lake Thurmond. The new section extends the length of the original trail to 18 ½ miles one way from West Dam Park to Wildwood Park while passing by Spring Lakes and Petersburg Campground. Depending how far you want to ride on this in and out style of trail, you can start at any of the four trailheads. We met up with friends at the trailhead just outside the Petersburg Campground to ride the new section that extends towards Wildwood Park.
The new trail is considered intermediate level and was designed with exciting banked turns, dips, and jumps.
With all those fun features and the occasional beautiful view of the lake while meandering through the woods, this trail could easily become a favorite of mine!
If you’d like to ride Bartram Trail or explore some of the other trails in the area check out SORBA-CSRA, our local mountain biking club. Their website and forum are great resources for biking information and directions.
If you need to rent a mountain bike during your visit, contact Chain Reaction Bicycle Shop at (706) 855-2024.
See you on the trails!
We all need a little mini-vacation sometimes and a weekend whirl to freshen things up is always fun. November in Augusta, Ga brings vibrant colors, a chill in the air, and anticipation for the holidays. So start planning your weekend getaway for November 11th through November 13th.
Dinner and a Show. Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre brings a funny and fresh holiday play to life this season with Christmas Belles. Don’t worry about trying to catch dinner before the show, you can grab dinner at the theatre!
Breakfast and a Cruise. Grab breakfast from Fat Man’s Mill Café before heading right across the parking lot to the Augusta Canal and Interpretive Center. After you’ve had the chance to explore the history behind the canal, hop on a Petersburg Boat and cruise down the canal to enjoy all the beautiful fall foliage!
Head back to the hotel to rest and get ready for dinner!
Follow the Crums. Grab an early dinner at the trendy Crums on Central. Make sure you try the Bacon wrapped Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms or a fire grilled pizza!
Relive West Side Story. The Symphony Orchestra Augusta brings this classic story to life with all your favorite songs from the Broadway musical and the movie.
Shop til You Drop! Christmas Made in the South provides the perfect place to shop for every hard-to-buy-for friend and relative on your holiday shopping list!
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Top 5 things to get excited about in Augusta, Ga during November
Just in time to see all the beautiful fall colors, take a hike through Phinizy Swamp this weekend for Swamp Saturday! A trained volunteer will guide you through an 2.5 mile hike through the trails at Phinizy. And best of all, it’s FREE! Make sure you bring your camera!
November 11 – 13
The clock has begun ticking down for the holidays and Christmas Made in the South is the perfect opportunity to get some early gift shopping done. All those hard to buy for friends and family will be happily surprised! One of our favorite things about Christmas Made in the South is the free samples – so your taste buds will be happy too!
November 11, 12, 18, 19 & December 2 – 3
In the South, we take our annual Christmas pageants very seriously. Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre’s Christmas Belles takes an annual Christmas play, throws in three crazy sisters, a vengeful sheep, and a family secret to create one holiday show you won’t forget!
The holidays make us think of warm cookies, hot chocolate, fireplaces, beautiful decorations, caroling and family. Savor the sounds, smells, and tastes of the season at Sacred Heart Cultural Center during the annual Holiday Open House.
November 26 – 28
This Thanksgiving weekend, you can spend an evening with your family at the historic Imperial Theatre for a night of magic and sugar plum fairies during The Nutcracker. Dance Augusta’s grand production has become a local favorite and a holiday tradition in Augusta.
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