‘Tis the Season for Holiday Entertainment

The holidays are quickly approaching, and Mercer’s Townsend School of Music and The Grand Opera House, a performing arts center of Mercer University, have a full lineup of festive performances to keep every calendar merry and bright.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols featuring Mercer Singers
Friday-Saturday, Dec. 4-5, 7:30 p.m., $5 general admission/free with Mercer ID
Newton Chapel, Mercer University
For 15 years, the Mercer Singers have officially begun the Christmas season at Mercer with their Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in Newton Chapel. It is a tradition the Middle Georgia community anticipates each year. The show has been adapted from the traditional “Service of Lessons and Carols” held each year at King’s College, Cambridge University.
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“The Nutcracker” presented by Nutcracker of Middle Georgia
Dec. 9-12 at 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 12-13 at 2:30 p.m., Tickets $10 - $20
The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St.
This Middle Georgia holiday tradition combines Tchaikovsky’s timeless score with magical scenery and breathtaking ballet. Presented by the Nutcracker of Middle Georgia, this show is a Christmas time favorite that often sells out early.
For tickets and information contact Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or visit TheGrandMacon.com

“A Christmas Carol”
Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m., $28/$22 students and children
The Grand Opera House
With all of the warmth and comfort of a cup of Christmas cheer, “A Christmas Carol,” weaves a spellbinding story filled with music, dance and drama that captures the true heart and soul of the season. Every memorable detail of Charles Dickens’ classic tale springs to life, from spine-chilling ghosts to heartfelt renditions of traditional British carols. Crotchety Scrooge, lovable Tiny Tim and all of the fascinating characters that audiences have come to love make this enchanting story a treasured holiday tradition.
For tickets and information contact Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or visit TheGrandMacon.com

Christmas at St. Joseph’s featuring Mercer University Children’s Choir
Friday, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., Free Admission
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St.
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Mercer/Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra Holiday Concert with the Macon Symphony Orchestra
Dec. 20, 2 p.m., tickets - $35 adults, $15 non-Mercer students, $10 children - Pay at the door or call (478) 301-5300 in advance.
Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College
4760 Forsyth Road
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Mercer/Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert
Dec. 20, 7 p.m., Free admission
Christ Church, 582 Walnut St.
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