Holiday happenings



Christmas in Hopelands: 5:30- 9:30 p.m. today-Wednesday and Saturday; shuttle from Goodwill parking lot from 5:30-9 p.m.; crafts in Rye Patch today; holiday concerts 7 tonight; bring blanket or lawn chair; (803) 642-7631

LIGHTS OF THE SOUTH: 6-10 p.m. daily through Dec. 30; hay rides, visit Santa or Mrs. Claus' kitchen; 633 Louisville Road, Grovetown; $7.50 adults, $4 children ages 4-17, free for children 3 and younger; closed Christmas Day; (706) 825-6441

CARRIAGE RIDES: 6-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Jan. 2; Hammond's Ferry, 89 Crystal Lake Drive; from Aiken Horse and Carriage Co.; tickets at Manuel's Bread Cafe and Edge Salon in Hammond's Ferry; $10; (803) 613-1641


BRING A BEAR BRUNCH: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way; gourmet holiday buffet, $21.95 for adults, free for children 12 and younger who donate a teddy bear to the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center; children will get bears Christmas morning; (706) 737-8888

COMING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: 5-8 p.m., home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles William Hock Jr., 1000 Milledge Road; featuring Brian Osborne, Lindsay Davis, Mary Brooke Quarles, Susannah McLeod, Arwen Myers, Stephen Faulk, Caroline Bruker, Isaac Holmes, Melanie Larsen, Andrea Collins, Gary Whitford, Robyn Macey, Amy Christian, Maggie Salley, Anna Grace Peebles, Colleen Kennedy, Sawyer Branham; raffle will be held; $50; presented by Augusta Opera; (706) 496-7600