The holiday season is upon us! While cozying up by the clubhouse fire or taking a chilly stroll through the community sounds lovely, venture outside of your Ranch Cottages for Rent community to enjoy the season’s festivities. With each cottage community settled in exciting cities and towns, residents have easy access to local holiday events, shopping, and more!
Located in cities with plenty of festive events, residents at The Cottages at Lexington and The Cottages at Fox Run can easily celebrate the holiday spirit this time of year! The Ranch Cottages for Rent team created a list of seasonal events that are sure to make this holiday season the best one yet for our residents!
The Cottages at Lexington
Enjoy a night at the Classic Center Theatre with The Nutcracker presented by the State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine! Set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, the holiday fairytale will include popular favorites such as “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” “Waltz of the Flowers” and “Waltz of the Snowflakes.”
For more information on times and tickets, visit www.ClassicCenter.com.
Where: The Classic Center Theatre | 300 N Thomas Street, Athens, Ga
When: Thursday, December 22, 2022, at 7 p.m. and Friday, December 23, 2022, at 2 p.m.
Explore the beautiful State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia in Athens during the Winter WonderLights event! On select nights, enjoy a winter light show down Candy Cane Lane featuring a half-mile of shimmering snowflakes, multicolored light tunnels, a cone tree forest and a holiday market. While venturing down Candy Cane Lane, visitors can enjoy hot cocoa while roasting s’mores by an open fire.
For more information on dates, pricing and more, visit www.VisitAthensGa.com.
Where: State Botanical Garden of Georgia | 2450 S. Milledge Avenue, Athens, Ga
When: Select days now through January 8, 2023, from 5 to 9 p.m.
Grab your nearest and dearest and hit the ice at the Athens on Ice skating rink! Lace up your skates and enjoy the holiday family fun on the National Hockey League-sized rink at the Akins Ford Arena at the Classic Center.
An adult must sign a Health Affidavit and Safety Waiver before the skate session. For more information on times, pricing and more, visit www.VisitAthensGa.com.
Where: Akins Ford Arena | 300 N. Thomas St., Athens, Ga
When: Now through February 26, 2023
The Cottages at Fox Run
Santa Claus is coming to town! Located at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, gather around The Cottage Custard + Coffee shop for Fireside Stories with Santa. Children can cozy up with a yummy cup of hot cocoa while Saint Nick reads holiday classics!
This event is free to all!
Where: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort | 201 Arnold Rd., St. Simons Island, Ga
When: Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 5 p.m.
Enjoy a colorful light show at the Twinkle in the Squares event! Walk and drive down Newcastle Street in historic downtown Brunswick to experience the impressive light display featuring the brand-new Twinkle in the Squares lighting extravaganza. Twinkling only occurs on Fridays and Saturdays.
For more information, visit www.GoldenIlses.com.
Where: Historic Downtown Brunswick | Newcastle St., Brunswick, Ga
When: Select days now through December 31, 2022, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Start a new holiday tradition with the Christmas Carriage Light Tours! Gather your loved ones and take a classic carriage ride through the gorgeous Jekyll Island historic district while listening to seasonal tunes.
For more information on times, prices and more, visit www.JekyllIsland.com.
Where: Historic District Carriage Tours | 364 Riverview Dr., Jekyll Island, Ga
When: Now through January 8, 2023
Start the new year off on the right note by applying to live in a Ranch Cottages for Rent community! Ideal for Millennials, seniors and active adults, there are currently opportunities in Loganville, Hampton, Athens, Brunswick and Dawsonville. Visit our Cottage Communities page today to find a community near you.