The Aiken Community Playhouse will perform “Miracle on 34th Street” at 8 p.m. today with a matinee at 3 p.m. at the URS Center for the Performing Arts on Newberry Street. For more information, call the box office at 648-1438 or visit

The New Ellenton Christmas Parade will take place at noon today on Main Street. For more information or to register a parade entry, call Courtney at 652-2214 or email Participation in the parade is free, and lineup will be from 10 to 11 a.m.

An art auction and wine tasting will take place at 6 p.m. today at the Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way in Evans, Ga. Admission will be $25 per person. RSVPs were due by Dec. 3. For more information, call (706) 228-3636 or email

The Midland Valley Parade will be at 3 p.m. today on Highway 421. Lineup will begin at 1 p.m. Applications are available at Burnettown Town Hall and completed applications can be turned in there or mailed to Town of Burnettown, P.O. Box 944, Bath, SC 29816. For more information, call Robert Workman at 593-4907.

Women’s Ministry of Runs Missionary Baptist Church is sponsoring a bus shopping trip to Concord Mills in Charlotte, N.C., today. The cost is $30 per person. It is open to all ages. Call Betty Gallman at 642-2212 to purchase a seat.

The Town of Jackson will hold its annual Breakfast With Santa at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Jackson Community Center. Santa will arrive at 10 a.m. and will pose for pictures for diners with cameras. Breakfast plates are $5. For more information, call Jackson Town Hall at 471-2228.

Tom Mack will hold a talk and book signing from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today at the Aiken County Public Library. For more information, call 642-2020.

The Run, Walk or Roll 5K walk/run and 2-mile wheelchair challenge will begin at 9 a.m. today at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center. Registration closed on Dec. 5. For more information, call Lori Comshaw at 443-9771 or visit

The Augusta Men’s Chorus will give its annual Christmas Concert at 8 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way.

A children’s Christmas crafts session will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Aiken County Recreation Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville. Fees were due by Dec. 3. For more information, call Tandra Cooks at 663-6142.

Cold Creek Nurseries will offer music and pictures with Santa Claus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today; live music with members of the AAA Homeschool Band will be at 11 a.m. For more information, call 648-3592.

Storytime and a book signing with Jan Waugh, author of “A Banana Split for Nicholas,” will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Aiken County Public Library. Books will be available for $5 each. For more information, call 642-2020 or visit

A Holly Day in Aiken will take place today with special promotions and discounts at participating downtown businesses, as well as photos with Santa and refreshments. For more information, call the Aiken Downtown Development Association at 649-2221.

Golden Harvest Food Bank will hold It’s Spooky to be Hungry Weigh-Ins from 10 a.m. to noon today at its Aiken and Augusta warehouses, at 81 Capital Drive in Aiken and 3310 Commerce Drive in Augusta. For more information, visit

Angels Helping Sarah’s Santa will hold a yard sale/bake sale from 8 a.m. to 4 at the American Legion Hut on Penn Street in Edgefield.

The Aiken Choral Society will hold its 25th Annual Tour of Homes from 4 to 7 p.m. today. Musicians and singers will provide holiday music at each tour stop. Tickets are $15 each, and are available at the museum; maps will be available at the Aiken County Historical Museum at 3:30 p.m. the day of the event.

Equine Rescue of Aiken will be taking pet photos with Santa from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at PetSmart on Whiskey Road. For more information, call Equine Rescue at 641-2237.

An ornament and card decorating workshop for ages 6 to 12 will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Aiken County Recreation Center on U.S. Highway 1 in Graniteville. Registration is $10 per child and is due today. For more information, call 663-6142.

Santa Claus will be ready for his close-up with his fans from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Chris’ Camera Center on Laurens Street. Photo sittings will be free.

A chili cook-off will take place from noon to 3 p.m. today at North Augusta Middle School. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 442-6200.

The Aiken Salvation Army and Toys for Tots will hold a Stuff-A-Truck event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Walmart stores on Richland Avenue and Whiskey Road.

Sunset Memorial Gardens will hold its annual Holiday Luminary Service at dusk today at the cemetery at 2648 Jefferson Davis Highway in Graniteville. For more information, call 593-9213.

The Abbeville Opera House will present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at 8 p.m. Dec. 14, and at 3 and 8 p.m. today and Dec. 15, at the Abbeville Opera House at 100 Court Square in Abbeville. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for students. For more information, call (864) 366-2157.

Karaoke and a DJ will be at Iron Horse Bar and Grill, 2510 Storm Branch Road, Beech Island, today from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information, call (803) 867-2388 or visit


The Augusta Chorale will give its annual Christmas Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Gilbert-Lambuth Chapel of Paine College. Tickets will be $15 for adults and $5 for students; call (706) 830-0991 for tickets.

The Aiken Jaycees Christmas Parade will take place on Sunday with line-up at 1 p.m. and departure at 2 p.m.; the route will go down Park Avenue and up Laurens Street to the finish line near Trinity Lutheran Home. For more information, call 644-3008 or visit

The Green Thumb Garden Club will sponsor its annual Christmas Tour of Homes from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in Ridge Spring. Tickets are available through any garden club member.

Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold blood drives from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, 118 York St., where six donors will win $25 Fatz Cafe gift cards; and from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road.

The Jackson Christmas Parade will be at 3 p.m. Sunday. Those interested in participating should call Town Hall at 471-2228 or visit the Town Hall at 106 Main St.

The North Augusta Evening Lions Club Christmas Parade will be at 2 p.m. Sunday on Georgia Avenue, from Martintown Road to Buena Vista Avenue.

Local all-male chorus Bound to Sing will debut at its For the First Time concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Aiken’s First Baptist Church. For more information, call Bill Riehl at 336-8802 or email

Cub Scouts Pack 115 will be collecting new unwrapped toys for the Marines Toys For Tots project during the Aiken Christmas Parade on Sunday. Cub Scout parents will be walking alongside the float collecting toys during the parade; just give your donation of a new unwrapped toy to them, and they will deliver them to the Marines.

The Edgefield Historical Society will sponsor a Christmas Tour of Churches at 3 p.m. Sunday starting at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Edgefield. For more information, call (803) 637-3833.

The Aiken Choral Society will hold its Winter Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Hitchcock Parkway. Tickets will be $15 and will be available at the door.

The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department will hold a Pickleball Social from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center in gym 1. For more information or to sign up, call (703) 732-3075.

A Breakfast With Santa will take place at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, rooms 6 and 7. Registration is limited to the first 80 people, and is due by Sunday. For more information, call Odell Weeks at 642-7631.