Whether you are new to the Fort Benning area or traveling through to visit family and friends for the Holidays, there are quite a few fun holiday theme activities for you and your family check out! Check out the following list we’ve compiled and be sure to add them to your must do list for the Holidays.

  1. Nov17-Jan8th  Calloway Gardens Fantasy in Lights  Calloway Gardens is one of the jewels of the south and it’s premier Fantasy in Lights is renown throughout the region for the spectacular displays and Christmas magic. This is definitely a must for the Christmas season!
  2. November 30th Night of Lights @ the Phenix City Amphitheater has the works! Singing, Santa, the Queen of Christmas and fireworks welcome your family into the Holidays with a bang!
  3. November 30th Christmas Parade and the Lighting of the Landings is one of the unique to Columbus, GA Christmas experiences you’ll definitely want to catch! Marching band, snow machines, Christmas music and live bands plus see Santa! A truly family friendly event the kids will love.
  4. December 1st  Broadway Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting in Uptown Columbus.    Come experience the beautiful downtown Columbus area in a “uptown” setting and admire the unique and creative Christmas trees that line the Uptown Tree Trail.  See the trees, visit with Santa, the Coca-Cola Polar Bear and drink hot chocolate while listening to a selection of Christmas carols.
  5. December 3rd Historic Columbus Holiday Tour of Homes is a unique opportunity to tour the beautiful historic homes in this wonderful city. Also enjoy a Christmas market, Santa, holiday music and the crafts for the kids.
  6. December 7th Santa at Riverside  in Fort Benning, GA Children and parents both will enjoy this opportunity to visit with Santa and enjoy entertainment provided by the Fort Benning MWR. View the beautiful historic Riverside mansion, home to Fort Bennings commanding General, while enjoying games, prizes and so much more!
  7. December 8th The Fort Benning Airborne Tower Lighting is a Fort Benning tradition you don’t want to miss! Witness the lighting of the Airborne Towers as Santa free falls in from high in the sky! Jump from the 34 ft. training towers, listen to live music and much more!
  8. December 13th Holiday Classics featuring the Maneuver Center of Excellence Band presents Holiday Classics at the River Center! Bring the whole family for night of Holiday Celebrations.
  9. Dec 9th-23rd All Aboard! Polar Express at the NIM! Come enjoy a Holiday classic in 3D at the beautiful National Infantry Museum. The NIM also has several other Holiday events planned so be sure to check out their events page to make the most of your Christmas activities!
  10. Dec 1st -23rd Drive Thru Christmas Lights @ the Rock Ranch  Nothing says Christmas like a car ride tour of twinkling lights and Christmas classics. Enjoy the winding drive through the Rock Ranch and get into the holiday spirit with this festive display of Christmas scenes.




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About the Author: Lauren Gardner is a military spouse and stay at home mom of four amazing children. When she is not playing Uber driver to soccer practice, football, or school functions she is volunteering with her local PTA and organizing activities for local military spouses in her area. In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, working out and playing with her fur-babies. She is also a notorious StarBucks addict and has a secret addiction to leggings, fuzzy slippers and Hallmark movies.

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