The State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Nestled on 313 acres near the UGA campus, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon during the holidays. Wander through picturesque natural spaces and enjoy seasonal exhibits like model trains and poinsettia displays. The Garden Lights, Holiday Nights event runs November 19th through December 30th this year. Each evening from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, a million dazzling lights transform the Arboretum into a winter wonderland. Walk along candle-lit paths and see magnificent light displays set to holiday music. It’s guaranteed to get you into the Christmas spirit. Don’t forget to ride the Holiday Express train for an unforgettable journey through the twinkling lights. The Visitor Center offers hot cocoa and cookies to help warm you up on chilly December nights. You can also do some holiday shopping at the Garden Gift Shop, which sells unique botanical-themed gifts and decorations. The State Botanical Garden asks that you leave pets at home, but otherwise, all ages are welcome to attend Garden Lights, Holiday Nights. Admission is $7 per person when purchased online. Let Charter Bus Company Athens provide easy transportation for your group to the Garden Lights event or a daytime visit. Our charter buses have room for all your friends and family, and amenities like WiFi and DVD players will keep younger riders entertained. Simply sit back, sip some cocoa, and leave the driving to us!

State Botanical Garden of Georgia 2450 S Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30605 (706) 542-1244

Sandy Creek Park

If you’re looking to enjoy Athens’ natural beauty this holiday season, Sandy Creek Park is the perfect place for a peaceful walk in the woods or a family picnic by the lake. Spanning over 700 acres, this park has plenty of room to explore. Walk along the scenic Lake Chapman Trail and take in gorgeous views of the lake. Let the kids burn off some energy at the playground and athletic fields. Pack a lunch or cookout dinner at one of the covered pavilions. With two fishing docks and boat ramps, Sandy Creek Park is a great spot to teach kids how to fish. Leashed pets are welcome in most areas of the park, so bring along your furry friend! Just be sure to clean up after them. Sandy Creek Nature Center also offers holiday-themed programs like making pine cone bird feeders and nature-inspired ornaments. Check their website for upcoming activities that are fun for all ages. With miles of trails perfect for hiking, biking and horseback riding, Sandy Creek Park has something to delight everyone this holiday season. Avoid the hassle of parking by letting Charter Bus Company Athens shuttle your crew. Our charter buses and minibuses are equipped with bike racks in case you want to bring your own set of wheels.

Sandy Creek Park 400 Bob Holman Rd, Athens, GA 30607 (706) 613-3615

Terrapin Brewery

If you’re looking for a fun casual hangout spot this holiday season, Terrapin Beer Company’s tasting room is a great choice. Sample their lineup of craft beers and ciders or grab a bite from Fox’s Pizza Den, which offers delivery right to the brewery. Terrapin offers brewery tours every Saturday at 1, 2 and 3 pm where you can learn all about their brewing process and sample some limited production beers. Or stop by on a weekday evening for trivia night or live music—check their website for the schedule. On December 10th, bring the whole family for Pictures with Santa at the brewery from 12-3 pm. Kids can share their Christmas lists while you enjoy a cold brew. With a spacious outdoor beer garden strung with lights, Terrapin is a fun place to gather with friends this holiday season. Let Charter Bus Company Athens shuttle your crew so you can leave the driving to us. Our charter buses and minibuses are equipped with free WiFi and entertainment systems, so you’ll arrive ready to celebrate.

Terrapin Beer Company 265 Newton Bridge Rd, Athens, GA 30607 (706) 549-3377

Bear Hollow Zoo

Treat the kids to close encounters with exotic animals this holiday season at Bear Hollow Zoo. As Athens’ beloved local zoo, it’s a great place to make memories with your little ones. Bear Hollow takes in rescued animals that can no longer survive in the wild, including tigers, bears, monkeys, reptiles, and more. Kids will love watching the playful otters swim and getting nose-to-nose with a curious lemur. The zoo is beautifully decorated for Christmas in December, with holiday tunes playing and even occasional snow flurries! Be sure to stop by the gift shop for cuddly stuffed animals and educational toys that make great gifts. Bear Hollow Zoo also hosts fun events like Breakfast with Santa and Sippin’ with Santa for grown-ups. Check their website for details on special holiday activities. Let Charter Bus Company Athens provide easy transportation for your family or youth group’s visit to Bear Hollow Zoo this season. We can accommodate any group size and our charter buses feature free WiFi and entertainment systems to keep kids happy during the ride.

Bear Hollow Zoo 297 Meigs St, Athens, GA 30601 (706) 613-3264

The Classic Center

From ice skating to holiday concerts, The Classic Center in downtown Athens offers festive fun all season long. This versatile event space hosts many of Athens’ best holiday happenings. Lace up your skates and take a spin on the outdoor ice skating rink, open from November 18th through January 16th. Skating sessions last 1.5 hours and include skate rental for $10-12 per person. On December 9th, enjoy a night of beautiful music at the Athens Symphony Orchestra’s holiday concert. Hear your favorite carols along with selections from The Nutcracker at this beloved annual event. If you have kids home on winter break, bring them to the Classic Center’s Holiday Camp from December 19th-23rd. They’ll make crafts, play games, and watch movies while you enjoy a few hours to yourself! With stunning event spaces decked out for the season, the Classic Center is the perfect place for a special holiday celebration. Let Charter Bus Company Athens provide easy group transportation so you can leave the parking headaches behind. Our charter buses and minibuses are equipped with free WiFi and entertainment systems to make your travels comfortable.

The Classic Center 300 N. Thomas St, Athens, GA 30601 (706) 208-0900

Tate Student Center

Want to experience Athens like a UGA student? Head to the Tate Student Center on campus! With bowling lanes, a movie theater, and tons of dining options, it’s a great place for family fun. Try your hand at bowling or play a round of pool in the game room. Catch a new movie release or classic film playing in the theater. With comfortable reserved seating and reasonable ticket prices, it’s one of Athens’ best deals for a night at the movies. Refuel at the many restaurants inside the Tate Center. Choose from fast casual spots like Panda Express, Qdoba, and Which Wich to more upscale dining at The Deck. The campus Chick-fil-A, located inside the Tate Center, is one of the highest grossing locations in the country, so plan for a bit of a wait! Their lemonade and waffle fries are worth it. With so much to do under one roof, the Tate Student Center is a great place to keep students occupied over winter break. Let Charter Bus Company Athens handle parking and transportation so you can focus on family bonding. Call 706-583-6718 to book your Athens charter bus rental today!

Tate Student Center 390 E Dougherty St, Athens, GA 30602 (706) 542-0277

Washington Farms

For old-fashioned holiday fun, Washington Farms is our go-to spot. This family-owned farm has been a staple of the Athens community for over 200 years! Stop by their market to pick up a Christmas tree or poinsettia for your home. On select December weekends, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus or take a horse-drawn wagon ride. Enjoy hot cider, kettle corn, and other tasty seasonal treats. Washington Farms also offers holiday craft workshops where kids can make ornaments and decorations to trim the tree at home. Check their Facebook page for upcoming activities. Nestled among picturesque pastures and ponds just 10 minutes from downtown Athens, Washington Farms is a peaceful place to make treasured memories this season. Leave the driving to us and let Charter Bus Company Athens shuttle your crew. Our charter buses and minibuses are equipped with free WiFi and entertainment systems to make your travels comfortable.

Washington Farms 1582 Greensboro Hwy, Watkinsville, GA 30677 (706) 769-0867

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The holiday season is one of the best times to gather friends and family and experience everything Athens has to offer. From festive events to outdoor activities, you’ll find so many ways to bond and make memories to last a lifetime. But you don’t want the hassles of traffic and parking to get in the way of your precious time together. Let Charter Bus Company Athens provide easy group transportation to all of Athens’ holiday happenings so you can relax and enjoy every moment. Whether you need a quick shuttle or an all-day excursion, we’ll get your bunch there together, stress-free. Spend less time in the car, and more time making magical memories. Call 706-583-6718 today to get a free quote on group transportation this holiday season. We can’t wait to help you gather your favorite people and experience the joy of the holidays in Athens!