Temple Emanu-El (Courtesy of New York Landmarks Conservancy)
By Jennifer McKee
We all need some additional cheer this year, and Edgar’s Above Broad is getting into the Christmas spirit early. On Dec. 2, it kicks off the holiday season with its inaugural tree lighting, live music and cookies with Santa from 5-7 pm on the rooftop terrace.
The festivities begin with live music from the Davidson School of Fine Arts String Quartet, led by Dr. Laura Tomlin, from 5:30-6:30 pm, followed by the official 20-foot tree lighting at 6:30 pm. And for $10 per child (adults are free), families can enjoy cookies, fresh baked by Helms College culinary students, as they hobnob with Santa. Don’t forget your carmera!
Tickets are limited and can be purchased here. The admission price includes a gift card for $5 off a future visit to Edgar’s Above Broad.
Masks are required, and social distancing will be observed.
“Our goal is to safely observe the holidays at Edgar’s Above Broad, and we’re hoping these activations will encourage the local community to come enjoy our venue, learn more about our mission and stimulate conversation around Helms College programs,” says James Stiff, CEO of Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA. “Helms College students directly benefit from receiving hands-on experience at our venues, and we’re excited to give students the opportunity to partake in holiday festivities with the Augusta community.”
Edgar’s Above Broad’s 15,000-square-foot downtown space opened in September. It is open for breakfast and lunch Mon-Fri. from 7:30 am-3 pm and dinner Wed.-Sat. beginning at 5 pm, with live entertainment every Fri. and Sat. night. Part of the Edgar’s Hospitality Group, a portion of proceeds from Edgar’s Above Broad are donated back to Goodwill’s education programs at Helms College.