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Fun Events Around Fort Benning

By - Posted on December 15, 2014

The Fort Benning area, located just outside of Columbus, GA, offers a wealth of activities for families. Here are some events and activities happening in the Fort Benning region this December and January.

Fantasy in Lights

Callaway Gardens

Pine Mountain, GA

Now through December 30, 2014

Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens is a spectacular holiday light and sound show that has been named by National Geographic Traveler as one of the world’s “Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights.”  It features 8 million lights, 15 dazzling scenes, a Christmas Village, special performances, indoor shopping, and more.

$1.50 Bowling

Family Entertainment Center

Fort Benning, GA

Wednesdays in December

Visit the Family Entertainment Center on Wednesdays in December and bowl for just $1.50 a game and $1.50 shoe rental.  The Family Entertainment Center has 12 bowling lanes, a rock climbing wall, indoor playground, and many other family-friendly activities.

New Year’s Eve Bowlout

Mall Bowling Center

Fort Benning, GA

December 31, 2014  7pm – 1am

Ring in the New Year at the Mall Bowling Center.  Each ticket includes unlimited bowling, party favors, and a breakfast buffet.

Trap & Skeet Night Shoot

MWR Recreation Shooting Complex

Fort Benning, GA

Every 1st & 3rd Thursday, 5pm – 7pm

Shoot clay pigeons at night at the Trap & Skeet Range.  Firearm rentals are available or bring your own.

New Year’s Day at CMA

Columbus Museum of Art

Columbus, GA

January 1, 2015

Spend New Year’s Day at the Columbus Museum of Art, the second largest museum in Georgia. View world-renowned art and artifacts as well as Think Outside the Brick, the museum’s annual holiday season exhibit (through January 25, 2015) featuring a model of the city of Columbus made entirely of LEGO® building blocks. During the New Year’s event, winners of the 2014 LEGO® Design Challenge will be announced.  All special exhibitions will be open and Roaming Docents will be on hand to answer questions and encourage conversations.

Theatre Performances

Springer Opera House

Columbus, GA

The beautiful and opulent Springer Opera House has been a leading Southern cultural institution for 141 years. Visit this vibrant professional theatre this December and January for shows like Mary Poppins (Dec. 4-21), A Tuna Christmas (Dec. 11-23), and Lend Me a Tenor (Jan.22-31).

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