The magic of Christmas is real in Macon! Have you dreamed of a Hallmark Christmas? Strolling the streets of downtown Macon and Mercer Village this season will feel like stepping foot in the cinema.
Here are two of the places where you can feel the magic of a vacation in Macon over the next few weeks.
Macon Christmas Light Show
Starting Nov. 25 at 6 p.m., more than 500,000 lights will cover the streets of downtown Macon, synchronized to the music of Macon Pops. This is the sixth year for the Macon Christmas Light Showpresented by Northway Church, and it continues to draw crowds from across the state.
Shows will take place nightly from 6-10 p.m. through January 1, with each hour-long show beginning at the top of the hour. The Macon Christmas Light Extravaganza is free and open to the public.
Save the date for these special events during the Macon Christmas Light Show:
- November 25 – Macon Pops Christmas Show
- Nov. 26 — Shop Little Saturday
- December 2 – First Friday / Donate S’mores Love
- December 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 — Selfies with Santa
- December 10 — Christmas Downtown
- December 17 — Selfies with Santa Claus and the Reindeer
- December 18 — Macon Christmas Parade
Learn more about the light show by following @maconchristmaslights on Instagram.
Light up more homes in Mercer Village
Mercer Village will be extra festive starting this week. The annual Light More Homes exhibit, which benefits Macon Area Habitat for Humanity, will be unveiled during a program at 5:30 p.m. on November 17. The winners of the student programming contest, in which local students synchronized lights with different holiday songs, will be announced at the event.
With a canopy of icicles displayed above the streets, a lighted pedestrian arch, snowmobiles, tall light-up Christmas trees, and more, you’re bound to have a great time enjoying this light show. The display will feature two multi-colored computer-controlled trees synchronized to the music as well as an interactive “mega tree” courtesy of the Mercer IT Department.
Additionally, Candy Cane Lane will span Mercer’s Stadium Drive this year and feature 180 trees wrapped in red and white lights.
Finally, students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to a winter wonderland event with winter and holiday-themed activities at Mercer Village from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on December 8.
The Light More Homes exhibit at Mercer Village will run nightly from 6-10 p.m. until January 7.