Holiday Events and Traditions in Georgia You Don’t Want to Miss

‘Tis the season for holiday events and traditions in Georgia!  And while our communities have had to pivot thanks to the global pandemic, we’re still getting into the holiday spirit.

Today, we’re sharing our favorite holiday events, so keep reading to find out more!

Holiday events and traditions in Georgia you can't miss

Macon’s Main Street Christmas Lights Extravaganza

While relatively new to the scene, the Main Street Christmas Lights Extravaganza in downtown Macon is a Christmas-time crowd-pleaser.

For the past four holiday seasons, around 500,000 twinkling lights illuminate Poplar Street between First Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard as well as Third Street between Poplar Street and Cherry Street.

Free and open to the public, everyone is invited to stroll Poplar and Third Streets while watching light shows choreographed to music provided by the Macon Pops. 

“Shows last about one hour and consist of 19 original songs arranged, produced, and recorded by Macon Pops,” according to mainstreetmaconchristmas.org. “Each song features a local artist from Macon, offering a unique soundtrack that can’t be found at other light shows.”

Downtown Perry Holiday Shop and Stroll

Looking for a Hallmark Christmas Movie scene close to home? Look no further than downtown Perry.

Stroll down beautifully decorated Carroll Street to get an extra dose of holiday cheer and shop at the dozens of small businesses throughout downtown.

From now until December 19, shops in downtown Perry will have extended hours so you can find that perfect, locally sourced, Christmas gift.

Click here to learn more.

Related: Four Things to Remember When Making a Holiday Budget

Forsyth’s Hometown Holidays Parade

This 30-year-old tradition is a holiday favorite in Monroe County!

Hosted by the Forsyth-Monroe Chamber and sponsored by Persons Banking Company, the parade draws crowds from near and far and features the Mary Persons High School Band, fire trucks, cheerleaders, as well as Santa and Mrs. Claus. 

The Chamber writes: “With twinkling lights, music, and Christmas in the air, this holiday experience reminds us how blessed we are to live in Monroe County.”

The 2020 parade will be held on December 3 from 7-9 in downtown Forsyth. Click here for more information.

The Olde Town Christmas Party in Conyers

While the Conyers Christmas parade is canceled due to the pandemic, The Old Towne Christmas Party on December 4 is still on the calendar!

The event includes complimentary train rides, socially distanced visits and photos with Santa, children’s activities, marshmallow-roasting, live music, face painting, and more!

After the party, try ice skating in the Olde Town Pavilion at 949 S. Main Street.

For more information, click here.

Wrapping Up

Here’s a roundup of your can’t-miss holiday events!

Happy Holidays from Persons Banking Company!

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