Ways to Celebrate the Holiday Season in Macon GA

The holiday season is always an exciting time of year, filled with festive lights, events, and activities. When you aren’t busy shopping or decorating, you will find plenty of ways to enjoy the celebrations right here in Macon and Central Georgia. Keep reading for a list of all the local festivities, and mark your calendars for a holly, jolly, good time!

15 Ways to Celebrate the Holiday Season in Macon

1. Macon Christmas Light Extravaganza

One of the most anticipated light displays of the season is happening now! The Macon Christmas Light Extravaganza features a canopy of over 1 million lights that move in sync with holiday music by Macon Pops. The shows take place every night in the streets of downtown Macon at 6, 7, 8, and 9 pm, now through January 3rd. The event is free!

2. Elf: The Musical

If you love the movie, you do not want to miss the musical. See Elf: The Musical live at the Macon Little Theatre for a hearty dose of holiday comedy. Shows take place December 1-3 and December 7-10. Get your tickets online!

3. A Pan African Christmas

The Tubman Museum is hosting a cultural display for the holidays featuring seven trees from seven cultures of the African Diaspora. They will hold an opening celebration on December 1st, and the trees will be available for viewing until January 3, 2024.

4. Festival of Trees

The Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins will have a collection of 40+ Christmas trees on display this year. The trees are uniquely decorated by various designers from around the Middle Georgia region. The Festival of Trees is free to the public from December 2 to 22 during normal museum hours. You can also buy tickets for their Festival of Trees reception on December 12. Photos are welcome, so be sure to wear your favorite holiday outfit!

5. Nutcracker of Middle Georgia

Be sure to grab your tickets for this classic and timeless ballet with a local twist. You can see the Nutcracker of Middle Georgia from December 7-10 at The Grand Opera House in Macon.

6. Douglass Theatre Patrons’ Party & Concert

Join the Douglass Theatre for their annual celebratory concert on December 9. This year’s musical performances by Trombone Love and Makeda Nichelle are sure to be a treat! They will also be hosting a members-only cocktail reception before the concert.

7. Christmas in Downtown

On December 9, head to NewTown Macon on Cherry Street for a day full of holiday fun for the whole family! The celebration will have hot chocolate, ornament painting, photos with Santa, and more.

8. Merry PINKmas with Millie’s Treats and Frankie’s Boutique

Frankie’s Boutique is partnering with Millie’s Treats to host Merry PINKmas this year! Join them December 12 to enjoy pink refreshments and festivities for both you and your pups. They will also have a giveaway opportunity!

9. Santa Paws

After your pups get filled up on treats at Merry PINKmas, they will have a chance to meet Santa! On December 12, starting at 6 pm, make your way over to Poplar Street and get free photos of your dog with Mr. Claus, himself.

10. Macon Bike Party: Holiday Hustle

They are calling it “the jolliest ride of the year”, so it must deserve a place on your calendar. Dress in your best holiday gear and explore Macon’s Christmas lights by bike on December 14! The ride is free, slow-paced, and open to all ages and skill levels.

11. Christmas with John Berry, 27th Annual Christmas Tour

John Berry’s annual concert has become a Macon holiday tradition, and he will be returning for the 2023 season on December 16 at The Grand Opera House. John is a platinum-selling vocalist, and his performances are one-of-a-kind.

12. Holiday Market

You’ll find the perfect holiday gifts at Fall Line Station on December 17. This holiday market will be filled with local vendors and businesses selling unique treasures like clothes, jewelry, coffee, and homemade goods. You can also enjoy holiday cocktails and beers while you shop!

13. Macon-Bibb County Christmas Parade

The holiday season isn’t complete without the Macon-Bibb County Christmas Parade. Bring the whole family downtown on December 17 from 4-5 pm for a magical evening!

14. Downtown Macon Country Christmas Crawl

On December 20, strap on your boots, grab your friends and make your way through your favorite bars in Downtown Macon. If you join this Country Christmas Crawl, you will enjoy holiday spirits and country hits, and you might just solve a reindeer mystery while you’re at it.

15. Matunda Ya Kwanza in Macon 2023

Matunda Ya Kwanza, which means Kwanzaa Festival of First Fruits, will take place from December 26 to January 1. The celebrations begin with Umoja, or Unity Day, and end with Imani, a time for meditation, prayer, and affirmation for 2024.

‘Tis the Season

Now that your calendars are full for the season, it’s time to start the celebrations. For more community events and local fun, check out our other blog posts at www.sheridansolomon.com.

Our real estate agents and staff at Sheridan Solomon and Associates wish you a wonderful holiday season, and we look forward to continuing to serve your real estate needs in 2024!