The 2023 Macon Christmas Light Extravaganza

The Macon Magic is back✨ Starting Friday, November 24, the light show will occur nightly through January 3, 2024. The shows last from 6pm to 10pm, with a new show starting at the top of each hour.

The Macon Christmas Light Extravaganza kicks off with a FREE outdoor concert from Macon Pops on Friday, November 24, at 6pm. Are you planning to attend the opening night? Here are some tips to make the most of your experience.

✨Bring the whole family! The Opening Concert is completely free and open to the public.

✨Arrive early. The concert kicks off right at 6pm and lasts about an hour. Allow plenty of time to arrive downtown, find parking, and walk to the concert site. Carpooling, using a rideshare program, or walking to the show is highly encouraged!

✨Be aware of street closures. We are preparing for thousands of people to enjoy this concert and that means we must close some streets to provide a safe and enjoyable experience. Poplar Street will be closed from DT Walton Sr. Way to Second Street, and First Street will be closed from Poplar Street to Cherry Street. This will affect how you enter downtown if you are coming from I-75!

✨Be prepared to walk. This event usually draws about 30,000 people to downtown Macon. You will have to walk from your parking spot to the show. Luckily, downtown Macon is very walkable and safe, and alleys help you arrive to your destination quickly.

✨Figure out your parking options ahead of time. On-street parking and parking garages are available. See your options by visiting Park Macon-Bibb’s website.

✨Pack a chair. No seating is provided during the Opening Concert. Bring a portable chair or blanket with you to fully enjoy the experience.

After the kick off concert, make plans to dine at one of downtown’s many restaurants or go shopping in our retail stores!! View a full list of those businesses here: https://newtownmacon.com/shop-with-downtown-macon-businesses-this-holiday-season/

This year, there will be several other programed events during the Macon Christmas Light Extravaganza. Save the date for these special events during the Macon Christmas Light Extravaganza:

Nov. 26 — Shop Small Saturday. More info here: https://newtownmacon.com/shop-small-saturday-shopping-power-hours/

Dec. 2 — First Friday & Donate S’mores Love. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/730850398904554

Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 — Selfies with Santa

Dec. 6 — Girls Night Out. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1020596385668692

Dec. 10 — Christmas in Downtown. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/305333832451031

Dec. 12 — Santa Paws. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/644417887763726

Dec. 17 — Selfies with Santa and Reindeer

Dec. 18 — Macon Christmas Parade

Learn more about the light show by following @maconchristmaslights on Instagram.

🎄The Macon Christmas Light Extravaganza is presented by Northway Church.

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