Two of the best places to see Christmas lights in Macon

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The 2021 Light More Homes show in Mercer Village.
The 2021 Light More Homes display in Mercer Village.

Christmas magic is real in Macon! Have you dreamed of a Hallmark Christmas? Walking down the streets of downtown Macon and Mercer Village this season, you will feel as if you set foot in the movies.

Here are two of the places you can feel the holiday magic in Macon over the next few weeks.

Macon Christmas Light Extravaganza

Starting Nov. 25 at 6 p.m., 500,000-plus lights will cover the streets of downtown Macon, synced to the music of Macon Pops. This is the sixth year for the Macon Christmas Light Extravaganza, presented by Northway Church, and it continues to draw crowds from across the state.

Shows will occur nightly from 6-10 p.m. through Jan. 1, with each hour-long show starting 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 Extravaganza:

  • Nov. 25 — Macon Pops Christmas Spectacular
  • Nov. 26 — Shop Small Saturday
  • Dec. 2 — First Friday/Donate S’mores Love
  • Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 — Selfies with Santa
  • Dec. 10 — Christmas in Downtown
  • Dec. 17 — Selfies with Santa and Reindeer
  • Dec. 18 — Macon Christmas Parade

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

Light More Homes in Mercer Village

Mercer Village will be extra festive starting this week. The annual Light More Homes display, which benefits Macon Area Habitat for Humanity, will be unveiled during a program at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17. The winners of the student programming contest, in which local students synchronized the lights to different holidays songs, will be announced at the event.

With a canopy of icicle lights displayed above the streets, a lit up pedestrian archway, snow machines, large and bright Christmas trees, and more, you are destined to have a great time enjoying this light show. Included in the display will be two computer-controlled multicolor trees synced to music as well as an interactive “mega tree,” courtesy of the Mercer Computer Science Department.

In addition, Candy Cane Lane will stretch all the way down 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 in Mercer Village from 8-10 p.m. Dec. 8.

The Light More Homes display in Mercer Village will run nightly from 6-10 p.m. through Jan. 7.

 

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