Season’s Greetings! The holiday season has arrived!

It is time to pull out your jackets and scarves to keep you warm as you head out for outdoor wintertime fun. Drink hot cocoa and go for a stroll under the Christmas Light Show Extravaganza or get out with friends and family to enjoy some of the other holiday festivities that Macon has to offer.


November 8 - January 15

Festival of Trees

Start the holiday right by stopping at the 32nd Annual Festival of Trees exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Sciences. There is an inspiring display of trees made by Central Georgia artists, businesses, and community organizations.


November 30 - January 4

Main Street Christmas Light Show Extravaganza

Check out downtown, where the bright and colorful lights adorn the trees and foliage up and down the median on Poplar Street. See a light show unlike any other in historic downtown Macon! The lights move in time to original music composed by Macon's very own Macon Pops featuring local artists.The Main Street Christmas Light Show Extravaganza is feast for the eyes and ears.


Dec 5-9

The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia

Witness the magic of Christmas live with the Nutcracker of Middle Georgia in its 34th season. Show times are at 2:30; 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets range anywhere from $12.50 - $17.50 for students, and $22.50 - $32.50 for adults.


Dec 11

Women of Ireland - Celtic Angels Christmas

Experience the power and beauty of three lovely voices serenading you with holiday favorites. Produced in the Emerald Isle, Women of Ireland – Celtic Angels Christmas encompasses holiday favorites alongside contemporary and original Christmas themes – all with a Celtic twist.  And what would a Celtic show be without stunning dance routines performed by world champion Irish dancers? If you have never heard “Ding Dong Merrily on High” performed as a toe tapping instrumental reel, or ‘In Dulci Jubilo’ as an Irish jig, then you’re in for a treat, and we’ll send you home with angelic vocal renditions of “In the Bleak Mid Winter Snow” and “Silent Night.”


Dec 13

O’tis  the Season

Celebrate the holidays with the Otis Redding Foundation at the holiday charity concert, to be held in the Hargray Capitol Theatre.  This fund raising event will feature some of Macon greats. Chuck Levall, Otis Camp Allstars, Jasmine Hambersham, The Dream Choir, and other special guests. The celebration starts at 7 p.m. and the tickets are $25-$50.


Dec 15

Christmas in Downtown

Enjoy a Macon Makers Market on First Street near Rosa Parks Square, festive music, snow, free pictures with Santa in the Cellar at Just Tap’d Macon, holiday crafts, a pop-up library, and more. This is a holly jolly good time for the whole family!


Dec 22

The Douglas Theatre Presents:  Holiday Treats

Enjoy your holiday favorites on the big screen at the Douglas Theatre. Polar Express will show at 1 p.m. in 3D. It’s a Wonderful Life at 4 p.m., and This Christmas at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Great holiday treats you won’t want to miss.


Dec 22

Black Nativity

Coming to the Macon City Auditorium Black Nativity is a soul-stirring rendition of the Christmas Story that features thrilling voices, exciting dance, and glorious gospel music. One night only!