Christmas & New Years Events in Macon

Macon' It Home for the Holidays

Macon shines during the holiday season with wonderful events that you can enjoy with family and friends. It's is the perfect place to discover new holiday traditions to enjoy for years to come. Look below for a list of our 2016 holiday events happening in Macon, Georgia!

Festival of Trees

(November - January 15) Each year during the holiday season, The Museum of Arts and Sciences asks local businesses, designers, and individuals in the community to decorate a Christmas tree based on the yearly theme.


Christmas Tree Lighting 

(December 1) Happening at the Macon City Auditorium, enjoy this wonderful holiday event with family and friends.

Holly Jolly Holiday Market

(December 1) Happening at the Macon Terminal Station for one night only, experience the finest boutiques, pampering services, and delicious cuisine that will cater to all of your holiday shopping needs!

Christmas Boat Parade on Lake Tobesofkee

From 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Claystone Park, let the kids meet and take a photo with Santa Claus. At 6:00 p.m., enjoy the Christmas Boat Parade ending at the Lower Thomaston Road Bridge. 

2016 Main Street Macon Christmas Parade

(December 4) This year's Christmas parade theme is 'A Merry Macon Christmas.' We'll be celebrating all of the things about Macon and the holidays that bring joy to our lives. If you're interested in participating or having a float in the parade you can download an application at Merry Christmas from Main Street Macon!

Holiday Concerts at Wesleyan College 

  • (December 4) Christmas Concert

  • (December 8) Morning Music Club Christmas Concert

  • (December 10) Celtic Christmas

Cottage Christmas 

(December 11) Stock up on sweet and savory treats for your season activities during Historic Macon's yuletide bake sale! Enjoy the music of carolers, complimentary wine, and the Sidney Lanier Cottage's festive decoration during a free open house. 

Holiday Events at The Grand Opera House 

  • (December 7 - 11) The Nutcracker: A holiday tradition in Macon for nearly 20 years, The Nutcracker is a hallmark of the holiday season. Become entranced by the beauty of this timeless ballet. 

  • (December 16) John Berry The Christmas Concert: Enjoy some of the Christmas classics from John Berry during his famous Christmas concert. Join together and celebrate the holiday season with song and good company.

Christmas on First Street

(December 17) Happening at Rosa Parks Square/First Street, enjoy a holiday market, carolers, snow, carriage rides, and more!

Hay House

  • (December 14) The Christmas Gala

  • (December 16) Christmas Luncheon

  • (December 18) Children's Christmas Tea

Midnight Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church

(December 25)

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