The light shows occur nightly November 25th through January 1st from 6pm to 10pm at the top of each hour. The Macon Christmas Light Extravaganza and the Macon Pops Christmas Spectacular concert are completely free and open to the public!
During the month of December, a multi-colored canopy of ONE MILLION+ twinkling lights covers the streets of downtown Macon. The lights, spanning five city blocks, move in time to music by Macon Pops during nightly shows that have quickly made the Macon Christmas Light Extravaganza Middle Georgia’s favorite holiday tradition. Now in its eighth year, the Macon Christmas Light Extravaganza offers an entire month of family-friendly fun in the beautiful setting of downtown Macon.
The light show features 40 original songs arranged, produced, and recorded by Macon Pops. Each song features a local artist from Macon, offering a unique soundtrack that can’t be found at other light show. What separates this project from anything else is the fact that the entire catalog of music features custom arrangements by our own Matt Catingub, a Grammy Award winning arranger. There are four different sets of music nightly at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm. Each show lasts for about an hour. Stick around to catch all four shows, different each hour, so you’re sure to hear ALL the merry sounds of the season!
During the Macon Christmas Light Extravaganza, Maconites and visitors come together and celebrate the hope and wonder inspired by the holiday season. Merry-makers are encouraged to exit their vehicles and walk among the lights in our spacious city lights so they can fully experience downtown Macon and discover our diverse array of independently-owned eateries, shops, and attractions.