The Macon Christmas Light Extravaganza kicks off with the Macon Pops Christmas Spectacular,
a live concert featuring Macon Pops on Friday November 25, 2022. The light shows occur
nightly November 26, 2022 through January 1, 2023 from 6pm to 10pm at the top of each hour.
The Macon Christmas Light Extravaganza, as well as the Macon Pops Christmas Spectacular
concert, is 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 newest holiday tradition. Now in its
sixth 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. Also, what separates this project from anything else is
the fact that the entire catalog of music features custom arrangements by Macon Pops’ own
Matt Catingub, a Grammy Award-winning arranger.
There are four different sets of music nightly at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm & 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.