As the holiday season approaches, there’s a special kind of magic that descends upon Macon, Georgia. From twinkling lights to festive gatherings, the heart of Middle Georgia comes alive with holiday cheer. If you find yourself in Macon this holiday season, here’s a festive bucket list to make your days merry and bright.
1. Festival of Lights at Central City Park:
Kick off the holiday season with a visit to Central City Park, where the annual Festival of Lights transforms the park into a dazzling wonderland. With millions of twinkling lights, animated displays, and holiday music, it’s the perfect spot for a festive family outing or a romantic evening stroll.
2. Christmas at the Mansion:
Experience the festive holiday cheer at Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion this Christmas. Holiday decorations reflect the time period, 1851-1853, when Governor Howell Cobb and his family occupied the beautiful home. Tour the Mansion by candlelight for a unique experience and follow the sound of angelic voices to the hidden inside the house where musicians are gathered around the 30-foot Christmas tree on December 16th!
3. Hay House Candlelight Tours:
Step back in time at the historic Hay House, a stunning antebellum mansion adorned with period decorations. During the holiday season, the Hay House offers Candlelight Tours, allowing visitors to experience the grandeur of the mansion illuminated by the soft glow of candlelight. It’s a unique and enchanting way to explore Macon’s rich history.
4. Write Santa a letter and drop it in the mail box:
What do you want for Christmas this year? Let Santa know by writing a letter and dropping it off in the red mailbox that says “Letters to Santa” placed outside City Hall! It is a direct route to the North Pole, so you can be sure Santa and his elves will get right on it. Mail that makes it to Santa’s desk is sure to get a response back, so make sure your address is legible. The special Santa Mailbox will be located outside of City Hall at the beginning of December. There is no charge to send Santa a letter.
5. Macon Pops Holiday Concert:
Immerse yourself in the joyous sounds of the season with the Macon Pops Orchestra’s annual Holiday Concert. Featuring classic holiday tunes and festive melodies, this musical extravaganza is a must-see for anyone looking to be serenaded by the spirit of the holidays.
6. Winter Ice Skating in Downtown Macon:
Embrace the winter vibes in the heart of downtown Macon by hitting the ice rink at the Macon Centreplex. Whether you’re a seasoned skater or a total novice, gliding across the ice surrounded by the city’s twinkling lights is an experience that captures the essence of the season.
7. Christmas Lights Trolley Tour:
Hop aboard a festive trolley for a guided tour of Macon’s most brilliantly lit neighborhoods. Let the twinkling lights and decorations spark your holiday spirit as you cruise through the city’s festively adorned streets. It’s a joyful journey that showcases the community’s commitment to spreading holiday cheer.
8. Photos with Santa:
Capture the magic of the season at the City of Warner Robins Photos with Santa event on December 20th from 4-7pm at City Hall! Bring your little ones and your own camera to snap a precious picture with Santa Claus himself. Don’t miss this enchanting opportunity to embrace the spirit of the holidays with your loved ones!
In Georgia, the holiday season is a time to come together, celebrate, and create lasting memories. From historic candlelit tours to lively musical performances, Georgia offers a diverse array of festive activities to make your holiday season truly magical. So, bundle up, embrace the spirit of the season, and make the most of the holiday cheer in Middle Georgia.