Downtown Parade of Lights

Kick off the holiday season in Athens-Clarke County with this special event in Downtown Athens 

The parade begins on the corner of Dougherty and Pulaski Streets at 7:00 p.m. ending in front of City Hall for the traditional tree lighting ceremony, hosted by none other than Santa Claus!  

The 2015 Downtown Parade of Lights is set for Thursday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m.  This year's theme "It's Christmastime in the City."

Important 2015 Parade Documents:

2015 Parade Guidelines
Parade Route
2015 Parade Marching Order

For more information: Contact Leslie Trier at 706-552-0529, ext. 23 or via email at