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 2016 Downtown Parade of Lights is set for Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m.  

Congratulations to the 2015 Downtown Parade of Lights Award Winners!

For more information: Contact Leslie Trier at 706-613-3625 or via email at

2015 Parade Route