Downtown Parade of Lights

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

The parade begins at the corner Hancock Avenue and Pulaski Street at 7 PM. The parade ends in front of City Hall for the traditional tree lighting ceremony, hosted by none other than Santa Claus!

The 2017 Downtown Parade of Lights is set for Thursday, December 7 at 7 PM.

2016 Downtown Parade of Lights Award Winners

For more information: Contact Leslie Trier at 706-613-3800 or via email at

Downtown Athens parking information.
2016 Downtown Parade of Lights Route

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