32nd Annual Celebration of Lights!

Downtown Albany

The City of Albany is delighted to announce the 32nd Annual Celebration of Lights! This festive event will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022, in Downtown Albany.

There is no better way to jump-start the holiday season than enjoying the City of Albany's Celebration of Lights event. This year’s theme, “A Rock and Roll Christmas,” was chosen by participants from the 2022 City of Albany Recreation & Parks Youth Summer Camp.

This year's celebration will consist of the Christmas Village, an area with unique holiday vendors, local Downtown shopping, and DJ. As always, closing out the parade will be the headliner, Jolly Ole Saint Nick himself. “We are in full-planning mode, and we are excited to see the development of this year’s festivities and surprises taking form. It’s going to be fun,” said Lequrica Gaskins, the Downtown Manager.


  • Time:
  • Vendors will open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Christmas Village.
  • Entertainment will begin at 4:45 p.m. and last until the Christmas Parade begins.
  • The parade will start at 6 p.m.
  •  Location:
  • Christmas Village: On N. Jackson Street from Pine Avenue to Broad Avenue.
  • Entertainment: On Pine Avenue between the Government Center, 222 Pine Avenue, and the Judicial Building, 225 Pine Avenue.
  • Christmas Parade: Pine Avenue from Wesco, 724 Pine Avenue, to the Dougherty County School System building at 200 Pine Avenue.