The annual Athens-Clarke County Downtown Parade of Lights is scheduled for Thursday, December 5 starting at 7:00 p.m.
This year, more than 70 entries will compete for such prizes as "Most Original Float," "Best
Use of Theme," and "Best Use of Lights." Performing units will be judged during the parade itself, and the best overall float will receive the "Mayor's Award". This year's theme is "The Sounds of Christmas."
The parade begins on the corner of Dougherty and Pulaski Streets ending in front of City Hall for
the traditional tree lighting ceremony, hosted by none other than Santa.
This popular annual event gives families and friends the unusual opportunity to view a night time parade and to enjoy the festive atmosphere of Downtown Athens while it is decorated for the holiday season.
Award Winners from 2012
For more information email Summer.Blackwell@athensclarkecounty.com
or call 706-613-3620 ext 242