Lights! Lights! Thanksgiving Night

Join us on Thanksgiving Night as the streets of Downtown Moultrie come alive and illuminate the sky with the beautiful Canopy of Lights!

Downtown Moultrie’s Canopy of Lights dates back to the 1930s. Originating as an event to welcome home the soldiers of World War II, the tradition continues today. Beginning with only four strands of lights hung from the top of the courthouse to the four corners of the square, the canopy has grown to include over 10,000 lights stretching throughout Downtown Moultrie.

Each year, Santa Claus visits Downtown Moultrie on Thanksgiving Night to help light the Canopy of Lights, and with that, Christmastime in Moultrie officially begins.

After you watch the lights come on, take a stroll around downtown to visit the many shops that are open. While you’re at it, visit with Santa, see the live reindeer, ride the ponies, take a ride around the square on the train, or catch a bite to eat.

Downtown shops begin to open at 4 p.m. Santa arrives for the lighting of the Canopy at 6 p.m.