First Friday: Merry Main Street

  • 117 West Hancock Street
    Milledgeville, GA 31061
  • Dates: December 2, 2022
  • Location: Downtown Milledgeville
  • Address: 117 West Hancock Street
  • Phone: (478) 414-4014
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM



It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Milledgeville as preparations are made for the holiday season. 

The tree lighting will take place at 6:00pm on West Hancock Street in front of The Local Yolkal Cafe with the Honorable Mayor Mary Parham Copelan doing the honors. Then the Sweet Georgia Sound, a registered Sweet Adelines International chorus, will be delighting the crowd with its four-part a cappella barbershop-style harmonies at the tree lighting and throughout the evening.

Immediately following the tree lighting, Santa Claus will make his entrance, by fire truck, to The Local Yolkal for the Exchange Bank’s Cookies with Santa experience. Children and family are invited to visit with Santa and enjoy complimentary cookies.

Visit Milledgeville will have the cynical, grumpy Grinch at the Visitor’s Center for pictures and fun! Strolling around downtown, patrons will enjoy visiting with several community organizations offering activities for children and information about their cause. Crowds will also enjoy music from the talented, local, saxophonist Shaquille Wright.

Special Thanks to Fickling Lake Country, LLC, Exchange Bank, The City of Milledgeville Public Works and Fire Departments, the downtown merchants and residents, The Vibe, The Local Yolkal Cafe, the Georgia College Department of Theatre and Dance, Visit Milledgeville, Custom Signs and Designs and Fowler Flemister for making this First Friday incredible!