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Calendar Pick: Downtown Parade of Lights

Downtown Athens is ringing in the season with a holiday parade of astronomical proportions. The Downtown Parade of Lights is an annual holiday parade featuring bands, goodies and floats galore. This year’s theme is “An Out of This World Holiday.” The parade marshal will be Maurice Snook, a retired chemist and lifelong astronomer. Over his 70 years of astronomy work, Snook has formed two astronomy clubs and has traveled frequently to local communities to spread his passion for the cosmos. Applications to participate in the parade itself have closed, but everyone is invited to come partake in the excitement as the parade moves through downtown Athens. The parade begins at the corner of Pulaski Street and Hancock Avenue, and it will make a lap down Clayton, Thomas and Washington streets ending outside City Hall.

WHO: Downtown Parade of Lights
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown Athens