Happening Now: Festival of Lights at Chehaw Park and Zoo

Festival of Lights at Chehaw Park and Zoo

Throughout 2020, we’ve seen many of our favorite traditions in a new light. Well, this month, the Festival of Lights at Chehaw Park and Zoo is back—and it promises to bring brightness to the holiday season yet again! If you’re excited to participate in this local favorite, let us illuminate you with all the info. Did we mention that it starts tonight too?

What is the Festival of Lights?

If you’ve never heard of the Festival of Lights at Chehaw Park and Zoo, it’s a yearly holiday event in Albany, GA showcasing brilliant light displays. Plus, there’s hot chocolate with marshmallows. Yum!

How has the Festival of Lights adjusted during COVID-19?

The Chehaw Park and Zoo wants to keep its community safe and healthy this season! As a result, Santa will be staying at the North Pole this year. The trains will also stay in their stations, retiring until next year. Additionally, if you decide to drink hot chocolate at the fire pits, guests are asked to practice social distancing. Finally, the light show is limited to driving tours this year.

Safety Reminders

Now that the Chehaw Park and Zoo has done its part, we ask that you do yours! Please, remember to listen to all state mandates, employee direction, and posted signage. That includes wearing a mask and social distancing! You can also bring hand sanitizer with you for your convenience. Thank you for making sure everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season.

Visiting Details

Before you hop in your car, you need to know where to go and when! We’ve got your covered. The Festival of Lights takes place on the following dates, all from 6 to 9 p.m.:

  • 4 to 6;
  • 11 to 13; and
  • 18 to 21.

Next up, the address! You can find the Chehaw Park and Zoo at 105 Chehaw Park Road in Albany, GA. And last but not least—tickets cost $10 per car.


Create happy holiday memories this year when you take a trip to the Festival of Lights at Chehaw Park and Zoo. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

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