ATLANTA – Families across the state make it a tradition to see the lights displays that pop up this time of year.
From free neighborhood ride-throughs to theme park fun, Georgia is geared up and ready to celebrate the holiday season. So, have no fear because we have your ultimate list of the best lights displays around Atlanta to ensure your holiday season will be lit.
A Whole LOT of Christmas
If you love Christmas a whole LOT, then head to Stone Mountain where one home has been lit with Christmas cheer for over 25 years. Throughout the decorated landscape, visitors will see Snowflake Lane, a University of Georgia section for football fans and even a Christmas Shark.
For directions, visit A Whole LOT of Christmas.
Christmas in Castille
In Alpharetta, one home has holiday fun the entire family can enjoy. Christmas in Castille offers an animated light display with more than 57,000 lights synchronized to music. The display is live through December 23.
For directions, visit Christmas in Castille.
Christmas in the Grove
Head over to Decatur to witness Christmas in the grove. What started as a family’s love for Christmas grew into a holiday must-see. With over 115,000 lights and synchronized music, you won’t want to miss out. The lights began on Thanksgiving and will be lit through January 1.
For times and directions, visit Christmas in the Grove.
Christmas on Amberwood
Like the other homes, they have the lights but also the inflatables. The house is not a walk-through but you can definitely enjoy the 40 inflatables from the sidewalk.
For directions, visit Christmas on Amberwood.
Felix Family Christmas Lights
Get into the holiday spirit in Dallas, Georgia at the Felix’s home. The fully animated home brings spectators from all over to witness their display.
For directions, visit Felix Family Christmas Lights.
Holiday Lights of Hope
The annual event at Hobgood Park in Woodstock that features a walk-through Christmas lights display with more than 2,000,000 lights. The event opens on December 7 through the 23rd beginning at 6 p.m.
For tickets, you can visit Holiday Lights of Hope.
Holiday Magic: The Woodruff Family Christmas Lights
Back by popular demand, the Woodruff family brought back their ‘A Purple Christmas – Tribute to Prince’ light display. Located in Hiram, the home holds a light show synchronized to over 70 minutes of holiday music.
For directions, you can visit Holiday Magic.
Lights of Life 2017
Drive on down to Life University to witness the annual tradition of Lights of Life. Each year, new displays are added to make sure every visit is unique. Now until December 31, you can enjoy some of the best Christmas views!
For tickets and times, visit Lights of Life.
One home in Lawrenceville is using over 13,000 lights to bring the holiday cheer. Their passion for Christmas comes right through your radio you don’t even have to leave your car to enjoy the show! The show happens nightly through January 1.
For directions, you can visit Vinyard Christmas.
If you’re looking for more decorated homes this Christmas, you can check out the Christmas Lightfinder by putting in your zip code. There are so many in Georgia!
Now, if you’re looking for more of an interactive light experience, you can check out the local theme parks and gardens around Atlanta.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Experience a night of lights at the Garden Lights Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Through January 7, you can explore the Walk of Flames and Tunnel of Light along with favorites such as the Orchestral Orbs, Glittering Galaxy, Radiant Rainforest, and Model Trains that continue to make the exhibition a must-see holiday tradition.
For ticket prices and times, you can visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Hop in the car and travel to The South’s Christmas Tradition at Callaway Gardens. Enjoy the Christmas Village while meeting holiday characters up close and be amazed as you drive through the dazzling illuminated forest. From dinner with The Grinch to cookies with Mrs. Claus, you’ll never want to leave this wonderland!
For tickets and a full list of events, visit Callaway Gardens.
For 25 years Lake Lanier has wowed families across Georgia with their Magical Nights of Lights. On their 25th Anniversary, they’ll be bringing back their ’12 Days of Christmas’ where you can sing holiday tunes as you drive pass each sparkling light display. When you’re done, celebrate in the Holiday Village at Santa’s Workshop!
For tickets and times, visit Lake Lanier.
Pettit Creek Farms
Take a drive and hayride through Pettit Creek Farms. There, you can experience their Christmas Light Show, visit with Comet and Cupid and even see The Live Nativity.
For tickets and times, you can visit Pettit Creek Farms.
Six Flags Over Georgia
Spend the Holidays in the Park! For the fourth year in a row, Six Flags is celebrating the holidays through January 3. Enjoy the thrill of the roller coasters while gazing at the winter wonderland lights throughout the park.
For tickets and park times, visit Six Flags Over Georgia.
Experience the new tree lighting ceremony along with the Snow Angel and hop onboard the Singalong Christmas Train as you listen to Christmas tunes and hear the story of the first Christmas gift.
For tickets and times, visit Stone Mountain Christmas.
The Rock Ranch
Enjoy yourself a country Christmas this year at The Rock Ranch in South Georgia. Visit Country Christmas Nights on select days in December where you can visit Santa’s Workshop for a keepsake ornament station and letter to Santa station. You can also drive through the Christmas light display on the farm for a bit of “country Christmas cheer.”
For tickets and event dates, visit The Rock Ranch.