HOliday Lights Displays

Atlanta Botanical Garden
Through January 6
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights showcases botanical themes that accentuate the natural beauty of the gardens while adding a uniquely festive holiday twist. The annual electrical extravaganza features the new high-tech Nature's Wonders, illuminating the world's natural phenomena through countless strands of synchronized dancing lights strung high over Storza Woods. Explore the Walk of Flames and Tunnel of Light along with favorites such as the Ice Goddess' shimmering locks, Glittering Galaxy, Radiant Rainforest, and Model Trains. The glowing Orchestral Orbs, which dance with color and light to the sounds of festive holiday tunes help make the exhibition a must-see holiday tradition. This year brings the debut of the Skylights Lounge in the Skyline Garden. Plus, several larger-than-life plant giants from Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon a Time will be awash in holiday glow. There are nearly 2 million colorful, energy-efficient LED light bulbs strewn across Atlanta Botanical Garden's 30 acres.

Stone Mountain Park
Through January 6
Atlanta's most popular tourist attraction is also home to one of the city's most beloved holiday traditions. During the day you will want to visit Snow Mountain, in which the park's great lawn is transformed into a snowy wonderland where kids of all ages can go sledding, build igloos and snowmen, have snowball fights and more. As the evening sun fades, Crossroads Village sparkles with over 2 million lights and a gigantic outdoor Christmas tree, while Georgia's most famous mountainside is lit up by a holiday-themed laser show.
There are also sing-along train rides, storytelling with Mrs. Claus, meet & greets with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, live children's shows including The Littlest Christmas Tree, A Christmas Carol and more. The Polar Express 4-D! is back at their 4D theatre.
Kids can visit the Snow Angel in her Snow Palace at Memorial Hall, and pose for pictures with Santa and/or Mrs. Claus. Whatever you do, don't miss the nightly Christmas parade (which features special appearances by the Snow Angel and the Clauses) as well as the snowfall and fireworks display that will close out the nightly celebration.

Life University, Marietta
Through December 31
Lights of LIFE is an annual holiday tradition that was started by Life University and dates back to 1989. The 65 foot tall rendition of Santa and his sleigh is the tallest display in the Southeast. It is a visual treat that the whole family will enjoy. Concessions are available seven days a week. Additional activities will be available during the weekends for a small fee including petting zoo, train rides, pony rides and photos with Santa. Tickets available at

Lake Lanier Islands
Through January 2
Lake Lanier Islands celebrates over 25 years of Magical Nights of Lights. Start off with a scenic 7-mile drive through some of the most extravagant light displays you can imagine, including themed sections such as "The 12 Days of Christmas" and "Teddy Bear Lane." Witness the amazing 65-foot Christmas Tree! Their expanded Christmas village is filled with carnival rides such as a Ferris wheel and old-fashioned carousel, games, pony rides and blazing bonfires for roasting marshmallows. St. Nick still holds court inside Santa's Workshop, where you can grab a bite to eat after posing for family photos with jolly ol' elf himself. Open daily from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Callaway Gardens
Through January 5
Treat your family to fun filled with holiday cheer with Christmas at Callaway, featuring Fantasy In Lights, one of National Geographic's Top 10 Light Displays. Fantasy In Lights is a spectacular light and sound show, with 8 million lights, 15 displays, a Christmas village, and Santa Claus at Callaway Gardens. Woodland displays depict such holiday scenes as the March of the Toy Soldiers while two beach scenes with moving lights tell the stories of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas and the Nativity. Visit



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