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  • Writer's pictureKristen W.

North Georgia Holiday Event Guide - Best Holiday Lights and Tree Displays!

Now that we are all done with filling our bellies with ham and turkey, it is time to start thinking about the Christmas season and all of the activities that surround it. I have already shared the best tree lightings in the Atlanta area, but today I want to share the best holiday lights in the Atlanta area.

  • Fantasy in Lights at Calloway Gardens: Gather your family and friends in the car and drive through more than 8 million twinkling lights and the gardens are decorated for the season. The gardens are decorated from now through January 5th!

  • Garden Nights, Holiday Lights at Atlanta Botanical Gardens: Countless lights light up the the garden with Nature's Wonders, Orchestral Orbs Glittering Galaxy, Radiant Rainforest and Model Trains. The lights are up from now through January 6th!

  • Enchanted Garden of Lights at Rock City: Make your way through 1 million holiday lights with over 30 different scenes from the North Pole to Magic Forest and Yule Town. Decorate cookies and meet Santa. November 16 - December 31.

  • Country Christmas Nights at The Rock Ranch: Have a great ride on-board the Christmas Express Train featuring a snowflake tunnel and a dancing Christmas lights show. December 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22.

  • Lights of Life at Life University: Tons of holiday lights on display around the campus. Pony rides, train rides and petting zoo. Now through Dec. 31.

  • Magical Nights of Lights at Lanier Islands: Celebrate 26 years of magical holiday lights by driving through this large display, this year with a Margaritaville twist (who doesn't love Margaritaville?). Don’t forget to visit Santa. The lights are up now through January 6.

  • Stone Mountain Christmas Lights at Stone Mountain Park: Thousands of lights and holiday activities including projections and special effects. Don’t miss the Wonderland Walkway, a dazzling tunnel of lights that leads to the Snow Angel Palace. All of this fun is available now through January 6.

  • Pettit Creek Farms Christmas Lights at Pettit Creek Farms: More than one mile of light displays, Santa visits, petting zoo, reindeer and more. The fun is currently going on and is available now through December 30.

  • Holiday Lights of Hope at Hobgood Park: Walk-through light and animated displays, visit with Santa and more. This event is going on December 7-23.

  • Atlantic Station Lights: View over 250,000 lights within an 8-block radius. The best part of the Atlantic Station holiday lights (other than the lights and the snow) is there is a TON to do. Go ice skating, do a little shopping, enjoy dinner at one of 17 restaurants, visit Santa’s Cottage in Central Park or shop the authentic German Christkindl Market for gifts from Germany – and German bratts, too! You can walk through all of the lights, which is sometimes more fun than driving!

  • Six Flags over Georgia - Holiday in the Park: More than one million LED lights will turn on at once as Santa Claus and his reindeer ride their sleigh for the first time to Six Flags Over Georgia for the debut of Holiday in the Park. This all-new celebration transforms the park into a winter wonderland with dazzling Christmas trees, exclusive holiday shows and many of the park’s most popular rides.

  • Holiday in Lights: Christmas in Atlanta isn't completed without a stroll through Centennial Olympic Park. The annual Holiday in Lights show is free to enter and, each year, features unique touches. While you’re there, twirl around Atlanta’s only outdoor ice skating rink on the Great Lawn. Entrance into Holiday in Lights is free!

I keep thinking there has to be more, but everything I research show these as being the most impressive in the area. I have definitely added some of these to my list and can't wait to check them out! I will definitely post about the ones I check out so you can plan your trip! What is your favorite light display you've been to?

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