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Atlanta Christmas Light Displays

Family-friendly Events All Over the City


Find an Atlanta Christmas light display and spread some holiday cheer with family and friends. Most light displays begin in Mid-November.

All pricing information subject to change.

Callaway Gardens Fantasy in Lights

Just a little over an hour south of Atlanta is the beautiful Callaway Gardens, home to one of the Atlanta area's largest Christmas light displays. Wind through the displays made up of 8 million twinkling lights and then warm up in the Christmas Village with cocoa and crafts.

Tickets start at $17 for adults, $8.50 for children.

For a whole weekend of holiday fun, stay overnight at Callaway and make it a mini-getaway.

Lights of Life

Located at Life University in Marietta, lights of life is a large metro Atlanta Christmas light display viewed from the comfort of your car. Don't forget to stop and visit Santa on the weekends! Additional activities include:

  • Concession Stand – open 7 days a week
  • Petting Zoo (goats) – Saturday and Sunday only - $3 per person
  • Train Rides – Friday, Saturday and Sunday only - $3 per person
  • Pony Rides (weather permitting) – Friday, Saturday and Sunday only - $5 per person

Sunday - Thursday pricing:
$5 per car, $20 per van

Friday - Sunday and special holiday dates pricing:
$10 per car, $20 per van

Santa visits are $12, includes a photo with Santa.

On Fridays and Saturdays there will be live music from local high schools.

Life University is located at 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta, GA.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at the Botanical Gardens

Stay local with lights intown at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Located at Piedmont Park, the Botanical Gardens decks out their grounds with a million twinkling lights. One of the nice things about the lights at the Botanical Gardens is that you get to walk around outdoors instead of sitting in your car. It's perfect for a mild winter night!

Thursday - Sunday: $20 for adults, $14 for kids, free for children under 3
Monday - Wednesday: save $3 off the above prices
Concessions including beer, wine, spiked cider, and smore making kits are available for purchase.

Magical Night of Lights at Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier has a nightly light extravaganza with seven miles of family-friendly light displays, pony rides, a marshmallow roast and of course, Santa. New this year is a big screen Nativity show to remind you of the true reason for the season. There is also a holiday village with marshmallow roasting, hot chocolate, ride the carnival rides and holiday ornaments for sale. Kids will enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo and temporary tattoos.

Car admission is $60 for cars or $90 for large capacity vans. Up to nine people may ride in a car, or up to 19 in a van. Holiday village activities may require an additional fee.

If you stay for the weekend, you can have breakfast with Santa for another day of holiday fun. Various all-inclusive packages are available.

Cenntennial Olympic Park Holiday in Lights

Centennial Olympic Park hosts a huge, free lights display each year. Wander through the park and enjoy thousands of twinkling lights. The park also has an outdoor ice skating rink, which costs just $10 for 90 minutes of skating time, including skate rental.

A Stone Mountain Christmas

For the holidays, Stone Mountain Park is transformed into a winter wonderland. With millions of lights, a 4D Polar Express movie, a nightly holiday parade, live shows, sing-a-longs, Santa and more. For a holiday experience within Metro Atlanta, this one truly can't be beat. New in 2013, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster join the nightly parade.

The Christmas Adventure Pass, available for $28 or $22 for kids under 11, includes admission into the Stone Mountain Christmas event including live performances, the Snow Angel Palace, Wonderland Walkway, the Snow Angel Snowfall and Fireworks Celebration, Sing-Along Christmas Train, Nightly Christmas Parade, The Polar Express 4-D Experience, The Great Barn, Mini-Golf, plus daytime admission to Summit Skyride, Antebellum Plantation and Discovering Stone Mountain Museum. Combo passes with other attractions like Snow Mountain are also available.

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