The Best Christmas
Light Displays In GA

GARDEN LIGHTS, HOLIDAY NIGHTS
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Through January 7

Atlantabotanicalgarden.org
The seventh annual electrical extravaganza features spectacular light displays throughout the Garden, including 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 Orchestral Orbs, Glittering Galaxy, Radiant Rainforest, and Model Trains that continue to make the exhibition a must-see holiday tradition. Atlanta's greenest holiday celebration brightens the Atlanta Botanical Garden's 30 acres with nearly 2 million colorful, energy-efficient LED light bulbs. Garden Lights, Holiday Nights showcases botanical themes that accentuate the natural beauty of the gardens while adding a uniquely festive holiday twist. Favorite returning features include Santa Mantis and her Brilliant Bugs fluttering through rows of corn in the Edible Garden; the Ice Goddess' shimmering locks and the glistening Ice Storm Trees; and the glowing Orchestral Orbs, which dance with color and light to the sounds of festive holiday tunes.

STONE MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS
Stone Mountain Park
Through December 31

StoneMountainPark.com
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. Rudolph The Red-Nosed-Reindeer 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.

MAGICAL NIGHTS OF LIGHTS
Lake Lanier Islands
Through January 3

Lakelanierislands.com
Taking over Lake Lanier Islands for the 25th year, Magical Nights of Lights starts 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." This year introduces a new 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.

LIGHTS OF LIFE
Life University, Marietta
Through December 31

Life.edu
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 Life.edu

FANTASY IN LIGHTS
Callaway Gardens
Through January 6

Callawaygardens.com
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 Callawaygardens.com.

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