Stone Mountain Park sheds light on the holidays.

Here’s Where To See Holiday Lights In Atlanta

Where are the best places to see holiday light displays in and around Atlanta? Here are six choices.

  1. Garden Lights Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden

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    Garden Lights Holiday Nights celebrates with new music and motion for Nature’s Wonders, the world’s largest curtain of synchronized light and sound. The ninth annual extravaganza features displays made up of millions of  LED lights and giant characters from the “Imaginary Worlds: Alice’s Wonderland” exhibit. S’more-roasting fire pits are back for your munching pleasure. Nov. 16 through Jan. 11, 2020

  2. Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Georgia

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    Holiday in the Park at Six Flags twinkles with more than one million LED lights and dozens of Christmas trees, festive shows, culinary treats and, of course, Santa Claus.The historic Riverview Carousel is the site of a glowing light and walk-through experience. Select days, Nov. 24 through Jan. 5, 2020

  3. Stone Mountain Christmas at Stone Mountain Park

    Whew! Where to begin? There’s a nightly parade, the Snow Angel, Rudolph, Bumble and Clarice, and that’s just the beginning. Listen to carolers as lights twinkle all around. See “The Polar Express” 4D. Enjoy shows, and, of course, greet Santa Claus. Nov. 16 through Jan. 5, 2020

  4. Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens

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    Named one of the Top 10 light displays in the world by National Geographic, Fantasy in Lights is a light and sound show sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Meet holiday characters at Christmas Village, and be sure to take a ride through the illuminated forest. Nov. 15 through Jan. 4, 2020.

    5. Magical Nights of Lights at Lanier Islands

    Drive through seven miles of holiday lights. See the 13 displays plus Santa’s elves at work, the North Pole Express, Jack & the Beanstalk, scenes from the “Wizard of Oz,” the Poinsettia Candelabra, Icicle Tunnel and the carousel.  Nov. 22 through early January 2020.

    6. Lights of Life at Life University
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    For more than 30 years, Atlantans have flocked to Life University for its annual lights display. Drawing a half million visitors each holiday season, the show opens Thanksgiving evening and is open every night through New Year’s Eve.

Journalist Carol Carter writes and edits for Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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