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. Updated November 2020.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden

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There’s plenty of room to glow during the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s 10th annual Garden Lights, Holiday Nights, through Jan. 16, 2021. Reduced guest capacity allows visitors to spread out across 33 acres. Guests can look forward to timed ticketing, new LED light colors, a new Nature’s Wonders soundtrack and giant plant sculptures from “Alice’s Wonderland Reimagined” draped in lights.

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Georgia

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Holiday in the Park will celebrate through Jan. 3, 2021 (select days). This popular annual event features more than one million LED lights, festive shows, Christmas trees, holiday treats and visits from Santa Claus.

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. Brand new this year is a scene nearly two-football fields long featuring a Christmas tree more than10 stories tall, which will make it the tallest Christmas tree in the South. The show runs through Jan. 4, 2021.

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 is open every night through New Year’s Eve.

Stone Mountain Christmas at Stone Mountain Park

Get immersed in the magic of the holidays at Stone Mountain Christmas, through Jan. 3, 2021. This holiday family favorite boasts Snow Angel’s Christmas Parade, millions of sparkling lights, spectacular shows, The Polar Express outdoor movie experience and a new Christmas Lasershow. To ensure guest safety, the park will limit daily capacity.

Atlanta Festival of Lights at Atlantic Station

The Pinnacle Lot will light up as Atlantic Station partners with Atlanta Beer and Wine Festivals for “Atlanta Festival of Lights,” the inaugural drive-through light show experience and the only one inside the Perimeter this season. With colorful displays, twinkling lights and holiday tunes filling up the car, guests can enjoy a cheerful drive. The magical drive-through will be open through Jan. 18, 2021. The cost to attend is $25 per car Sunday through Thursday and $35 per car on Friday and Saturday.

Margaritaville’s Lakeside Lights Spectacular at Lake Lanier Islands

Kick start the holidays with a visit to Margaritaville’s Lakeside Lights Spectacular at Lake Lanier Islands. The show takes guests on a magical walk through a lighting extravaganza complete with seasonal music. It’s ideal for family fun.

PRISM: Winter Lights at Woodruff Park

This free two-month art exhibition displays works by artists from around the country. This year, PRISM: Winter Lights explores the theme of water and features three light-based landmark sculptures installed on the park’s main lawn.

This post was originally published in 2018.

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

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