Dazzling Holiday and Christmas Lights in Atlanta

Holiday Road displays its amazing holiday and Christmas lights for the first time in Atlanta this year. Photo courtesy Holiday Road
Holiday Road displays its amazing holiday and Christmas lights for the first time in Atlanta this year. Photo courtesy Holiday Road

When the sun goes down and temperature drops, it's time to view the most dazzling holiday and Christmas lights in Atlanta! The amount of festive magic found throughout our fair city is a testament to how much everyone, both young and old, treasure the sparkle of holiday lights. The choices to view Christmas lights seem limitless as almost every region of Georgia puts on some type of wonderful display.

Whether you chooose to drive or walk by these fabulous holiday and Christmas lights, make sure you open your eyes and hearts to the wonder of this most magical time of year!

Sparkling Holiday and Christmas Lights Displays in Atlanta

ATL Holiday Lights

Guests can either pay to drive or walk through Atlantic Station's Christmas lights display. Themes revolve around everyone's favorite holiday movies as well as a miniature neighborhood featuring Atlanta mainstays. The fun runs until January 2, 2022 from 5-9pm. Note: Admission rates go up when purchased at the gate.

Callaway Gardens Fantasy in Lights

Pine Mountain
Voted as one of the "top 10 best holiday lights displays in the world" by National Geographic, Fantasy in Lights is a breathtaking way to view Christmas lights. Callaway Gardens invites you to get out of the car and wander the Callaway Christmas Village and stroll through this stunning winter wonderland.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights uses Christmas lights in a wonderfully creative way. Image courtesy Atlanta Botanical Garden 

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights

Visitors can explore the 30 acres of the Atlanta Botanical Garden all done up in seasonal lights. The full garden of exhibits is open for exploring. Garden Lights, Holiday Nights is open daily through January 15, with varying prices based on membership.

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags

Combine the magic of Six Flags with the holiday spirit at the amusement park's Holiday in the Park seasonal event! New for 2021, Six Flags added Oh What Fun! A Holiday Light Spectacular and Merry Lane, attractions that allows guests to walk through an animated lights experience choreographed to Christmas classics. Runs through January 2.

Holiday Lights at Brook Run Park

Brook Run Park's holiday lights are back! This year's theme is Hollywood Holidays, with the light displays inspired by various holiday movies. The fun starts each night from 5-10pm and runs until December 27.

Holiday Lights at Veterans Park

Get in your car and drive out to Veterans Park for the annual holiday lights display! This fun event runs until December 31 and features a long drive of dazzling lights for the whole family. Guests can purchase seasonal passes for $50 or single-night pass for $20.

Holiday Lights of Hope at Hobgood Park

The annual event at Hobgood Park in Woodstock features a walk-through Christmas light display with hundreds of thousands of lights, concessions, a visit from Santa, and more. The festivities run December 2-23, starting at 6pm. Enjoy more than two million lights!

Holiday Road Atlanta

Debuting for the first time in Atlanta this year, Holiday Road is a full sensory holiday experience. This walking trail takes you through endless holiday lights and displays, as well as the chance to purchase treats from on-site food trucks and even holiday souvenirs. 

IllumiNights at Zoo Atlanta

Grant Park
Holiday lights take on a whole different look at Zoo Atlanta's IllumiNights, a "nighttime lantern wonderland celebrating the beauty of the natural world." Each lantern was hand-crafted by Chinese artisans and creates a dazzling new perspective when wandering the zoo. Runs 5:30-9:30pm nightly

Lights of LIFE at Life University

Kids love this drive-through holiday light show that also features a petting zoo, train rides, and pony rides. Cars are $10 through New Year's Eve, and concessions are available for purchase.

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands' Lakeside Lights Spectacular

Lake Lanier
License to Chill Snow Island is a seasonal event that entertains the whole family. Besides awesome attractions like snow tubing, ice skating, and much more, visit Lakeside Lights Spectacular and take a magical walk through the Christmas lights magic set to fun seasonal music.

Rockin' Christmas World of Illumination

One of the largest drive-through animated light shows in the country, Rockin' Christmas takes over Six Flags White Water in Marietta, featuring hundreds of interactive displays and millions of animated lights guests can enjoy from their own vehicles.

Drive-Thru and Drive-By Christmas Displays in Atlanta
Enjoy the magic of a Stone Mountain Christmas. Photo courtesy of the venue

Stone Mountain Christmas

Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain Park celebrates the season with music, live performances, visits from seasonal celebrities, and, of course, lights (with a fireworks finale). Each evening begins with the lighting of the Enchanted Christmas Tree followed by a Christmas parade.

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