One of the great things about living in a big city like Atlanta is that we have so many resources and a plethora of things to do at any given time. Christmas is no exception!
You will be in awe of the various light displays in and around Atlanta. Here are the top five in Atlanta and beyond:
Botanical Gardens Located right off Piedmont Road near Piedmont Park in Midtown, The Botanical Garden is a great intown place to see some fabulous lights. New this year is a massive Tunnel of Light. A great thing about this venue is that you can walk around The Botanical Garden and not be stuckin your car. There are also strolling carolers to get you in the holiday spirit. November 14 to January 9. Here are more details.
Callaway Gardens A 1.5 hour drive south from Atlanta, Callaway Gardens’ annual Christmas celebration has been recognized by National Geographic as one of the Top 10 Christmas Light Displays in the World. The Fantasy in Lights show has 8 million lights. 8 MILLION. It is a fabulous drive-through show. But don’t just go for the lights, go enjoy being away from the city and stay there- they have a Lodge and Spa or you can rent a cabin. November 13 to January 2. Click here for more information.
Centennial Olympic Park Located in the center of downtown Atlanta Centennial Park has a light display called Holiday in Lights. It’s free, offers exceptional views of the downtown Atlanta skyline, and you can go to nearby restaurants for dinner. If you are up for it, you can pay to go ice skating or ride the ferris wheel too! November 21 – January 10. Here is more information.
Lake Lanier The Lake Lanier Magical Nights of Lights show is a 7-mile drive through, and you will see some of the most extravagant light displays you can imagine, including themed sections like the 12 Days of Christmas and the Dancing Holiday House. Children can roast marshmellows and go on pony rides as well as get their picture taken with Santa. Here are more details. November 16 to December 31.
Stone Mountain You’ll want to go to Stone Mountain where you can spend all day and night with Christmas activities. There is Snow Mountain, where 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. Asthe sun sets, Crossroads Village sparkles with over 2 million lights and a gigantic outdoor Christmas tree, and the mountain is lit up by a holiday-themed laser show. There are sing-along train rides, storytellers, the Polar Express 4D film experience and numerous live shows. There is also a Christmas parade and a fireworks display! Go Here for further information. November 7 to January 3.
And # 6…. I know I said 5, but who’s to criticize? On Winall Down off Peachtree Dunwoody between Peachtree and Loridans, a family does a fabulous display you won’t see anywhere else. They have over 150 inflatables in their front yard and it is definitely worth a drive by.
For more fabbo neighborhood lights, go Here.
Written by Dore Brooks, Buyer Specialist at The Peters Company