Atlanta Christmas Light Displays

The best places to see Christmas Lights in Atlanta

Updated November 30, 2015

Looking for a family-friendly Christmas activity? After you see one of Atlanta's best holiday and Christmas shows and check out the top Holiday and Christmas Events Around Atlanta, head over to these winter wonderlands where you'll find Christmas light displays, beautifully decorated Christmas trees and lots-o-holiday cheer!

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    Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting

    ••• Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting.
    • Dates: December 3, 2015 
    • Location: Vinings Jubilee 
    • Admission: FREE
    • What to Expect: This annual affair is just the festive kickoff to the holiday season we need: it’s family-friendly (don't miss the Vinings Express Train and pictures with Santa), perfect for checking off those Christmas gifts—festive storefronts of the mall's boutiques and specialty shops have something for everyone on your list.There's even a trimmed tree, warm cider, yummy treats and live holiday jazz music. 
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    Atlanta History Center’s Candlelight Nights

    ••• Candlelight Nights. Photo Credit: Atlanta History Center
    • Dates: December 18, 2015 from 5:30 to 10 p.m.
    • Location: Atlanta History Center
    • Admission: $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers; $8 for children. 
    • What to Expect: Channel your inner Jacob Marley and experience Christmas past with a lantern and candle-lit stroll through campus, where the historic houses have been adorned with period appropriate holiday decorations, allowing guests to experience how Southerners celebrated Christmas during the pioneer days, the Civil War era and the 1930s. Food and drink available for purchase.
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    Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden

    ••• Garden Lights. Photo Credit: Jason Getz/Atlanta Botanical Garden
    • Dates:  November 14, 2015 to January 9, 2016, 5 to 10 p.m.
    • Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden 
    • Admission: $12 to 21 members; $17-26 non-members
    • What to Expect: It's no wonder this display is considered the largest, "all green" light show in the country. Nearly 1.5 million low-energy lights illuminate the 30-acre garden, the perfect backdrop for listening to the Orchestral Orbs glow harmoniously with holiday tunes. Don't miss this year’s addition of a Tunnel of Light, S’mores on the Twinkling Terrace, vibrant figures from Imaginary Worlds in the Ice Storm Trees and Poinsettia Tower. 
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    Six Flags' Holiday in the Park

    ••• North Pole Express. Six Flags over Georgia
    • Dates: November 21, 2015 through January 3, 2016 
    • Location: Six Flags Over Georgia
    • Admission: Tickets prices vary
    • What to Expect: More than one million LED lights will shine over Six Flags at this holiday spectacular featuring a 25-foot Christmas tree, festive shows, culinary treats (think toasty treats at S'mores Village) and even a ride on the North Pole Express to visit Santa Claus himself at his merry workshop.
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    Holiday in Lights at Centennial Olympic Park

    ••• Centennial Olympic Park.
    • Dates: November 21, 2015 through January 2, 2016
    • Location: Centennial Olympic Park
    • Admission: Free
    • What to Expect: Stroll through downtown Atlanta's stunning 21-acre park, lit to the extreme with thousands of lights sparkling on the skyline. Don't miss the park's outdoor ice skating rink.
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    Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Christmas

    ••• Photo Credit: Stone Mountain Park
    • Dates: November 7, 2015 through January 3, 2016
    • Location: Stone Mountain Park
    • Admission: $18 for members; $29.95 for nonmembers; $24.95 for children under 12.
    • What to Expect: More than two million lights, live holiday music and visits from North Pole favorites like Rudolph and Bumble make up Snow Mountain, where you can spend a fun-filled day tubing down the 400-foot hill, wandering through a sparkling tunnel of lights on your way to the Snow Angel® Palace, building a snowman, or watching Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 4-D. Parades, fireworks and visits with Santa round out the evening. 
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    Christmas Lights Outside Atlanta

    ••• Barnsley Christmas Ruins. Photo Credit: Barnsley Resort

    The drive is worth it to see these Christmas lights displays:

    1. Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens
    2. Light Up the Holidays at Barnsley Resort
    3. Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier