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See the brightest and most beautiful holiday Christmas lights in Atlanta and beyond.

Looking for more holiday family fun? Find more holiday events to enjoy this season. Explore a neighborhood near you with our list of neighborhood light displays.

Light Displays

Holiday Lights of Hope at Hobgood Park. Walk through a light display with more than 2 million lights, shop concessions and vendors, visit with Santa and more at this celebration benefiting the Anna Crawford Children’s Center. Through Dec. 23.

Winter West Wonderland at University of West Georgia. Walk through a winter wonderland with lighted displays of student-built sculptures, a holiday market, photos with Kris Kringle and Winter Wolfie and more. Nov. 29-Dec. 2.

Holiday Tree Trail at Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville. Ring in the yuletide season with six-foot Fraser Firs decorated by local businesses, families and organizations around the theme of Fairytale Forest. Nov. 29-Jan. 1.

Holiday Lights at Brook Run Park. This themed “Brook Run Sweet Shoppe” light show includes 85,000 sugarcoated lights with a chocolate volcano, candy castle, ice cream land and more. Dec. 1-31.

The Lighting at Colony Square. Experience live music, jolly entertainment, activities, Santa, live reindeer and more at this lighting event, and watch the tree come alive with lights and music each hour from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 2-3 and 6-25.

Deck the Square in Roswell. See decorated six foot trees from different organizations. Dec. 2-Jan. 2.

Winter House at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Enjoy twinkling lights and delicious treats in this historic mansion filled with holiday magic, activities, an artist market, photos with Santa and workshops. Through Dec. 10.

Festival of Trees at Town Center at Cobb. View beautifully decorated trees and support local nonprofits lining the Belk Wing. Through Dec. 26.

A Country Christmas at Pettit Creek Farms. Take a drive or hayride through lights, take photos with Santa and his reindeer, experience a live nativity and more. Through Dec. 30.

Lights of Life at Life University. Drive through tons of holiday lights on display around the campus. Through Dec. 30.

Holiday Lights at Veteran’s Park. Drive through this two-mile Christmas light show with a canopy tunnel, trees and more. Through Dec. 31.

Stone Mountain Christmas at Stone Mountain Park. Enjoy holiday magic with evenings full of festive music, dazzling lights, The Polar Express 4-D Experience, the Enchanted Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and visits from your favorite holiday characters. Through Jan. 1.

World of Illumination’s Reindeer Road at Six Flags White Water. See a gorgeous light display synchronized to a music show. Through Jan. 1.

ATL Holiday Lights at Lakewood Amphitheater. See incredible lights at this drive-thru display. Through Jan. 1.

Let It Shine Lightshow at Coolray Field. Drive through this Christmas light show experience for a wonderland of lights synchronized to fun holiday classics. Through Jan. 1.

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags. View more than one million LED lights and dozens of Christmas trees, visit with Santa Claus and ride the park’s popular attractions. Through Jan. 1.

Celebration at the Station at Atlantic Station. Watch a light and snow show set to a heartwarming holiday video. Through Jan. 3.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden. New this year, see an installation of illuminated large metal sculptures of birds, and walk along a colorful Glowing Grove in the Flower Walk, watch lights dance to music and more. Through Jan. 14.

IllumiNights at the Zoo: A Chinese Lantern Festival at Zoo Atlanta. Illuminated wildlife lights the night at this Chinese lantern festival with more than 80 nature-inspired lanterns. Through Jan. 15.

Margaritaville’s Lakeside Lights Spectacular at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands. Go on a magical walk through an amazing light show set to festive seasonal music. Through Jan. 16.

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Tree Lightings

Coming Home for the Holidays in Smyrna. The Big Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony happens with Santa, and enjoy lots of festive activities. Nov. 29.

Decatur Christmas Tree Lighting in Decatur. Enjoy holiday carols, hot cocoa, “snow,” and Santa lighting the tree. Dec. 1.

Holiday on the Town at Town Brookhaven. Enjoy a festive evening with a tree lighting, menorah lighting, Santa visits, live reindeer, holiday characters, performances and more. Dec. 1.

Holiday Glow on the Town Green in Peachtree Corners. View the lighting of the tree, a Menorah and other holiday-themed lights, and listen to a holiday concert. Dec. 1.

Christmas Tree Lighting & Santa on the Square at Glover Park. Celebrate the holiday season with local choir performances, an ugly holiday sweater walking parade, letter writing stations to Santa, a tree lighting ceremony and Santa’s arrival. Dec. 1.

Christmas Tree Lighting at Vinings Jubilee. See the gorgeous Christmas tree get lit, listen to classic carols performed by singing elves, decorate ornaments, visit with Santa and more. Dec. 1.

Christmas Tree Lighting at North Point Community Church Lawn. Watch a one-of-a-kind Christmas tree lighting experience. Dec. 1-4.

West Ponce Tree Lighting at First Christian Church of Decatur. Watch Decatur’s newest holiday tradition as the tree is lit on the lawn. Dec. 2.

Christmas Tree Lighting Festival at Mount Pisgah Church. This festive evening includes a live nativity, snowy winter wonderland, food trucks, a scavenger hunt and the lighting of the Christmas tree. Dec. 2.

Sparkle! A Celebration of Kids, Creativity and Magic in Norcross. The City of Norcross celebrates Christmas with activities, including a tree lighting. Dec. 2.

Deck the Hall in Duluth. See the tree lighting, visit with Santa, and enjoy lots of kids’ activities. Dec. 3.

Holiday Lights at East Cobb Park. This event includes live music, outdoor fun, a tree lighting and a Santa visit. Dec. 4.

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Beyond Atlanta

Winter Wonderland Train at Pine Mountain Gold Museum. Embark on a train ride to see almost a mile of lights and decorations. Dec. 1-30.

Mountain Country Christmas In Lights at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. Enjoy caroling, arts and crafts, food, lights, decorations and entertainment throughout the event. Through Dec. 23.

Christmas Lights at A.H. Stephens State Park. Enjoy this 10-acre light display with refreshments, movies and a campfire. Through Dec. 25.

A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland. Celebrate the holidays with ice sculptures, holiday-themed activities, dazzling lights, ice tubing and more. Through Jan. 1.

Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens. Christmas cheer includes an all-new Callaway Christmas Village, twinkling lights, nutcrackers, snowflakes, decorated trees and more holiday lights and seasonal sights. Through Jan. 1.

Enchanted Garden of Lights at Rock City. Guests can walk through four themed areas of holiday lights and activities, including Yule Town and North Pole Village. Through Jan. 1.

Winter WonderLights at State Botanical Garden of Georgia. This walk-thru light show extravaganza features 11 illuminated displays, including a multi-colored light tunnel. Through Jan. 8.

Christmas at Biltmore. During the day, see the elegant rooms of Biltmore House shimmer with lights and décor, and at night, enjoy candlelight, glowing fireplaces and live music. Through Jan. 8.


Past events:

Holiday Tree Lighting at Atlanta History Center. Kick off the holiday season by watching this 50-foot Christmas tree be lit, listening to music, taking photos with Santa, playing children’s activities and more. Nov. 18.

Jingle Mingle at Historic Downtown Gainesville Square. Bask in the holiday spirit with live music, carriage rides, kiddie train rides, Santa, the lighting of the chicken and more. Nov. 19.

Light the Station at Atlantic Station. Watch this 50-foot holiday tree lighting, a book reading, Christmas crafts, special performances, a Holiday Disco Parade and more. Nov. 19.

The Lighting of Avalon at Avalon. Get in the holiday spirit with a magnificent tree lighting, festive music and an appearance from Old Saint Nick. Nov. 20.

Lighting of the Tree at Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. Watch as the Greet Tree is lit before visiting with Santa, enjoy kids’ activities, s’mores, live entertainment and more. Nov. 24.

Christmas Tree Lighting at Snellville Towne Green. Watch the Lighted Christmas Parade from Wisteria Plaza to the Towne Green, along with a tree lighting, cookie decorating, s’mores and more. Nov. 26.

Tree Lighting at The Battery Atlanta. Live entertainment, visit from Santa, tree lighting and “The Grinch” on the big screen. Nov. 26.

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