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.

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Light Displays

Winter Wonderland Spectacular at Illuminarium. This immersive holiday experience includes Christmas magic, a fantasyland of nutcrackers, Santa’s winter palace, glowing Northern Lights and more. Through Jan. 6.

Winter WonderLights at State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Walk through sparkling light displays, including a Winter Wondercave, Jingle Bell Lane, Northern Lights and more. Through Jan. 7.

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland at Jim R. Miller Park. Infuse your holiday season with Christmas cheer at this drive-thru light show featuring cutting-edge technology, custom-built light displays and more in partnership with Cobb County PARKS. Through Jan. 7.

IllumiNights at the Zoo: A Chinese Lantern Festival at Zoo Atlanta. Illuminated wildlife lights the night at this Chinese lantern festival with nature-inspired lanterns and experiences. Through Jan. 14.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden. This annual holiday extravaganza features millions of brilliantly colored LED lights and displays. Through Jan. 14.

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. 15.

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Enchanted Garden of Lights at Rock City. Walk through this winter wonderland with the lighted Grand Corridor in Yule Town, Arctic Kingdom and Magic Forest. Through Jan. 7.

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. 7.

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. 17.

Hamilton Tree Lighting at The Hamilton Alpharetta. Enjoy hot cocktails, holiday crafted snacks and live music as the Christmas tree is lit. Nov. 17.

North Point Celebrates Santa at North Point Mall. Get in the holiday spirit with a visit with Santa, train rides, live music and a tree lighting. 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. 18.

City of Alpharetta Tree Lighting at Town Green Stage. Visit downtown Alpharetta for a 50-foot tree lighting, live music, snow flurries, Santa visits and more. Nov. 18.

Light the Station at Atlantic Station. Watch this 50-foot holiday tree lighting and enjoy holiday fun. Nov. 18.

Christmas Tree Lighting at Cumming City Center. Enjoy family-friendly fun with a Christmas tree lighting, live music and warm beverages and desserts from local vendors. Nov. 18.

Lights Up 2023 at Ashley Park. Enjoy seasonal magic with festive music, Santa’s arrival, snowfall, visits from Disney characters, a new LED lightshow and more. Nov. 18.

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. 19.

Santa on the Square at Downtown Newnan. Watch Santa arrive in a fire truck to light the Christmas tree before your visit. 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. 25.

Tree Lighting at The Plaza at Battery Atlanta. Watch the tree lighting, and after, bring a blanket or lawn chair to view “Abominable.” Nov. 25.

Light Up Trilith at Town at Trilith. This enchanting winter wonderland celebration will feature the tree lighting, campfire s’mores, hot chocolate, holiday jazz, pet photos with Santa and more. Nov. 25.

Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting at Downtown Loganville. This annual parade kicks off the holiday season, and following the parade, Santa will light the city’s Christmas tree. Nov. 25.

Coming Home for the Holidays in Smyrna. The Christmas tree lighting happens with Santa, and enjoy lots of festive activities. Nov. 28.

Christmas Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival at Glover Park. Festivities includes performances by local school and church choirs, visits from Santa and the lighting of the Marietta Christmas tree. Nov. 30.

Lighting of the Tree at Lee Street Park. The City of Jonesboro kicks off Christmas with this tree lighting. Nov. 30.

Holiday Glow on the Town Green in Peachtree Corners. View the lighting of the tree and a Menorah, and listen to a holiday concert. Nov. 30.

Light Up the Holidays at Loews Atlanta Hotel. This celebratory tree lighting ceremony will feature festive entertainment from the Atlanta Women’s Chorus. Nov. 30.

Holiday Celebration in Norcross. The City of Norcross celebrates Christmas with activities, including a tree lighting, choirs singing carols and more. Dec. 1.

The Lighting at Colony Square. Experience live music, jolly entertainment, activities, Santa, live reindeer and more at this lighting event. Dec. 1.

Annual Tree Lighting at Heritage Park. The third annual tree lighting includes carols and hot cocoa as the tree is lit. Dec. 1.

Lights at Legion at Legion Field. This kickoff lighting event will start at 6:30 p.m. and include shopping at the Covington Mistletoe Market, Santa and ice skating. Dec. 1.

Deck the Hall in Duluth. See the tree lighting, visit with Santa, and enjoy lots of kids’ activities. Dec. 2.

Peachtree City Hometown Holiday at Drake Field. Peachtree City welcomes in the holiday season with crafts, food, a gift market, Santa, a tree lighting and more. Dec. 2.

Holiday Lights at East Cobb Park. This event includes live music, outdoor fun, a tree lighting and a Santa visit. Dec. 3.

Winter West Wonderland at University of West Georgia. Get in the holiday spirit with lighted displays of student-built sculptures, a holiday market and pictures with Santa Claus and Winter Wolfie. Nov. 28-Dec. 1.

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.

Decatur Christmas Tree Lighting in Decatur. Enjoy holiday carols, hot cocoa, “snow,” and Santa lighting the tree. Dec. 7.

Christmas Tree Lighting at Vinings Jubilee. See the gorgeous Christmas tree get lit, go on a train ride, have your face painted, decorate ornaments, watch a holiday puppet show and more. Dec. 7.

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. 7.

West Ponce Tree Lighting at First Christian Church of Decatur. Watch Decatur’s holiday tradition as the tree is lit on the lawn. Dec. 8.

Mountain Country Christmas in Lights at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. This fairground transforms into a spectacular, magical holiday light show with Christmas music, arts and crafts, food, fun, entertainment, photo opportunities and a visit with Santa. 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. 24.

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

Lights Over Alpharetta at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre. Experience the magic of the holiday with this walking or drive-thru light display. Through Dec. 30.

A Country Christmas at Pettit Creek Farms. Take a drive or hayride through beautiful Christmas lights, visit with Santa and his reindeer from Thur.-Sun., meet the animals at the petting zoo, and taste s’mores. Through Dec. 30.

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. Through Dec. 30.

World of Illumination’s Enchanted Safari at Six Flags White Water. Drive through this light show filled with awe and wonder for a gorgeous safari adventure. Through Dec. 31.

Holiday Tree Trail at Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville. These six-foot Fraser Firs will be decorated by members, local businesses, families and organizations around the theme of “My Favorite Things.” Through Dec. 31.

Holiday Lights at Brook Run Park. This themed ski party light show includes 85,000 lights, a life-size snow globe, faux firepits and more. Through Dec. 31.

Lights of Life at Life University. Drive through a 1.5-mile light display, and enjoy an array of seasonal entertainments, including pony rides, train rides and the petting zoo. Through Dec. 31.

Glow Light Show & Festival at Coolray Field. This new holiday event has different magical experiences for this season, including an immersive drive-thru light show, a holiday festival with rides and more. Through Dec. 31.

Magic of Lights at Dixie Speedway. Enjoy classic holiday displays including a Winter Wonderland, 12 Days of Christmas, Reindeer Road and more with more than 2 million sparkling lights. Through Dec. 31.

Holiday Lights at Veteran’s Park. View lights at this two-mile drive-thru show. Through Dec. 31.

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Georgia. More than 1 million LED lights, dozens of Christmas trees, festive shows and culinary treats create the perfect winter wonderland atmosphere. Through Dec. 31.

Wild Adventures Christmas Wild & Bright at Wild Adventures Theme Park. Step into a winter wonderland of more than 2 million glittering lights, and enjoy a variety of entertainment, including immersive experiences, holiday-themed treats and more. Through Dec. 31.

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 a seven-mile scenic drive with 17 brilliantly illuminated scenes with a forest of twinkling lights, gigantic snowflakes and more. Through Jan. 1.

Winter Lantern Festival at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. This debut experience features more than 1,000 handmade Chinese lanterns and lights spread across six acres, including an animal kingdom, a sea world and a theme park. Through Jan. 2.

Stone Mountain Christmas at Stone Mountain Park. Immerse yourself in holiday magic with a Christmas Drone Show, dazzling lights, festive music, spectacular shows, holiday characters and more. Through Jan. 2.


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