2020 Best Holiday Lights and Tree Displays Near Atlanta
See the brightest and most beautiful holiday Christmas lights in Atlanta and beyond.
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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. Nov. 26-Dec. 30.
Lights of Life at Life University. Drive through tons of holiday lights on display around the campus. Nov. 26-Dec. 31.
Atlanta Festival of Lights at Atlantic Station. Drive through this light show with colorful displays, twinkling lights and holiday tunes. Dec. 1-Jan. 18.
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. Dec. 3-23.
Stone Mountain Christmas Lights 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. 3.
Candy Rush at Six Flags White Water. See sugar plum fairies, a gigantic gingerbread village, Christmas characters and more at this mile-long drive-through show featuring nearly 2 million lights. Through Jan. 3.
Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Georgia. View more than 1 million LED lights and dozens of Christmas trees, visit with Santa Claus and ride the park’s popular attractions. Through Jan. 3.
Festival of the Trees at Southeastern Railway Museum. A lighted display of trees throughout the museum. Through Jan. 10.
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden. Countless bulbs light up the garden with Nature’s Wonders, Orchestral Orbs, Radiant Rainforest and Model Trains. Through Jan. 16.
Lakeside Lights Spectacular at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands. Stroll through a lighted extravaganza with traditional displays, high-tech images and music. Through Feb. 21.
Virtual: Lighting of the Great Tree at Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. The tradition continues as the Great Tree is lit on the lawn. Nov. 26.
Virtual: Snellville Christmas Tree Lighting. Watch the virtual Christmas tree lighting, and Santa will ride on the Friends of Santa float through neighborhoods spreading good cheer. Nov. 28.
Tree Lighting in Smyrna. Watch the annual parade with Santa lighting the giant Christmas tree, and listen to choral performances by local schools, community and church groups. Dec. 1.
Vinings Jubilee Christmas Tree Lighting. Entertainment and performances include carolers, a singing Santa and a Piccadilly Puppets show, and grab an ornament decorating bag. Dec. 3.
The Lighting of Avalon in Avalon. Nightly light and fireworks show around the 40-foot Christmas tree, plus pop-up concerts and activities. Through Dec. 3.
Virtual: Sparkle! Christmas Tree Lighting. Watch Norcross’ virtual tree lighting on Facebook Live. Dec. 4.
Holiday Glow on the Town Green in Peachtree Corners. Enjoy holiday performances and a sing-a-long, and a special guest from the North Pole helps light the Town Green. Dec. 4.
Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa Arrives at The Avenue East Cobb. Enjoy the lighting of the 18-foot Christmas tree, see Santa, listen to holiday music, sample the hot chocolate bar and more. Dec. 4.
Deck the Hall in Duluth. See the tree lighting, visit with Santa, and enjoy lots of kids’ activities. Dec. 5.
Macy’s Great Tree Lighting at Lenox Square Mall. This giant tree stands 56-feet tall and is adorned with 45,000 sparkling lights. Through Jan. 1.
Enchanted Garden of Lights at Rock City. Walk through the enchanting Arctic Kingdom Aurora Lights, see the 43-foot tree in the Magic Forest, meet Santa in his cozy office, and more. Nov. 20-Jan. 2.
Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens. Drive through more than 8 million twinkling lights and a garden decorated for the season. Nov. 20-Jan. 4.
Mountain Country Christmas In Lights at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. A magical holiday light show with music, food, Santa, art and craft vendors and decorations. Nov. 26-Dec. 26.
Alpine Winter Lights in Helen. Travel to Helen for gorgeous lights, a German Christmas market and more holiday festivities. Nov. 27-Feb. 28.
Holiday Lights at Barnsley Resort. Take a stroll through the historic Manor House Ruins, gardens and the entire resort village lit for the holiday season. Nov. 29-Jan. 3.
Spend the Holidays in Liberty County. Travel to Liberty County for Christmas decorations and events, historic sites, Brewer’s Christmas Tree Farm and more. Dec. 1-25.
Winter Wonderland Train at Pine Mountain Gold Museum. Embark on a train ride to see almost a mile of lights and decorations. Dec. 2-23.
A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland. Celebrate the holidays with the “I Love Christmas Movies” pop-up exhibit, dinner and a show, lights, decorations, tubing, ice skating and more. Through Jan. 3.
Virtual: Light the Station. Watch this holiday tree lighting, parade, special characters, fireworks, music by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and more on 11Alive. Nov. 21.
Light Up Dunwoody at Cheek Spruill Farm House. Meet Santa, enjoy treats and watch the lighting of the tree and menorah. Nov. 22.