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License to Chill Snow Island

November 6, 2020 - February 21, 2021

There’s “snow” much fun coming to Margaritaville at Lanier Islands this winter! License to Chill Snow Island features one of the fastest snow tubing hills in North America. Play in the snow and challenge friends to a snowball fight at Snowball Alley. Don’t miss the winter-themed carnival rides, ice skating rink, fire pit with s’mores, photos with Santa at his workshop and specialty winter drinks and snacks. Nov. 6-Feb. 21. The all-new Lakeside Lights Spectacular is a magical walk through an amazing lighting extravaganza with festive seasonal music, themed displays and light tunnels. Nov. 20-Feb. 21.

Go snow tubing, practice figure eights on the ice rink, hop on the carnival rides, enjoy sweet treats, meet Santa and more. Nov. 6-Feb. 21. See website for hours. $39.99-$44.99; ages 2 and younger, free; All Access Day Pass, $54.99-$59.99.

From our January 2020 issue:

A Cool Time: License to Chill

It’s that time of year for wintry fun, and we had Lake Lanier’s License to Chill Snow Island on our minds. We spent a Sunday afternoon sliding down Parrot Mountain, enjoying the snow and more. Our favorite things included the skating rink, snow play area and carnival rides. We could not get enough of Parrot Mountain, one of the fastest snow rides in the U.S. Caleb, our kindergartener, was a bit intimidated by the ride, but my tween, Kaitlyn, went down Parrot Mountain five times. How much time you spend at Snow Island will depend on the age of your child and the length of the lines as the day progresses. Most school-age children flocked towards the snow play area to build an Olaf, throw snowballs, or just slide in the plastic snow sleigh (kid-friendly only). Dress your children in a snowsuit or gear to keep them warm and dry if they chose to play in the snow. We also enjoyed the LandShark Bar & Grill. What mom’s trip to Margaritaville isn’t complete without a margarita? One of my favorite things was just watching other families at the fire pit with their s’mores kits. This was the perfect time for bonding and warmth. Traveling from out of town and looking for lodging options? I recommend staying at the Legacy Lodge. The lake view is breathtaking, and it is pet-friendly too. If you are looking for something fun for all ages, then Snow Island is for you!

–Patrice Little

For toddlers: Young ones will enjoy a snow play area for snowball fights and snow angels. Test their aim with the snowball targets.
For kids: Try out the carnival rides along Margaritaville’s lakefront winter paradise.
For tweens: Get your adrenaline pumping with the enormous Parrot Mountain slide, a 575 feet long, 8-story high snow experience.
For the whole family: Eat at the LandShark Bar & Grill for tacos, fried shrimp, burgers and more. For dessert, make s’mores at the outdoor fire pits.


November 6
February 21, 2021


Margaritaville at Lanier Islands
7650 Lanier Islands Pkwy.
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