These families and neighborhood holiday christmas light displays do it big in Atlanta. See bright, sparkling lights, listen to holiday music and donate to worthy causes while enjoying family time. If your house missed our list, email tfarkas@atlantaparent.com

Christmas in Castille

Tune into 89.9 FM for music synchronized to this house’s lights. The Christmas tree in the front swirls multi-colored lights, and the outline of the house flashes to the music. This year, they are collecting donations for West Forsyth High School’s DECA club on behalf of the West Forsyth High School Hurricane Relief fund.
When: Through Dec. 23. Thurs.-Sat. 6-9 p.m.
Where: 4220 Tivoli Way, Alpharetta

Felix Family Christmas Lights

Animated display with thousands of lights coordinated to Christmas music. Light arches, giant stars and tons of trees fill this yard. 450+ channels of computer animation are used, and in 2017, they plan to add two neighbors’ houses to the display. This year, they are collecting donations for Paulding Public Safety Appreciation, Inc.
When: Through Dec. 31. Mon.-Fri. 6-10 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 6-11 p.m.
Where: 224 Oliver Overlook, Dallas

A Whole LOT of Christmas

For more than 25 years, this family has been decorating their home to the extreme. Different sections of the yard include snowflake lane, an antique fire engine, Santa’s workshop and more. In 2012, they began collecting donations for Make-a-Wish Georgia and will continue with a goal of $6,000 this year. Santa sits in the sleigh for photos every weekend in December: Sat. 8-9 p.m. Sun. 7-9 p.m.
When: Through Dec. 31. Nightly 5:30-11:30 p.m.
Where: 1833 Smokerise Summit, Stone Mountain

Christmas in the Grove

This family’s love for Christmas turned into a giant display getting visitors in the spirit since 2010. Now it has over 115,000 lights, plus trees, computerized animation and more. Donations are collected for ALS, and if you tune into 87.9 FM, music is synchronized with the show.
When: Through Jan. 1. Sun.-Thurs. 6:30-10:00 p.m. Fri and Sat. 6:30-11:00 p.m. (Weather permitting) Extended hours Dec. 24-25 and 31.
Where:  1428 Oak Grove Dr., Decatur

Gaddy Family Christmas Light Extravaganza

For over 20 years, the Gaddy family has hosted a drive-thru Christmas display with light tunnels and blow-up Christmas decor. They collect donations for Toys for Tots and The March of Dimes.
When: Through Jan. 1. 6-10 p.m. with extended hours on weekends and closer to Christmas.
Where: 898 Sandy Creek Rd., Fayetteville

Duluth’s Christmas House 

Large Christmas light display in Duluth. Free events every Saturday night including a scavenger hunt, a write a letter to Santa area, hot chocolate and cookies. This year they are collecting donations for a local 12-year-old girl battling cancer for the second time.
When: Through Jan. 2. Nightly 6-10 p.m.
Where: 2929 Mockingbird Cir., Duluth

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