Lights of Joy

These families and neighborhood holiday light displays do it big in Atlanta. See bright, sparkling lights, listen to holiday music and donate to worthy causes while enjoying family time.

Looking for more festive family fun? Find more than 175 holiday events to enjoy this season. Find even bigger light displays and attractions here.

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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 a snowflake lane, Santa’s workshop, an animated gingerbread lane, Christmas Tree Forest, a Disney section, an ocean-themed display and more. In 2012, they began collecting donations for Make-a-Wish Georgia and continue this tradition.
When: Through Dec. 28. Mon.-Fri. 6-8:30 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: 1833 Smokerise Summit, Stone Mountain

Giganti-Deer Light Show

Tune in to 98.1 FM to listen to the accompanying show. Each child will receive a pair of free 3D light show glasses from 7-8 p.m. on Saturday Sights events, and you might even spot Santa or The Grinch!
When: Through Dec. 24. See website for schedule.
Where: 1408 Hemphill Rd., Stockbridge

Smoot Family Christmas Light Show

More than 75K LED lights are on display at this Christmas show. Tune in to 90.7 FM to listen to the synced music. Donations support The Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia chapter.
When: Through Jan. 1. Sun.-Thur. 6-10 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. 6-11 p.m.
Where: 3699 Autumn Dr., Acworth

Woodruff Family Christmas Lights

The “Holiday Magic” light show features dancing Christmas lights, inflatables and special effects synchronized to holiday music. Tune in to 102.1 FM to follow along. This year’s show will include the return of “PURPLE CHRISTMAS: A Tribute to Prince.”
When: Through Jan. 10. Nightly, 6 p.m.-midnight
Where: 5268 Seamus Way, Powder Springs

Felix Family Christmas Lights

Spot Santa waving in the window, the “Peanuts” gang and Frosty the Snowman in this display with lights and computer animation. Tune your car stereo to 100.9 FM when you enter the neighborhood to rock along to some of your favorite Christmas tunes. They’re raising money for Paulding Public Safety Appreciation, Inc.
When: Through Dec. 31. Sun.-Thur. 6-10 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. 6-11 p.m.
Where: 224 Oliver Overlook, Dallas

Portwood Family Christmas Lights

Drive by this decorated house, or walk along the lighted pathway for a delightful holiday display with more than 100,000 lights, a 30-foot Grinch inflatable, a fire-breathing dragon, a 35-foot Frosty the Snowman and more. Stop by for character nights Mon.-Thur., and free hot chocolate, candy canes and snow machines are available on the weekends. They collect canned goods and are participating in a sock drive for the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.
When: Through Jan. 1. Sun-Thur. 6-10 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. 6-11 p.m.
Where: 20 Valley Dr., Hiram

Hrockin Hranicky Christmas Lights

This light display features precision synchronization, moving lights and dramatic music stops. Tune in to 107.7 FM to follow along. They accept donations for Angels Among Us Pet Rescue.
When: Through Jan. 1. Sun.-Thur. 6-10 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. 6-11 p.m.
Where: 3848 Rivers Run Trce. NW, Acworth

Lights of Joy

View more than 800,000 lights, 226 decorated trees, Santa in a helicopter and 10 musical trees at this delightful walk-thru display. The Tunnel of Joy has more than 80,000 lights. Tune in to 102.1 FM to listen to the musical trees.
When: Through Jan. 3. Nightly, 6-11 p.m.
Where: 1510 Ben King Rd. NW, Kennesaw

Atkinson/Rowell Family Christmas Lights

Atkinson/Rowell Family Christmas Lights

This two-home display from the Atkinson and Rowell families includes more than 40,000 lights, giant four-foot snowflakes, 15-foot mega trees and more. The accompanying music show features Christmas songs and sound clips from the “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on 99.1 FM.
When: Through Dec. 31. Sun.-Thur. 5:30-9 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: 18 Riverwood Lndg., Dallas

Lights on Linstone

This Christmas light display features thousands of twinkling lights that dance to music. Tune in to 89.7 FM for the accompanying music.
When: Through Dec. 31. Nightly, dusk-10 p.m.
Where: 2250 Linstone Ln., Grayson

Lane Lights

This light display features more than 15,000 lights and is synchronized to an hour’s worth of music. Tune in to hear the audio on 107.7 FM.
When: Through Dec. 26. Sun.-Thur. 6-9:30 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. 6-10 p.m.
Where: 770 Fox Hollow Pkwy., Marietta

Riley’s Rockin’ Christmas

More than 60,000 LED lights choreographed to 13+ songs from holiday favorites, including “Frozen,” “Polar Express,” “Peanuts” and more. Tune your radio to 101.3 FM. Donations are accepted in the red Santa’s Letters collection box to benefit the Children’s Burn Foundation.
When: Through Dec. 31. See website for times.
Where: 2008 Palladium Dr., Kennesaw

Gaddy Family Christmas Light Extravaganza

For more than 20 years, the Gaddy family has hosted a drive-thru Christmas display with light tunnels and inflatable décor. They collect donations for Toys for Tots and The March of Dimes through Dec. 17. 
When: Through Jan. 1. Nightly, 6-10 p.m.; weekends and Christmas week, 6 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 898 Sandy Creek Rd., Fayetteville

Holly Springs Lights

This show runs nightly every half hour. Tune in to 103.7 FM to listen to the music.
When: Through Dec. 25. Nightly, 6-11:30 p.m.
Where: 2632 Holly Springs Pkwy., Holly Springs

Fox Family Christmas Lights

This light show features thousands of lights, music, two snow machines and homemade animated features. Listen to the synchronized music on 88.3 FM. The two interactive stations include writing a letter to Santa and a memorial ornament station to honor loved ones who have passed on.
When: Through Dec. 31. Nightly, 6-11 p.m.
Where: 2994 Clary Hill Court, Roswell

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Ashebrooke Night of Lights

This one-night event includes more than 300 participating homes for a spectacular light display. They accept cash donations which benefit local causes and families.
When: Dec. 19, 6 p.m.
Where: 5020 Luke Dr., Cumming

Christmas on Boilingbrook Drive

This drive-by show has nearly 35 globes decorating the trees, a curtain of stars, Christmas trees, characters and more, and the display has grown since 2014 to include neighbors’ houses along the street.
When: Through Jan. 1. Nightly, 6-10 p.m.
Where: 4151 Boilingbrook Dr., Marietta

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