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 150 holiday events to enjoy this season. Find even bigger light displays and attractions here.

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Burton Christmas Lights

Watch animated light shows to “Carol of the Bells,” “Shake Up Christmas,” “I Saw Three Ships” and more. Listen along by tuning your radio to 101.9 FM.
When: Through Dec. 25. Nightly 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: 165 Stafford Ct., Fayetteville

Holly Springs Lights

This show runs nightly every half hour. Tune in to 103.7 FM to listen to the music. Donations benefit the First Baptist Church of Holly Springs Community Impact Program and the Friends of Holly Springs Police Foundation.
When: Through Dec. 25. Nightly 6-11:30 p.m.
Where: 2632 Holly Springs Pkwy., Holly Springs

North Point Community Church

Drive by to experience the 40-foot Christmas tree light show featuring 275,842 lights dancing to a radio broadcast of Christmas tunes. Capture the moment at one of the decorated, outdoor photo vignettes.
When: Through Dec. 25. Nightly 6-10 p.m.
Where: 4350 N. Point Pkwy., Alpharetta

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 and a 35-foot Frosty the Snowman. They are hoping to collect 200 new packs of socks for ages 6-13 for Paulding County Sheriff’s Office through Dec. 11.
When: Through Dec. 26. Nightly 6-11 p.m.
Where: 20 Valley Dr., Hiram

Christmas in Castille

Enjoy this synchronized light display featuring more than 59,000 lights. Tune in to 89.9 FM to hear the accompanying music. Support Bald Ridge Lodge, which provides a stable home to boys ages 12-18 by making on-site donations.
When: Through Dec. 26. Thur.-Sat. 6-9 p.m.
Where: 4220 Tivoli Way, Alpharetta

His Hands Church

Watch this Christmas light show every half hour, and tune in to 99.9 FM to listen to the synchronized music.
When: Through Dec. 28. Nightly 6-10 p.m.
Where: 550 Molly Ln., Woodstock

A Whole LOT of Christmas

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, Santa’s workshop, a working Ferris wheel, a Disney section, cut-outs for pictures, an ocean-themed display and more. In 2012, they began collecting donations for Make-a-Wish Georgia and continue this tradition.
When: Through Dec. 29. Nightly 5:45-10 p.m.
Where: 1833 Smokerise Summit, Stone Mountain

Smoot Family Christmas Light Show

Over 70K Commercial LED Christmas Light Show with an interactive display. All donations go to The Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter. Tune in to 90.7 FM to listen to the synced music.
When: Through Dec. 31. Sun.-Thurs. 6-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 6-11 p.m.
Where: 3699 Autumn Drive, Acworth

Felix Family Christmas Lights

This display has computer animation and will incorporate a neighbor or two for more lights. This year, there will be a Whoville display from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,” new technology and lots more lights. Spot Santa waving in the window, the “Peanuts” gang and Frosty the Snowman and his friends. 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.; Fri.-Sat. 6-11 p.m.
Where: 224 Oliver Overlook, Dallas

Duluth’s Christmas House

Duluth’s Christmas House

This gorgeous display has Santa’s zoo animals, a North Pole, a nativity scene, inflatables and lots and lots of lights. They will be collecting pantry items and donations for First Baptist Church of Duluth’s food pantry. Due to COVID-19 precautions, their display will only be drive-by this year; there will not be a walk-through option or visits with Santa.
When: Through Dec. 31. Nightly 6-10 p.m.
Where: 2929 Mockingbird Cir., Duluth

Holiday Hills Christmas Light Show

Watch this decorated home dance to a variety of Christmas music with the accompanying show on 107.1 FM. See Christmas trees, stars, arches, candy canes and a ton of lights for a festive celebration.
When: Through Dec. 31. Nightly 6-10 p.m.
Where: 99 E. Mays Rd., Stockbridge

Lights on Linstone

View thousands of twinkling lights that dance to music, and be on the lookout for special appearances.
When: Through Dec. 31. Nightly 6-10 p.m.
Where: 2250 Linstone Ln., Grayson

Lane Lights

This light display features more than 15,000 lights and are synchronized to music. The show features over 50 minutes of modern and traditional holiday music, so tune in to hear the audio on 107.7 FM.
When: Through Dec. 31. Nightly 6-9 p.m.
Where: 770 Fox Hollow Pkwy., Marietta

Atkinson Family Christmas Lights

Atkinson Family Christmas Lights

This display started in 2007, and each year, more décor is added! The two-home display from the Atkinson and Rowell families includes more than 40,000 lights, giant four-foot snowflakes, 15-foot mega trees, a sleigh and more. Listen to the 12-minute accompanying music and show featuring 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.; Fri.-Sat. 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: 18 Riverwood Lndg., Dallas

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 Dec. 31. Nightly 6-10 p.m.
Where: 4151 Boilingbrook Dr., Marietta

Blagg Family Lights

Enjoy this animated Christmas light show with music on 94.7 FM.
When: Through Dec. 31. Nightly 5:30-11 p.m.
Where: 5910 Bridge Stone Ct., Cumming

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 décor. They collect donations for Toys for Tots and The March of Dimes. This year, check out the new Christmas-themed camper
When: Through Jan. 1. Nightly 6-10 p.m.
Where: 898 Sandy Creek Rd., Fayetteville

Christmas in the Country

Watch this smaller music-coordinated light show with Christmas trees, Santa, snowflakes, snowmen and more.
When: Through Jan. 1. Nightly 6-10 p.m.
Where: 1616 Pratt Rd., Covington

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 promote Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, and the Snoopy doghouse is the collection site for blankets, towels, food, treats, toys and money.
When: Through Jan. 1. Dec. 20-23 and Dec. 27-Jan 1, 6-10 p.m.; Dec. 24-26, 6-11 p.m.
Where: 3848 Rivers Run Trce. NW, Acworth

Riley’s Rockin’ Christmas

Over 50,000 LED lights choreographed to 13+ songs from holiday favorites, including “Frozen,” “Polar Express,” “Peanuts” and more. Tune your radio to 101.3 and view the show from the comfort of your car. Donations are accepted in the red Santa’s Letters collection box to benefit the Children’s Burn Foundation.
When: Through Jan. 1. Sun.-Thur. 6-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 6-10 p.m. Dec. 24-25, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: 2008 Palladium Drive, Kennesaw

Lamb Family Light Spectacular

Watch this family light show with music on 87.9 FM and featuring The Grinch, Christmas trees, stars and more.
When: Through Jan. 1. Nightly 6-9:30 p.m.
Where: 207 History Oak Hollow, Cumming

Lights of Joy

This lighted landscape includes more than 218 trees wrapped with lights, four musical trees, 60 holly bushes, Santa figurines and more. With three new features this year, the display will contain over 750,000 lights.
When: Through Jan. 3. Nightly 6-11 p.m.
Where: 1510 Ben King Rd. NW, Kennesaw

Pierce Lights

Pierce Lights

Celebrate the holidays with this animated light show synced to music, which started in 2013. At their 2019 show, they had more than 44,000 lights. They ask for donations to Chosen Foster Care at First Baptist Church of Alpharetta.
When: Through Jan. 5. Mon.-Thur. 6-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sun. 6-11 p.m.
Where: 370 Oak Terrace, Alpharetta

Woodruff Family Christmas Lights

“Holiday Magic” features dancing Christmas lights, inflatables, special effects, music and a tribute to Prince. Tune in to 102.1 FM to follow along.
When: Through Jan. 10. Nightly 6 p.m.-midnight
Where: 5268 Seamus Way, Powder Springs

Past Events:

Ashebrooke Night of Lights

This one-night event includes more than 300 participating homes for a spectacular light display. Typically, the night includes streets lined with luminaria, a live nativity, hot cocoa stand, baked goods, Santa and a snowy lane; some modifications may be made due to COVID-19. They accept cash donations which benefit local causes and families.
When: Dec. 20, 6 p.m.
Where: 5020 Luke Dr., Cumming

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