Everyone loves the Holiday Season. The hustle and bustle of shopping. All of the great Holiday Traditions that you get to share with your family. One of my favorite things to do is see all the Light shows and decorated house that light up our Georgia sky.
Here is a list of things to do and Light Shows you aren’t going to want to miss around the city!
Atlanta Botanical Gardens – Garden Lights, Holiday Lights
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights showcases enormous botanical-inspired light displays throughout the 30-acre Midtown attraction, known for its innovative exhibitions. Unlike other area holiday light displays, this spectacular event allows visitors to meander among garden displays — including giant snowflakes, fleeting bumblebees, and a towering “praying Santa mantis” – while sipping hot drinks and listening to strolling carolers. Seeing the Earth Goddess covered in lights transforming her into the Ice Goddess is a sight to behold.
Stone Mountain Park – A Stone Mountain Christmas and Snow Mountain
This is a must-see event for Atlantans. Stone Mountain Christmas is an all evening event that features some top picks like a 4D movie experience, fun holiday-themed shows, a Christmas parade and Cookie Decorating. The evening ends with a magic snowfall and firework display with the Snow Angel. It is great fun!
Snow Mountain is also a must for snow in Atlanta. Transforming the large Laser Lawn into Atlanta’s only snow park, Snow Mountain’s signature attraction, a 400-foot long tubing hill, features more tubing lanes and two moving sidewalks this year. There is Snow areas for all ages, even a Little Angels section for children 3 and under. Climb through the tunnels of Fort Snow before roasting marshmallows at SnoFire Pit.
Lake Lanier Islands – Magical Nights of Lights
Magical Nights of Lights is another great drive through Lights show. The annual Magical Nights of Lights will feature new and improved holiday entertainment and attractions along with its traditional driving tour through more than seven miles of illuminated characters and scenery that comprise millions of twinkling lights. Children and adults alike will be dazzled by the festive splendor. Before leaving you can check out the Holiday Village to meet Santa for some great shopping and Hot Chocolate.
Fernbank Museum- Winter Wonderland
Skip the cold! Head to Fernbank and stay warm with the Dinosaurs. With their amazing Winter Wonderland exhibit, you and your family will get to see amazing imported ornaments that are handmade in different countries. My personal favorite was the tree featured from Chili. Two levels of trees to see from all over the world. It’s a great way to share with your children how people in other countries celebrate Christmas and other Winter holidays differently than we do.
Head further south out of the city, or just grab the whole family and stay in the amazing cottages down in Pine Mountain to see one of my favorite Light displays, Fantasy in Lights. Fantasy in Lights features 8 million lights stretching more than five miles, creating 14 larger-than-life holiday scenes. Visitors experience the light and sound extravaganza on the “Jolly Trolley” or by driving through the lighted scenes in their personal vehicle. There is also a Christmas Village to snap a picture with a fantastic Santa and do some shopping from some local vendors.