Atlanta’s had a major glow-up for the holiday season, with epic light shows and festivals!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and that statement shines bright in the ATL. One of the best ways to get into the spirit of the holidays is to head to a dazzling light show. Luckily, there’s no shortage in Atlanta. From a mind-blowing Chinese lantern festival to beloved Christmas traditions, here’s 10 unmissable light shows in Atlanta!
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights has made its triumphant return to the Atlanta Botanical Garden. This mesmerizing event is illuminating the enchanting grounds, with spectacular and festive lighting displays to bring cheer to the holiday season. Click here for more information.
2. Zoo Atlanta
Head down to Zoo Atlanta for IllumiNights! The beloved Atlantan attraction has transformed into a night-time lantern wonderland! There’s more than 80 hand-painted animal lanterns, with some measuring up to 20 feet in height. This incredible festival honors the wonders of the natural world, as you come face-to-face with modern masterpieces, each depicting a particular species of animal.
This lush hilltop setting in Fairburn, GA will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland for all ages. Guests will stroll through kaleidoscopic scenes filled with twinkling lights, life-size Gingerbread homes, oversized ornaments, and tons of festive delights. Click here for more information..
This magical lighting spectacle promises myriads of fantastic holiday experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Stroll through the whimsical Christmas Village at Callaway Gardens’ Fantasy In Lights, or, take a ride on their trolley for a cruise through the enchanted illuminated forest. Click here for more information.
5. State Botanical Gardens of Georgia
Take a trip to Athens for Winter WonderLights at The State Botanical Gardens of Georgia. The inaugural walk-through light show extravaganza features 11 illuminated displays along a half-mile path, guaranteed to delight and inspire!
Lights, colors, and rock n’ roll! A World Of Illumination, touted as the “World’s Largest Drive-Thru Animated Light Show” has brought its Rockin’ Christmas spectacle to Atlanta. In this mile long symphony of sight and sound, you’ll see everything from life-sized musical notes to retro Santa spinning it old school. Click here for more information.
New for 2021, Oh What Fun! A Holiday Light Spectacular will make its debut, with a symphony of music and dancing lights! Watch their spectacular Christmas tree come to life with a magnificent animated light experience, featuring three unique shows choreographed to your favorite holiday classics! Click here for more information.
Not only is Atlantic Station home to the largest outdoor ice-skating rink in Atlanta, but also this fabulous light show extravaganza! ATL Holiday Lights has returned with bigger, better and longer light displays than ever before! This year’s show features hand-crafted displays from everyone’s favorite holiday movies, a mini neighborhood featuring some local Atlanta establishments and more!
Become totally immersed in holiday magic at Stone Mountain Park. The holiday takeover is full of festive music, millions of dazzling lights, spectacular shows and visits from some of your favorite holiday characters! Delve deep into the mountain’s Magical Frosted Forest of mesmerizing Christmas Lights, as well as checking out their stellar Christmas light and laser show.
10. Rock City
Warm your heart and soul during this nighttime, family tradition as you walk through Rock City Gardens’ winter dreamland. Located a quick drive from Chattanooga, this magical Christmas lights experience is not to be missed!