Georgia is lit up all across the state with incredible holiday light displays. Get into the spirit of the season with these magical drive-through and walk-through Christmas lights in Georgia. Maybe you’ll even find your new holiday tradition!
It’s officially the holiday season in Georgia and the atmosphere is filled with cheer!
From Atlanta to Augusta and beyond, these holiday light shows will dazzle you and your family.
If you’re looking to get in the festive mood, look no further than these 14 incredible displays of Christmas lights throughout the state of Georgia.
The Best Christmas Lights in Georgia
Get into the holiday spirit with a magical display of twinkling Christmas lights and festive music. Find out where to see the best Christmas lights in Georgia this year.
1. Fantasy In Lights at Callaway Resort & Gardens
Pine Mountain, Georgia
Callaway Resort & Gardens‘ annual Fantasy in Lights holiday light show has been named one of the Top 10 light displays in the world by National Geographic. The 7-mile long drive-through display is filled with festive music and mesmerizing lights. This season, you can step out of the car and enjoy walking through the Callaway Christmas Village with larger-than-life Christmas scenes, a forest of decorated trees, seasonal snacks, and character meet-and-greets.
Event Dates: November 11, 2023 through January 1, 2024
Price: Value Nights cost $24.95 per adult and $19.95 per child ages 3-11; Prime Nights cost $34.95 per adult and $29.95 per child; and Super Prime Nights cost $39.95 per adult and $34.95 per child. Check their pricing chart here for dates.
Location: 17800 US Hwy 27, Pine Mountain, GA 31822
2. Enchanted Safari at Six Flags White Water
World of Illumination is bringing back their drive-through holiday light display in Marietta at Six Flags White Water. This year’s theme is Enchanted Safari, featuring a mile-long trek over land, sea, and air to the jingle of the jungle. You’ll see displays like exotic animals, flying reindeer, a T-Rex, and more. As the world’s largest animated drive-through light show, it will be a mesmerizing event.
Event Dates: November 15, 2023 through December 31, 2023 from 6 p.m. — 10 p.m.
Price: $39.99 per car on Tuesdays-Thursdays and $49.99 per car on Fridays-Sundays and holidays. Use promo code WOI2023 for 15% off weekday tickets from November 15, 2023 through December 14, 2023!
3. Enchanted Garden of Lights at Rock City Gardens
Lookout Mountain, Georgia
The award-winning light extravaganza Enchanted Garden of Lights at Rock City Gardens is celebrating its 29th year. As one of the top Christmas lights displays in Georgia, it’s bound to become your family’s new favorite tradition. The annual walk-through Christmas event features more than 30 holiday scenes from the Arctic Kingdom Aurora Lights to the Magic Forest to the Grand Corridor in Yule Town. You can also enjoy holiday shopping and visit with Santa.
Event Dates: November 17, 2023 through January 6, 2024 from 4:30 p.m. — 9 p.m. on Mondays-Thursdays and until 10 p.m. on Fridays-Sundays
Price: Value Nights cost $19.95 for adults and $9.95 for children ages 3 to 12; Regular Nights cost $27.95 for adults and $17.95 for children; and Peak Nights cost $31.95 for adults and $21.95 for children. Check their ticketing calendar here for dates.
4. Lockerly in Lights at Lockerly Arboretum
Lockerly in Lights at Lockerly Arboretum in Milledgeville is back with both walk-through and drive-through nights. This holiday light display features a winter wonderland filled with holiday cheer. The one mile display has quickly become a seasonal favorite.
Event Date: Friday and Saturday nights from November 17, 2023 through December 23, 2023. Friday nights are drive-thru only, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday nights are walk-thru only, 6 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. entrance time.
Price: Drive-Thru: $15 per car, cash only and not available in advance. Walk-Thru: $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, advance ticket required.
5. Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden is a walk-through Christmas light display and is one of the best holiday light displays in Atlanta. The Garden is decked out in nearly 2 billion holiday lights. Highlights include the orchestral orbs dancing to holiday music, the wintery 25-foot-tall Ice Goddess, and a rainbow Tunnel of Lights.
Event Dates: November 18, 2023 through January 14, 2024 from 5 p.m. — 10 p.m.
Price: Value Nights cost $27.95 for adults and $24.95 for children age 3 to 12; Regular Nights cost $37.95 for adults and $34.95 for children; and Peak Nights cost $47.95 for adults and $44.95 for children. Check their pricing chart here for dates.
Location: 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
6. Margaritaville’s Lakeside Lights Spectacular at Lanier Islands
Walk through an extravagant light display with festive seasonal music at Margaritaville’s Lakeside Lights Spectacular. This one-of-a-kind lakeside light show features traditional holiday displays and Margaritaville-themed scenes. Check out my review of License to Chill Snow Island at Margaritaville here.
Event Dates: Select dates from November 22, 2023 through January 15, 2024. Opens at 5 p.m. Hours vary by night.
Price: $19.99 for ages 4+; $14.99 for active and retired military, and seniors 62+; and free for children 3 and under. Plus Lanier Island gate fee of $20.
7. Winter WonderLights at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Winter WonderLights at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens is a walk-thru holiday light show. Illuminated displays cover a half-mile path feature scenes like the Garden of Delights, Candy Cane Lane, and Cone Tree Plaza.
Event Dates: Select nights from November 22, 2023 through January 7, 2024 from 5:30 p.m. — 9 p.m.
Price: $15 per person 4 years and older
Location: 2450 S Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30605
8. Mountain Country Christmas in Lights at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
Mountain Country Christmas in Lights at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds is a family-favorite holiday event. Enjoy this magical holiday light show immersed in Christmas music along the shores of Lake Chatuge in the North Georgia Mountains. The event also features arts and crafts vendors, holiday food, hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa.
Event Dates: Select dates from November 23, 2023 through December 23, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays-Fridays and from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays.
Price: $7 per person, children under 12 are free.
Location: 1311 Music Hall Rd, Hiawassee, GA 30546
9. A Country Christmas at Pettit Creek Farms
Pettit Creek Farms in Cartersville presents A Country Christmas where you can experience all the warmth and charm of a Southern family Christmas. Drive or take a hayride through more than a mile of Christmas lights decorating the farm. The event also offers a chance to meet Santa and his reindeer, a nativity scene and petting zoo, campfires, s’mores, and more.
Event Dates: November 23, 2023 through December 30, 2023 from 6 p.m. — 9 p.m. (Tuesday-Thursday), 6 p.m. — 10 p.m. (Friday-Saturday), and 6 p.m. — 9 p.m. (Sunday). Closed on Mondays.
Price: Tuesday-Thursday prices: $30 per car (1-8 people), $35 per van (9-15 people) $45 per bus (16-22) and $3 for each additional person. Friday-Sunday prices: $35 per car, $40 per van, $50 per bus. $3 for each additional person for groups of more than 22. $10 per person for the hayride.
Location: 337 Cassville Rd, Cartersville, GA 30120
10. Lights of LIFE at Life University
Lights of LIFE at Life University is an annual tradition that runs from Thanksgiving Day to New Years Eve. Started in 1989, it is one of the most popular holiday light shows in Atlanta, covering a 1.5 mile drive with more than one million bulbs. The event also offers train rides, a petting zoo, and a concession stand.
Event Dates: November 23, 2023 through December 31, 2023 from dark — 9 p.m. (Sunday-Thursday) and dark — 10 p.m. (Friday-Saturday)
Price: $10 for cars and trucks; $20 for buses
Location: 1269 Barclay Cir, Marietta, GA 30062
11. Main Street Christmas Light Extravaganza in Macon
Experience more than 1 million lights synchronized to music and spanning 4.5 city blocks in historic downtown Macon during the Main Street Christmas Light Extravaganza. Your favorite Christmas carols are performed with a new twist by Macon Pops. Each show lasts about 45 minutes starting at the top of each hour.
Event Dates: November 23, 2023 through January 7, 2024 at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m.
12. December Nights & Holiday Lights at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
Millions of sparkling lights are strung across all 5 acres of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah during December Nights & Holiday Lights. Walk through this mile-long enchanted winter wonderland for a dazzling holiday display.
Event Dates: Select nights from November 24, 2023 through December 23, 2023 from 6 p.m. — 8 p.m.
Price: $15 per person
Location: 2 Canebrake Rd, Savannah, GA 31419
13. Holly Jolly Jekyll Light Tours
Jekyll Island, Georgia
Jekyll Island is home to more than half a million lights during the Holly Jolly Jekyll event. The Great Tree has more than 35,000 lights, which is more per square foot than the NYC Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Plus, the island has the Twelve Days of Christmas light displays that run from Great Dunes Beach Park to the Historic District. The Holly Jolly Jekyll Light Tour is one of the best ways to see the lights. This guided trolley tour takes you around the island with free festive beverages, holiday music, and access to the Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum gallery.
Event Dates: November 24, 2023 through January 7, 2024 on select dates
Price: $25 for adults, $12 for children ages 4-12
Location: 100 Stable Rd, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
14. Lights Along the River
Head to the Earle May Boat Basin this holiday season for the Lights Along the River drive-through light display. Stay in your vehicle, tune to 99.3 FM for some holiday music, and a mile of Christmas lights and themed displays at this top Georgia holiday event. They’ve got elves, reindeer, trees, wisemen, and plenty of Santas to get you in the holiday spirit.
Event Dates: November 25, 2023 through December 31, 2023
Check back for updates on these annual light displays
See when your favorite Georgia light displays will be returning for the 2023-2024 season. We are still awaiting updates for the events listed below. Feel free to read the info from last year while you wait!
Look like all the holiday lights are returning this year and have been updated above. Yay!
Holiday Fun in Georgia
There’s so much holiday fun in Georgia! You don’t have to look far to find more great ways to celebrate winter in Georgia.
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Georgia Christmas Lights Map
Ready to get into the festive spirit and see these amazing Georgia Christmas lights? Use the map below to find all the holiday light displays listed in the post and plan out your trip.
I hope you found this guide to holiday light displays in Georgia helpful! Happy holidays!
More Winter Fun in Georgia
Find even more fun winter activities in Georgia! Check out these posts for your winter inspiration:
- 10 Incredible Winter Destinations in Georgia
- Magical Holiday Events in Georgia This Season
- Top Things To Do During Winter in Atlanta, Georgia
- How to Spend Christmas in Atlanta, Georgia
- Where To Go Outdoor Ice Skating in Atlanta, Georgia
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