Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Resort & Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia

Drive through the Magical Field of Lights at Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Resort & Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia.

Drive-Thru Holiday Lights You Have to See to Believe

Celebrate the season in a safe way at these amazing holiday light displays in Georgia.

This season, staying safe has never looked so incredible as holiday light shows go above and beyond to spread extra cheer. With these amazing drive-thru light displays in Georgia, you can stay in your own vehicle, or in some cases hop aboard a trolley, and cruise along as music plays and colorful lights dance and dazzle in the night. Brighten up your holiday nights by adding these light shows to your must-see list.

Holiday lights at World of Illumination in Marietta, Georgia

World of Illumination in Marietta, Georgia

Reindeer Road in Marietta

Pack up your sleigh and venture down World of Illumination's Reindeer Road at Six Flags White Water in Marietta. In this mile-long adventure of sight and sound, you’ll see everything from mountainous terrain, glacial peaks and norther ice caves (all in lights, of course). Don't miss Santa's Workshop, the world's largest animated toy shop. Buy tickets online in advance.

Nov. 16, 2022 - Jan. 1, 2023

Visit Reindeer Road

Car driving through a tunnel of lights

Shine Light Show in Lawrenceville, Georgia

Shine Light Show

Making its debut at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville this holiday season, Shine Light Show is a drive-thru Christmas light show experience! Guests are invited to stay in their cars, tune their radio to a designated station, and immerse themselves into a wonderland of synchronized light displays to music from the comfort of their cars. All ages will enjoy the dazzling, leisurely drive through archways and illuminated installations.

Nov. 18, 2022 - Jan. 1, 2023

Visit Shine Light Show

Snowflake Alley at Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Resort & Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia

Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Resort & Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia

Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Resort & Gardens in Pine Mountain

Bundle up for a Jolly Trolley ride, or drive your own car through more than 8 million lights at Fantasy In Lights at Callaway Resort & Gardens. Named one of the "Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights" by National Geographic Traveler, Callaway Resort & Gardens glistens with custom-built scenes. In 2020, a scene titled Magical Field of Lights made its debut to mark the 29th year of this spectacular Christmas event! The Field of Lights scene is nearly two football fields long, featuring a Christmas tree more than 10 stories tall, making it the tallest Christmas tree in the South. Inside the Christmas Village, shop for gifts from Georgia crafters and specialty treats.

Nov. 18, 2022 - Jan. 1, 2023


Holiday lights at Pettit Creek Farms in Cartersville, Georgia

Holiday lights at Pettit Creek Farms in Cartersville, Georgia

A Country Christmas at Pettit Creek Farms in Cartersville

Take a drive or hay ride through more than a mile of lights at Pettit Creek Farms in Cartersville during A Country Christmas. Add to the holiday lights experience by visiting the petting zoo; taking camel and pony rides; enjoying s'mores, funnel cakes, and hot chocolate; and even selecting a fresh-cut Christmas tree for your home. On weekends, you can meet Santa and his real live reindeer, Comet and Cupid, at Santa's Cottage.

Nov. 24 - Dec. 30, 2022

Visit A Country Christmas

Lights of Life holiday lights in Marietta, Georgia

Lights of LIFE in Marietta, Georgia

Lights of Life in Marietta

LIFE University in Marietta introduced the Lights of LIFE in 1989 as a gift to the local community, and it has now grown to be one of the most popular light shows in the Southeast, attracting nearly half a million spectators from the surrounding region. Cars, vans, and buses cruise through the spectacularly illuminated campus each year, often stopping along the 1.5-mile drive to enjoy an array of seasonal entertainments.

Nov. 24 - Dec. 30, 2022

Visit Lights of Life

Macon Main Street Christmas Lights in Macon, Georgia. Photo by @thedevogram

Tunnel of lights in Macon. Photo by @thedevogram

Main Street Christmas Light Show Extravaganza in Macon

Experience more than 500,000 lights spanning more than four city blocks moving in time to music arranged and performed by the Macon Pops in historic downtown Macon. Each song features a local artist keeping Macon's rich music heritage alive, and each show lasts about 45 minutes starting at the top of each hour: 6, 7, 8, & 9 p.m. Nightly shows are completely open and free to the public. Bring your own chair when you visit for the free Macon Pops Opening Concert, and enjoy the show synchronized with the lights on Poplar Street and Third Street.

Nov. 25, 2022 - Jan. 1, 2023

Visit Macon Main Street Light Extravaganza

Drive-thru holiday lights on Jekyll Island, Georgia

Holiday lights on Jekyll Island, Georgia

Holly Jolly Jekyll on Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island has reimagined its holiday festivities to ensure families can feel safe while enjoying the spirit of the season. The island is home to more than half a million lights during the Holly Jolly Jekyll season. The Great Tree alone has more than 35,000, which is more per square foot than the NYC Rockefeller Center Christmas tree! Purchase tickets online for the guided tram tours that take place on select nights. Trolley riders will enjoy festive holiday beverages, music, and a one-of-a-kind tour souvenir! 

Don't miss the light parade Dec. 10, holiday fireworks Dec. 22 & 29, and a special drive-in movie presentation of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" on Dec. 20 & 27, 2022. Check the Jekyll Island events calendar for a full lineup of holiday fun!

Nov. 25, 2022 - Jan. 8, 2023


Riverboat holiday light display at Lights Along the River in Bainbridge, Georgia

Lights Along the River in Bainbridge

Take a holiday drive to the Earle May Boat Basin in Bainbridge for the Lights Along the River Drive Through Lights Display. Stay in your vehicle, tune to 99.3 FM for some holiday music, and drive through a mile of Christmas lights and themed displays celebrating the season. From elves to reindeer, trees to wise men, and plenty of Santas, you'll see all your favorites to get in the holiday spirit! Along the way, you'll also enjoy a festive display of live Christmas trees decorated by local groups and families on the Southwest Georgia Tinsel Trail. 

Nov. 26 - Dec. 31, 2022

Visit Lights Along the River

Published: October 2022
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