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 at these amazing holiday light displays in Georgia.

This season, winter nights have 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.

Child looking out car window at holiday lights

Lockerly in Lights in Milledgeville, Georgia

1. Lockerly in Lights in Milledgeville

A family-friendly event, Lockerly in Lights in Milledgeville allows guests to drive through a winter wonderland filled with shimmering lights and festive, holiday cheer. The one-mile holiday lights display has emerged as a new seasonal favorite by offering guests a rare opportunity to experience Lockerly Arboretum amid the moonlight. On Friday nights, visitors can drive through the exhibit, and on Saturdays, viewers can walk the trail.

2024 dates TBA

Glow Light Show in Lawrenceville, Georgia

Glow Light Show & Festival in Lawrenceville, Georgia

2. Glow Light Show & Festival in Lawrenceville

Glow Light Show & Festival has three different captivating experiences the whole family can enjoy! Whether you choose to drive through the light show, climb aboard the jolly trolley, or stroll through the holiday festival, you'll be sure to have a "glowing good time!"

2024 dates TBA

Dog in a car at Magic of Lights in Woodstock, Georgia

Magic of Lights in Woodstock, Georgia

3. Magic of Lights at Historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock

Experience the Magic of Lights from the comfort of your car as you wind through the sparkling path of Woodstock's new holiday tradition at Historic Dixie Speedway. Drive through the 200-foot-long Enchanting Tunnel of Lights and other light tunnels, and enjoy illuminated displays of life-sized dinosaurs, festive elves, Toyland and the 12 Days of Christmas. Created with more than 2 million sparkling lights, Magic of Lights is a nostalgic and festive event everyone will enjoy.

2024 dates TBA

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

4. 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. 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. 15, 2024 - Jan. 1, 2025

Kaleidoscope tunnel at Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland in Marietta, Georgia

Kaleidoscope tunnel at Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland in Marietta, Georgia

5. Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland in Marietta

Take a magical journey through light displays perfectly synchronized to the merry melodies of Christmas at Jim R. Miller Event Center in Marietta. Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland features a 300-foot tunnel that surrounds you in a kaleidoscope of colors, 50-foot sparkling Christmas trees, towering walls of lights, and much more! Also along the tour, you’ll catch a glimpse of how the elves, reindeer, and Mr. and Mrs. Claus live at the North Pole. From toy making to reindeer flight school, stilt walking, and yoga, these giant displays will have your whole crew engaged in the preparation for the big day. After the show, visit Santa’s Village for photo ops, activities, tasty treats, and even the jolliest man himself, Santa Claus.

2024 dates TBA

Holiday lights at Pettit Creek Farms in Cartersville, Georgia

Holiday lights at Pettit Creek Farms in Cartersville, Georgia

6. 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.

2024 dates TBA

Lights of Life holiday lights in Marietta, Georgia

Lights of LIFE in Marietta, Georgia

7. 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.

2024 dates TBA

Christmas Cove on Lake Sinclair in Milledgeville, Georgia

Christmas Cove on Lake Sinclair in Milledgeville, Georgia. Photo by Visit Milledgeville

8. Christmas Cove on Lake Sinclair in Milledgeville

Park the car and hop in a boat to take in the colorful displays at "Christmas Cove" on Lake Sinclair in Milledgeville, where a unique, local tradition has been for neighbors to adorn their docks with Christmas cheer. Reflections of holiday lights dance on the water for all to see. Soar across the lake, bundled up with steaming cocoa in hand, and cruise toward the south dam to one of the last coves on the right. You can't miss it! Lights are turned on nightly starting on Thanksgiving and through the end of the year.

2024 dates TBA

Tree of lights at Macon Christmas Light Extravaganza in Macon, Georgia

Tree of lights at Macon Christmas Light Extravaganza in Macon, Georgia

9. Macon Christmas Light Extravaganza in Macon

Experience more than 1 million 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. 29, 2024 - Jan. 3, 2025

Drive-thru holiday lights on Jekyll Island, Georgia

Holiday lights on Jekyll Island, Georgia

10. Holly Jolly Jekyll on Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island is home to more than half a million lights during the Holly Jolly Jekyll season. The Great Tree alone has more than 45,000, 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. Check the Jekyll Island events calendar for a full lineup of holiday fun!

Nov. 29, 2024 - Jan. 5, 2025

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

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

11. 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.

2024 dates TBA

Published: April 2024
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