Holiday lights at The Rock Ranch in The Rock, Georgia

Holiday lights at The Rock Ranch in The Rock, Georgia

10 Holiday Light Displays in Georgia

Spend holiday nights under festive lights at these dazzling displays.

Below are 10 of the biggest and brightest holiday light displays in Georgia. Load everyone in the car, turn on the holiday tunes and hit the road for these spectacular sights! Find many more stunning displays across the state on the ExploreGeorgia.org calendar of events page.

Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Resort & Gardens

Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Resort & Gardens

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. Inside the Christmas Village, shop for gifts from Georgia crafters and specialty treats. Nov. 16, 2018 - Jan. 5, 2019

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden

This Garden Lights, Holiday Nights adventure at the Atlanta Botanical Garden thrills all of your senses! Orchestral Orbs glow harmoniously with holiday tunes. A Tunnel of Light from the radiant Ice Goddess to the Glittering Galaxy embraces visitors in enchanting light. Named one of the top 10 holiday light shows in the country by USA Today, this monumental event in the heart of Midtown Atlanta is one you don't want to miss. Nov. 17, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019

Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights

Enchanted Garden of Lights at Rock City Gardens

Tour Rock City Garden's Enchanted Garden of Lights, aglow with holiday scenes encompassing more than 1 million lights. Stop in the pavilion for nightly entertainment, gingerbread cookie decorating and to warm up by the fire. Special VIP tickets are available for Dinner with Santa and early garden entrance. Nov. 16 - Dec. 31, 2018.

Magical Nights of Lights at Lanier Islands

Magical Nights of Lights at Lanier Islands

Drive through larger-than-life holiday light displays at Lanier Islands while you hear songs of the season on your radio or smartphone. Add to the experience with wintry fun at License to Chill Snow Island at Margaritaville. With one of the fastest snow rides in North America, ice skating, snow play area, fire pits, and s’mores, carnival rides and more, Snow Island is one of the best southern snow attractions and fun for all ages. License to Chill Snow Island joins Magical Nights of Lights Nov. 16, 2018 – Feb. 24, 2019.

Mountain Country Christmas in Lights

Mountain Country Christmas in Lights at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Mountain Country Christmas in Lights is a holiday treat for the entire family at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee. The fairgrounds are transformed into a spectacular and magical holiday light show, with Christmas music, arts and crafts vendors, holiday food, a visit and pictures with Santa, and hot chocolate and s'mores! Nov. 22 - Dec. 30, 2018

Okefenokee Swamp Park Annual Light Show

Okefenokee Swamp Park Annual Light Show

Bring a blanket and snuggle on the trains as they make their way along a 1.25-mile rail at the Okefenokee Swamp Park Annual Light Show in Waycross, filled with thousands of lights. Walk through the park and enjoy a meal or snacks (including gator tail) at the Peach Pit Snack Shack. Nov. 23 - Dec. 30, 2018

December Nights Holiday Lights

December Nights & Holiday Lights at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

Savannah's jewel of a Christmas returns with more than 1 million sparkling lights across the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens during December Nights & Holiday Lights. This walking tour allows you to stroll leisurely through illuminated garden areas. Visit with Santa Claus and the Coastal Rail Buff's miniature train display, and be sure to stop at Mrs. Claus' Kitchen for a hot beverage and baked goodies.

Light Up the Holidays at Barnsley Resort

Light Up the Holidays at Barnsley Resort

Visitors to Barnsley Resort (including those who are not staying overnight) are welcome to view more than 1 million lights and festive décor in the historic 1800s manor house ruins, surrounding gardens and English-style village. There is a small fee for the self-guided tour. Nov. 22, 2018 - Jan. 1, 2019

Christmas lights at The Rock Ranch in The Rock, Georgia

Christmas at The Rock Ranch

Drive through Christmas lights at The Rock Ranch to see a mile-long display of thousands of lights, all strung by volunteers and ranch hands of the property. Bring the family by Truett's Barn for hot cocoa and apple cider, soups and other treats. On select days, families can dine with Santa and pose for a keepsake. Nov. 22 - Dec. 25, 2018

Rudolph at Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain Christmas

Kids of all ages will have a holly jolly Christmas at Stone Mountain Park when it's dressed up for the holidays with millions of lights. Enjoy live Christmas shows, a nightly parade and visits with your favorite holiday characters, including Rudolph and Clarice. Feast your eyes on thousands of lights, projections and special effects in the immersive Skylights Spectacular, and don't miss a ride on the Singalong Christmas Train. Nov. 10, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019

Add to your holiday fun with many more events and activities in Georgia! Plan your holiday adventures on ExploreGeorgia.org/events/holidays.

Published: November 2018
Written by: Lesli Peterson