Jekyll Island Holiday Lights

Jekyll Island Holiday Lights

Illuminate the Holidays with These 6 Georgia Light Displays

In historic settings and charming small towns, these holiday lights are gifts everyone can enjoy.

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family retreat or a multi-generational reunion, the holidays are about celebrating together. One activity everyone can appreciate is enjoying holiday light displays. Take the stress out of the holidays and replace the crowded malls with a few days among family or friends admiring these six favorite light displays around Georgia.

Jekyll Island holiday lights

Jekyll Island Historic District

Let the warm, white sand replace the frozen, cold snow with a coastal-themed Christmas this year with a walk or trolley tour through Jekyll Island’s twinkling holiday lights during Holly Jolly Jekyll. Throughout the season, enjoy ice skating, tour historic cottages decorated in their holiday best, and catch the golf cart parade, holiday concerts and more. It all starts Nov. 28, 2019, and continues throughout December. 

Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, Georgia

Barnsley Resort, Adairsville

A more traditional holiday setting can be found at North Georgia’s Barnsley Resort. Guests can stroll through a festively decorated fairy tale English-inspired village, historically preserved ruins and gardens adorned with 1 million twinkling lights. While there, take part in winter activities such as horseback riding through the wood, or an afternoon building a gingerbread house. In the evening, indulge in s’mores around the firepit. Barnsley Resort’s Light Up the Holidays packages include luxurious accommodations, $50 resort credit and a keepsake Barnsley Resort ornament. Nov. 27 - Dec. 31, 2019.

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

Callaway Resort & Gardens, Pine Mountain

This year marks the 27th anniversary of Callaway Resort & Gardens' award-winning Fantasy In Lights, which includes 8 millions lights stretching more than five miles, creating 15 larger-than-life holiday scenes. Visitors can drive through the lighted scenes or enjoy the experience riding on the Jolly Trolley. There are also two scenes amid the festive Christmas Village.’Twas the Night Before Christmas and The Nativity shows last about 10 minutes and are presented consecutively. A variety of Fantasy In Lights overnight packages are available. Nov. 15, 2019 - Jan. 4, 2020.

Main Street Christmas Light Extravaganza, Macon



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Stroll along four city blocks in the heart of downtown Macon, taking in the rainbow of colors designed to get you in the holiday spirit. For the Main Street Christmas Light Extravaganza, hundreds of thousands of lights move in time to music arranged and composed by the Macon Pops featuring local artists. Nov. 29, 2019 - Jan. 3, 2020.

Hinesville Illuminated Christmas Parade

Downtown Hinesville

No need to walk through the lights when you can have the lights walk by you at the Annual Illuminated Christmas Parade in Hinesville. The parade kicks off the Annual Christmas in the Park festival. It all takes place the first weekend in December.

Ludy Christmas Spectacular

Ludy Christmas Spectacular, Columbus

Sometimes you just have to drive around your neighborhood for the best light displays. The Ludy family of Columbus starts decorating in August to assemble the more than 500,000 lights it takes to create the Ludy Christmas Spectacular at their home on Ironstone Drive. Nov. 28, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2020.

Published: October 2019
Written by: Sue Rodman