Holiday lights in Dahlonega, Georgia

Holiday lights in Dahlonega, Georgia

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 firework displays, drive-in movies, guided tours, mini-golf, the golf cart parade, and more. It all starts Nov. 27, 2020, and continues until Jan. 3, 2021.

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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, or an afternoon building a gingerbread house. In the evening, indulge in s'mores around the firepit. Nov. 29, 2020 - Jan. 3, 2021.

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

Callaway Resort & Gardens, Pine Mountain

Callaway Resort & Gardens' award-winning Fantasy In Lights 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. A variety of Fantasy In Lights overnight packages are available. Nov. 20, 2020 - Jan. 4, 2021.

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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. 27, 2020 - Jan. 3, 2021.

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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.

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Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega, Georgia

Old Fashioned Christmas in Dahlonega

Don't miss the Lighting of Downtown Dahlonega and Lighting of the Tree (Nov. 27, 2020) and the Christmas Parade, and visit with Santa various dates. Enjoy holiday lights, carriage rides, music, wine tastings, extended shopping hours and more festivities through Jan. 10, 2021. Experience the holidays in Dahlonega, which has been named one of the Top 25 Hallmark Christmas TownsNov. 27, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021

Published: October 2020
Written by: Sue Rodman