Pack the car with family and friends, put on your favorite holiday music, and have a de-light-ful time visiting twinkling displays you can walk or drive through.
The 10th annual Holiday Lights of Hope opens nightly at 6 p.m. at Hobgood Park in Woodstock. The event features a huge walk-through Christmas light display with more than 2 million lights. Cost is $10 per person. Kids ages 14 and younger are free. Proceeds benefit the Anna Crawford Children’s Center. https://bit.ly/3GspZJM. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Holiday Lights of Hope Facebook page.
Drive through a live Nativity and Christmas lights display, 7-9 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church in Jasper. Everyone is invited to this free display. https://bit.ly/3whVGkD.
Through Dec. 23
Visit Mountain Country Christmas in Lights, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 4-9 p.m. Saturdays, at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee. Enjoy a winter walk through thousands of lights and exhibits. There will be live music, arts and crafts vendors, holiday food and pictures with Santa. https://bit.ly/3GA0I0C.
Through Dec. 31
Holiday Lights at Veterans Park opens nightly at 6 p.m. Enjoy a 2-mile drive through the Christmas light show. Admission is $20 per car. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Holiday Lights at Veterans Park Facebook page.
The Holly Springs Light Show provides uplifting holiday entertainment nightly, 6 p.m.-midnight at First Baptist Holly Springs. It is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated at the clearly marked boxes. www.facebook.com/hollyspringslightsshow.
Lights of LIFE, every night, rain or shine, through New Year’s Eve. The display opens at dark and runs until 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Life University, 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta. Cost is $10 per car/truck; buses are $20. Fees for individual goods and services are at the discretion of the vendors. www.life.edu/lights-of-life.
Light Up the Holidays at Barnsley Resort visitors, 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 at 597 Barnsley Gardens Road, Adairsville. www.barnsleyresort.com.
Through Jan. 2
See your favorite tunes come to life in Rockin’ Christmas, open nightly, 6-10 p.m. at 250 Cobb Parkway N, Marietta. The mile-long drive-through show features a symphony of sight and sound, from life-sized musical notes to retro Santa spinning it old school. https://bit.ly/2ZtC5C4.
Celebrate the season with Stone Mountain Christmas, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. Millions of lights, Christmas shows, a parade featuring Santa Claus and more create a night to remember. Don’t miss the Scenic Railroad, Journey through Musical Frosted Forest and the World’s Largest Christmas Lights Show. www.stonemountainpark.com.
Visit Holiday In the Park select dates at Six Flags Over Georgia. More than 1 million LED lights and dozens of Christmas trees create a magical atmosphere during the holiday season. This holiday classic includes sparkling lights, festive shows, culinary treats, and, of course, Santa! https://bit.ly/3nEWFal.
Lights of Joy, the largest residential Christmas light display in Georgia, has more than 750,000 lights. Open nightly, 6-11 p.m. 1510 Ben King Road NW, Kennesaw, 30144. Park at Influencers Church across the street, walk to see the lights in this free display, and enjoy sections synchronized to Christmas music. No pets allowed. www.lightsofjoy.net/about-joy.
Through Jan. 3
Fantasy in Lights is back at Callaway Gardens, 17800 Highway 27, Pine Mountain. A new scene, Magical Field of Lights, is nearly two football fields long and features a Christmas tree more than 10 stories tall. Bundle up for a Jolly Trolley ride, or drive your car through millions of lights. Named one of the top 10 light displays in the world by National Geographic. www.callawaygardens.com.
Through Jan. 15
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights features Orchestral Orbs, glowing harmoniously with holiday tunes, at Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. A Tunnel of Light, the radiant Ice Goddess and the Glittering Galaxy embraces visitors in enchanting light. Health and safety protocols are in place, and the garden is operating at limited capacity. Only timed tickets are available online. www.atlantabg.org.
Through Feb. 27
Stroll through Margaritaville’s Lakeside Lights Spectacular nightly at 5 p.m. at Lanier Islands, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Gainesville. All ages will enjoy the magical walk through a lighting extravaganza with festive music. Then, stop at License to Chill Snow Island at Margaritaville, with one of the fastest snow rides in North America, ice skating, a snow play area, fire pits, s’mores, carnival rides and more. www.lanierislands.com.