The Best Christmas Light Displays in Atlanta

The Atlanta area is aglow with the lights of the season, and we've got your best places to check them out.
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Centennial Olympic Park Holiday in Lights

Head downtown and check out the display at Centennial Olympic Park, which is free, and then go to the Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Though it is not free, there are a ton of kid-friendly activities going on down there. 

Pettit Creek Farms

Over in Cartersville, the Pettit Creek Farms Christmas Lights display is over one mile of lights normally viewed by car. There’s a live nativity scene on weekends, hayrides, and a concession stand with s’more kits, hot chocolate and cider.

Life College Lights of Life

A tradition in Marietta for over 25 years, the Life College Lights of Life display is over a mile long with a 65-foot-tall Santa. The real-life Santa will also be available for photo ops and wish lists. There are also pony rides and a petting zoo. 

Georgia Gift of Lights Atlanta

The Gift of Lights is located at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Ga., just south of the Atlanta metro area. The display is over a mile long and made up of over one million bulbs. Yes, it is a drive-through event and there is a speed limit, so don’t get any ideas about shaking and baking.

Callaway Gardens Fantasy in Lights

The breathtaking Fantasy in Lights is one of the world’s “Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights,” as named by National Geographic Traveler. It comprises 15 different scenes that were custom-designed for the garden. You have the option to remain in the comfort of your own car or ride something called a Jolly Trolley. 

Piedmont Park Christmas Lights in Atlanta

What could be more romantic than a carriage ride through Piedmont Park? A carriage ride through a Piedmont Park glowing with holiday lights, that’s what. Walk over to Park Tavern afterwards for a hot toddy or ice skating.

Holiday Lights at Atlantic Station

The Holiday Lights at Atlantic Station are centered on a 50-foot tree and light displays all around the complex. Kids as well as four-legged friends can visit Santa. There’s an ice skating rink, a “snow storm” on Fridays and Saturdays, and check out West Elm for locally made gift options or take in a movie.