Christmas time is coming up faster than you think: only 56 more sleeps until the happiest day of the year. There's a lot of hype building up to the cheery holiday and much of that hype involves seeing the best Christmas lights. These Christmas lights in Georgia comprised of gigantic displays are complemented by ice skating, snow tubing and carnival rides for a dazzling winter wonderland.
The Magical Night of Lights at Lake Lanier is a popular holiday attraction that has been illuminating the lake since 1993. Each year, the attraction continues to grow with bigger and better amenities. You'll revel in a comprehensive, twinkling winter fairytale that will surely enchant your Santa-loving soul.
Although unknown officially, we suspect the number of lights used for the winter wonderland reaches far beyond a million. Twinkling brightly on over 100 displays that stretch along a whopping seven miles, it's truly a sight to see. The famous "12 Nights of Christmas" display tells an interactive story electrified with all-new LED lights this year for an extra flamboyant extravaganza.
Fall into a trance of mystical illumination as the islands' "Margaritaville" transforms into a magically vibrant spectacle. You'll watch Santa’s Elves at Work, the North Pole Express, Jack & The Beanstalk, The Wizard of Oz, the Poinsettia Candelabra, the stunning Icicle Tunnel and more.
You have the option to enjoy the warmth of your car while listening in on the radio for a synchronized light show. However, that's not all you're going to want to do because when we said winter wonderland, we meant it.
There is a mini amusement park with carnival rides including a carousel and ferris wheel. You are free to roam here at no cost (included in the Night of Lights admission), but you must pay for each ride. Trek to Snow Island to sled down 10 steep hills packed with actual snow. Previously a carpeted hill, the snow was a new addition last year.
Don't forget to stop by the skating rink to complete your joyous Christmas adventure. Top off the night with s'mores kits to roast over the open fire pits, sip on themed beverages and check out the rest of the baked goods.
Get ready for the electrifying holiday spectacle, opening on Nov. 22 this year. The Night of Lights will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. seven nights a week and will wrap up after the new year. Tickets online are $42 per car (1-10 people), so grab your friend with the biggest SUV and load it up because that's only $4 per person! We recommend going early because prices go up a bit between Dec. 20 and Dec. 30.
For more enticing holiday joy in Georgia, drive through the state to see these nine insane homes with crazy electrifying Christmas light displays or this botanical garden that will turn into a massive winter wonderland next month.
Magical Nights of Lights at Lanier Islands
Price: $42 per car
When: November 22-January 1
Address: 7650 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Buford, GA 30518
Why You Need To Go: To get lost in a snowy winter wonderland filled with millions of light displays, while enjoying thrills like carnival rides, snow tubing and ice skating.