Get ready for the ultimate holiday outing! This light-filled road trip across the state will fill you with an abundance of Christmas spirit. If you’ve got a weekend of down time, we’d recommend grabbing the kids, putting on some of your favorite Christmas tunes, and hitting the road for some true light-seeing, Georgia style!
Atlanta Botanical Garden Atlanta, GA
Recently named one of the best holiday lights shows in the country by USA Today, this lights show is nothing short of spectacular. From tunnels of lights, a glittering galaxy, and musically synchronized Orchestral Orbs, this Atlanta classic will delight even the grouchiest grinches. The holiday magic goes until January 9.
Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain, GA
We guarantee the kid in all of us will be find holiday cheer after experiencing a true Stone Mountain Christmas. From the Summit Skyride to Scenic Railroad, there’s holiday magic in the air with shows and even a new Polar Express 4-D experience for all ages. You’ll also meet your favorite holiday characters including Rudolph and Santa Claus! The holiday celebrations lasts until January 6.
Lights of the South
It’s one of the largest lights displays in the southeast stretching more than 100 acres, covered in millions of lights plus the world’s largest vertical American Flag made entirely of Christmas lights. The 15-year-old tradition goes until January 6.
TMT Farms Christmas Lights Displays
Old River Road North, Statesboro, GA
Celebrate the spirit of Christmas while donating to a good cause. The farmer owners ask visitors to bring non-perishable food items to donate, to help give back to Georgia families in need. From nativity scenes to Santa Claus, the experience is nothing short of magical and lasts through December 28.
Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
Historic Bamboo Farm
Called ‘Savannah’s Jewel of Christmas,’ the December Nights and Holiday Lights display is a self-guided tour through various gardens. Visitors will see white reindeer, nativity scenes, trumpeting angels, glowing trees, and more than one million sparkling lights. The display goes through December 23.
Tripp Family Christmas Lights
Tom Sawyer Farms
It’s the largest residential Christmas lights display in the state with more than 500,000 lights for visitors to enjoy. Now at a new location, the Tripp Family brings back walk-through displays filled with holiday favorites. It’s a 30-year family holiday tradition worth visiting, now until December 30.
Ludy Christmas Light Spectacular
A festive 300,000 Christmas lights are on display and they’re all handmade by homeowner, Jerry Ludy. He adds an average of 10,000 new bulbs every year to the display making it a must-see for the 2018 holiday season. Although the synchronized lights show is free, visitors donated more than $21,000 to the Georgia Make A Wish Foundation. This year, they’re shooting for $25,000! Now that’s the true meaning of Christmas! The display goes through New Year’s Eve.
Life University ‘Lights of Life,’ Barclay Circle
Introduced in 1989 as a gift to the community, this lights show attracts nearly half a million visitors through the holiday season. The 1.5-mile drive takes spectators through the university with more than one million lights illuminating the campus. You’ll see Santa, too! Pony rides and a petting zoo top off the perfect holiday excursion. The display lasts through New Year’s Eve.