Where to see holiday lights around Atlanta


Where to see holiday lights around Atlanta

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Lanier Islands Christmas: Thousands of twinkling lights illuminate the new location and layout this year. (Lanier Islands photo)

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights. Through Jan. 3. $15-$20; ages 3-12 $11-$14. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta.www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

Gift of Lights. Through Jan. 3. $15 per car with six passengers or less; Fridays-Sundays and holidays, $20 per car. Vans or buses: $15 plus $1 per person; Fridays-Sundays and holidays, $20 per car plus $1 per person. Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 Tara Place, Hampton. 770-707-7904,www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.

Lanier Islands Christmas. Thousands of twinkling lights illuminate the new location and layout this year. Stroll down the beach and boardwalk to enjoy an extended tour of the light show. 5-10 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31. $30 per car. Free skating at the Coca-Cola Polar Rink; plus other activities and attractions. Lanier Islands, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford. 770-945-8787,lakelanierislands.com.

Callaway Gardens Fantasy in Lights. Nov. 14-Dec. 30. Prices range from $17 to $28 depending on the day of the week; children $8.50; Same-day tickets are more expensive. Fantasy in Lights tickets include admission to the gardens. Also: Storytime with Mr. and Mrs. Claus at select times on weekends through Dec. 21. Callaway Gardens. 17800 U.S. 27, Pine Mountain, about an hour south of Atlanta. 800-463-6990, callawaygardens.com/fil

Holiday in Lights at Centennial Olympic Park. Walk amid thousands of lights illuminating the 21-acre park. Through Jan. 19. Open 7 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Free. Ice skating rink is $12 per person (includes skate rental) for 90 minutes. 4:30-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays (until 11 p.m. Fridays), 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays. 404-223-4412, centennialpark.com.

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Georgia. For its first holiday event in more than a decade, the amusement park will be decorated with more than 1 million low-energy LED lights. Select rides (including Goliath, Dare Devil Dive and Georgia Scorcher) will be running. 4-10 p.m. most nights, through Jan. 4. Day passes at the gate: $61.99; children under 48 inches, $41.99 (discount for purchasing online). 275 Riverside Parkway S.W., Austell. 770-739-3400,www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia.

Stone Mountain Christmas. Walk through Crossroads village, illuminated by 2 million lights. Open Saturdays-Sundays and Dec. 19-24 and Dec. 26-31, through Jan. 4 (closed Dec. 25). $29.95; children 3-11, $24.95. Parking pass, $10. Combo ticket for Stone Mountain Christmas and Snow Mountain, through Jan. 4, $44.95 (may be used on same or separate days). 770-498-5690, stonemountainpark.com.

Lights of Life. Millions of light bulbs illuminate more than 100 displays dotting the 1.5-mile drive through Life University’s campus. Through Dec. 31. Cars: $10 Fridays-Sundays and Dec. 19-31; $5 all other nights. Vans, buses: $20 nightly. (Additional fees for petting zoo, train and pony rides, photos with Santa.) 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta. 678-331-4334, life.edu.

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