View over 1 million holiday lights two hours north of Atlanta

Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights is celebrating its 27th year

If you and your family are up for a drive toward the Georgia-Tennesee border, it may be worth it to see a stunning holiday lights display.

Joy, wonder and magic await at Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.

“Warm your heart during this nighttime, family tradition as you walk through Rock City Gardens’ winter wonderland. Located a quick drive from downtown Chattanooga, this magical Christmas lights experience is one of Chattanooga’s memorable winter events,” the website noted. “Take a stroll down the lighted Grand Corridor in Yule Town, experience the twinkle of icy lights in the Arctic Kingdom, and the Magic Forest comes alive to reveal exciting enchantments!”

Located at 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, this year is the 28th celebration of the Enchanted Garden of Lights holiday tradition. The displays have featured 30 holiday scenes and more than a million LED lights.

Hours of operation are 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. (10 p.m. Fridays-Sundays) Tickets are sold online only. Guests are required to reserve their entry time in advance. Pricing for adults and children ages 3-12 differ depending on the night for admission:

  • Regular night admission is $27.95 for adults and $17.95 for children
  • Special weeknight admission is $25.95 for adults and $15.95 for children
  • Value night admission is $19.95 for adults and $9.95 for children
  • Peak night admission is $31.95 for adults and $21.95 for children

The display includes a new enchanted realm — Arctic Kingdom, Aurora Lights. Guests can also stop by Christmas shops to stock up on personalized ornaments and visit Santa in his office where he’s putting together his naughty or nice list.

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Several dining options allow visitors to delight in the flavors of the season, including apple cider, red and mulled wine and hot cocoa. Other indulgences include light-up cotton candy and made-to-order funnel cake. Make treats a hands-on experience by decorating cookies and gingerbread with Mrs. Claus in the North Pole Lodge.

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