See Prince tribute in one of Atlanta's best Christmas lights displays

From Prince to Frozen, Mannheim Steamroller to Fall Out Boy, the Atlanta Botanical Garden to Lake Lanier Islands to residential displays, Atlanta boasts some of the country's top Christmas lights displays. 

And most people won't have to venture very far to check out one of the attractions. 

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Here are some of the area's top spots to check out:

Holiday Magic-87 Wren Walk, Hiram

Timothy Woodruff moved his popular display from the fringe of Piedmont Park to Hiram, but many of his favorite props and songs return, including a tribute to one of his musical idols, Prince.

Christmas in the Grove-1428 Oak Grove Dr, Decatur

Four miles of extension cords, 750 channels of computerized animation, snowflake projectors and over 115,000 lights; it takes a lot of work to put together one of Atlanta's top residential Christmas lights displays. Read more HERE.

Christmas in Castille-4220 Tivoli Way, Alpharetta

Ken MacMaster's love of Christmas lights started when he was a kid. Ten years ago, he saw a video of a basic display of a house with music and lights and he decided he could do that, too. Christmas in Castille was born. The display includes 59,000 lights and runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 6-9 p.m.

Pierce Lights-370 Oak Terrace, Alpharetta

See over 15,000 lights animated to music.

Felix Family Christmas Lights-224 Oliver Overlook, Dallas

This display is one of the area's longest-running displays, dating back to 2005. In fact, the Felix family inspired a few other Dallas homeowners to do their own displays. His wife and three kids pitch in to help create it and Joey Felix plans to keep it going as long as his health and neighbors will let him. (Video is from 2015 display.)

Atkinson-Rowell Christmas Lights-18 Riverwood Landing, Dallas

Adam Atkinson saw the Felix Family display in 2010 and decided to get into the Christmas lights game. Seven years later, the display includes over 20,000 lights and has grown to a second yard. The Rowell family, who live next door, joined in in 2015. Atkinson estimates it costs him about $50 for the monthly power bill to run the display.

Aubuchon Lights- 28 Southshore Pass, Dallas

Riley's Rockin' Christmas-2008 Palladium Drive NW, Kennesaw 

This years display has over 35,000 LED lights synchronized to more than 40 minutes of Holiday music including Frozen, Polar Express, and many other holiday favorites.

Smoot Family Christmas Lights-3699 Autumn View Dr NW, Acworth

Check out over 70,000 lights. Donations go to the Lupus Foundation.

Vinyard Christmas-3690 Vinyard Way, Lawrenceville

Vinyard Christmas started in 2009 and has been entertaining crowds ever since. The display features over 13,000 lights synced to music. 

Christmas on Amberwood-371 Amberwood Drive Lawrenceville

This show runs nightly. Santa and Mrs. Claus are onsite every Friday and Saturday evenings to take photos from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Pictures are free. The display includes dozens of inflatables and over 30,000 lights. 

A Whole Lot of Christmas-1833 Smokerise Smt., Stone Mountain

There's Snowflake Lane in the driveway, an antique fire engine, Toyland, the Disney section, a University of Georgia section, Santa and all of his reindeer on the roof, and a Christmas Shark.


Lights on Linstone-2250 Linstone Lane, Grayson

Listen to 22 different songs that come alive in Christmas lights in Grayson.

Holly Springs Lights-2632 Holly Springs Pkwy, Holly Springs

This nightly show runs from 6 p.m. -11:30 p.m. and starts every 30 minutes.

Christmas in the Country-1616 Pratt Road Oxford

Holiday Hills Christmas Light Show-99 E. Mays Rd., Stockbridge

Show runs nightly from 6-10 p.m.


Popular displays not showing lights this year:

Christmas on the Hill in Flowery Branch

Mint Julep Christmas in Ball Ground

Blink Midwinter in Cumming

540 North Fields Pass in Milton


There are several non-residential light displays in the area.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Tens of thousands of lights hanging high above the forest floor, dancing to classical music highlight this year's version of Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.


Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Georgia

Six Flags Over Georgia's Holiday in the Park returns for its fourth season. The event includes six themed areas, 29 holiday rides, live shows and festive seasonal food.

Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier Islands

It's the 25th year of Magical Nights of Lights. They mixed a little old, with a little new. They’re bringing back ’12 Days of Christmas’ . After a two-year hiatus, the 13-display attraction returns better than before.

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