Atlantic Station holiday light display returning bigger and better

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The annual holiday lights display at Atlantic Station is returning this year. Organizers are promising an improved experience — and a new name to go with it.

“ATL Holiday Lights is back with a bigger, better and longer lights display than ever before! This year’s show features hand-crafted light displays from everyone’s favorite holiday movies, a mini neighborhood featuring some local Atlanta establishments and more,” a description on the website said.

In a Facebook post, organizers noted that the event will include “exciting new changes” and twice as many lights as last year.

The event begins Thursday, Nov. 11 and ends Sunday, Jan. 2. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 3 on

Pricing starts at $25 per car in advance and $30 at the gate for value nights (Sunday-Thursday). Peak nights are Friday-Saturday and tickets are $35 per car in advance and $40 at the gate. Thursday walking nights are $15 per adult in advance and $20 at the gate. Children ages 15 and under are free.

There is also an early bird special. Thursday, Nov. 11 walking night tickets are $5 per person on opening night for guests over 15. The prices will be $20 at the gate. Friday, Nov. 12 drive-thru night tickets are $20 per car in advance; they’re $40 at the gate.

Our picks this week

‘Tis the season, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is your No. 1 source for things to do, see and eat through all of the holidays.

DO: Spend your New Year’s Eve at Punch Bowl Social Atlanta

SEE: 4 etiquette tips for returning holiday gifts

EAT: Celebrate the season with a holiday ... shrub?

For our full coverage of holiday events around metro Atlanta, check out the AJC’s Atlanta Winter Guide.


ATL Holiday Lights

Hours vary by the night

Nov. 11, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022

Atlantic Station Pinnacle Lot

1371 Market St NW, Atlanta

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