Light and Tree Displays
Magical Nights in Lights. Lake Lanier Islands. Seven mile drive through holiday lights, plus a Holiday Village with carnival rides, pony rides and holiday treats. Nov. 15-Dec. 31. 5-10 p.m., including holidays. 7000 Holiday Rd., Lake Lanier Islands. 770-932-7200. $60/car.
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights. Atlanta Botanical Garden. Nearly one million energy-efficient bulbs, including giant snowflakes, bumble bees and a “praying Santa mantis”. Nov. 16-Jan. 4. 5-10 p.m. 1345 Piedmont Ave., NE, Atlanta. 404-876-5859. Adults, $20; ages 3-12, $14.
Gift of Lights. Atlanta Motor Speedway. Millions of twinkling lights, including glowing versions of Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman. Nov. 22-Jan. 4. Sun.-Thurs., 6-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5:30-10 p.m. 1500 Tara Place, Hampton. 704-637-5363. $15/car, weekdays; $20/car weekends.
Winter Wonderland. Fernbank Museum. Annual Winter Wonderland exhibit features trees and other displays decorated for the winter holidays. The exhibition will twinkle with lights, glimmer with color, and shine with a variety of cultural ornaments and emblems that recognize the diversity of celebrations, holidays, traditions and events around the world. Nov. 22-Jan. 5. 767 Clifton Rd., NE, Atlanta. 404-929-6300. Included with museum admission. Adults, $17.50; ages 3-12, $15.50; ages 2 and younger, free.
Holiday in Lights. Centennial Olympic Park. Thousands of lights adorn Centennial Park. Nov. 23-first week of Jan. 7 a.m.-11 p.m. 265 Park Ave., Atlanta. 404-223-4412. Free.
The Lighting of Atlantic Station. Atlantic Station. More than 250,000 lights, plus Santa visits, kids’ activities and a magical snowfall. Nov. 23. Activities during the day, followed by the tree lighting after dark. 17th St., Atlanta. 404-410-4010. Free.
Lighting of the Great Tree. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. Music and entertainment in the gazebo, a parade, photos with Santa, dance teams and kids’ activities. Nov. 28. 5:30-8:30 p.m. 185 West Crogan St., Lawrenceville. 770-822-5450. Free.
Macy’s Great Tree Lighting. Lenox Square Mall. Lighting of Atlanta’s largest tree. Nov. 28. Live show begins at 6 p.m., lighting at 7 p.m. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-233-6767. Free.