2021 Christmas Light Displays

Here’s my 2021 list of the best Christmas light shows taking place around Atlanta this year. Let me know if any of your favorites are missing – I am always looking for new events to add to the list each year. 

Atlanta Festival of Lights at Atlantic Station: Atlantic Station has become a drive-through wonderland with winter themes from favorite holiday movies, a mini neighborhood featuring some local Atlanta establishments and more. Shows run each night from 5:30 pm – 11 pm through January 2nd. Prices vary between $25 – $40 per car.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden: As always, Atlanta Botanical Garden’s holiday light show is a must see! Many of the show’s fan-favorite features will return this year, plus guests can expect new twists this holiday season. Tickets often sell out, so book your tickets early!

Holiday Lights at Brook Run Park: Brook Run Park comes to life this season with over 75,000 lights set to the theme classic holiday movies: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story.Park lights are turned on from 5 pm – 10 pm each evening now through December 27th (access is free)! 

IllumiNights at the Zoo: Stroll the Zoo after dark to be inspired by more than 80 animal lanterns – some up to 20 feet tall – depicting some of Earth’s most charismatic creatures. You don’t want to miss this one-of-a kind lightshow that will only be in Atlanta through January 16th.

Lights of Life at Life University: Not only is Life University’s light display a magical drive-through experience, but pony rides, train rides, concessions, and a petting zoo are available as well. Open nightly through December 31st with a fee of $10 per car every night. 

Stone Mountain Christmas: Each night holiday magic fills Stone Mountain with festive music, millions of dazzling lights, spectacular shows and visits from some of your favorite holiday characters!

World of Illumination at Six Flags White Water: This mile-long light show is open nightly now through January 2nd. $49 per car on weekends and holidays, $39 per car on weeknights.

Neighborhood Light Displays: Atlanta is full of neighborhoods that go-big during the holiday season and offer free, family friendly entertainment. Click here for a detailed list of neighborhood displays. 

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