Winter Wonderland: Georgia
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights (Nov. 12 – Jan. 14; Atlanta, GA) features spectacular light displays throughout the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The massive Tunnel of Light, along with fan favorites such as the Orchestral Orbs, Glittering Galaxy, Radiant Rainforest, and Model Train continue to make the exhibition a must-see holiday tradition. New twists this year include a colorful Glowing Grove along the Flower Walk, oversized flowers leading to Ice Goddess, and several lighted sculptures.
Fantasy In Lights (Nov. 18, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023; Pine Mountain, GA) at Callaway Resort & Gardens is consistently named one of the best holiday light displays in the country and has been recognized by National Geographic as one of the “Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights Around the Globe.” This season, experience the NEW Celebration Lake, a floating spectacular featuring 30 dancing trees honoring 30 years of Fantasy In Lights! The Magical Field of Lights scene is nearly two football fields long, featuring a Christmas tree more than 10 stories tall, making it the tallest Christmas tree in the South. Shop in the Christmas Village, stroll through an immersive Winter Wonderland, and enjoy the new and enchanting Tunnel of Lights drive-through experience from the comfort of your own vehicle or aboard the open-air Jolly Trolley. Make the most out of your magical night of lights with an overnight stay in a cozy Cottage, Villa, or The Lodge & Spa.
Dahlonega’s Old Fashioned Christmas (Nov. 25 – Jan. 8, 2023; Dahlonega, GA) offers visitors the chance to live out their Hallmark movie fantasy! This beautiful mountain town has consistently been named one of the most charming small towns to visit during the holidays. Don't miss the Lighting of Downtown Dahlonega and Lighting of the Tree on Nov. 25, 2022, the Christmas Parade on Dec. 10, 2022, and a visit with Santa on various dates. The festival also features holiday lights, carriage rides, music, wine tastings, extended shopping hours, and more holiday festivities.
Holly Jolly Jekyll (Nov. 25, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023; Jekyll Island, GA) transforms the island into a twinkling, coastal winter wonderland for the holiday season with festive fun and more than 1 million lights on display. The Great Tree alone has more than 45,000 lights, which is more per square foot than the NYC Rockefeller Center Christmas tree! Purchase tickets online for the Holly Jolly Trolley Light Tours that take place on select nights. Trolley riders will enjoy festive holiday beverages, music, and a one-of-a-kind tour souvenir. Don't miss the light parade, holiday fireworks, and special drive-in movie presentations