Atlanta Botanical Gardens Lights

Atlanta Botanical Gardens: Garden Lights, Holiday Nights  This is one of my favorite places to see lights. It’s a botanical-inspired light display throughout the 20-acre Midtown attraction. Visitors meander among garden displays – including giant snowflakes, fleeting bumblebees and a towering “praying Santa Mantis” while sipping hot drinks and listening to strolling carolers. The Earth Goddess transforms into Ice Goddess – a vision of wintry radiance with twinkling lights weaving through her tresses. Red and white stripes turn the towering Cobras into hypnotic Candy Cane Cobras.
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Atlanta Botanical Gardens Lights

Go for Dinner. Renown Atlanta chef Linton Hopkins has a restaurant in the Atlanta Botanical Garden. They welcome walk-in guests, but during the Holiday lights, you may want to make a reservation to ensure you get in. If you’d rather get something on the go, there are two Café’s around the garden.
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Atlanta Botanical Gardens Lights

One of my favorite sections is the Orchestral Orbs that can change to 14 million different colors that dance to holiday music. My boys like the model trains. Everyone is in awe of the 25 ft tall Earth Goddess, which was originally part of the Imaginary Worlds exhibit. During the Atlanta Botanical Gardens lights display, she transforms into an Ice Goddess – a vision of wintry radiance with twinkling lights weaving through her tresses.
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Atlanta Botanical Gardens Lights

Sue Rodman is a mother of three boys, a PR professional, writer, and ice cream lover. For eight years, Sue published an award winning family travel blog called Field Trips with Sue, and produced a TV segment with the same name on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta. In Sept. 2016 Field Trips with Sue merged with 365 Atlanta Family. In addition to writing blog posts and managing the advertising and public relations for 365 Atlanta Family, Sue does freelance public relations and her writing has appeared online at TravelingMom, Trekaroo, Minitime Family and other family travel sites. She has contributed to print publications such as Family Fun, Simply Buckhead, BuckHaven and Publix Magazine. In addition, Sue has appeared on local and national news talking about family travel. Sue believes anytime is a good time for dessert and there are no bad field trips, just better stories.
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Atlanta Botanical Gardens Lights

I always say I’ve learned more about art by visiting the Atlanta Botanical Gardens than I have about flowers. It started when they brought the Chihuly glass exhibit, but my all time favorite was the Nikki in the Garden. In addition to being interesting art shows, I think the Garden is such a wonderful backdrop for any exhibit. It’s like adding the symphony to a rock concert at Chastain.
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Atlanta Botanical Gardens Lights

Trains. My boys love watching the model trains. I remember when my youngest was still learning to talk waving backwards saying ‘lie, lie’ as they went back through the tunnel. In addition to the model train, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens has a ride-on-train on weekends and select weekdays. See the website for specifics.
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Atlanta Botanical Gardens Lights

Ashbrooke Night of Lights (Cumming) The Ashebrooke Subdivision in Cumming hosts a Night of Lights on Dec. 18, 2016. –  Residents of Ashebrooke subdivision light up their streets and their homes with luminary bags & candles to put on a great display of lights in an effort to help raise money for a worthy cause.  This year’s beneficiary is to be two  families that live in the neighborhood. Both families have had a difficult year and the money raised will really help them out. In addition to the lights, they’ll have a live nativity on Dec. 18. For more information on lights near Cumming, visit Cumming Local.
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Boasting a new Walk of Flames display and a newly expanded Tunnel of Light, the 30-acre garden will be glistening through the holidays. There are also more cone trees, ranging up to 30 feet tall, and one will be prominently featured atop the new Linton’s restaurant. This will be the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s sixth season hosting this event.
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Holiday Lights Spectacular by Christmas Décor at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The Holiday Light Spectacular Features a 2-mile route with 16 sections of lights. The route begins at the front of the speedway, passes through the grandstands and ends at Santa’s village (located within the infield). In the infield guests can enjoy visits with Santa, a Christmas tree village, food and drinks, carnival rides and two drive-in movie nights.
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Dress Appropriately. This event is rain or shine, warm or cold. So once you purchase your tickets, they are non-refundable and non-transferrable (unless you do a Flex Ticket Upgrade) Atlanta weather can get cool, so dress to be outside.
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So read on for a list of places to see beautiful Christmas light displays near Atlanta. Know others, even if it’s just a neighbor’s awesome set up, then leave a comment and let us know.
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Holiday Lights, Garden Nights began in 2000 with more than a million energy-efficient LED lights. The bulbs consume up to 80 percent less electricity than traditional incandescent light bulbs, but also have a life span of five years more.
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Nothing gets you into the holiday spirit like millions of twinkling lights set to holiday music. If you are wondering where can I find the best Christmas lights near me, then look no further. We have a perfect list. There are free holiday light displays that are professionally done, paid attractions that have Christmas light displays and residential holiday light displays.
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Pettit Creek Farms Christmas Lights  Over one mile of Christmas Lights to drive through in Cartersville Ga. Includes a petting zoo and live reindeer (Comet & Cupid) Santa Claus is scheduled Thursday -Sunday.  The Live Nativity can be seen on weekends! There is a concession stand with hot chocolate, warm cider, marshmallows for roasting and s’more kits. Patio heaters and campfires will be available to keep you warm but bring a blanket for the hayride! You can also get your Christmas Tree while you’re there.
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Chehaw Park’s Festival of Lights. Families will be laughing all the way at Chehaw Park’s Festival of Lights in Albany, located off I-75 and I-10 in southwest Georgia. Crank the Christmas tunes and drive through more than 1,000 sparkling holiday light fixtures. Or, catch the jolly scenery aboard a train ride. Every glowing piece is handcrafted in the park’s welding shop, making this a truly one-of-a-kind spectacle.
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Magical Night of Lights A seven-mile drive through tour of animated, festive, holiday light displays.  At the end of your tour, the Holiday Village awaits with carnival rides and games, pony rides and numerous holiday treats. (Some activities require an additional fee) Warm up with a hot cup of cocoa or step inside Santa’s Workshop for some holiday shopping and a visit with Santa. Also included with daily admission is access to the live nativity.
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Six Flags Over Georgia Holiday in the Park More than one million LED lights will turn on at once, as Santa Claus and his reindeer ride their sleigh for the first time to Six Flags Over Georgia for the debut of Holiday in the Park®. This all-new celebration transforms the park into a winter wonderland with dazzling Christmas trees, exclusive holiday shows and many of the park’s most popular rides.
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Celebrate the Season with Atlantic Station View 250,000 lights within an 8 block radius. While you’re there, gather around Atlantic Station’s grand 50-foot tall Christmas Tree and experience the magic of a realistic snowfall weeknights at 7pm, and Fridays & Saturdays, hourly 6pm-9pm and Sundays at 6 pm. (Snow is weather permitting)
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Christmas on Amberwood (Lawrenceville) 2 yards of lights, 70 inflatables, 23 trees, and much more. Santa and Mrs Claus will be out every Friday and Saturday night to take pictures and collect donations for daffys pet soup kitchen.

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