ATLANTA - From Prince to Frozen, Mannheim Steamroller to Fall Out Boy, the Atlanta Botanical Garden to Lake Lanier Islands to residential displays, Atlanta boasts some of the country's top Christmas lights displays.
And most people won't have to venture very far to check out one of the attractions.
Here are some of the area's top spots to check out:
Timothy Woodruff moved his popular display from the fringe of Piedmont Park to Hiram, but many of his favorite props and songs return, including a tribute to one of his musical idols, Prince.
Four miles of extension cords, 750 channels of computerized animation, snowflake projectors and over 115,000 lights; it takes a lot of work to put together one of Atlanta's top residential Christmas lights displays. Read more HERE.
Ken MacMaster's love of Christmas lights started when he was a kid. Ten years ago, he saw a video of a basic display of a house with music and lights and he decided he could do that, too. Christmas in Castille was born. The display includes 59,000 lights and runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 6-9 p.m.
See over 15,000 lights animated to music.
This display is one of the area's longest-running displays, dating back to 2005. In fact, the Felix family inspired a few other Dallas homeowners to do their own displays. His wife and three kids pitch in to help create it and Joey Felix plans to keep it going as long as his health and neighbors will let him. (Video is from 2015 display.)
Adam Atkinson saw the Felix Family display in 2010 and decided to get into the Christmas lights game. Seven years later, the display includes over 20,000 lights and has grown to a second yard. The Rowell family, who live next door, joined in in 2015. Atkinson estimates it costs him about $50 for the monthly power bill to run the display.
This years display has over 35,000 LED lights synchronized to more than 40 minutes of Holiday music including Frozen, Polar Express, and many other holiday favorites.
Check out over 70,000 lights. Donations go to the Lupus Foundation.
Vinyard Christmas started in 2009 and has been entertaining crowds ever since. The display features over 13,000 lights synced to music.
This show runs nightly. Santa and Mrs. Claus are onsite every Friday and Saturday evenings to take photos from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Pictures are free. The display includes dozens of inflatables and over 30,000 lights.
There's Snowflake Lane in the driveway, an antique fire engine, Toyland, the Disney section, a University of Georgia section, Santa and all of his reindeer on the roof, and a Christmas Shark.
Listen to 22 different songs that come alive in Christmas lights in Grayson.
This nightly show runs from 6 p.m. -11:30 p.m. and starts every 30 minutes.
Show runs nightly from 6-10 p.m.
Popular displays not showing lights this year:
540 North Fields Pass in Milton
There are several non-residential light displays in the area.
Tens of thousands of lights hanging high above the forest floor, dancing to classical music highlight this year's version of Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Six Flags Over Georgia's Holiday in the Park returns for its fourth season. The event includes six themed areas, 29 holiday rides, live shows and festive seasonal food.
7 miles of gleaming lights, nostalgic Christmas tunes, and quality time with friends and family all from the warmth and comfort of your vehicle! What a Christmas to remember! Order tickets online and get $10 off your carload! Get tickets here! https://t.co/ioxpuo72qv pic.twitter.com/psicYqz3kN— Lanier Islands (@lanierislands) December 2, 2017
It's the 25th year of Magical Nights of Lights. They mixed a little old, with a little new. They’re bringing back ’12 Days of Christmas’ . After a two-year hiatus, the 13-display attraction returns better than before.
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