• 'Frozen,' dueling banjos, rapper featured in Christmas light displays around Atlanta


    ATLANTA - "Frozen," dueling banjos, a rapper and Christmas shoes are just a few of the things immortalized in Christmas lights around the Atlanta area.

    In the days leading up to Christmas, WSBTV.com will showcase some of the best home displays in the area.

    The first stop is Christmas in Castille. It's located at 4220 Tivoli Way in Alpharetta. Check out Elsa in lights in the show's most popular song, "Let It Go." Owner Ken MacMaster says the display includes 5,200 feet of extension cords and 240 channels running 55,000 lights. The show runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights only from 6-9 p.m. Like the show's Facebook page for the latest info. (Mobile users, click HERE for video.)

    Dallas, Georgia, is home to a half-dozen homes with lights that electrify to music. Our first stop is Aubuchon Lights at 28 Southshore Pass. The entire show is done with pixel sequencing that produces an almost unbelievable sight. But don't take our word for it, check out "Light of Christmas" featuring both a singer and rapper in lights. (Mobile users, click HERE for video.)

    Here's "The Christmas Shoes" from Aubuchon Lights. (Mobile users, click HERE for video.) It's open every night from 6-10 p.m.

    Around the corner from Aubuchon Lights is Atkinson Christmas Lights. The display has doubled in size from last year after the new neighbors, the Rowell family, decided to take part. Here are the dueling banjos between the two families. (Mobile users, click HERE for video.)

    The Atkinson show is at 18 Riverwood Landing. It includes holiday movie inserts. The show runs from 5:45-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The family started with the lights in 2007 and added music in 2010. There's about 20,000 lights running on 84 program channels. (Mobile users, click HERE for video.)

    Just down the street is one of the area's longest-running displays, the Felix Family Christmas Lights. In fact, the Felix family inspired a few other Dallas homeowners to do their own displays. While their music loop does have about 30 minutes worth of songs on it, on the busier nights, they shorten it to move cars through a little faster. The home is at 224 Oliver Overlook in Dallas and runs from 6-10:30 p.m. during the week and until 11 p.m. on the weekends. The Felix display was packed when WSBTV.com visited last Saturday night. There was about a 20-minute to get to the house. (Mobile users, click HERE for video.)

    Dallas is home to the Stokes Family Christmas Lights display, too. The music lineup there includes "What a Glorious Night" by Sidewalk Prophets, "This Christmas" by Toby Mac and the Tran-Siberian Orchestra. It's located at 257 Mary Wallace Way. It operates from 6:45-10:30 p.m. each night. (Mobile users-click HERE for video.)

    If you're making the Christmas lights rounds in Dallas, drive just a couple of miles down the road to the Riley's Rockin' Christmas display. It's at 2008 Palladium Drive in Kennesaw. For GPS purposes, use 4400 Sterling Pointe Drive NW as the address and take the second right once you enter the neighborhood. It's open Sunday to Thursday from 6-9 p.m. It's open an hour later on Fridays and Saturdays. (Mobile users-click HERE for video.)

    For those on the northeast side of town, head to Vinyard Christmas in Lawrenceville. It's at 3690 Vinyard Way. When they started in 2009, the display featured 48 channels that powered the show. For 2015,  the new tree in the front yard features 2,400 channels of automation itself. It runs every night from 5:30-10 p.m. Visitors can even partially control the lights from their phones. (Mobile users, click HERE for video.)

    Back in Alpharetta, the McMinn family boasts an impressive Christmas display, too. Their house features 100,000 lights, the Grinch, Snoopy, "Cars," inflatables and plenty more. It's at 465 Newport Heights in Alpharetta. (Mobile users, click HERE for video.)

    The area features plenty of businesses that offer Christmas lights to see, too. Check out Lake Lanier Islands, Callaway Gardens, Life University, Six Flags, Holiday Lights of Hope and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.

    Here are some other displays in the area:

    Hopperama light show  Don't miss this show at 1002 Branchwind Close in Roswell.  

    West Ridge Church Lights at West Ridge is a free walk up as well as a drive-thru experience. Lights will run the first three weekends of December (Thursday-Sunday) from 6:00 to 10:00pm.

    Christmas in the Country You'll hear "Let It Go" along with many popular Christmas tunes at the display at 1616 Pratt Road in Covington.

    Christmas in the Grove at 1428 Oak Grove Dr, Decatur, Georgia. There, you'll find the 2013 champion of ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight." It includes 115,000 lights, four miles of extension cords, 47 Light-O-Rama controllers and over 750 channels of computerized animation.

    Christmas on Amberwood Head to 371 Amberwood Drive in Lawrenceville to see lights, inflatables and maybe even meet Santa. The lights are on 24/7 and Santa visits on some weekends. Check their Facebook page for times.

    Check out Gladewood Drive in Alpharetta. There, you'll find an entire block decorated for the holidays. See a giant Santa, a home with lights dancing to music, a nativity scene and more.

    Holiday Magic at 1091 Monroe Drive NE in Atlanta features Timothy Woodruff's show which includes 15,000 LED lights, six inflatables, one 12-foot mega tree, two 20-foot leaping arches, two giant 5 1/2-foot candy cane pinwheels, 16 color light projectors, one 3-foot talking reindeer, 20 strobes, six colored LED floodlights, and one snow machine, all synchronized in a 45-minute show.

    Mint Julep Christmas at 116 N Mountain Brooke Dr., Ball Ground features 40,000 lights synchronized to over 20 songs using 128 channels of Light-O-Rama controllers.

    Blink Midwinter at 7020 Cole Court in Cumming.

    Smoot Family Christmas Check out the Christmas lights on Autumn View Drive in Acworth.

    Unfortunately, we can't make it to every home. But if your home has a great Christmas lights display or we missed your favorite, leave some photos or a comment on our Facebook page.

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