Visiting twinkling light displays around town has become a holiday tradition for many people. Where can you view some spectacular lights this year in your neck of the woods? In the northeast part of town there are a number of dazzling displays this year.


A Stone Mountain Christmas

Although a Stone Mountain Christmas has been a popular attraction for many years, this year the park is featuring so much more than just amazing lights. In addition to the over two-million twinkling lights in the park, there is a 4-D holiday movie theater, singalong train, visits with Santa, a nightly Christmas parade with fireworks, Snow Mountain, and so much more!


A Whole Lot of Christmas

While you’re visiting the Stone Mountain area, it is worthwhile to swing by A Whole Lot of Christmas just a short drive away in the Smokerise community at 1833 Smokerise Summit. For years the Economy family has been the talk of the neighborhood with their thousands upon thousands of twinkling lights. In 2015 they began taking donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and rumor has it that on Saturday and Sunday nights Santa can often been seen!


Emory Johns Creek Hospital

The Emory Johns Creek Hospital features nearly a mile of whimsical drive-thru light displays on Hospital Parkway. You can start at either end of Hospital Parkway, but after you drive the length, you will want to turn around and come back, as there are lights on both sides of the road, which has a wide median with trees and other obstructions. This fun, FREE display is definitely worth seeing if you’re in the area!



Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier

LanierWorld’s Magical Nights of Lights has been a part of many families’ holiday tradition for a number of years. Featuring seven miles of spectacular drive-thru light displays, it’s no wonder that folks come from far and wide to experience this twinkling tradition year after year. In addition to fabulous lights, LanierWorld also features speed sledding, bubble skating, marshmallow roasting, carnival rides, and more! And even better, you can save money on admission by buying your tickets in advance on their website!



Christmas on the Hill

Just a short drive from Lake Lanier is the Hathcock family’s Christmas on the Hill lights display in Flowery Branch. The impressive lights can be seen at 6711 Willowbrook Trail from 6-10 PM each night.


In addition to these light displays, there are a number of local neighborhoods that go all out during the holiday season. These FREE lights displays are definitely worth a drive-by:




Christmas on Amberwood  at 371 Amberwood Drive. This location features pictures with Santa on Friday and Saturday nights!

Vinyard Christmas  at 3690 Vinyard Way you can view over 13,000 twinkling lights that are synced to holiday music on 91.7 FM!



Meadow Park Drive in the Rivermoore Park subdivision off of Moore Road near Peachtree Industrial Blvd has some great lights to see.



2763 Blue Moon Drive in the back of the Chandler Grove subdivision, off of Kilgore Rd.

Hidden Falls Drive in the Hidden Falls Subdivision off Camp Branch Rd is a local favorite for its outstanding light displays.

Creekview Bluff Way in the MorningBrooke Subdivision off of Old Suwanee Road in Buford.

The corner of Hamilton Mill Rd & South Puckett Rd. is worth a drive-by.

Sugar Hill

à        Arbor Clos Subdivision off GA 20 has a number of great lights displays. Enter from GA 20 on Silverberry Lane and then turn left.

à        The stretch of Level Creek Rd between Sugar Hill Elementary and North Gwinnett High School has some beautiful lights to see!


These are a few of the interesting lights to see as we have been out and about in the northeast Atlanta area. We'd love to hear about other beautiful light displays that you have seen in Gwinnett, North Fulton, Forsyth, Hall or other counties as you are driving in Georgia during the holidays!