Here in the Peach State, we know how to celebrate the season. For amazing Christmas lights in Georgia, one great spot you can head to is the Atlanta Zoo Christmas lights. Not all holiday events need to be draped in fake snow and cast in red, green, and white colors, right? And we have a holiday event in Georgia that takes place annually at Zoo Atlanta. The Christmas lights at the Atlanta Zoo are always incredible, and this is one of the best family Christmas events in Georgia. Families and friends can gather together for the incredible Chinese Lantern Festival known as Illuminights at Zoo Atlanta this year and enjoy a holiday light display that is unlike any other.

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While you’re waiting to get over to the zoo to check out this magical experience, check out this great promotional video from Zoo Atlanta:

Aren’t these amazing Christmas lights at the zoo? Have you ever been to Illuminights at Zoo Atlanta in Georgia? Share your favorite lantern with us in the comment section – we love the dragon!

If you’re looking for more information about this Chinese Lantern Festival, such as current hours of operation and how to purchase tickets, the Zoo Atlanta website has everything you need to know, and you can also get more information from the Zoo Atlanta Facebook page.

Zoo Atlanta is located in Atlanta’s Grant Park neighborhood, and you’ll find plenty of great vacation rental homes in Grant Park available on Vrbo.

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Christmas In Georgia

What are some magical Christmas towns in Georgia?

We have so many ways to celebrate Christmas, including by some of it Georgia's small towns. There are some small towns in Georgia that come alive during Christmastime:

  • Head over to Alpine Helen to see how this town transforms into a Christmas village. The streets are lined with decorations and lights. And the annual Christkindlmarkt is a must-visit for holiday lovers.
  • Madison is another lovely small town that should be on your list this Christmas. The charming downtown is full of holiday cheer and the Victorian-style homes alight in decorations are a beautiful sight.
  • For a fun holiday train excursion, check out Blue Ridge and the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Ride the train and enjoy an incredible holiday show.
  • And you have to include Dahlonega on your bucket list. This town square is beautifully decorated for the holidays and has a wonderful Old Fashioned Christmas with a parade, carolers, carriage rides, and more.

 

What are some must-do holiday activities in Georgia?

If you really want to get into the holiday spirit in Georgia, there are a few must-do activities.

  • First, be sure to head over to Santa Claus, Georgia to drop a letter in the town’s red mailbox to St. Nick himself.
  • With all of the great Christmas towns in Georgia, get into the holiday spirit by taking a festive photo in one of the brightly decorated town squares.
  • Nothing says Christmas more than holiday lights, so check out one of the epic light show displays in Georgia.
  • Round out your must-do activities with some ice skating, a Polar Express train ride, and watching The Nutcracker.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

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