Magical Nights of Lights Turns On Nov 15th

Written by Robert Sutherland on 11th November 2013

The Holiday House at Lake Lanier Island's Magical Nights of Lights

The Holiday House at Lake Lanier Island’s Magical Nights of Lights

Sunset on Friday, November 15th takes place at 5:31 PM.

Very soon afterward, thousands of magnificent bright decorations will burst into the most glorious holiday-themed light show that you’ve ever seen.

That’s when the 21st season of the Magical Nights of Lights illuminates the 1,500 acres of Lake Lanier Islands.

Many of the favorites of happy families will return, such as:

  • Twinkling lights of the shimmering Snowflake Bridge
  • The 12 Days of Christmas and the
  • Sparkling sneak peek at the elves at work in Santa’s Workshop.

They are joined by the dancing lights of Holiday House and the glimmer of the Diamond Wonder Light — both of which made their debut last year.

Transform your car, van or truck into a modern-day sleigh ride at Magical Nights of Lights.

You’re invited to stop at the Holiday Village to pass along a Christmas wish list and pause for a picture with Santa inside Holiday House.

Roast a marshmallow or three around a roaring bonfire, saddle up for a pony ride or take a ride on any of a dozen rides and attractions at the Christmas Carnival.

Guests can also:

  • Lace up a pair of skates and go ice skating
  • Soar through the night sky on a Night Light Canopy Tour and
  • Dine at the Legacy Lodge’s Magical Nights of Lights Buffet (limited time only)

If that’s not enough, don’t go home!  Stay at the Lake Lanier Islands Resort, which offers a special build-your-own “Experience the Magical Nights of Lights” Accommodation Package.

Each evening from November 30, 2013 through Christmas Eve, December 24, watch the inspirational Live Nativity, presented by Kaleidoscope Productions.  The Nativity will honor the true reason for the season with an authentic representation of the First Christmas, complete with live animals.

2013 Magical Nights of Lights

Dates and Times:

  • Runs nightly from November 15th — December 31, 2013
  • Holiday Village opens at 5 PM
  • Event Pricing begins at 4 PM

Magical Nights of Lights Pricing

  • Cost is per vehicle, not per person
  • $60 for Cars with 1 — 9 person capacity
  • $90 for Passenger Vans with 10 — 19 person capacity

Limited Time $10 off Coupons will be available at participating partners including: Publix, Chick-fil-A, McDonalds, Lenny’s Sub Shop, QuikTrip, and Rick Case Audi – Gwinnett

Information & Reservations

To learn more about Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier Islands Resort, purchase passes or make reservations online, guests are encouraged to visit to call (770) 945-8787 or

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Magical Nights of Lights fans who wish to stay up-to-date on the latest events, promotions and discounts (such as double coupon nights) are encouraged to join the new Mobile VIP Club by texting LLIR to 84700.

Visitors can also download Lake Lanier Islands Radio – the resort’s official Christmas music app for holiday classics to play during the drive through the Magical Nights of Lights AND to enjoy all season long on their mobile device.  Lake Lanier Islands Radio is available for download at app stores everywhere.

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