Magical Nights of Lights at Lanier Islands for 2018
For more than a quarter of a century, families have happily returned to Lanier Islands every year to share the most amazing displays of holiday and Christmas lights with one another. We hope you’ll come back again because this year’s Magical Nights of Lights at Lanier Islands will be the best yet.
The first attempt at the Nights of Lights was … well … it was okay. They only had 40 displays when they first flipped the light switch for Nights of Lights on Saturday evening, November 20, 1993. Thankfully, it didn’t rain.
Everyone wanted more lights and bigger displays, so that’s what they got! Today, the first pilgrims of Nights of Lights would be blown away by the SEVEN MILES of colorful, blinking, rocking, moving lights that tell stories we all know and love.
The exact number of lights in the hundreds of displays has been estimated to be between a jillion and a gazillion — although the true number might be far higher.
The two rules to having a good time before viewing the Magical Nights of Lights.
- Put gas in your car.
- Ask everyone to “powder their noses” before beginning the joyous trek through the lights.
The 12 Nights of Christmas Displays
The treasured 12 Nights of Christmas has been outfitted with new brighter than ever LED lights!
Recently refurbished, the 13-display attraction will make you want to sing about partridges in pear trees, turtle doves, French hens, and merry maids dancing (or were the gold rings dancing?), as you slowly pass by until next time.
See Santa’s Elves at Work, the North Pole Express, Jack & The Beanstalk, scenes from The Wizard of Oz, the Poinsettia Candelabra, the stunning Icicle Tunnel, and the Carousel too.
“As a native of Atlanta who grew up on Lake Lanier, it was a dream come true to be invited by the State of Georgia to conceive, build and implement a holiday light show right in my own backyard,” explained Greg Fulwood of Universal Concepts, whose company has designed the tour and assembled each display for Magical Nights of Lights at Lanier Islands since 1993.
“It is amazing to see how Magical Nights of Lights has grown – not just in size – but also to become one of the most recognized, longest lasting and highest attended holiday lighting venues in the entire country! This … shows the Islands’ ongoing commitment to make Magical Nights of Lights the #1 family destination during the holiday season.”
Magical Nights of Lights Dates & Times
The 2018 season of Nights of Lights begins on Friday, November 16 at 5 PM! Tour this year’s spectacular light show most nights from 5 PM until 10 PM, seven days a week!
You’ll have dozens of opportunities to make time for this family favorite before the lights go off for the final time on Sunday, January 6, 2019.
Nights of Lights will be expanded from 5 PM all the way until 11 PM on these dates:
- Thursday, November 22nd through Saturday the 24th
- Friday, December 14th through Wednesday, December 26th
Magical Nights of Lights Ticket Prices
The Best Deal on Magical Nights of Lights Admission
Here’s some tremendous news from our friends at The Islands! Your 2018 annual pass to Lanier Islands will admit you to the miles of Magical Nights of Lights! That makes annual passes the best deal you can get anywhere. Return as often as you’d like for an entire year’s admission to Lanier Islands. Ask about the cost the next time you visit Lanier Islands.
Please Note: Sorry, your annual pass doesn’t provide free food, lodging, boat rentals, passes to special events, drinks, ice skating, amusement rides or your name in lights. Annual passes will get you into the South’s most beautiful resort and a ride through the Magical Nights of Lights!
Without an annual pass, admission at the gate for the Nights of Lights will cost you:
- $49 per car that seats 1-10 passengers
- $105 for vans that seat 11-20 passengers
Between Thursday, November 22nd through Saturday the 24th, and between Friday, December 14th through Wednesday, December 26th, the admission to Magical Nights of Lights without an annual pass increases to:
- $59 per car that seats 1-10 passengers at the gate
- $110 for vans that seat 11-20 passengers at the gate
Give your family a gift they’ll never forget! Treat them to a trip through the Magical Nights of Lights at Lanier Islands!