Magical Nights of Lights at Lanier Islands
The extravaganza known as Magical Nights of Lights at Lanier Islands lights up the skies for another season on Friday, November 22, 2019!
Now in its second quarter-century, Magical Nights of Lights continues to electrify that rare occasion for friends and families to share holiday and Christmas lights, seasonal sing-along music and delicious wintertime treats together.
Parents and grandparents will delight new generations of loved ones with the giant displays of meaningful and unforgettable eye-popping lights. Each giant spectacle beats anything kids will ever see on a video screen — and you get to share it with them in person!
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 2019 season of Magical Nights of Lights flips the switch on November 22nd. Tour this year’s spectacular light show 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 after the New Year.
Magical Nights of Lights Ticket Prices
Regular annual passes provide access to Lanier Islands all year long. If you visit The Islands after 5 PM during the season of Magical Nights of Lights, you will need to purchase tickets for the light show.
Admission at the gate for Magical Nights of Lights:
- $45 per car that seats 1-10 passengers
- $100 for vans that seat 11-20 passengers
Magical Nights of Lights prices increase by $10 from Friday, December 20, 2019 through Monday, December 30, 2019:
- $55 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 you’ll always remember! Treat them to a trip through the Magical Nights of Lights at Lanier Islands!
In the words of our friends at Lanier Islands:
Tradition and excitement merge at a magical place with seven miles of traditional and unique holiday lights.
There’s more winter wonderland fun to be had at LandShark Landing and the Holiday Village with winter-themed carnival rides, fire pits, s’mores, specialty winter drinks, and more!
Join us as twinkling lights come to life, transforming the landscape as you navigate your car through millions of bulbs that color the Islands. Journey to Santa’s Holiday Village where kids can share their Christmas wishes with the big man himself and grab a photo memory of their special meeting.
While you’re here, shop for that special gift for someone in your circle of friends and family.