What’s better than a high-voltage neighborhood Christmas light display for some megawatt holiday fun? Delight your little elves at these Atlanta-area winter wonderlands, brought to you by families with some serious spirit. Read on to shed light on our seven favorite festive homes around town.

Ashebrooke Night of Lights

This Cumming neighborhood lights up their streets and homes every evening in December, raising money for local causes. Hit it on the magical night of lights for a chance to see Santa, a live nativity scene, falling snow, and hot cocoa. Find out details about this year's magical night—as well as information about visiting throughout December—on their website.

Ashebrooke Subdivision
Cumming, Ga
Nearest major intersection:
Kelly Mill Road & Bethleview
Online: ashebrookenightoflights.com

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Christmas in Castille

After taking a year off, this show is back and bigger than ever. Weather permitting, this synchronized show runs from Nov. 29th to Dec. 22nd from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays. Located in a gated neighborhood, guests must exit prior to the gates closing for the evening, but you'll be glad you went when you tune in to 89.9 FM and realize that the lights dance to the music on your radio! Be sure to check the Facebook page for inclement weather updates or other changes in hourly operations before you go!

4220 Tivoli Way
Alpharetta, Ga
Online: facebook.com/ChristmasinCastille

Gaddy Family Christmas Light Display

For more than 20 years, this family in Fayetteville has put on a Christmas light extravaganza, complete with an operating ferris wheel and thousands of lights. There is no admission, visitors are asked to remain in their vehicles for safety, and donations for March of Dimes and Toys for Tots are welcome. The Gaddy's keep the lights on from Thanksgiving through January 1st from 6 to 10 p.m.

898 Sandy Creek Rd.
Fayetteville, Ga
Online: facebook.com/pg/gaddyslights

A Whole Lot of Christmas

This Stone Mountain family has been decorating their home for over 25 years with only the help of family, friends, and neighbors, and they're proud to pony up a "whole LOT of Christmas" each year. With a Christmas tree forrest, snowflake lane, gingerbread land, North Pole Cafe, Disney section, nativity, and Santa, this family endeavor is big enough to inspire even the worst Grinch to string a light or two. Check hours of operation and details on their Facebook page when you're planning your trip. Admission is free but donations are accepted for a charity of the family's choice each year.

1833 Smokerise Summit
Stone Mountain, Ga
Online: facebook.com/a-whole-lot-of-christmas

Duluth's Christmas House

This crowd favorite private home is now a DRIVE BY display for 2019, unless you use the advance reservation system that reserves a time for families to walk through the display. With thousands of lights and a well-laid plan for experiencing it either by foot or by car, you'll want to put this one on your bucket list, for sure. Just note that the grand lighting will take place on November 29th, and be sure to check their Facebook page for hours of operation updates and details.

2929 Mockingbird Circle
Duluth, Ga

Online: facebook.com/duluthschristmashouse

Smoot Family Christmas Light Show

This home display features over 70,000 commercial LED Christmas lights, and will tentatively go "live" this year on Nov. 23. Check their Facebook page for hours of operation and up-to-the-minute information. All donations from this show go to The Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter.

3699 Autumn Dr.
Acworth, Ga
Online: facebook.com/SmootFamilyChristmasLightShow

 

—Shelley Massey

 

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