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Best holiday light show


1) Callaway Gardens’ Fantasy in Lights

You say, “My family walked the 5 mile Callaway Garden Christmas lights last night and it was amazing! Even my 9 year old said it was worth the long walk. My favorites are the snowflake valley and twin trees. They even have a nativity scene.”

2) Stone Mountain Christmas

3) Lake Lanier Islands Resort’s Magical Nights of Lights

4) Life University’s Lights of Life

5) Flood Town/Eton, Ga.

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1) Life University’s Lights of Life

We say, “It used to be free, but they’re charging a small fee these days to offset those big electric bills. It’s still a great  bargain (at $5 per car, more for larger vehicles) and a spectacular, colorful display.”

2) Callaway Gardens’ Fantasy in Lights

3) Lake Lanier Islands Resort’s Magical Nights of Lights

4) Stone Mountain Christmas

5) Residential neighborhoods (including Avondale Estates, Morningside, Smoke Rise, Flood Town, West Paces Ferry Road, Dunn Street in Smyrna and many more)

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November 28th, 2009
10:14 pm

@ things to ponder I think you gave everyone something to research, thanks for the info. As for the lights I have seen any but after reading everyones blog which was very interesting I think I will go to Callaway gardens. Also its not fair to bash those with other beliefs, I am a believer of GOD but everyone is entitiled to their own thought opinions and beliefs. PS. please excuse the spelling. Happy Holidays to all!


November 29th, 2009
2:41 am

There are debates, arguments and differences across the map. Those who claim their beliefs are superior from the rest have come up with large amounts of ‘ideas’ or revisions to tailor to their culture’s spirituality. Those of use with this mentality, using for the good of man, will use this information to suede others to listen or open our minds to other possibilities of a foreign religious ideology.
The individual that tries to decieve others from easy to follow propaganda and “feel good’ sources are to blame for their ignorance of personal resources. Their simple, yet prepared belief system that can be copied and understood easily is provided to them as means of spreading the information quickly. Everyone has their own two cents and this is mine. Thanks for reading. If we all decide to believe in the same ideas, what would become of us? A loving and peaceful world to all mankind?


November 29th, 2009
7:19 am

They are Christmas lights – and the best is Callaway Gardens – second is Life!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


November 29th, 2009
7:58 am

Hillbrooke is a neighborhood in Johns Creek. The display in this subdivision is spectacular and free! Merry Christmas :)


November 29th, 2009
8:01 am

Hillbrooke – found out about this neighborhood a few years ago. It’s now a Christmas tradition to cruise through. Better yet, park your car at the tennis courts and walk. See you there!

Also not Christian

November 29th, 2009
8:04 am

First off, I’m also not offended if they’re called Christmas lights or holiday lights or whatever. I spent all day Friday on the roof of my condo putting up lights, and I and my family are athiests. But we love the holiday.
Secondly, for those Christians going on about “what other holiday is there?”, you should read up on some history. Saturnalia was celebrated by the Romans from the 17th-25th of December. Christianity co-opted this holiday by naming the last day of Saturnalia as Jesus’ birthday. If you look at Christian practice in 17th century America, you’ll see that churches didn’t celebrate Christmas at all- it wasn’t until the 19th century that American’s began celebrating it.
So, to me and my family, Christmas is a secular holiday that’s all about reminding people to be good to each other and appreciating our fellow humans. We’re not offended that some people believe magical and supernatural things happened on that day (nor should you be offended that we believe this is a secular holiday and celebrate it differently than you do).


November 29th, 2009
8:44 am

Heards Ferry Rd in Sandy Springs has a few houses that did a wonderful display this year.


November 29th, 2009
12:42 pm

Thanks “Also not Christian!” I was about to bring up Saturnalia myself, glad one of us got to it :)

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