Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier

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Lake Lanier Islands Resort is excited to announce its 20th Anniversary of Magical Nights of Lights! We invite you to join us in celebrating 20 years of twinkle as we create new memories and add to the famous traditions under the lights! Pack your car full of family, friends and neighbors and head out to the lake for a night to remember!

Drive over the magnificent snowflake bridge, down through the 12 days of Christmas, up past the illuminated diamond wonder light, under the blanket-lit bridge, all the way to the dancing Holiday House, Santa’s Workshop, Christmas Carnival and more! Starting Friday, November 16th until Monday, December 31st, come celebrate our 20th Anniversary of Magical Nights of Lights featuring miles of illuminated characters and millions of twinkling lights!

You’re Magical Nights of Lights journey doesn’t stop with the lights. Our Holiday Village is a must-see for everyone, complete with a bonfire for roasting marshmallows, delicious holiday fare, pony and amusement rides, holiday shopping and much more. Look for that perfect Christmas tree ornament to commemorate your annual visit. And, what holiday spectacle would be complete without a visit with Jolly Old St. Nick? Kids of all ages can take a break from roasting marshmallows and riding ponies to have their photo taken and discuss their holiday wish lists with Santa himself at the Santa Shop. Nominal charges apply to the Santa photos, amusement rides, pony rides and marshmallow roasting.

Special Treats to See This Year:

  • Celebrate Santa’s Grand Arrival Accompanied by Fireworks on Saturday, November 17th
  • Live Nativity Scene back by popular demand! (December 1st – 25th)
  • Verizon Wireless Ice Skating Rink
  • New Animated Lights Holiday House
  • Mingle with our mascot, Bucky Beaver
  • Visit with Santa & his elves
  • Traditional carnival rides
  • NEW collection of lights and attractions

Magical Nights of Lights® is $60 per carload – for an SUV or mini-van that seats 7 or more passengers that could equate to less than $9 per guest! For larger vehicles, gate admission to the Magical Nights of Lights is $90 for ten to 19 passenger capacity vans; or $250 for 20+ passenger capacity buses. For more information about the 2012 Magical Nights of Lights® and to purchase passes online, please visit

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