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Do you have family and friends coming to visit for the holidays? Have no fear. Georgia has plenty of festive attractions to make the most of your time with them. Check out these popular events:

Centennial Olympic Park’s Holiday in Lights-Walk through 21 acres of park glowing with holiday lights or lace up your skates and glade around Atlanta’s only outdoor ice-skating rink. “Holiday in Lights” begins on November 23.. For more information visit

Stone Mountain Christmas- Stone Mountain Christmas is one of Atlanta’s most heartwarming Christmas Celebrations. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season with a nightly Christmas Parade that includes imaginative floats and the star-studded arrival of Santa Claus. “Stone Mountain Christmas” runs November 9 – January 1. For more information, visit  

Garden Lights Holiday Nights at the Botanical Gardens-This year, the Holiday Nights sparkle with the new imagination! Imaginary Worlds brightens the glow of the third annual extravaganza featuring a million lights. Experience all of the spectacular lights displayed at the “Orchestral Orbs” – a one-of-a-kind topiary light show choreographed to holiday music while listening to the “Sounds of the Radiant Rainforest” in the Fuqua Conservatory. The Garden Lights Holiday Nights runs nightly November 16 - January 4. For more information visit

Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier Islands -Fill your car with your family and friends and enjoy a slow ride with miles of illuminated characters and millions of twinkling lights. Drive over the amazing snowflake bridge, down through the 12 days of Christmas, up past the illuminated diamond wonder light. Once there, go under the blanket-lit bridge to the dancing Holiday House to Santa’s Workshop, Christmas Carnival and more! The celebration runs Friday, November 16 - Monday December 31. Visit for more information.