If you’ve celebrated Christmas in Atlanta before, you’re already familiar with the popular light displays that take place each season. Stone Mountain, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Lake Lanier, Life University, and Callaway Gardens are just a few of the traditional spots that put on spectacular shows year after year.
But, sometimes it’s fun to venture through the neighborhoods of Atlanta looking for over-the-top home displays that would put Clark Griswold to shame. Here are a few locations that do just that:
Winall Down Road: This home in historic Brookhaven is a must-see, especially if you are a yard inflatables fan. Located at the corner of Winall Down Road and Peachtree Dunwoody, the homeowners welcome visitors (as well as donations to their favorite charity). Be aware that the display is not set up on the same day each year, so it’s best to wait closer to Christmas if you’re traveling a further distance.
Christmas in Castille: A beautiful neighborhood display set to music, this Alpharetta show takes place each Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from 6 pm – 9 pm through December 22nd. Learn more on their website.
Duluth’s Christmas House: A Christmas extravaganza with different holiday themes throughout the season. View their Facebook Page for a schedule of events as well as information on the many charities they support each year.
A Whole LOT of Christmas: This Stone Mountain family has been doing over-the-top Christmas displays for over 25 years. In addition to interactive displays and pictures with Santa, each year they raise money for Make-A-Wish Georgia.
Governor’s Mansion: Each December the Governor’s home is beautifully decorated for the holiday season and opened to the public on select days for free holiday tours. Hours vary, so please visit their site for more details on tour dates and times.
Ashebrooke Night of Lights: This Cumming neighborhood lights up their streets and homes every evening in December as a way to raise money for local causes. And one day each year, the subdivision hosts a magical evening complete with a visit from Santa, a live nativity scene, falling snow, and hot cocoa. Their detailed website will give you all the information you need on this beautiful Christmas tradition.
Know of any other local homes that are a must see? Let me know so I can add them to my list of homes next year!