Magical Nights of Lights returns to Lake Lanier



BUFORD, Ga. — Once the sun went down on Nov. 15, the lights went up at Magical Nights of Lights – Lake Lanier Islands’ animated holiday-themed light show that weaves throughout the thoroughfares and roundabout of the 1,500-acre lakeside resort in North Georgia.

Running nightly through Dec. 31, there are a number of displays including the twinkling lights of the shimmering Snowflake Bridge, an illuminated interpretation of the 12 Days of Christmas and a sparkling sneak peek at the elves at work in Santa’s Workshop.

For the 21st season, Lake Lanier Islands Resort is inviting guests to load up their cars to enjoy a modern-day sleigh ride that has become a cherished part of the South’s holiday traditions.

No visit to Magical Nights of Lights would be complete without a trip to the Holiday Village to pass along a Christmas wish list and pause for a photo op with the Big Man himself inside Holiday House, roast marshmallows around a roaring bonfire, saddle up for a pony ride or test one’s bravery aboard more than a dozen rides and attractions at the Christmas Carnival.

Guests can also lace up a pair of skates and take a twirl on the Verizon Wireless Ice Skating Rink, soar through the night sky on a Night Light Canopy Tour and stop-over at the Legacy Lodge to partake in the Magical Nights of Lights buffet that features traditional holiday favorites.

Performances of the Live Nativity will run nightly from Nov. 30 through Dec. 24.

To learn more visit or call 770-945-8787.

If you go:

What: 2013 Magical Nights of Lights

When: Nov. 15 through Dec. 31; Holiday Village opens at 5 p.m.

Cost: Priced by the car, not by the person: $60 for cars (1-9 person capacity); $90 for passenger vans (10-19 person capacity).

Coupons: $10 off coupons available at participating Publix, Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s, Lenny’s Sub Shop, QuikTrip and Rick Case Audi – Gwinnett.

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