Christmas Light Shows Forsyth County & Cumming GA: 10+ Shows To See

Stay close to home and make some great memories with some Residential Christmas Light Shows in Forsyth County!  These local shows won’t break the bank, AND they’re for great causes as well!  As with all events listed on our website, these are subject to change, especially due to weather.  We encourage you to follow the event on Facebook or the website provided, if applicable, for the most recent & accurate information.

Lights To See In & Near Forsyth County:

Christmas on the Farm:

Location: Warbington Farms
Date: December 9
Time: 11 AM – 4 PM
Details: $11 per person includes the following: a visit with the grumpy green guy, a candy cane hunt, hayrides, a barnyard visit with animals, and more! 
Click here for all the details.

Ashebrooke Night of Lights:

Location: Ashebrooke Neighborhood (please enter through this address: 5020 Luke Drive, Cumming)
Date: December 17 (Most of the lights are also on the whole month of December. But please be respectful of the homeowners.)
Time: 6-9 PM
Details: Visit Ashebrooke Subdivision for the 17th annual “Night of Lights” –  the residents of Ashebrooke light up their streets and their homes with luminary bags & candles to put on a great display of lights in an effort to help raise money for a worthy cause. The 2023 beneficiaries are Falyn Abernathy & Rick Zacholski. You can read more about the beneficiaries here.
Click here for all the details

TIP: Bring cash to put in the donation bucket. Also, see if you can find the Gingerbread House! We interviewed the family that puts this amazing decor up every year – Forsyth County’s Gingerbread House.

Lamb Light Spectacular

Location: 207 Hickory Oak Hollow, Cumming, GA 30040
Date & Time: The lights are on daily from 6 pm – 10 pm. It’s live and running from now til January 1st.
Details: Please tune in to 87.9 FM to hear the music that goes with the show. Please don’t forget to dim your car headlights when watching the show. We look forward to seeing you come by soon! For updates, check their Facebook page.

Operation Griswold 6.0

Location: 104 Wolf Creek Court, Cumming, GA 30028
Date & Time: December 1st – January 1st. The lights are on daily from 6pm to 11pm
Details: Operation Griswold 6.0 is AMAZING! Each year, new lights are added. The house is perfectly lined with icicles with wreaths on every window. And don’t miss the beautiful large Christmas tree in the yard!

Plainsman Circle Lights:

Location: 4915 Plainsman Circle, Cumming
Date & Time: Sunday – Thursday 5:45-10PM, Friday & Saturday 5:45-11PM
Details: The light show run time is 29 minutes. This display will be running from now until 12/31. When you arrive, tune your radio to 88.1FM

Happy House in Cumming:

Location: 5455 Young Deer Dr. Cumming GA 30041
Date & Time: The Christmas lights are on daily from 6pm until 10pm from now til January 1.
Details: Happy House has 100,000 + lights and is named Happy House by the children in the neighborhood. No fancy music or wild flashing lights, more like an Old Fashioned Christmas enjoyed by young and old.

Cowart Christmas

Location:9 Rand Way, Dawsonville GA 30534
Date: November 23rd – December 25th 
Sun – Thur 5:30- 10 pm and Friday & Saturday 5:30 – 11 pm
Details: Tune your radio station to 107.7 to make the light show start.

Margaritaville’s Lakeside Lights Spectacular: 

Location:  7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford GA
Date:  November 22nd – January 15
Time: Nightly at 5pm
Details: Kick start your holidays with a visit to Margaritaville’s Lakeside Lights Spectacular for a night of nostalgic wintry fun. The Lakeside Lights Spectacular will take you on a magical walk through an amazing lighting extravaganza with festive seasonal music. Great for the whole family!
Click here for more information.  

Night of Lights at Emory Johns Creek

Location: 6325 Hospital Parkway, Johns Creek
Date: You can drive through to look at the lights anytime. A reader recently reported that they are on for the whole month of December.
Time: 6-8pm
Click here for more info

Lights to See in Duluth

Location: Duluth’s Christmas House – 2929 Mockingbird Circle, Duluth, GA
Date: December 1 – 31
Details: For 2023, this display is a drive-by only. Please do not exit your vehicle.
Click here for more info

Lights To See in Dawsonville: 

Reader Submission – Spring Ridge Lights

Location: 389 Spring Ridge Drive Dawsonville, GA. 30534
A reader sent in this address as one for you to check out, so I don’t have many details on it.

Lights To See in Canton:

Holiday Lights of Hope

Location: Hobgood Park in Woodstock, GA (6688 Bells Ferry Rd, Woodstock, GA ‎30189)
Date: November 24 – December 30th, starting at 6 PM
Details: features a huge walk-through Christmas light display with more than 2,000,000 lights, concessions, vendors, Santa and so much more! Tickets are $10 per adult, and children ages 14 and under are free. The admission fee benefits the Anna Crawford Children’s Center.
Click here for more info & tickets.

Holiday Lights at Veterans Park

Location: 7345 Cumming Highway, Canton, GA 30115
Date: November 21 – December 31st.
Time: Nightly at 6pm
Description: Featuring 2 drive-thru tunnels, amazing animated Christmas displays, and over 1 million lights! Admission for this event is $20 per car with a portion of the proceeds going to five different charities, including the Anna Crawford Children’s Center, Veterans of Cherokee County, Papa’s Pantry, Skills USA, and CRPA Play it Forward.
Click here for more info. 

Lights to See in Cartersville:

A Country Christmas

Location: Petitt Creek Farms
Date: Thanksgiving Day to December 39
Time: Monday – closed, Tues – Thurs 6 PM – 9 PM, Fri – Sat 6 PM – 10 PM, Sun 6 PM – 9 PM
Description: Take a lovely drive or hayride through more than a mile of beautiful Christmas lights. You only need to pay for one option, either the hayride or the drive-thru. Patio heaters will be available to keep you warm, but bring a blanket for the hayride! We are open rain or shine. If severe weather is in the area, check our Facebook page for updates. We are open both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!
Click here for more info. 

Lights To See in Marietta:

World of Illumination

Location: 250 Cobb Parkway N #100, Marietta, GA (White Water Parking Lot)
Date: November 15 – December 31
Time: Open nightly from 6-10 pm
Details: This is a paid drive-thru experience. You can save on your tickets by going on a Monday – Thursday. Here’s the description from their website: “Gear up for one wild holiday adventure with your host, Toukie Toucan! Trek over land, sea, and air to hear the jingle of the jungle at Enchanted Safari produced by World of Illumination. A host of exotic animals will be there to greet you from peacocks to piranhas. Soar among the clouds as you fly with reindeer, then outrun a T-Rex whizzing past a land lost in time. Come face to face with the King of the Jungle and beware of the Tunnel of Tentacles, where you’ll fend off sharks and jellyfish trying to steal your holiday spirit. Your journey ends at Santa’s Bazaar, where all your new animal friends will be decking the halls! Be sure to buckle up-; it’s a jungle out there.” Click here to purchase your tickets.

Also, our contributing writer, Ashley, visited World of Illumination and has shared an article with her honest review. Check it out – A Review on World of Illumination 2020.

Lights of Life

Location: 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta
Date: November 24 to December 31
Time: Open nightly from 6-10 pm
Details: $10 per car and $20 per bus. Lights of LIFE also features Pony rides, Train rides, a Petting zoo, and a Concession stand

NO Animated Light Shows This Year:

Warbington Farms

Red Hawk Christmas

Blink Midwinter

Christmas in Castille

Blagg Family Lights

Holiday Springs Lights

Looking for more LIGHTS??

For lights around the Atlanta area, be sure to check out this roundup of 25 Sparkling Christmas Light Displays Near Atlanta from our friends at 365 Atlanta Family.

Did we miss any of your favorites? Feel free to leave a comment below to share with all of us!