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.

If you are looking for more things to do for Christmas, be sure to check out our Guide to Christmas 2021.

Lights To See In & Near Forsyth County:

Ashebrooke Night of Lights:

Location: Ashebrooke Subdivisions – Bethelview Road (between Kelly Mill and Hwy 20)
Date: December 19th (The lights are also on the whole month of December)
Time: 6-9pm
Details: Visit Ashebrooke Subdivision for the 15th 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 beneficiary for 2021 is TBD
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.

Christmas Tree Lighting at North Point

Location: North Point Community Church, 4350 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Date: December 16-19
Details:5:30 and 7:30 p.m. (two family-friendly shows each night) on the North Point Community Church Lawn. Registration opens Sunday, November 28, at 8:00 a.m. Space is limited.

Click here for all the details

Lamb Light Spectacular

Location: 207 Hickory Oak Hollow, Cumming, GA 30040
Date & Time: The lights are on daily from 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Details: Please tune 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 in icicles with wreaths on every window. And don’t miss the beautiful large Christmas tree in the yard!

Blagg Family Lights

Location: 5910 Bridge Stone Ct, Cumming
Date & Time: Playing 5:30-11pm every night from now until 12/31.
Details: Make sure to tune your radio to 94.7 before you arrive. Click here for a preview
Check their Facebook page for up to date details  

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 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- 10pm and Friday & Saturday 5:30 – 11pm
Details: Tune your radio station to 107.7 to make the light show start.

**New this Year** Margaritaville’s Lakeside Lights Spectacular: 

Location:  7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford GA
Date:  November 22nd – January 5
Time: Nightly 5pm to 10pm
Details: Lakeside Lights Spectacular opens for the season on November 22nd along with License to Chill Snow Island. Over 25 years Magical Nights of Lights has grown into a place where tradition and excitement merge with hundreds of impressive displays spread throughout a seven-mile meandering drive. Each year new light shows are added to keep the experience even more memorable.  Touring the light displays, riding the carnival rides, making s’mores around a bonfire, and visiting Santa make this event a great place to ramp up the holiday spirit with a Margaritaville state of mind.
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 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 Springs Lights

Location: First Baptist Church Holly Springs – 2632 Holly Springs Pkwy, Canton, GA 30115
Starts the first week of December
6pm-11:30pm (Shows start every hour and half hour.
Tune your radio to 103.7FM)
For more details, you can check their Facebook page at any time. They are working on the set up of the light show right now. It’s the light show that used to be at Cagle Family Farm.
Website | Facebook

Holiday Lights of Hope

Location: Hobgood Park in Woodstock, GA (6688 Bells Ferry Rd, Woodstock, GA ‎30189)
Date: December 3rd-23rd, 2020 starting at 6pm
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 is 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 23rd – 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 Marietta:

World of Illumination

Location: 250 Cobb Parkway N #100, Marietta, Ga
Date: November 20 – January 3
Time: Open nightly from 6-10 pm
Details: This is a paid drive-thru experience. It’s $35 on weekdays and $45 on weekends. Here’s the description from their website: “A delicious whimsical wonderland that kids’ fantasies are made of — all without the sugar crash. Sugarplum fairies. A gigantic gingerbread village. Sweets as far as the eye can see. World of Illumination presents Candy Rush, the world’s largest holiday drive-through show, highlighting a 40-foot tall candy cane trio and animated Christmas characters. This mile-long drive-through show features nearly two million lights — a must-see treat for the entire family. 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.

No Animated Light Shows This Year:

Warbington Farms:

Location: 5555 Crow Rd, Cumming
Date: November 22 – December 29th
Time: Check their website for specific times and days
Details: Bring the whole family to experience a synchronized light show at the pavilion, stroll through our Barnyard aglow with hundreds of lights, then enjoy the spectacular hayride to our Field of Lights. Join us for a country Christmas at the farm while enjoying the sights and sounds of our magical lights extravaganza. Farm admission is $10 adults and $8 children (Under three free) and includes a hayride to the field of lights, barnyard, fun park, and walk-thru light displays.

Click here for more details 

TIP: Santa Pop will be at each event except December 6, 10, 12, 13, 16, 24-30.  Bring your camera, walking shoes and bundle up if it’s cold. This is all outside.

Christmas in Castille:

Update: According to their Facebook page, they will not have a show this year.
Here’s the message they posted:

“Unfortunately, Christmas in Castille will not be running this year. However, please check out Warbington Farms. We have put a lot of time and effort into bringing you a new Christmas experience.”

Location:  4220 Tivoli Way, Alpharetta GA 30004 (Forsyth County)
Date:  2018 Schedule:  November 29th – December 22nd
Time:  Thursdays – Saturdays, 6pm to 9pm
Details:  Christmas in Castille is a free animated Christmas light display showing more than 57,000 lights synchronized to music.  Pull up and enjoy the spectacle of lights in stereo. Make sure you tune your radio to 89.9FM  to listen!

Like Christmas in Castille on Facebook
Visit Christmas in Castille Online

Red Hawk Christmas

Update: They will not have a show this year.
Here’s the message they sent me:

“Unfortunately we have not been able to put up the display this year. A lot going on this year has got in the way, but we hope to be back next year with an all-new show”

Location: 173 Aplomado Lane W, Dawsonville, GA
: An Animated Christmas Light Show in North Georgia. This year they have 12,000+ lights timed to several Christmas Carols. The show is Free and any donations will benefit KARE for Kids. A local non-profit who gives local children in need the Christmas they deserve. Check here for more details.

Blink Midwinter 

Details: According to their Facebook page, they will not have a show this year.
Here’s the message they posted:

“Blink Midwinter is on an indefinite hiatus. Not saying we’ll never be back, but it’s not on the radar any time soon. May your 2017 be merry and bright!”

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.

For lights around the Gwinnett area, check out Gwinnett’s Free Christmas Light Displays from our friends at Gwinnett Family
Did we miss any of your favorites? Feel free to leave a comment below to share with all of us!