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 2022.

Lights To See In & Near Forsyth County:

Christmas Tree Lighting with Browns Bridge Church

Location: Cumming City Center
Date & Time: November 19
Details: Come join the fun at the Cumming City Center. You can shop at the holiday market from 10am-5pm and then stay for the tree lighting and music at 6pm. No need to register! Bring a friend and your family!

Ashebrooke Night of Lights:

Location: Ashebrooke Neighborhood (please enter through this address: 5020 Luke Drive, Cumming)
Date: December 18 (Most of lights are also on the whole month of December. But please be respectful of the homeowners.)
Time: 6-9pm
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 beneficiary for 2022 has not been announced yet. 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.

Christmas Tree Lighting at North Point

Location: North Point Community Church, 4350 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Date: December 1-4
Details:6:00 p.m and 8:00 p.m. (two family-friendly shows each night) on the North Point Community Church Lawn. Registration opens Sunday, November 6, 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 6pm – 10pm. It’s live and running from now til January 1st.
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!

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 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.

Margaritaville’s Lakeside Lights Spectacular: 

Location:  7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford GA
Date:  November 23rd – January 16
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 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
All of December
6pm-11pm (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 2nd-23rd, 2021 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 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 Marietta:

World of Illumination

Location: 250 Cobb Parkway N #100, Marietta, Ga (White Water Parking Lot)
Date: November 16 – January 1
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: “Grab your sled and join World of Illumination on a trek down Reindeer Road. Whiz through mountainous terrain, traverse glacial peaks, explore the northern ice caves and make your way through the northern forests to the heart of it all – Santa’s Workshop – the world’s largest animated toy shop. Be dazzled by reindeer, snowmen, and toys galore as you witness the most spectacular drive-through light forest this side of the arctic. Who knows, you may even catch Santa and his elves making your present this year…if you’ve been nice!” 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, 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

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!