Lights Over Alpharetta & World of Illumination: Fun Drive-Through Holiday Lights You Don’t Want to Miss (2023)

The holiday season means holiday lights displays, and there are some really great ones in the Atlanta area. Two of the best are Lights over Alpharetta in Alpharetta and World of Illumination in Marietta.

Although World of Illumination has been around for a couple years, Lights over Alpharetta is debuting in 2023! Lights Over Alpharetta is a new drive through (and walk-through) experience that you don’t want to miss! And World of Illumination is back with a new theme — Enchanted Safari.

Ready to check out some Georgia holiday lights? Here’s everything you need to know about the brand-new Lights over Alpharetta experience, along with details about World of Illumination.


Lights Over Alpharetta & World of Illumination: Fun Drive-Through Holiday Lights You Don't Want to Miss (2023)
Courtesy of Lights Over Alpharetta

Experience the magic of the holiday season like never before at the enchanting holiday walking and drive-thru light display in Alpharetta — Lights Over Alpharetta.

Held at Ameris Bank Amphitheater from November 24 – December 30, 2023, you’ll find both driving nights and walking nights, as well as nights when your 4-legged family members are invited too! There are also nights when Santa will be available for photos. Check his schedule here.

Driving Nights will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. There will also be a short walking experience to enjoy on driving nights. Tickets range from $29 on Value Nights to $49 on Peak Nights. They also offer Anytime Tickets and Season passes. Tickets for driving nights are per car, with a limit of 7 passengers max. No large vehicles, buses, passenger vans, or RVs.

Walking Nights will be held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. On Tuesdays, you can bring your dogs along to walk through the lights! Thursdays feature live performances from the Atlanta Carolers, and Sundays feature saxophone soloist Rich Gunderlock playing carols. Ticket prices are per car…even on walking nights!

Make sure to buy your tickets online in advance for the best price! Tickets are $10 more at the gate.


Lights Over Alpharetta & World of Illumination: Fun Drive-Through Holiday Lights You Don't Want to Miss (2023)
Courtesy: World of Illumination

In Marietta, World of Illumination offers an Enchanted Safari theme this year. In years past, Marietta has seen Candy Rush, Rockin’ Christmas, and Reindeer Road, but this year offers you the chance to trek over land, sea and air to hear the jingle of the jungle!

The 2023 dates are November 15th, 2023 – December 31st, 2023.

In this 1-mile long symphony of sight and sound, you’ll see a host of glowing exotic animals that will be there to greet you — from peacocks to piranhas. Featuring millions of colorful lights and hundreds of animated displays, the world’s largest animated drive-through light show is a mesmerizing event sure to rock your holidays.

World of Illumination’s Enchanted Safari will be located at Six Flags White Water on Cobb Parkway in Marietta. The event operates rain or shine, and takes about 30 minutes to drive through.

Online reservations are required. FYI: Tickets are per car — not per person! (No limos, buses, or RVs.) Tickets are on sale HERE. You can also order extras, like 3-D Treasure Hunt Glasses or the Lightning Pack.


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Lights Over Alpharetta & World of Illumination: Fun Drive-Through Holiday Lights You Don't Want to Miss (2023)