World of Illumination: World’s Largest Drive-Through Animated Light Show Is Back in 2022

World of Illumination, the world’s largest drive-through animated light show, will be back in Marietta, Georgia in 2022. With a new theme and plenty of lights, holiday spirit, and Christmas music — this is one fun holiday event you and your family don’t want to miss!

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s World of Illumination!

Courtesy: World of Illumination


In Marietta, World of Illumination offers a Reindeer Road theme this year. In years past, Marietta has seen Candy Rush and Rockin’ Christmas, but this year offers you the chance to whiz through mountainous terrain, traverse glacial peaks, explore the northern ice caves and make your way through the northern forests to Santa’s Workshop.

In this 1-mile long symphony of sight and sound, you’ll see everything from reindeer, snowmen, and toys galore to Santa himself. 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 Reindeer Road will be located at Six Flags White Water on Cobb Parkway in Marietta from November 16, 2022 to January 1, 2023. The event operates rain or shine, and takes about 30 minutes to drive through.

Once you arrive at your scheduled time, they’ll tell you what station to tune your radio to, so you can see all the amazing lights sync up with the songs. Visitors enjoy the dancing LED lights—customizable to up to 16 million shades of color—and the towering-high structures, animated characters and other surprises all from the comfort of their cars.

Roll down the windows, and have a blast seeing all the different lights and singing along with the songs. It’s a great way to get the holiday season started.

Online reservations are required, making the experience totally touchless and socially safe, while simultaneously controlling traffic to decrease waiting times. FYI: Tickets are per car — not per person! (No limos, buses, or RVs.) Tickets are on sale HERE.


If you’re looking to really make the most of your experience, World of Illumination offers a couple of fun “extras” that will really take your trip to the next level.

**Note: No word yet on if these extras will be offered in 2022. These were available in 2021.

Treasure Hunt. Prepare for the ultimate treasure hunt and turn your journey into an interactive experience! With their magical 3-D Treasure Hunt Glasses, your family can discover whimsical images nestled in hidden treasure chests. You can make it a game to see which family member is the Ultimate Treasure Hunter. Then scan the QR code on your glasses to see if you found them all. Only those with the special 3-D Treasure Hunt Glasses can participate, and this add-on must be purchased when you buy your tickets. (They’re not sold at the gate.) They’re sold in packs of 4.

Lightning Pack. The Lightning Pack is a merchandise bundle includes two Sonic Wands and a four-pack of 3-D Treasure Hunt glasses. The Sonic Wands respond to music, lighting up in different colors and flashing along to the beat. This battery-operated foam wand will react to any nearby sound, so after the show you can continue the party at home! The Sonic Wands are only available as part of the Lightning Pack and must be purchased when you buy your tickets.


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