The first frost came a little bit early this year, ushering in the holiday spirit and the desire to wear things like scarves and mittens, indulge in hot cocoa (or hot toddies), and engage in seasonal activities like driving around looking at light displays and window decorations.
Individuals, neighborhoods, companies, and event spaces all participate in the fun, creating wonderlands of lights, often with refreshments and visits (and photographs!) with Santa.
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights is the new kid on the holiday lights block, and features more than one million energy-efficient LED lights blanketing more than 30 acres of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. The display features the natural beauty of the gardens, highlighting seasonal favorites, such as evergreens and poinsettias, a 27-foot Christmas tree, and more, while strolling carolers serenade guests. For more information visit http://atlantabotanicalgarden.org/events-classes/events/garden-lights.
Lake Lanier Islands Magical Nights of Lights offers a “Winter Wonderland,” with what is billed as the world’s largest light extravaganza. Guests enjoy the display from the comfort of their own vehicles, as they drive the 7-mile route illuminated with themed sections, including “The 12 Days of Christmas.” The Christmas Village at the end of the light tour features old-fashioned carnival rides and a bonfire, plus a cozy Santa’s Workshop that is perfect for holiday shopping. Learn more at http://www.lanierislands.com/calendar/specialevents/lanier-islands-christmas.
Stone Mountain Christmas transforms the lawn in front of Stone Mountain into a snowy playground suitable for sledding and snowman-building by day, and a magical village illuminated by more then two million lights, a gigantic outdoor Christmas tree, and a holiday-themed laser light show. For details, visit http://www.stonemountainpark.com/events/Stone-Mountain-Christmas.aspx.
A short drive from each Windsong community is Life University’s “Lights of Life” holiday display, touted as “the most affordable holiday light show in the Southeast.” The drive-through light show features a concession stand, petting zoo, train rides, pony rides, and appearances by Santa Claus. Visit http://www.life.edu/index.php/info/info-visit-life/info-lightsoflife to learn more.
While Windsong homeowners may have chosen their homes to “down-size” the number of stories or square feet of home space, their love of decorating takes a new twist, with elegant front porches on which to display planters of evergreens, seasonal statuary, and twinkling lights. Whether inspired by the displays around town, or by their own personal decorating muses, Windsong’s luxury ranch homes provide an exceptional backdrop for whatever your imagination can dream up!
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