Everyone knows that Atlanta traffic is terrible, especially during the holiday commute. So instead of stewing in your car, focus on the twinkling lights and gorgeously decorated homes throughout the area. Christmas lights in Atlanta are pretty special, no matter what you believe, and they will no doubt bring a smile to your face. We snapped pics of some of our favorite homes — from the kid-friendly inflatables to delicate, dignified lights — and hope you keep your traffic irritation in check by checking out these wonderful homes.
Atlanta’s Beautiful Christmas Lights
It would make sense that Decatur has some of the best Christmas lights in Atlanta, since the residents go all out for other holidays, like Halloween. This Oak Grove house has put the neighborhood on the map of over-the-top, rubberneck-inducing lighting displays.
Midtown has some amazing manors, and many of the Christmas lights have an understated beauty, featuring a single color or focusing on an architectural detail.
Atlanta’s Christmas lights don’t get bigger or better than those on the homes in Buckhead. These homes (if you can call them that) are impressive on their own — add yards and yards of Christmas lights, and these dwellings become stunning works of art.
You can’t talk about Christmas lights in Atlanta without including “the inflatable house” of Brookhaven. We estimate there are more than 150 silly, sweet, puffed up features keeping everyone around Nancy Creek Park staring. Note: We caught sight of an inflatable dreidel, which made us feel good about cross-holiday promotions.
Our favorite Christmas lights in Atlanta? Garden Lights, Holiday Nights from Atlanta Botanical Garden
There’s no way we can write a Christmas light article and NOT include the gorgeous displays created by the hardworking team at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Enjoy!
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!