Drive a little way out of Atlanta to Lake Lanier, and you’ll get to share magical moments of light, water and fun at Magical Nights of Lights. Drive through a twinkling wonderland, take a trip to Santa’s Holiday Village and pick up a few gifts along the way. In December, guests can see a live nativity and tune in on their smart phone or radio to hear seasonal songs with the event’s companion App. Carload prices are $45 at the gate/$35 for advanced online tickets (cars with occupancy up to 10 people). Check the site for various rates for shuttle vans and large buses.