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15 Holiday Trips Near the CSRA!

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15 Holiday Trips Near the CSRA!

Want to get away for the holidays? Check out some of these popular destinations not too far away from the CSRA! 

Christmas Fun in Atlanta

Stone Mountain Christmas
Enjoy the glow from more than two million colorful lights, festive music, and visits from some of your favorite holiday characters!
Some other highlights include Singalong Christmas Train, Nightly Parade, Live Performances, Visit with Santa, and More! 
Opens November 14th

 

Children’s Christmas Parade
A great holiday tradition in the City of Atlanta. Bundle up and grab a seat and get ready to enjoy the largest Christmas parade in the Southeast. Midtown Atlanta will be filled with floats, giant balloons, marching bands, and more. There are also two breakfast events offered before the parades start. You can have breakfast with Santa or at the Smiles for a Season breakfast.
The parade is going to be held on December 5th. 

 

 

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens Lights
Take a stroll through this magic light display at night and you can also enjoy the train ride during the day.
Opens on November 14.

 

Lake Lanier Lights and Christmas Snow Island
Lake Lanier Lights and Christmas Snow Island is a perfect getaway for the holidays. Enjoy a lights walkthrough experience and then head over to Snow Island. You can participate in the carnival rides, ice skating rink, visit Santa, and even snow tube!
Snow Island will kick off November 6th and the lights open November 20th.

 

Looking for More Events? Our friends at 365AtlantaFamily.com have more Christmas fun for you! 

More Georgia Holiday Fun!

Athens on Ice
Want to go ice skating while visiting Athens, GA? Stop by the ice rink at The Classic’s Center.

 

Christmas In Helen, GA
There is a lot to see when you spend your holiday in Helen. Stop by the Cabbage Patch Hospital and visit Santa. Get your thrills on the Georgia Mountain Coaster, take in a Victorian Christmas at Harman Farm or putt under the lights at Alpine Golf. 

Christmas Fun in Columbia

Holiday Lights On The River
The Midland’s largest drive-through light show!
Take a drive through over a million colorful lights and over 400 animated light displays of all shapes and sizes! 
Begins November 24th

 

Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo
This is a holiday favorite for people all over the state of South Carolina! There will be over one million twinkling lights, nightly visits from Santa, a bonfire, hot cocoa, smores, and more! 
They will have selected dates in November and December. Must purchase tickets ahead.

 

Looking for More Events? Check out the site for a list of events in the Midlands! 

Christmas Fun in Greenville, SC

Christmas Inn Your Town – Fountain Inn, SC
Spend some time in this cute little town called Fountain Inn. They will have carriage rides, photos with Santa, a town Christmas party, and more! The carriage rides kick off on December 10th.

 

Upstate Holiday Light Show – Easley, SC
Upstate Holiday Light Show will be opening on Thanksgiving Night through New Years Eve! Located at Greenville-Pickens Speedway; bring the whole family to the biggest interactive LED light show in the Upstate!! There will also be a drive-thru petting zoo. 

 

Looking for More Holiday Fun in Around Greenville? Check out Kidding Around Greenville for Ideas!

Christmas Fun in Other Fun Places

Christmas at City Market – Savannah, GA
Savannah’s beautiful spirit becomes even more exquisite during the holiday season, and City Market is no exception. Stroll in the flickering light of 500+ luminaria lining our two-block courtyard, serenaded by Christmas carolers. Drop-in for treats in City Market shops and watch for a glimpse of Father Christmas.

 

Christmas at Biltmore – Asheville, NC
One of the most popular Christmas destinations in the Southeast. Enjoy by day or enjoy by night. Enjoy the beautiful decorations, holiday wine tastings, candlelight Christmas nights and more! 

 

Speedway Christmas – Charlotte, NC
Over 3.5 miles of synchronized lights and music! You can also enjoy their Christmas Village which includes a petting zoo, photos with Santa, a Bethlehem Village, and more! Kicks off November 21st

 

 

Tis the Season at Shelter Cove – Hilton Head, SC
Spend some time at the beach and enjoy some holiday cheer at Shelter Cove. Stroll through the lights, visits from Santa, carriage rides, skating rink, Kids Zone, and more!

 

Annual Holiday Festival of Lights – Charleston, SC
Enjoy the southern charm of Charleston and the delights of Christmas at the Holiday Festival of Lights. The activities include a three-mile drive tour, train-rides, a winter village, shopping, an old-fashioned carousel, and much more!
Begins November 13th.

 

Want to Stay Home for the Holidays? Check Out Our Holiday Guide for Events in Town!

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