Children's Activities

Holiday Experiences in Gwinnett

It is the most wonderful time of the year.

Everyone is gearing up for the holidays, even the businesses here in Gwinnett. The holidays are meant to be experienced through lights, trees and shopping. Christmas traditions are passed down from generation to generation, and it's what each person remembers when they look back on their childhood. We want to help you make family memories that will last a lifetime. Here are some fun activities for you to experience this holiday season. 

Christmas Lights

There is something magical about Christmas lights, all the different colors and designs help get you in the Christmas spirit. If you are looking for lights this year, check these places out:

Lakeside Lights Spectacular- This Lake Lanier tradition may have a new name, but the amazing lights display is still the same. Stroll through the walkable lights tour set to holiday tunes and then spend time at Margaritaville where there will be carnival rides, visit with Santa, and other themed activities. 

Stone Mountain Christmas - Step into a winter wonderland of lights, parades, and music, this holiday experience will satisfy all your Christmas needs. Most park attractions will be open for you to enjoy. 

Illuminate Festival of Lights- Become immersed in a world of handcrafted lights and illuminated sculptures that light the night up. There are over 500 lantern structures, an ice skating rink, food and a petting zoo. 

Illuminate Festival of Lights, Lawrenceville, GA

Christmas Tree Farm

If you get a real tree each year then you know how fun and special it is to go pick out your tree. Here a few places selling Christmas trees:

Buford Corn Maze - This local fan favorite attraction will be selling Frazer Fir Christmas Trees from their family farm in North Carolina. Browse their selection and find that special tree to be yours!

Thompson Tree Farm- Begin a family tradition this year by going to choose a tree. They have a great selection of high quality trees, garlands and wreaths. You get to choose and cut your own tree at this farm, they offer Leyland Cypress, Murray Cypress, Blue Ice, Green Giant and Caroline Sapphire. 

Christmas Show

Who doesn't love Christmas music? Especially getting to watch performers sing it live just makes it even more magical. There a quite a few Christmas productions this year that will have you singing along. 

The Nutcracker - A timeless Christmas story is being played at a few different locations. (Gwinnett Ballet Theatre, Northeast Atlanta Ballet, Southern Ballet Theatre.

Christmas Canteen - Aurora Theatre's longest-running theatrical holiday tradition is an explosion of Christmas magic brimming with songs, comic sketches and trips down memory lane. 

We hope you and your family make wonderful Christmas memories! Be sure to tag us in your pictures. If we are missing something, comment below to let us know!

Post by Clara Rooks

Clara lived in Dacula for 14 years before moving to Bethlehem with her husband and Goldendoodle, Sadie. She loves to get a book from the local library and take it to one of Gwinnett's many coffee spots. Outside of work you can find her fishing with her husband, going for a run, getting smoothies or hanging out with family.