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28-Year-Old Magical Nights of Lights Gives Way to Something New

Buford, Ga. – October 27, 2020 – After nearly three decades as a beloved family holiday tradition in Georgia, Lanier Islands will be closing the curtain on the Magical Nights of Lights. Fans of the driving holiday light tour need not despair as the lakeside resort’s recreation partners at Safe Harbor flip the switch on an all-new walking light show set to favorite holiday tunes – The Lakeside Lights Spectacular. The newly reimagined light show illuminates the night on the Southern shores of Lake Lanier beginning Friday, November 20 and runs nightly through January 5 before shifting to weekend only shows through February 21. In addition to strolling through this one-of-a-kind light show with opportunities to pick up hot cocoa or cocktails along the way, guests can elect to pay a socially distanced visit with Santa, ride carnival rides, perfect their s’mores-making skills, brave the 575-foot-long snow tube slide and so much more. 

“We feel blessed that the Magical Nights of Lights has played so heavily in the holiday traditions of countless families around the South,” said Grier Todd, VP of Operations for Lanier Islands. “While we are sad to say goodbye to the Magical Nights of Lights, we are excited to see the reaction from our guests to Safe Harbor’s new interpretation. Featuring state-of-the art light technology that truly showcases the lake, the all-new, open-air Lakeside Lights Spectacular allows visitors to travel at their own pace and snap selfies all along the way. Best of all, it is central to many of the other holiday attractions at the resort for a seasonal one-stop-shop experience that will be a new favorite holiday tradition for many. Lanier Islands is also proud to play host to a Southern snow experience unlike any other, which not only adds to the magic of the holidays but can also be enjoyed all winter long – both day and night. From snow angels and snowball fights to the longest, fastest snow tube ride in the Southeast, we’ve got it all.”

One thing that will remain unchanged at Lanier Islands is the variety of great holiday-themed accommodation packages available at Legacy Lodge at the heart of the resort. Included among them this year are the Breakfast and Santa Package, Virtual Elf Tuck-In Package, Elf PJ Story Time Package, Winter Family Fun Package with Two to Four Passes to Snow Island, and the Complete Holiday Adventure Package. All come complete with deluxe accommodations at Legacy Lodge and can be customized to design an unforgettable seasonal staycation.

To stay on top of the latest specials and both holiday and winter activities at Lanier Islands, prospective guests are encouraged to follow the resort on Facebook and Instagram. Accommodation packages can be booked online at www.lanierislands.com. Additional questions can be directed to the Lanier Islands hotline at (770) 945-8787.