Christmas Light Shows Around Forsyth County and Cumming, GA for 2017

Christmas Light Shows in Cumming, GAIt’s holiday festivity time, and with it comes light shows! Pack the kids in the car, brew some hot chocolate and enjoy an evening drive of viewing Christmas lights.

Here are local Christmas light shows in and around Forsyth County, GA for the 2017 holiday season!

The Christmas in Castille light show is located at 4220 Tivoli Way, Alpharetta, GA 30004. The show starts at 6 PM and runs until 9 PM on Thursdays – Saturdays through Dec 23rd. The neighborhood is gated so when the gates close for the night, the show ends. When you drive up, tune your radio to 89.9FM. Check out their FB page for updates and weather alerts.

Lanier Islands Christmas – nightly – 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Get ready to be amazed by one of the best holiday light displays in the southeast. Drive through miles of dazzling lights and experience the joy of the season here at Lanier Islands! For a quarter century Lanier Islands has been the ultimate place to visit near Atlanta for holiday light displays.

For those unfamiliar with Magical Lights, it is 7 miles of lighting extravaganza that winds along the Lanier Islands’ roadways. Starting at the animated Carousel, down through the Toy Soldiers, up past the illuminated diamond wonder light, under the snowflake bridge, then all the way to Santa’s Workshop, the Christmas Carnival and more!

Your journey does not stop with the lights. Our Holiday Village is a must-see for everyone, complete with a bonfires for roasting marshmallows, delicious holiday fare, amusement rides, holiday shopping and much more. Buy that perfect Christmas tree ornament to commemorate your annual visit. And, what holiday spectacle would be complete without a visit with Jolly Old St. Nick? Kids of all ages can take a break from roasting marshmallows to have their photo taken and discuss their holiday wish lists with Santa himself at Santa’s Workshop. $45.00 carload at the gate, $35.00 advance online purchase.

Sunday, December 17 at 7:00 pm – Ashebrooke Night of Lights: Ashebrooke Subdivisions – Bethelview Road (between Kelly Mill and Hwy 20.) Visit Ashebrooke Subdivision for the 11th annual “Night of Lights” –  the residents of Ashebrooke light up their streets and their homes with luminary bags & candles to put on a great display of lights in an effort to help raise money for a worthy cause.  5005 Luke Dr, Cumming GA 30040

Please note: For traffic flow, Ashebrooke is requesting visitors enter through the Luke Dr. entrance (Address listed above) and exit via Northridge Dr. Exit 13 – West from GA 400.

Dawson Junction Subdivision – nightly through December 25 – 121 Switchman Lane, Dawsonville GA 30534. Sun – Thur 5:30- 10pm and Friday & Saturday 5:30 – 11pm. Tune your radio station to 107.7 to make the light show start.

Happy House in Cumming, 5455 Young Deer Dr Cumming GA 30041. The Christmas lights are on daily from 6pm until 10pm from now til January 1. Happy House has 100,000 + lights and named Happy House by the children in the neighborhood. No fancy music or wild flashing lights more like an Old Fashioned Christmas enjoyed by young and old.

Canton Christmas Light Show

Holiday Lights at Veterans Park, 7345 Cumming Highway, Canton, GA 30115. The new park in Cherokee Co. on Highway 20 North side just outside Forsyth has an unbelievable one million lights display. It’s $20 a car load! Nightly at 6:00 pm through January 6, 2018.

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Fall Corn Mazes Around Forsyth County, GA for 2017

fall corn mazes in and around forsyth county gaFall has arrived and corn mazes in North Georgia are ready to provide your family with an adventure!

Here is a roundup of a few fun fall corn mazes in and around Cumming, GA that we like to visit in the area. See also our pumpkin patch roundup.

Please comment and share if you know of other fun destinations.

Warbington Farms Fall Season 2017 – November 4 – Corn Maze, Fun Park & Pumpkin Patch
Fridays and Saturdays – 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
* Fun park closes at 5:00 pm.

Sundays – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • $12 Per person (includes Fun Park Admission AND Corn Maze)
    • price does not include tax
    • Under three free
    • Senior Citizen discount available.
  • Be sure to check out their Special Events! 

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch – Check out this fun family corn maze, haunted corn maze and pumpkin patch in Dawsonville, located Northeast of Atlanta near Cumming, Gainesville and Alpharetta. Located at 4520 Hwy 53 East, Dawsonville, GA 30354. For more information, call (770) 772-6223. Open weekends – November 19, 2017.

Visit Uncle Shuck’s and start a new family tradition!

  • Explore the Corn Maze, Haunted Maze
  • Find Your Perfect Pumpkins
  • Shoot the Corn Cannon
  • Great Food and Fun
  • Fall Decorations
  • Goat Walk

October – Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Sunday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

October – Haunt Nights Beginning September 30

Friday & Saturday Begins at dusk, last ticket sold at 10 p.m.
Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

 

Buford Corn Maze in Buford, GA is open now through November 12, 2017! Visit on Fridays from 6-10 pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon – 10 pm. Activities include a corn maze, jump on the pumpkin jumping pillow, take a hayride, play in the corn box, jump in a bounce house and more! Please visit their Facebook page!

Located at: 4470 Bennett Road, Buford, GA 30519. We’re located at the intersection of Friendship Rd. and Ridge Rd/Hog Mountain Rd!

October Hours:
Mondays: 10am – 7pm
Tuesdays: CLOSED
Wednesdays: 
10am – 7pm
Thursdays:
 CLOSED
Fridays:
 10am – Midnight
Saturdays: 10am – Midnight
Sundays: 10am – 10pm

Ticket Prices*
$15 Corn Maze
$15 Haunted Forest
$25 Combo Ticket

*All tickets include access to Kid’s CORNer play area and activities, unlimited hayrides & more!

Kids 3 and under are free!
  • Costume Day #1 — Monday, Oct 30 — Wear your Halloween Costume to the Maze and get $2 off your ticket!
  • Costume Day #2 — Tuesday, Oct 31 — Celebrate Halloween at the Buford Corn Maze! Wear your Halloween Costume and get $2 off your admission ticket!

Lee Anderson Farm and Corn Maze – 51 Lee Anderson Rd. Dahlonega, GA 30533, 706-864-6560

The fall festival at Lee Anderson Farm and Corn Maze offers a History Tour featuring the 7 Clans of the Cherokee Indians. The story is narrated by Candice Felice, a member of the Cherokee Nation and an expert in communications, especially as related to the history and culture of the Cherokee. Open Weekends From Sept 22 – Nov 4, 2017, Hay rides, petting zoo, corn maze and pumpkin patch.

Fridays: 4 pm – 10 pm

Saturdays: 10 am – 10 pm

Sundays: 1 pm – 6 pm

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Christmas Light Shows Around Forsyth County, GA in 2016

Christmas Light Shows in Cumming, GAIt’s holiday festivity time, and with it comes light shows! Pack the kids in the car, brew some hot chocolate and enjoy an evening drive of viewing Christmas lights.

There are local Christmas light shows in Forsyth County, GA, Alpharetta and Dawsonville for the 2016 holiday season as well as the Lanier Islands Christmas!

The Christmas in Castille light show is located at 4220 Tivoli Way, Alpharetta, GA 30004. The show starts at 6 PM and runs until 9 PM on Thursdays – Saturdays beginning on Dec 1st through Dec 24th. The neighborhood is gated so when the gates close for the night, the show ends. When you drive up, tune your radio to 89.9FM. Check out their FB page for updates and weather alerts.

Lanier Islands Christmas – nightly – 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Get ready to be amazed by one of the best holiday light displays in the southeast. Drive through miles of dazzling lights and experience the joy of the season here at Lanier Islands! Magical Lights FROM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016 TO TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017. The arrival of Magical Lights, is a Georgia holiday tradition. For a quarter century Lanier Islands has been the ultimate place to visit near Atlanta for holiday light displays.

For those unfamiliar with Magical Lights, it is 7 miles of lighting extravaganza that winds along the Lanier Islands’ roadways. Starting at the animated Carousel, down through the Toy Soldiers, up past the illuminated diamond wonder light, under the snowflake bridge, then all the way to Santa’s Workshop, the Christmas Carnival and more!

Your journey does not stop with the lights. Our Holiday Village is a must-see for everyone, complete with a bonfires for roasting marshmallows, delicious holiday fare, amusement rides, holiday shopping and much more. Buy that perfect Christmas tree ornament to commemorate your annual visit. And, what holiday spectacle would be complete without a visit with Jolly Old St. Nick? Kids of all ages can take a break from roasting marshmallows to have their photo taken and discuss their holiday wish lists with Santa himself at Santa’s Workshop. $45.00 carload, $36.00 advance online purchase.

Sunday, December 18 at 7:00 pm – Ashebrooke Night of Lights: Ashebrooke Subdivisions – Bethelview Road (between Kelly Mill and Hwy 20.) Visit Ashebrooke Subdivision for the 11th annual “Night of Lights” –  the residents of Ashebrooke light up their streets and their homes with luminary bags & candles to put on a great display of lights in an effort to help raise money for a worthy cause.  5005 Luke Dr, Cumming GA 30040

Please note: For traffic flow, Ashebrooke is requesting visitors enter through the Luke Dr. entrance (Address listed above) and exit via Northridge Dr. Exit 13 – West from GA 400.

 

Fall Corn Mazes Around Forsyth County, GA for 2016

fall corn mazes in and around forsyth county gaFall is finally here and corn mazes in the area are ready to provide your family with an adventure!

Here is a roundup of a few fun fall corn mazes in and around Cumming, GA that we like to visit in the area. See also our pumpkin patch roundup.

Please comment and share if you know of other fun destinations.

Warbington Farms Fall Season 2016 from September 17 – November 12 – Corn Maze, Fun Park & Pumpkin Patch
Fridays and Saturdays – 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
* Fun park closes at 5:00 pm.
* Last ticket to corn maze sold at 10:00 p.m.

Sundays – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • $10 Per person (includes Fun Park Admission AND Corn Maze)
    • price does not include tax
    • Under three free
    • Senior Citizen discount available.
  • Be sure to check out their Special Events! Pumpkin Palooza 10/15, Trunk or Treat 10/29, Night in the Hotel Spooky Maze 10/29.

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch – Uncle Shuck’s opens Saturday, September 10! Check out this fun family corn maze, haunted corn maze and pumpkin patch in Dawsonville, located Northeast of Atlanta near Cumming, Gainesville and Alpharetta. Located at 4520 Hwy 53 East, Dawsonville, GA 30354. For more information, call (770) 772-6223. Open weekends September 10 – November 20, 2016.

Visit Uncle Shuck’s and start a new family tradition!

  • Explore the Corn Maze, Haunted Maze
  • Find Your Perfect Pumpkins
  • Shoot the Corn Cannon
  • Great Food and Fun
  • Fall Decorations
  • Goat Walk

October – Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Sunday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

October – Haunt Nights Beginning September 30

Friday & Saturday Begins at dusk, last ticket sold at 10 p.m.
Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Bucks Corn Maze – Buck’s Corn Maze in Dawsonville, GA is more than just a maze!!! It’s GREAT family fun for all ages. The 12 acre maze is planted in a 20 acre field next to Cochran Creek with a beautiful view of the Appalachian Mountains. 1923 New Hope Rd, Dawsonville, GA, 30534. Open now through Sunday, November 6, 2016. Take a hayride, get lost in the corn maze and check out their haunted maze every Saturday night in October! Hours and admission.

October Hours:

  • Sunday thru Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm
  • Friday: 10 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm

November Hours: 

  • Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

Buford Corn Maze in Buford, GA is open now through November 13, 2016! They are officially open for the 2016 season! Visit on Fridays from 5-10 pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon – 10 pm. Activities include a corn maze, jump on the pumpkin jumping pillow, take a hayride, play in the corn box, jump in a bounce house and more! Please visit their Facebook page!

Located at: 4470 Bennett Road, Buford, GA 30519. We’re located at the intersection of Friendship Rd. and Ridge Rd/Hog Mountain Rd!

October Hours:
Mondays: 10am – 7pm
Tuesdays: CLOSED
Wednesdays: 
10am – 7pm
Thursdays:
 CLOSED
Fridays:
 10am – Midnight
Saturdays: 10am – Midnight
Sundays: 10am – 10pm

Ticket Prices*
$15 Corn Maze
$15 Haunted Forest
$25 Combo Ticket

*All tickets include access to Kid’s CORNer play area and activities, unlimited hayrides & more!

Kids 3 and under are free!

Christmas Light Shows Around Forsyth County, GA in 2015

christmas in castleIt’s holiday festivity time, and with it comes light shows! Pack the kids in the car, brew some hot chocolate and enjoy an evening drive of viewing Christmas lights.

There are local Christmas light shows in Forsyth County, GA, Alpharetta and Dawsonville for the 2015 holiday season as well as the Lanier Islands Christmas!

Blink Midwinter is a residential synchronized Christmas lights display in Cumming, GA. It is located at: 7020 Cole Court, Cumming, Georgia 30028. Blinkmidwinter.com is a Christmas light display that supports local charities. They blink Christmas lights to music every night from dark til 10. Once here dial 92.7 on your radio. It’s a great way to enjoy a little Christmas spirit with the family and support a wonderful charity. General Information: The show runs from Thanksgiving night through January 1st. Times TBA.

The Christmas in Castille light show is located at 4220 Tivoli Way, Alpharetta, GA 30004. The show starts at 6 PM and runs until 9 PM on Thursdays – Saturdays beginning on Dec 3rd through Dec 26th. The neighborhood is gated so when the gates close for the night, the show ends. When you drive up, tune your radio to 89.9FM. Check out their FB page for updates and weather alerts.

Red Hawk Christmas is another Christmas light show in Dawsonville, GA. This show has not yet announced its schedule. TBD. If possible, they’ll post an update on our Facebook page if the show is not running for any reason. A Residential Animated Christmas Light Show Located in Dawsonville GA. Link to their house –http://goo.gl/E8Qp5N. They have an Animated Christmas Light Show at their home in North Georgia. This year they have 10,000+ lights timed to several Christmas Carols. The show is free and any donations will benefit KARE for Kids. A local non profit that gives local children in need the Christmas they deserve. Located at 173 Aplomado Lane West, Dawsonville, GA 30534. The show will run, but may be turned off in heavy rain.

The Soroka Family Lights has over 16,000 lights with 176 Channels synchronized to your favorite Christmas songs.  Tune to Channel 103.1 FM.  Light show starts at dusk and goes until 10pm.  Always adding more lights and songs up till Christmas.  Need to add another 4,000 lights so we can get over 20,000 this year.  The show may be off during heavy rains.  Located in Forest Brooke subdivision just a mile west of Ga 400 exit 13 located at 5460 Sandstone Ct. Cumming, GA.

Lanier Islands Christmas – 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA. November 27 – January 3 nightly from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Magical Nights of Lights and Winter Adventure!

Drive across the Lanier Islands bridge and into a world of lights! Magical Nights of Lights, our Christmas classic, continues when the sun sets on Lanier Islands this holiday season. Twinkling lights come to life, transforming the landscape with pictures of Christmas wishes, millions of twinkling lights color the Islands throughout the holidays at our Magical Nights of Lights. Journey to Santa’s Holiday Village, where kids can share their Christmas wishes with the big man himself, and grab a photo memory of their special meeting. While you’re here, shop for that special Christmas gift for someone in your circle of friends and family.

In December, a live nativity, presented by area churches, adds a special touch to your Christmas celebration. Tune in with your smart phone or radio to hear songs of the season and enhance the experience with our brand new companion app! The magic is back at Lanier Islands.

Daily admission to Lanier Islands Christmas includes the drive through our twinkling light tour, as well as access to Holiday Village, located at the end of the tour. Also included with daily admission is access to the live nativity (select dates). Admission is per vehicle and is based on what the vehicle has the capacity to hold, not the number of passengers.

Enjoy a brand new adventure this year with Winter Adventure:  a snow-packed winter playland perfect for building a snowman, delightful tubing and thrilling sledding! Winter Adventure is the perfect adventure for the family that will keep them thrilled throughout the day. We’ve transformed the summer landscape of LanierWorld and made it ready for winter! Where else can you zoom down slides on sleds and snow tube in a wave pool? We’ve also created large snow play areas where you can build a snow fort and defend it with an army of snowmen and snowballs.

Let your imagination run wild here at Winter Adventure! We’ve actually let our own imagination run wild this year as we’ve created 2 exciting new attractions you won’t find anywhere else around: Bubble Skating and Knockerball. Glide across our synthetic rink while having a bubble party or hit the Knockerball court at Sunset Cove for a crazy game where players each wear a giant inflatable ball.

Save BIG with our COMBO PACK ticket options that include not only Winter Adventure, but also Magical Nights of Lights and unlimited carnival rides! Opens November 27, 2015.

Our Trip to Snow World at Lake Lanier Islands

IMG_3933Our family recently ventured to Snow World at Lake Lanier Islands to partake in some wintry fun. We packed up our gloves, scarves, hats and coats and drove over to Snow World for the afternoon. We weren’t sure what to expect but we had a fun day of sledding and playing in snow.

We drove up to the gate and told them we were going to Snow World. Parking is $10.00 and they give you a map to navigate the park. We parked in the lot on the right and walked over past the ice skating rink and carnival rides.

We got our wristbands at the front gate. SnowWorld is in its first year and admission is $34.99 for adults  and children (children 2 and under are free.) They also offer senior, group and military discounts. Here is a list of their frequently asked questions.

We started at the Arctic Gap and went on Polar Plummet where they have 13 lanes of tubing. It is located right inside the wave pool! You slide in an inner tube and ride down the tubing lanes. If you want to ride with someone else, the lane on the end is extra wide and you can go down together holding on to each other’s tube straps. We spun around backwards and laughed and screamed all the way down.

There is also a snow play area called Cub’s Landing there.

IMG_3936We then went over to The Ice Kingdom where we found The Wizard’s Chase, a downhill sled racing adventure. In the summertime, it’s a waterslide! You put on a helmet and ride a sled down the two tracks. My girls loved it and went a few times. There is also another kids snow play area called The Frozen Lake & The Frozen Forest which is the splash area in the summer.

We walked over to The Himalayas where we saw a Yeti and rode Intimidator Summit & Triple Peaks, the fastest downhill slides at SnowWorld. You also wear a helmet and ride a sled down the slides at a fast speed.

We went over to Powder Park near the Fundunker and played in the snow. A SnowWorld employee showed us how to make perfect snowballs with these neat snowball makers. We had an awesome snowball fight, Georgia style. They also had other toys to build snow igloo blocks and shovel and scoop the snow.

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We worked up an appetite and went to Gianni’s for a slice of pizza and a soda. The pizza was tasty and hit the spot.

There was a fire pit outside of the restaurant and people were making s’mores. You can buy a s’mores kit at SnowWorld.

We stopped in Bucky’s gift shop and found that their Christmas items were 50-75% off. We found an Auburn Tigers ornament and tumbler cup on sale.

We headed back to the Coca-Cola Polar Rink as our last stop. We attempted ice skating, but the surface was really slick. It wasn’t ice, it was a different surface. Some people were skating, some were holding on to the wall.

Here is a description form their website: The Polar Rink is not ice. It is a plastic composite that simulates the surface of an ice rink. (Outdoor ice rinks don’t work so well in Georgia) It is safe to skate on, and the surface is less hard than ice. Although the surface is as slick as ice, there is nothing for your skates to carve into like ice, so the experience differs in that regard. Skates are also free (based on availability).

The carnival rides were just starting when we left. We didn’t get a chance to go on them as the wind and rain were coming and we were cold and ready to head home.

I asked the girls (ages 11 and 8) if they enjoyed our trip and they both yelled a resounding “YES!!!!”

SnowWorld is a fun place for the whole family. I recommend going when they have a promotion (MLK Day) or using coupons as admission is a little pricy.

We had a great time and I’m sure we’ll be back next year!

SNOW IS COMING THIS WINTER TO LANIERWORLD!

We’re taking fun to a whole new level this winter season and turning our summertime destination into one big giant SnowWorld. Snow tubing, speed slides, skating, carnival rides, fire pits & more! You’ll also be able to enjoy all the great dining that LanierWorld has to offer! Sunset Cove is now enclosed and will feature a delicious new assortment of dishes, as well as your traditional favorites. We’ll also have Gianni’s open, as well as many other places to stop, warm up with hot cocoa, and enjoy the day.

DISCOUNTS

$5.00 dollar off coupons are available at many of partner locations including: McDonalds, Chick fil a, Publix, and QT. Also, check out our media partner websites for discounts (STAR , FISH and KICKS).

UPCOMING EVENTS

MLK Day – January 19, 2015 – Lanier Islands is teaming up with Goodwill of North Georgia to host a Give Back event. In exchange for bringing a bag of gently used clothes to SnowWorld on Martin Luther King Day, patrons will receive half-price admission. The park is open 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Snow Jam 2 – January 24, 2015. Join the fun at Sunset Cove on January 24 as they partner with Kicks 101.5 and welcome Kelsea Ballerini to the Sunset Stage!

UPDATED – Open through January 25, 2015

Lake Lanier Islands SNOWWORLD
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway
Buford, GA 30518
770-945-8787

SnowWorld kicked off its inaugural season in late November 2014 – which was initially expected to end on March 1, 2015. In hopes of softening the blow of this particular snowball, Lanier Islands is extending a special promotional rate of just $19.99/person to guests who wish to squeeze in a few more days of frosty fun before the snow officially melts away on Sunday, January 25, 2015. Children 2 and under will be admitted for free. Remaining dates of operation for SnowWorld at Lanier Islands are as follows:

  • Saturday, January 17 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 18 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Monday, January 19 (MLK Day) 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. featuring Give Back Event – guest invited to bring a bag of gently used clothing to donate to Goodwill of North Georgia in exchange for half priced admission
  • Saturday, January 24 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. featuring Snow Jam 2 with KICKS 101.5 – live remote and live concerts
  • Sunday, January 25 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

SnowWorld is closing early due to construction of a new waterslide for Spring/Summer! SnowWorld’s Inaugural Season has been shortened from March 1 to January 25, 2015 in Anticipation of Construction on First New Waterslide in 17 Years. See their website for more details.

Disclosure: SnowWorld provided my family and I tickets for admission and I received a swag bag. My review is my honest opinion of my experience. 

Christmas Light Shows Around Forsyth County, GA in 2014

christmas in castille light showIt’s holiday time, and with it comes light shows! Pack the kids in the car, brew some hot chocolate and enjoy an evening drive of viewing Christmas lights.

There are two local Christmas light shows in Forsyth County, GA and one in Dawsonville, GA for the 2014 holiday season as well as the Lanier Islands Christmas with new pricing and ice skating!

Blink Midwinter is a residential synchronized Christmas lights display in Cumming, GA. It is located at: 7020 Cole Court, Cumming, Georgia 30028. Blinkmidwinter.com is a Christmas light display that supports local charities. They blink Christmas lights to music every night from dark til 10. Once here dial 92.7 on your radio. It’s a great way to enjoy a little Christmas spirit with the family and support a wonderful charity.
General Information:

The show runs from Thanksgiving through January 1st. Times TBA.

The Christmas in Castille light show is located at 4220 Tivoli Way, Alpharetta, GA 30004. The show starts at 6 PM and runs until 9 PM on Thursdays – Saturdays beginning on Dec 4th and going until Dec 27th. The neighborhood is gated so when the gates close for the night, the show ends. When you drive up, tune your radio to 89.9FM. Check out their FB page for updates and weather alerts.

Red Hawk Christmas is another Christmas light show in Dawsonville, GA. The show will be on nightly starting at 5:30pm. A Residential Animated Christmas Light Show Located in Dawsonville GA. Link to our house –http://goo.gl/E8Qp5N. We have an Animated Christmas Light Show on our home in North Georgia. This year we have 10,000+ lights timed to several Christmas Carols. The show is free and any donations will benefit KARE for Kids. A local non profit that gives local children in need the Christmas they deserve. Located at 173 Aplomado Lane West, Dawsonville, GA 30534.

Weather, traffic and technical issues permitting, the show hours for A Red Hawk Christmas are:

  • 5:30pm to 9:30pm Monday through Thursday
  • 5:30pm to 10:30pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday

The show will run through Monday, December 31st, but may be turned off in heavy rain. If possible, we’ll post an update on our Facebook page if the show is not running for any reason.

We’re located in the Red Hawk Ridge Subdivision, off Burt Creek Road in Dawson County, Georgia. From 400: Take 53 West into Downtown Dawsonville. Take a right onto Shoal Creek RD (Just past the old Julias Deli, as you enter the square) Turn Right onto Burt Creek Rd (3rd road on your right) The subdivision is on the right. Once inside the subdivision, take a left at the stop sign and another left at the next stop sign. We’re at the house at the bottom of the hill with the blinky lights.

Lanier Islands Christmas – 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA. November 21 – December 31 nightly from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. There is a new price this year of $30.00 per car and ice skating is included!

Drive across the Lanier Islands bridge and into a world of lights! This year, Magical Nights of Lights has transformed into Lanier islands Christmas complete with your favorite lights, FREE skating after 5pm, our Live Nativity, lots of shopping at Bucky’s, Christmas Carnival and more!

Your Lanier Islands Christmas journey doesn’t stop with the lights. Our Holiday Village is a must-see for everyone, complete with a bonfire for roasting marshmallows, delicious holiday fare, amusement rides, shopping and much more. Look for that perfect Christmas tree ornament to commemorate your annual visit. And, what holiday spectacle would be complete without a visit with Jolly Old St. Nick? Kids of all ages can take a break from roasting marshmallows to have their photo taken and discuss their holiday wish lists with Santa himself at the Santa Shop. Nominal charges apply to the Santa photos, amusement rides, and marshmallow roasting.

Lanier Islands Christmas

Daily admission to Lanier Islands Christmas includes the drive through our twinkling light tour, as well as access to Holiday Village, located at the end of the tour. Also included with daily admission is access to the live nativity (select dates). Admission is per vehicle and is based on what the vehicle has the capacity to hold, not the number of passengers.

SnowWorld is also a new attraction this year – you can go sledding in the snow (separate cost)! Check their FB page for more details.

Free Summer Movies at Carmike Cinemas Movies 400 in Cumming, GA.

regal summer movie expressNote: This is last year’s schedule for 2012. For the 2013 schedule, please visit the 2013 post.

Carmike Cinemas / Movies 400 announced its free summer movie schedule for 2012. Shows begin at 10:00 am every Tuesday and Thursday from June 5 – August 9, 2012. (Looking for free outdoor movies? Check out the Movies in the Park series coming to Forsyth County, GA.)

Bring a can of food and receive a free popcorn, limit one per person. Drinks and popcorn are $1.00. The movies are all either rated G or PG.

Last summer, the free movies at Movies 400 were extremely crowded. I recommend getting there at least 30 minutes before movie showtimes.

June 5 & 7 – Puss N Boots

June 12 & 14 – Chicken Run

June 19 & 21 – Over the Hedge

July 3 & 5 – Shark Tale

July 10 & 12 – How to Train Your Dragon

July 17 & 19 – Madagascar 2

July 24 & 26 – Bee Movie

July 31 & August 2 – Monsters vs. Aliens

August 7 & 9 – Megamind

Movie titles shown are subject to change without notice. Limit one free popcorn per person. Expired cans, glass containers or boxed food will not be accepted. Please exchange canned food for a coupon at entrance.

$1.00 Movies at Regal Cinemas – Mall of Georgia and North Point Mall begins June 5, 2012 through August 1, 2012.

Moviegoers of all ages can climb aboard the Summer Movie Express to enjoy a great selection of films. During this 9-week festival, participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres will offer selected G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:00. A portion of proceeds from the Summer Movie Express will be donated to the Will Rogers Institute.

North Point Mall and Mall of Georgia Regal Cinemas Dollar Movie Schedule 2012: $1.00 movies on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am.

6/5-6/6 (10am)
JOURNEY 2
KIT KITTREDGE: AMER GIRL
6/12-6/13 (10am)
DOLPHIN TALE
HAPPY FEET TWO
6/19-6/20 (10am)
LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS
YOGI BEAR
6/26-6/27 (10am)
CATS & DOGS: REVENGE
HUGO
7/3-7/4 (10am)
ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN
PUSS IN BOOTS
7/10-7/11 (10am)
KUNG FU PANDA 2
RANGO
7/17-7/18 (10am)
RIO
SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME
7/24-7/25 (10am)
CHIMPANZEE
HOODWINKED TOO
7/31-8/1 (10am)
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS
SMURFS
Dawson 400 Dollar Movies Summer Series for 2012

Dawson 400 Stadium Cinemas, 189 North 400 Center Lane, Dawsonville, GA 30534 (706) 216‐1620 – Movies start at 10:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are $1.00 admission. Child drinks and popcorn are $1.50 each. Movies are subject to change. Doors open at 9:15 am. First come, first serve seating.

• Tue 6/5 & Thur 6/7: Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) 2011‐1 hour 31 min., E.T.: The Extra‐Terrestrial (PG) 1982‐1 hour 55 min.

• Tue 6/12 & Thur 6/14: Hop (PG) 2011‐1 hour 35 min., The Karate Kid (PG) 1984‐2 hours 6 min.

• Tue 6/19 & Thur 6/21: Happy Feet 2 (PG) 2011‐1 hour 40 min., The Goonies (PG) 1985‐1 hour 54 min.

• Tue 6/26 & Thur 6/28: How to Train Your Dragon (PG) 2010‐1 hour 38 min., Ghostbusters (PG) 1984‐1 hour 45 min.

• Tue 7/3 & Thur 7/5: Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (G) 2011‐1 hour 27 min., Gremlins (PG) 1984‐1 hour 46 min.

• Tue 7/10 & Thur 7/12: Puss N Boots (PG) 2011‐1 hour 30 min., Big (PG) 1988‐1 hour 44 min.

• Tue 7/17 & Thur 7/19: The Smurfs (PG) 2011‐1 hour 43 min., Back to the Future (PG) 1985‐1 hour 56 min.

• Tue 7/24 & Thur 7/26: Rio (G) 2011‐1 hour 36 min., Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG) 1981‐1 hour 55 min.

 

 

Play in the Fountains – Near Forsyth County, GA

We had to drop our Kia off at the Buford, GA dealer for maintenance. They were very friendly and took my girls and I to the Mall of Georgia to spend a few hours instead of waiting in a cramped waiting room.

At the Mall, I was pleasantly surprised to find an open area play space that the girls played in for a few minutes while we waited for the mall shops to open. We then went to Old Navy for summer clothing deals and grabbed Chick-Fil-A lunch in the food court. A $2.00 carousel ride later, we ventured outside to get some sun.

We discovered a fountain at Mall of Georgia that had kids running and playing through the water. My girls were shy at first but after awhile they were soon soaked. And it was free entertainment in which they cooled off.

Today we venture back out to Buford to get a boat part for our pontoon and then I’m heading to Suwanee Town Park to visit Play Town and the free water fountain there. I will report on it later this week!

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