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Rome-Area Christmas Lights

A few of these houses would sure give Clark a run for his money!

If someone were to ask me what it is that most gets me get into the Christmas spirit, I would reply without hesitation: Christmas Lights. Whether it’s a lighted tree in the window or a house worthy of Clark Griswold’s praise, I notice and appreciate them all.  …and a few of these houses  would sure give Clark a run for his money!

Rome-Area Neighborhood Lights

Christmas in Kingston (Kingston, 10 min from Rome)
1210 Kingston Hwy, Kingston, GA 30145
Daily 5-9 PM | Dec 3 – 25

Maplewood East
Take Turner Chapel to Valley Brook
Be sure to check the house out toward the end of Valley Brook for the choreographed lights and music.

Garden Lakes has a few good houses, especially around where Huffaker meets Garden Lakes Blvd

Saddlebrook Downs puts out luminaries lining the neighborhood on Christmas Eve only (weather permitting)
Saddlebrook Drive off of Rockmart Road, Rome GA

Broad Street
Don’t forget to drive and/or walk down the festive main drag to gain a little Christmas spirit. The downtown businesses hold a contest for most festive storefront display. This year, it was Greene’s Jewelers.

Residential Light Displays Worth the Drive

Gilley’s Christmas Lights (Ballplay, AL 60 min from Rome)
913 Gilley Rd, Ballplay, AL 35903
Daily 5 – 9 PM (Not on in rain)

Congratulations on being the winners of the Great Christmas Light Fight!!! Read all about it here.

Smooth Family Christmas Light Show, (Acworth, GA, 45 min from Rome)
3699 Autumn Drive, Acworth GA
Sun – Thurs 5:30 – 10 PM and Fri/Sat 5:30 – 11 PM through Dec 31
$ Donations benefit the Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter.

Felix Family Christmas Lights, (Dallas, GA, 50 min from Rome)
224 Oliver Overlook, Dallas GA
Sun – Thurs 6 – 10 PM and Fri/Sat 6 – 11 PM through Dec 31

Riley’s Rockin’ Christmas, (Kennesaw, GA, 55 min from Rome)
2008 Palladium Drive, Kennesaw GA
Sun – Thurs 6 – 9 PM and Fri/Sat 6 – 10 PM through Jan 1

Nettle Family Christmas Lights, Rockmart (25 minutes from Rome)
2540 Cedartown Hwy, Rockmart, Georgia  30153 (Hwy 278)
Daily 6pm-11pm | Thanksgiving through New Years

Professional Displays (Walk or Drive-Thru)

Drive Through (with options to get out)

A Country Christmas at Pettit Creek Farm Drive-Thru Christmas Lights or Hayride (Cartersville, 25 min from Rome)
Sunday – Thursday: 6pm – 9pm Starting Thanksgiving
Friday – Saturday: 6pm – 10pm
*Santa Thurs-Sun Live Nativity Fri-Sun
$20+ / carload
$10 / person for hayride (under age 2 free)

Lights of Life (Life University, Marietta, 1 hour from Rome)
Sun-Thurs 6-9 PM, Fri -Sat 6 – 10 PM | Nov 28 – Dec 31
$5 – $10 / car

Magic of Lights (Oxford, Alabama, 1.5 hours from Rome)
Nov 27-Jan 4 | Daily 5-10pm
$17/standard vehicle

Walk Through

Lighting of the Ruins at Barnsley (Adairsville, 25 min from Rome)
Nov 27 | 5-9 PM
$50/car (there are a limited number of off property spots)
Holiday lights Nov 28 – Jan 1 with holiday garden admission.

Christmas at the Falls – Noccalula Falls (Gadsden, AL, 1 hr, 15 min from Rome)Daily: 5 – 9 PM | Nov 28-Jan 5
$8/Mon-Thurs; $10/Fri-Sun (ages 3 and younger free)

Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights (Lookout Mountain, 1hr 25 min from Rome)
Daily: 4pm – 9pm | Nov 16 – Dec 31$8.95 – $14.95 / child (3 – 12)
$16.95 – $28.95 / adult

Holiday Lights at the Chattanooga Zoo
December 13, 14, 20, 21 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
$8/children, $12/adult (ages 2 and under Free)


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