Christmas Lights And Holiday Displays Around West Cobb 2017

Christmas Light Displays have started throughout the West Cobb and metro Atlanta area. Every year right after Halloween, we begin to see homes getting their holiday lights around West Cobb ready. But some homes start even earlier. It takes months to decorate homes like The Felix Family Lights and Atkinson Lights in Dallas. And now that Thanksgiving is days away, it is time to plan your holiday outings to visit some of these displays. So check out our list of 2017 holiday lights around West Cobb.

Throughout metropolitan Atlanta, there are several holiday light extravaganzas like the ones listed here in addition to the neighborhood displays listed below by city:

Christmas Lights And Holiday Displays Around West Cobb 2017

FANTASY IN LIGHTS
Callaway Gardens
17800 US Highway 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
DATES: Nov 18, 2017 – Jan 2, 2018
For tickets and more information, call 800-852-3810.

ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDENS
Garden Lights, Holiday Lights
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309
DATES: Nov 11, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018
TIME: 5 – 10 p.m.
For tickets and more information, call 404-876-5859.

HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
Six Flags Over Georgia
275 Riverside Parkway SW
Austell, GA 30168
DATES: Nov 18 – Jan 3
For tickets and more information, call 770-739-3400.

LIGHTS OF LIFE
Life University
1269 Barclay Circle
Marietta, GA 30060
DATES: Nov 23 – Dec 31
TIME: 6 – 10 p.m.;
For tickets and more information, call 770-426-2600.

COUNTRY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
The Rock Ranch
5020 Barnesville Highway
The Rock, GA 30285
DATES: Dec. 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 | 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
For tickets, dates and time, as well as more information, call 706-647-6374

STONE MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS
Stone Mountain Park
1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
DATES: Nov 11 – Jan 3
For tickets and more information, call 800-401-2407.

PETTIT CREEK CHRISTMAS LIGHT DISPLAY
Pettit Creek Farms
337 Cassville Road
Cartersville, Georgia 30120
DATES: TBA
For tickets and more information, visit website.

MAGICAL NIGHT OF LIGHTS
Lake Lanier Islands
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway
Buford, Georgia 30518
DATES: Nov 17-Jan 3
For tickets and more information, visit website.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAYS

Please note that we have made every effort to confirm the information below. It is very early in the season and not all homes have been lit yet. We will update our website list in early December! Leave info or read the comments on the website or our Facebook page as many neighbors are adding their favorites and homeowners that have decorated are giving us their schedules. Don’t forget to comment on our Facebook page to let us know how much you liked the lights, or if we missed any displays you think should be included.

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West Cobb & Paulding Neighborhood Light Displays

Acworth Holiday Light Displays

Hrockin Hranicky Lights
3848 Rivers Run Trace NW
Acworth, GA
tune in to 107.7 FM
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Nov 28 – Jan 1
Charity: Angels Among Us Pet Rescue

1563 Boxwood Trace
1563 Boxwood Trace
Acworth, Ga
Please note that these lights are shut off at 9pm school nights and 11pm onweekends. Also, they are not lit on rainy nights.
1662 Dogwood Lane
1662 Dogwood Lane
Acworth, GA

3699 Autumn View Drive
3699 Autumn View Drive
Acworth GA 30101

Farina Family
5735 Fairwood Drive
Acworth, GA 30101

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DALLAS Holiday Light Displays

Felix Family Lights
224 Oliver Overlook
Dallas, GA
tune in to 100.9 FM

Aubuchon Lights
28 Southshore Pass
Dallas, GA

Stokes Family Christmas
257 Mary Wallace Way
Dallas GA 30157

Seven Hills Area
10 Red Bud Ct
Dallas, GA 30132

28 Grace Arbor Court
Dallas, GA 30132

1313 Ivey Gulledge
Dallas GA 30132
Lights are on from 5:30pm – 11pm

Atkinson Lights
18 Riverwood Landing
Dallas GA 30157
tune in to 99.1 FM

The Atkinson Family will be joined by their neighbors, the Rowell Family, this year for an even larger holiday display.

Biskup Family Lights
265 Jefferson Drive
Dallas, GA
According to the family, the light show grew as the boys got older and do it all themselves. They started doing the lights around 10-12 yrs old and now one son – at 17 he’s got the passion. Our family theme is “Believe”

Christmas Open House
149 Mary Wallace Way
Dallas, Georgia 30157
“We support and raise money for St Jude children’s hospital. We decorate trees, mantles, garlands, etc. for clients in their homes and business. We are open every Sunday from 12-6. Free Admission” – their Open Houses end in early December, so check them out soon.

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Kennesaw Holiday Light Displays

1010 Token Way
1010 Token Way
Kennesaw, GA

McGuire Family Christmas
3120 Calumet Circle
Kennesaw GA 30152

Riley’s Rockin’ Christmas
2008 Palladium Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Riley’s Rockin’ Christmas, with over 35,000 LED lights is set to 50+ minutes of music. Tune in to 101.3
DATES: TBD
Donations accepted for the Children’s Burn Foundation.

Calumet West
1045 Peace Dr NW
Kennesaw GA 30152

Towne Lake
5780 Stonehaven Drive
Kennesaw, GA

Ben King Road
1510 Ben King Road
Kennesaw, GA

Living Hope Church
3450 Stilesboro Rd NW
Kennesaw, Georgia 30101

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Marietta Holiday Light Displays

Maple Ave Historic District
Maple Avenue
Marietta, GA

The Wigington Family Lights
1720 Whitlock Road
Marietta GA 30066
tune in to 98.3

Stott Family Lights
121 Mayes Farm Road
Marietta, GA 30064
tune in to 88.3

Children’s Light Display
3234 Custer Lake Dr
Marietta, GA 30064
tune in to 87.9

Other Area Holiday Light Displays

Lovinggood Lights
503 Friendship Church Road
Douglasville, GA 30134

Mint Julep Christmas Display
116 N Mountain Brooke Dr
Ball Ground, Georgia 30107
40,000 lights synchronized to 20+ songs. Listen on 88.3 FM. From 6-10pm thru New Years Eve. Free show but donations are graciously accepted for Sibley Heart Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Holiday Lights of Hope
6688 Bells Ferry Road
Woodstock, GA

Holly Springs Lights
First Baptist Church of Holly Springs
2632 Holly Springs Parkway
Holly Springs, GA 30142

Pettit Creek Farms
337 Cassville Road
Cartersville, GA 30120

Other Events

LIGHT UP ELLIJAY WHOVILLE
Downtown Ellijay
Ellijay, GA
DATES: November 24
5:30pm, Parade at 6pm
For tickets and more information, visit website.

SANTA EXPRESS
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
105 Mountain Street
Blue Ridge, GA
DATES: Nov 24-Dec 23 select dates
For tickets, dates and times,  visit website.

Christmas Trees Around West Cobb 2017

Tis the week before Thanksgiving and almost everything is done, and you better buy a Christmas Tree before there are none! Did you know that the National Christmas Tree Association (yes, there is one!) has warned that holiday tree prices may increase 5-10% this year, and is encouraging buyers to shop early, especially if they prefer a specific type of tree. And several local tree farms have already announced that they plan to close early this season, because they anticipate selling out.

There is nothing quite like the smell of fresh pine filling your home during the holiday season, and a real Christmas tree can do that better than any candle or air freshener. Having a real tree is a tradition for many families, but if you haven’t had one before and are considering it, there are a few things you should know before you take it on. Residents around our neighborhoods love decorating for the holidays.

The most common Christmas Trees in Georgia are:

  • Arizona Cypress Strains
  • Cryptomeria
  • Green Giant
  • Leland Cypress
  • Murray Cypress
  • Red Cedar
  • Sand Pine
  • Virginia Pine
  • White Pine

To learn more about the most common types of Christmas Trees, visit https://www.thoughtco.com/best-selling-christmas-trees-1341582.

NOTE: make sure to read the important information at the end of this article about Christmas trees in West Cobb.

Real Trees, Real Mess

A real tree can make a bit of a mess in your home-you will have to vacuum up the dropped needles regularly. You will also have to keep fresh water in the tree stand and watch out for leaks or spills. There can also be other natural surprises in a real tree such as insects and spiders! While this is rarely a serious problem, it is something to keep in mind.

Repeated Cost Or One Time Cost?

Buying a “fake” tree is something you can invest in one year and use for many years to come. A real tree, on the other hand, will have to be replaced every year. The cost of a real tree depends on where you live and where you purchase it. Since we live in a place where pine trees grow freely, the cost will be much less, and the tree will last longer since it will be fresh.

The Hunt For The Perfect Christmas Tree

If you just have to have that perfectly shaped Christmas tree, you will find it easier to use in a fake tree. Still, hunting through a tree farm or forest for the elusive perfect natural tree is a lot of fun for many people, and if you aren’t too set on perfection you will probably find something pretty close. Just be sure the search is something you will enjoy. There are Christmas tree lots on several street corners around town. And then there are Christmas tree farms … but please make sure to ALWAYS call the farm or store BEFORE YOU GO to check on hours, prices, and inventory.

Berry Patch Farm
786 Arnold Mill Road
Woodstock, GA
770-926-0561
DATES: TBD
HOURS:  TBD
TREE TYPES:  Leyland Cypress and also North Carolina Fraser Firs

Coker Tree Farm
2280 Macland Rd
Marietta, GA 30064
770-424-8047
DATES: Opens Nov 24 until ?
HOURS: Monday-Friday – 4-6 PM, Saturday and Sunday 9AM – 6PM
TREE TYPES:  Murray Cypress, Carolina Sapphire and a selection of North Carolina Fraser Fir

Young Road Tree Farm
139 Young Road
Cartersville , GA 30120
770-382-9780
DATES: Thursday-Sunday from Thanksgiving Day to Dec 18
HOURS:  10am – 6pm or Dark
TREE TYPES:  Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pine for you to cut down and also North Carolina Fraser Firs

Sleepy Hollow Trees
628 Sleepy Hollow Road
Powder Springs, GA 30127
770-942-6770
DATES: Nov 24 – ?
HOURS:  TBD
TREE TYPES:  Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire and Virginia Pine

Deerwoods Christmas Tree Farm
1109 Henry Scott Road
Ball Ground GA 30107
770.380.3613
DATES: Nov 18 – ?
HOURS:  TBD
TREE TYPES:  In the past, this farm has offered Virginia Pine, White Pine, Silver Smoke, Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire

Some Christmas Tree Lots Around West Cobb include:

Cook’s Christmas Trees
3791 South Cobb
Smyrna GA 30080

A real Christmas tree adds a certain ambiance and holiday spirit to any home, but it isn’t right for everyone. Consider the benefits as well as the possible problems with a real tree before you make a final decision on how to get your home ready for the holidays. Also, make sure to consider safety when decorating your tree.

Recycling Your Christmas Trees

Residents can help keep West Cobb clean by recycling their Christmas tree. Cobb County participates in the Georgia’s annual Christmas tree recycling program – Bring One for the Chipper. Keep Cobb Beautiful sponsors free Christmas tree drop off locations after the holiday which will take at the following Cobb County Parks anytime after Christmas from 9 AM to 4 PM at the drop-off locations below, and at select Home Depot locations below only on the first Saturday in January. The mulch from these trees has been used for playgrounds, local government beautification projects, and individual yards. That’s just one of the many reasons why Cobb County is such a great place to live!

For details on this year’s event and drop off locations, visit the website at http://www.keepcobbbeautiful.org/bring-one-for-the-chipper.

Are you looking for a new home with a large foyer for your Christmas Tree?

Here is a sampling of some homes for sale around West Cobb with high ceilings and two story foyers. Contact us about buying or selling a home.

Thanksgiving Around West Cobb

Signs of Thanksgiving around Cobb County are seen throughout our neighborhoods as we welcome the holiday season and start planning the holiday menus. All around West Cobb, Publix and Kroger stores have holiday planning displays reminding us about baking supplies, and the trimmings for the turkey. Yes, let the holiday season entertaining begin.

If you recently moved into your West Cobb home, you might be hosting your first Thanksgiving. And while you focus on making sure the house is ready for the guests, you might want some help. Here are some hotlines that can help you with menu planning, portion calculations, food safety and more.

Butterball Turkey Talk-Line: 1-800-BUTTERBALL
The Turkey Talk-Line is open Monday through Friday from 10am-7pm CST from November until December 21. They also offer an FAQ list to quickly answer many popular questions.

USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline: 1-888-674-6854
If you have questions about food safety, including storage, handling and preparation of the Thanksgiving turkey, call the USDA hotline weekdays from 9am-3pm CST. TDD line: 1-800-256-7072. The Hotline is open on Thanksgiving Day from 8am to 2pm, EST, but closed on other Federal government holidays.

Fleischmann’s Yeast Baker’s Help Line:1-800-777-4959
This helpline, for all your questions about breads and rolls, is open Monday – Friday from 9am-7pm, all year long. Online help.

Land O’Lakes Holiday Bake Line: 1-800-782-9606
Any and all baking questions are answered from 8am-7pm CST at Land O’Lakes from now until Christmas Eve. Online help.

Hershey’s Consumer Hot Line: 1-800-468-1714
Let the folks at Hersheys walk you through every chocolate question you’ve ever had. Ask for recipes too! This line is open weekdays from 9am-4pm EST, all year round.

Libby Consumer Hot Line: 1-800-854-0374
Stressed about your pumpkin pie? Get tips and advice, plus recipes using canned pumpkin. The line is open weekdays from 8am-8pm EST, all year round.

Ocean Spray Consumer Helpline:1-800-662-3263
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about cranberries, including ideas for using leftover canned cranberry sauce. The hotline is open weekdays from 9am-4pm EST, all year round. And it’s open on Thanksgiving! Online help.

Looking for a New Home?

Here are some homes under $350,000 around West Cobb with Dining Rooms that can seat 12+. If you are looking for a new home, please contact us. We are happy to help, and there is still time to be in your new home before the end of the year!

Grocery & Food Delivery

A new service in select West Cobb zip codes is grocery delivery. So as you begin to prepare your menu, keep your smartphone nearby to order your groceries. Services available in limited West Cobb zip codes include:

Publix, Kroger and Whole Foods are now offering door-to-door delivery in several local neighborhoods through Instacart, and Kroger is offering ClikList for online ordering and store pickup. Not interested in cooking? Check out if UberEats is available in your area. Of course, this might be a better option for Black Friday!

Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Around West Cobb

Are you looking for someone else to do the cooking? Here is a list of some of the restaurants open for Thanksgiving Dinner around West Cobb. There might be lots of you, so make sure to call for reservations!

Magnolia Thomas
108 Arnold Mill Road
Woodstock, GA 30188
678-445-5789

Old Vinings Inn
3011 Paces Mill Road SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
770.438.2282

Ruth’s Chris
620 Chastan Road NW
The Embassy Suite
Kennesaw Town Center
Kennesaw
770-420-1985

Ted’s Montana Grill
Marietta – The Avenue West Cobb
3625 Dallas Highway SW, Suite 700
Marietta, GA 30064
678-594-7242

Kennesaw – Cobb Place
2500 Cobb Place Lane, Suite 210
Kennesaw, GA 30144
678-581-7890