The annual “Lights of Life” holiday display at Life University takes place every night from Thanksgiving evening through New Year’s Eve. The event features more than a million lights spanning across over a mile of campus. Displays include a nativity scene, a menorah, a 60 foot tall Christmas tree, and numerous stationary and animated holiday displays. In addition, Santa is there on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Nightly from Thanksgiving evening through New Year’s Eve.

6 pm to 10 pm

$10 per car Friday-Sunday & November 26-29, December 18-31, 2015
$5 per car Monday-Thursday (except days listed above)
$20 per bus/van

Other Attractions:

  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, pictures with Santa Claus ($12 per photo; $20 for two copies of the same photo)
  • Pony rides ($5 per rider)
  • Train rides ($3 per rider)
  • Petting zoo ($3 per person)
  • Concession stand offering seasonal drinks and snacks for purchase (Prices vary & no outside food or beverage is permitted)

For more information or questions about Lights of Life, please call (678) 331-4334 or visit

On the campus of Life University (Barclay Circle – off Hwy 41 just north of Dobins AFB, Marietta)



  1. 🙂 we love taking our kids to see the lights!! It’s pretty and fun and we get to take a picture with Santa.. That’s good memories. We been going to see the lights for 15 years now. I invite everyone you will enjoy it with your family!!

  2. We have not took our daughter seen she was 1 year old now she 14 and we want to tack her this year . my family loves Christmas year round .

    • No it does not. It takes you up to a parking lot…drives you around and drops you back off in Santa’s village. Still fun though.

  3. Are pets allowed to visit and take pictures with Santa? Can you take your Santa pics with your own camera or are they purchase only?

  4. Santa Pictures Are A Lil’ To Pricey ……Especially For Single Moms With Two Or More Kids And They Don’t Wanna Do One Group Photo For Twelve Either…..Otherwise I Will Be Back Every Year To Support …….The Lights Are Beautiful

  5. Disappointed! Have been coming for years and never seen the nativity stuck off in a corner. The praying hands, Menorah, Noah’s ark, and nativity scene has always been out on the main road, they were all stuck off in a corner!! Where was the hillbilly and his truck? Not worth the wait!

  6. Do you have to take your car thru or is there a trolly bus that can take you? I have several people wanting to go with us but we don’t have a car big enough!

  7. Worst light show on the planet! It took one minute to drive through after waiting an hour and a half. Do not waste your money and time.

  8. That phone number just leads to a recorded message that gives the exact same information as what’s on this page. It doesn’t answer any additional questions someone may have, such as:
    Is the $12 for a photo with Santa per person or per photo (can I get a photo of my two kids with Santa for $12 or will it cost $24)? What about the per person charges for the train ride and petting zoo, does that include parents or children under 2?

  9. My family and I used to go every year when I was a little girl. After my dad passed away we stop going. Now that I have a daughter of my own I’m glad to know the Life of lights still exist. I’m definitely bringing my daughter and niece next year.

  10. They sucker you into paying to see Santa and he is never there. . It’s crap! They won’t let you turn around.. We paid 3 times last year them 2never seen santa.. pissed this is my last year!!!!

  11. The lights were very nice but $10 to go in a tiny circle I timed it and it was 15.5 seconds and that cost $10 they must be crazy if they think I’m coming back!!