Give Back Thursdays are back at Lake Lanier Islands in time for Magical Nights of Lights! We’re looking for donations again this holiday season, so help spread the cheer and bring bags full of donations for Goodwill to Magical Nights of Lights on Giveback Thursday and you’ll receive ½ off the Unlimited Carnival wristband at the Holiday Village. Limit 2 per carload.
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If you’re looking for a Christmas store with so much more, then Holiday Village is your best bet. With hundreds of Christmas ornaments from classic balls and bells to event-specific “baby’s first” and “newlyweds” to stuffed animals and cheerful elves, you won’t find a better selection of gifts for the season anywhere in Georgia!
When you walk in to Holiday House, the smell of delicious goodies like Bavarian nuts and peppermint brittle permeate the air.
You can turn to your right and sit with Santa, or keep walking and snag a stick of marshmallows for roasting from Dasher’s Diner. Dasher’s also has a great selection of carnival classics, including funnel cakes, burgers, pizza and more! Keep following the circle and you’ll see the light-up ornament section, where everything blinks and flickers and spins and whirls!
Shake up the snow globes and mosey over to the personalization station to get your name on one of our adorable keepsake ornaments.
After you’ve given your names to the attendants, and made sure you spelled everything right, follow the sound of the cheerfully charming young woman telling you about next year’s big new thing: Winter Experience! Right in front of the tv with the commercial is the check-out counter for Holiday House! Say a big hello to the elves working there before checking out the rest of the House and all the amazing displays! You can also purchase tickets to the Canopy Tours Zip Line Express Tour, which is a really amazing and unique opportunity!
Now food, ornaments, and Santa Claus are fantastic for a Christmas store, but Holiday Village is so much more than that! Just outside Holiday House are two giant fire pits where you can roast those marshmallows to a flaming stick of gooey heaven while watching the lights dance to the music!
Once you’re done with your marshmallows, zip on over to the Christmas Carnival and try to keep those marshmallows where they belong as you spin in the air on the Flying Dutchman and the Ferris Wheel!
This Saturday, we gave away 2 VIP tickets to Jingle Ball 2013, being held in New York! The headliners this year are Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Paramour, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Fall Out Boy, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony, Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo, and Austin Mahone. It looks like it’s going to be an awesome show, as usual! Sonic from Power 96.1 came out to host our giveaway, and we are very excited to announce the winner:
Congratulations to Alexa Polanski! Winner of 2 VIP tickets to Jingle Ball in NYC! Thanks Power 96.1!!!
You guys. On opening night this year we wanted to surprise everyone with a really great present, and so we announced at midnight Thursday that Friday would be free admission at Magical Nights of Lights! But there was a catch! At least one member of your party had to be wearing a tacky Christmas sweater! Boy did you guys respond! We had well over 1,000 guests stream across the Snowflake Bridge, through the light show, and into Holiday Village where we took a group picture! Even with the rain threatening, you all came through and cheered “Merry Christmas!” and “Happy Holidays!” at the top of your lungs! Our very good friend Gene Philips took the picture from atop a giant lift to make sure we got everyone in.
2012 is our 20th Anniversary for Magical Nights of Lights here in Buford, GA and we’re offering a great contest to help make a few lucky winners a part of Lake Lanier Islands history!
What’s Magical Nights of Lights?
This is our yearly celebration here at Lake Lanier Islands Resort that features miles of twinkling lights in different designs, a Holiday Village with Santa and all his friends, a carnival, great shopping, marshmallow roasting, a live nativity & more! Magical Nights of Lights, which lasts from November 16th to December 31st, has been a fixture of Southern holiday tradition for years. So this year, during our 20th Anniversary, we’re adding even more fun!
Remember, when you come to Lake Lanier Islands Resort for Magical Nights of Lights, you pay by the carload and not per person!
Commercial Contest Details
To promote our 20th Anniversary, we’re filming a commercial to air on television. That’s where you come in to the picture. Since Magical Nights of Lights is a family tradition, we’re opening up the casting for our commercial to you, our extended family! We’re looking for “family” members to be in our commercial.
So, What Do We Need to Do?
- Since Magical Nights of Lights is a per-carload price and not a per-person price, we want to see a picture of you and your friends/family packed into the car/van/truck/etc. Just remember to keep it safe!
- The group pictured in the photo is what we will be looking at for our selection of winners.
- Submit your photos via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lakelanierislands) OR email them to us at email@example.com. It might not hurt to include a special Magical Nights of Lights memory along with your photo. 1 submission per family please.
The contest begins Wednesday night (10/10) at 8 pm and we will stop accepting submissions on Tuesday evening (10/16) at 8 pm.
We will be choosing 2 carload pictures as the winners of our walk-on spots for the commercial. Winners will be announced on Wednesday (10/17) and filming for the commercial will begin Friday (10/19) around 1pm.