In 2014, the Lake Lanier Magical Night of Lights, now called the Lanier Islands Christmas, ran from Friday, November 16 until New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31. The LakeLanier.com website has not yet posted the official dates for the following year's event as of 2015.
The Lanier Islands Christmas lights are on from 5pm to 10pm nightly during the holiday season. Admission includes free iceskating, bonfires, visit with Santa, and thousands of lights on display. There is also shopping, food booths, and an illuminated boardwalk path. SnowWorld is also open during the celebration and includes carousel and carnival rides. Admission to SnowWorld and ride tickets cost an additional fee.