One of the best times to check out a neighborhood you’re interested in potentially moving to is during the holiday season. After all, there’s no place like home for the holidays, so why not check out prospective neighborhoods as you enjoy family time together? We’ve put together some of the best neighborhoods and light displays in Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Duluth, Cumming and Roswell.
Ashebrooke Night of Lights in Cumming - Sunday, December 20th at 6pm., 5020 Luke Dr., Cumming
On one amazing night, homeowners in the community of Ashebrooke in Cumming put together their passion and desire to “bring joy, community spirit and lots of lights” to raise money for a good cause. This year the event will benefit two Ashebrooke families in need. Be sure to check out their website to read more http://ashebrooke-nol.com/ about the recipients. Donation buckets will be located throughout the neighborhood. Out of the 310+ properties in Ashebrooke, generally 90% participate! According to the organizers, in past years there have been Santa sightings, falling snow, reindeer, bag pipers and a live nativity scene. The drive through the neighborhood can take an hour or more, but it’s worth it. Ashebrooke is located near the intersection of Kelly Mill Road and Bethelview Road in Cumming, GA. All traffic must enter at Luke Drive and follow the traffic pattern. Only right turns are permitted on the Night of Lights to ensure the proper flow of traffic. Visitors may not park on the streets or turn around since traffic will be one-way only for the duration of the event.
Christmas in Castille in Alpharetta (Forsyth County side) - Every Thursday through Sunday until December 21, 6-9pm, weather permitting
Tune your radio to 89.9 FM and experience a phenomenal 15 minute light display with over 59,000 twinkling set to a holiday playlist. Christmas in Castille takes place at a home in the Castille neighborhood in West Forsyth county in Alpharetta. The Castille neighborhood is typically gated, but the gate will be made open each night for the display, which gives you a great opportunity to check out what makes this neighborhood so great. Hours of operation are 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm every Thursday - Sunday. The home is located at 4220 Tivoli Way Alpharetta. http://www.christmasincastille.com/
Emory Hospital, John's Creek, Georgia - Free Drive-through Christmas Light Display in 2020 through December 31st.
If you're looking for a really good drive-through display of Christmas lights, but you don't want to drive out to Lake Lanier or Calaway Gardens to save both time and money, you'll find a beautiful, free Christmas Lights Display on Hospital Parkway in Johns Creek by Emory Hospital.
Starting at the south end of Hospital Parkway, (that is Medlock Parkway) there is nearly 2 miles (one mile in each direction, separated by a wooded median) of displays of Holiday Lights by the Emory John's Creek hospital in Technology Park. It is available free to the public through December 31st. It is sponsored by the Johns Creek Owners Association and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. You can start at either end of Hospital Drive, but you will want to turn around and come back, as there are lights on both sides of the road, which has a wide median with trees and other obstructions. The lights come on at dark.
The route and addresses:
Drive to the Medlock Bridge entrance,
6375 Hospital Pkwy, Johns Creek, GA 30097
turn around and drive to the McGinnis Ferry end of Hospital Parkway:
6300 Hospital Pkwy, Johns Creek, GA 30097
It is a divided 2 lane road with a wide landscaped median, so you need to turn around at the traffic light and return to the starting point to see all of the displays.
Duluth Christmas House in Duluth - Nightly through December 31st PLEASE REMEMBER THAT OUR WALK THROUGH DISPLAY IS NOT OPEN THIS YEAR DUE TO COVID!! IT IS A DRIVE BY ONLY FOR 2020!!
What started as a childhood passion turned into a reality for Tammie Hernandez of Duluth. Each year she decks her home in Duluth out with Christmas We will also be holding our annual holiday food drive for the community food pantry at First Baptist Duluth. This will be our third year collecting non perishable food items for the church. We will have a plastic bin down by the street in our driveway for those of you that wish to donate this season. They are in need of donations this year more than ever due to the families within our community that have been affected by the pandemic. https://www.facebook.com/duluthschristmashouse/
Santa’s Village in Roswell - Nightly through December 31, 6-9pm
Featuring Christmas characters, trains and lights, Santa’s Village in Roswell is straight out of the things sugarplum fairies are made of. The display includes 8 display settings, each one with a Christmas scene. The garage display is like a picture out of a Norman Rockwell calendar, and will bring back memories of Christmas past. And we have a full life size Nativity, with a telling of the Story of Christmas.
On Friday thru Sunday evenings, and holiday periods, from 6-9PM, weather and crowds permitting, we also provide train rides in the neighborhood. We run additional weekdays as our schedule permits.
Located at 405 Waverly Hall Drive, it can be reached from the intersection of Woodstock Road (Highway 92) and Bowen Road. Corner landmarks are Target and CVS Pharmacy. Head south one block and turn right on Waverly Hall Drive and go about six tenths of a mile to 405. Santa’s Village is located on the right side - with the displays located in the display trailer and the garage. Please get out of your cars and walk down the driveway to enjoy.
Cost is free, but donations are graciously accepted, with 100% of donations going to purchase Toys for Tots.
We hope to see you and that you enjoy your visit. We even have heaters on colder evenings.