Lanier Islands Presents an Early Holiday Gift to Atlanta with Historically Low Winter Adventure Admission


There’s nothing quite like Christmas in Georgia.  We seem to have everything a person could need!  We have got snow in the North Georgia mountains and sandy beaches in the South.  What kind of winter are you looking for?  Lake Lanier has reported that there is going to be a major snow storm brewing just off their shores. On Friday, November 18, Southern lakeside destination – Lanier Islands – reveals its latest edition of LanierWorld Winter Adventure. Set inside the Islands’ lakefront entertainment district, Winter Adventure 2016 promises to be bigger, better and more affordable than ever before!


“We’re particularly eager to launch Winter Adventure this year under a new pricing structure that’s sure to be a hit with Atlanta families,” said Lanier Islands CEO, Mike Williams.


This holiday season, admission to the Magical Lights Tour at Winter Adventure is just $45 per car*. Advance purchase on the LanierWorld website is just $36 per car. For no additional charge, guests are invited to stop at the Holiday Village to enjoy visits with Santa, beloved holiday classics on one of the biggest flat screens in town, opportunities to dine on tasty holiday treats and special viewings of the Live Nativity.


Those who wish to add a little more ‘adventure’ to their Winter Adventure can purchase wristbands for unlimited carnival rides, access to the snow play zones and slides, and bubble skating. For added savings, LanierWorld partners offer $5 off coupons that can be applied at the gate and inside LanierWorld – so a coupon holder can save $5 off their Magical Lights Tour admission** and another $5 off a Winter Adventure wristband.


LanierWorld Winter Adventure 2016 will comprise:

  • A festive driving tour through seven miles of twinkling holiday light displays, leading all the way to Santa’s Village inside LanierWorld
  • Snow play zones, speed slides and bubble skating to put the “adventure” in Winter Adventure
  • A collection of classic Carnival Rides – representing fun for the whole family
  • Holiday shorts and full-length feature films on the 5-story Spectacular Screen***
  • Visits with Santa so guests can share their Christmas wish list
  • Chances to check off those Holiday Shopping Lists with a wide selection inside Bucky’s Gift Shop
  • An assortment of Favorite Holiday Dishes and Treats at a number of restaurants and eateries throughout LanierWorld
  • Opportunities to roast marshmallows and construct s’mores at fire pits throughout LanierWorld
  • Live Nativity – presented nightly November 18-December 23 (excluding November 24) by Crosspointe Church inside the Grand Hall
  • Holiday stay and play packages that include Breakfast with Santa, Elf Tuck-ins, admission to Winter Adventure and deluxe accommodations at Legacy Lodge, Legacy Villas or Legacy LakeHouses
  • And so much more!


For couples, friends and families who wish to enhance their evening at LanierWorld Winter Adventure with an overnight stay, there are a number of special accommodation packages available at The Ultimate Santa accommodation package is ideal for families with small children. This extraordinary package includes a newly renovated room at the Legacy Lodge, guided tour of lights aboard the Lanier Islands Polar Express, a special bedtime holiday story with cookies and milk while being tucked in by Santa’s elf and Breakfast with Santa Claus for four guests.


LanierWorld Winter Adventure is open starting Friday, November 18, 2016 through January 8, 2017. Unlimited ride wristbands for the “adventure” portion of LanierWorld Winter Adventure – including snow play zones, speed slides, bubble skating and unlimited carnival rides – are just $29.99 per adult/child above 36” and children under 36” are FREE after 5 p.m.**** Discount coupons are available at participating locations for a number of LanierWorld partners, including Publix, Quick Trip and McDonalds. To view hours, check out the entertainment schedule, learn more about available holiday packages or purchase passes to Winter Adventure, prospective guests of Lanier Islands are invited to visit or call 770-945-8787.


About Lanier Islands: Nestled less than 45 miles from downtown Atlanta on the southern-most shoreline of Lake Lanier at the foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains lies the truly distinctive Lanier Islands. Quickly growing in size, scope, and reputation as one of the Southeast’s leading lakeside retreats, the Islands is proud to have been designated a member of the highly esteemed Southern Living Hotel Collection. As the resort’s crown jewel, Lake Lanier is one of the United States’ most popular man-made lakes, encompassing 38,000 surface acres and 690 miles of shoreline in Northeast Georgia. Legacy Lodge, Villas, and LakeHouses enhance the park’s broad assortment of accommodation choices and meeting sites – making it the ideal choice for corporate meetings and company retreats. Popular excursions like the beach-and-boardwalk-themed LanierWorld, Lake Lanier Canopy Tours, horseback riding at the Equestrian Center, and boat rentals from Harbor Landing make the islands a terrific choice for families vacationing or “staycationing” in the South. Tranquility – the Spa and the picturesque 18-hole Lanier Islands Legacy Golf Course are major draws for visitors looking to relax or play, and with more than 20 wedding venues to choose from, the Islands is rapidly gaining favor with brides- and grooms-to-be as a highly sought-after Destination Wedding site. Lanier Islands is steadily securing a solid standing for their unique vision of the future of this luxury retreat, their unswerving dedication to the comfort and enjoyment of their guests, and their signature brand of Southern Hospitality. For more information, visit


* includes passenger cars and vans that accommodate up to 10 passengers. Additional cost for larger vehicles and busses

** one coupon per carload

*** does not include days that coincide with Game Day Lanier, when NCAA and NFL games supersede holiday programming

**** full day admission rates are slightly higher and only available on select days

12 thoughts on “Lanier Islands Presents an Early Holiday Gift to Atlanta with Historically Low Winter Adventure Admission

  1. Lucinda Fox says:

    Looks delightful! Im sure this might be affordable to many 2 parent families. So many things I wish I could afford to do to make memories on a single mom budget.

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