Lights of LIFE 2020 at Life University | Kids Out and About Atlanta

Lights of LIFE 2020 at Life University

*The event has already taken place on this date: Thu, 12/31/2020
Open everyday From Thanksgiving 11/26/2020 through New Year's Eve 12/31/2020

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Life University (LIFE) is decking the halls for the annual Lights of LIFE seasonal celebration. The 2020 edition will begin on Thanksgiving evening, Thursday, November 26 and run every night, rain or shine, through New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31. 

LIFE introduced Lights of LIFE to the local community in 1989. It has now grown to be one of the most popular light shows in the Southeast, attracting nearly half a million spectators from the surrounding region. Cars, vans and buses cruise through the spectacularly illuminated campus each year, often stopping along the 1.5-mile drive to enjoy an array of seasonal entertainments. 

To watch a short video of Lights of LIFE, click here. 

Cars and trucks are $10  Buses are $20 each at all times.

Families are encouraged to come during the week to take advantage of the lower price, as well as to avoid the busier weekend traffic. The display opens at dark every night and runs until 9:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.


Founded in Marietta, Georgia in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its Doctor of Chiropractic program, the largest single campus chiropractic program in the world. LIFE's 110-acre campus is home to more than 2,700 undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students who come from all 50 United States and more than 25 countries. Undergraduates can pursue 15 undergraduate degrees, as well as a pre-chiropractic, degree-seeking pathway. Three graduate degrees are available, encompassing areas of sport health science, clinical nutrition and positive psychology.


Each year, the display is a little different, making the experience unique from one year to the next. With more than one million LED bulbs, combined with the low admission cost, Lights of LIFE is the most affordable, quality light display in the metro Atlanta area.


As in years past, Santa Claus will be visiting on weekends for photographs. Pony rides, train rides and the petting zoo will also return, as will our concession stand, offering seasonal drinks and snacks for purchase. Each of these vendors is independent of the Life University Lights of LIFE operation, and therefore their schedules and fees are at their discretions and can change at any time.


Lights of LIFE is a zero-profit operation. Per-vehicle fees go to offset the cost of electricity and those associated with ongoing operations.


For more information about Lights of LIFE, visit

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Life University


1269 Barclay Cir SE
Marietta, GA, 30060
United States


(770) 426-2600
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Sunday-Thursday: Dark through 9:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday: Dark through 10:00 p.m.